Release Notes

List of the changes applied to Duplicate Clear Tool on each update can be found below. This list gets updated every time a new version arrives.

Jun 2019

Version 2.5.1

  • Ability to select duplicates with longer/shorter path.

May 2019

Version 2.4.1

  • Updated contact e-mail and website url.
  • Internal improvements.
  • Fixed a bug which was caused the scan progress information does not update properly.

Apr 2019

Version 2.3.1

  • Fixed a minor bug which led to showing negative number for number of filtered files during a scan.

Mar 2019

Version 2.2.0

  • Fixed the functionaility of the open with menu item.

Mar 2019

Version 2.1.0

  • New logo

Feb 2019

Version 2.0.6

  • Fixed an issue related to scanning mapped network drives.

Jan 2019

Version 2.0.4

  • Fixed an issue which caused the criteria tab does not appear correctly.

Dec 2018

Version 2.0.3

  • Ability to browse the storage from inside the application
  • Scan performance improved significantly. (requires Windows 10 April update)
  • UI improvements

Mar 2018

Version 1.8.2

  • Ability to scan OneDrive storage
  • UI improvements

Jan 2018

Version 1.7.1

  • Ability to set locations as protected to avoid deleting files they contain
  • Ability to select duplicates by their group (all but one in group/only one in group)
  • Ability to toggle visibility of selection assistant (desktop)
  • Improved selection assistant
  • Moved content comparison options to settings

Dec 2017

Version 1.6.2

  • Ability choose to scan or ignore subfolders (deep/shallow) for each scan location
  • Ability to move files into recycle bin instead of permanently deleting them (desktop only)
  • Ability to select duplicates by folder
  • Total size of files in each duplicate group is now displayed on group header
  • Duplicate groups are now sorted by total size of files they contain
  • Default accent color is now set to Windows accent color in order to respect user preferences
  • UI improvements

Dec 2017

Version 1.5.3

  • Fixed title on the live tile.

Nov 2017

Version 1.5.2

  • Ability to exclude folders from the scan process
  • Ability to export report of removal process to CSV files
  • Ability to add transparent tile to Start
  • Criteria configuration now get preserved between app sessions
  • UI changes now get preserved between app sessions
  • UI improvements
  • Fixed an error (80131500) when attempting to scan an inaccessible directory
  • Fixed an issue caused group headers don't update when manually selecting a duplicate

Jun 2017

Version 1.4.5

  • Ability to view duplicates in a sortable table (grid view)
  • Ability to select theme and accent color
  • Ability to view number of filtered and analyzed files during the search
  • Improved scan performance
  • Reduced memory usage
  • UI improvements

Dec 2016

Version 1.3.1

  • Ability to find/group duplicates by same name, similar names and/or same extension
  • Ability to specify tolerance when comparing files by size
  • Ability to find/group duplicates by their modified date only (ignoring modified time)
  • Ability to specify tolerance when comparing files by modified date/time
  • Ability to find/group duplicates that are in the same folder
  • Ability to find/group duplicates that have the same folder name
  • Ability to specify hash algorithm (MD5, SHA1 or SHA256) when comparing files by content
  • Ability to filter files by wildcard
  • Ability to filter files by their size
  • Ability to filter zero size files
  • Ability to filter files by their modified date
  • Full path of each duplicate is displayed in the list (wide screens)
  • Full path of the scanning folder is diplayed while searching for duplicates
  • Imprvoed accuracy when looking for files with similar names
  • Group headers are now occupying less space, more space to view duplicates
  • UI improvements
  • Thumbnail image of duplicates did not appear after collapsing all groups
  • Incorrect (0 x 0) dimensions where displayed for SVG files

Nov 2016

Version 1.2.2

  • Detailed report of the removal process
  • Added compressed type filter to the list of predefined filters
  • Memory usage reduced dramatically (desktop)
  • Removal process failed with error 800131500
  • Removal process failed if an error occurred during deleting any of the duplicates
  • Search process continued in background after canceling the search
  • Fixed some bugs that caused crash

Oct 2016

Version 1.1.5

  • Ability to add individual files to scan
  • Ability to drag & drop files and folders into the location area
  • Thumbnail image of each duplicate is also being displayed (in addition to size and date)
  • Ability to filter files by wildcard (*.tar.gz for example)
  • User Interface improvements
  • Preventing user to add the same location more than once
  • Warning message when user attempts to delete all files of a duplicate group