Release Note

Release Note



v8.000 2021/01/13

  • New: DMF can find specific files based on their content (identical or similar). Entry "Search for files" in "Check the files to analyse"
  • New: DMF can now search for similar psd & jfif images
  • New: DMF displays more thumbnails for image files (psd, jpeg2000, tga, pcx, pdm, sgi)
  • New: DMF displays more thumbnails for audio files (ogg, opus)
  • New: Better metadata support for mp3 files
  • New: New look & feel
  • New: Internal improvements
  • Fix: Some folders/files were not sorted with some file systems (FAT32)

v7.004 2020/11/09

  • New: New search engine (Phase II) for duplicate videos (more accurate)
  • New: Scan can be now stopped during the pause sequence

v7.003 2020/10/23

  • New: New search engine (Phase I) for duplicate videos (20% faster and more accurate)
  • New: Internal improvements

v7.002 2020/10/06

  • Photos scan improvements (Sensibility set to minimum):
    • DMF finds about 30% more duplicates
    • DMF 64 bits version is 50% faster
  • New: DMF requires around 4% less memory
  • New: DMF can now delete empty folders. Right click -> "Delete empty folders"
  • New: The new hourglass is more apparent when a task (Copy/Move/Delete, ...) is running
  • New: DMF can display the degree of similarity. Shortcut: [F2]
  • New: DMF can display additional information (tooltips) by hovering the cursor over thumbnails
  • New: the shortcut Ctrl+E ("Select all except column 1") has been replaced by Ctrl+W
  • New: New skins: Brush + new skin for DMF 7
  • New: Internal improvements

v7.001 2020/07/31

  • Fix: No thumbnail for videos in rare cases
  • Fix: Dutch language update

v7.000 2020/06/17

  • New: Ability to group media files regardless of content "Sort media by criteria". It is also possible to group photos by their GPS position or the date and time of shooting, etc.
  • New: The functionality "Automatic selection of the main file" has been merged with the different sorting functionalities
  • New: DMF now manages profiles. Right click on the tab "Modes/Criteria/Filters"
  • New: The file identification window can now be paused
  • New: New shortcuts:
    • F4: Start button
    • Shift+0 -> Shift+9: Load a profile
    • Shift+D: Manage profiles
  • New: The display is much smoother
  • New: Many internal improvements
  • Fix: Selection of duplicates may not work with non-Latin characters
  • Fix: Videos not detected on iPhones & iPads
  • Fix: Clouds not detected in rare cases
  • Fix: Other fixes

v6.009 2020/04/14

  • Fix: DMF could freeze with some iPhone models

v6.008 2020/03/31

  • Fix: Bad detection of 24 and 32 bits BMP images

v6.007 2020/03/24

  • New: The analysis of JPEG images requires less memory and is 70% faster!
  • New: The analysis of BMP images requires less memory
  • New: The analysis of TIFF images has also been optimized
  • New: DMF can also find and delete duplicates in following archives: cb7, cbt, cbz, cbr (find only)
  • New: New option in the advanced parameters tab: "Prioritize the speed/accuracy ratio"
  • Fix: Minor fixes

v6.006 2020/03/06

  • New: DMF can find and delete duplicates in archives (Zip, 7z, tar, wim, xz). (Except for devices using Media Transfer Protocol)
  • New: DMF can find duplicates in following archives: ar, arj, gz, bz2, cab, dmg, iso, lzh, lzma, msi, rar. (Except for devices using Media Transfer Protocol like smartphones...)
  • New: In duplicate search window
    • Wildcards are now also supported for paths
    • New buttons (Next/Previous) to move through the selection
  • New: Better detection of video files (more accurate and 10% faster)
  • New: It is now possible to copy/move automatically the duplicates of each group in separate folders. Menu: Selection->Copy to->Subfolders…
  • New: Internal improvements
  • Fix: Minor fixes

v6.005 2020/01/27

  • New: Shortcut Ctrl+Z copy selected paths + filenames to clipboard
  • New: Better thumbnails display
  • Fix: Move function
  • Fix: DMF could freeze in rare cases

v6.004 2020/01/14

  • Fix: DMF may freeze with some skins
  • Fix: DMF crashes when "Do not display deleted duplicates" flag was set
  • New: Internal improvements

v6.003 2020/01/07

  • New: Duplicates can be selected/removed if they have a copy in another folder (option)
  • Fix: Some wildcard characters did not work properly
  • Fix: Minor fixes

v6.002 2019/12/23

  • New: DMF can now analyse heic images. CopyTrans HEIC required (https://www.copytrans.net/copytransheic)
  • New: The method of detecting duplicate images has been improved (for low sensibility). More duplicates/less false positives
  • New: F3 key displays single files
  • Fix: Wildcard characters with brackets did not work properly
  • Fix: DMF reinstallation
  • Fix: Minor fixes

v6.001 2019/11/20

  • New: DMF displays more thumbnails in the results tab (zoom -2, -1 and 0).
  • Fix: 32-bit PNG duplicates were no longer detected

v6.000 2019/11/16

  • New: DMF has more than 20 new skins
  • New: DMF has a new design
    • Duplicates are displayed as tiles and no more as cells
    • The metadata are displayed in a table
    • DMF uses variable-width fonts
  • New: In similar media mode, DMF now always displays a thumbnail for videos
  • New: New zoom engine (font resize, …)
  • New: DMF is now available in Japanese
  • New: DMF has now a "Help" tab with links to tutorials
  • New: Thumbnails of duplicates moved or deleted are no longer selectable
  • New: DMF can be much faster by analyzing some devices (HDD, …)
  • New: The contextual menu "Standardize the width of the cells in this column" has been replaced by CTRL + column resize
  • New: Internal improvements
  • Fix: GPS coordinates were wrong in some cases
  • Fix: Duplicate discovery did not work for some smartphones
  • Fix: DMF could crash by analyzing the network in rare cases
  • Fix: Minor fixes

v5.010 2019/10/02

  • New: Better network discovery
  • New: Hidden shares are no longer displayed
  • Fix: DMF did not start in a rare cases
  • Fix: Duplicate selection failed with folders
  • Fix: Installation issue on Windows XP

v5.008 2019/07/03

  • New: Duplicate image detection even more accurate (Optimization step 2)
  • New: The analysis of images is 3% faster (Optimization step 2)
  • New: Cache reading for images (With low sensibility) 75% faster!
  • New: The detection of symmetries and rotations is 15% faster
  • New: The analysis of the audio files finds more duplicates
  • New: DMF requires around 15% less memory (and even much more!)
  • New: Empty groups (after deletion) or deleted/moved duplicates can be hidden automatically
  • Fix: The display of metadata (EXIF, ID3, …) does not slow down anymore the selection of duplicates
  • Fix: The "Open Windows Explorer" command did not work in some cases
  • New: Internal improvements

v5.006 2019/05/18

  • New: Duplicate image detection more accurate (Optimization step 1)
  • New: The analysis of JPEG images is 5% faster (Optimization step 1)
  • New: Other fixes & improvements

v5.005 2019/03/30

  • Fix: In rare cases, DMF could crash in case of very large TIF images

v5.004 2019/03/27

  • New: In case of new DMF version, there is a link to the release note
  • Fix: In rare cases, DMF could freeze (similar media only)

v5.003 2019/03/17

  • New: DMF displays now metadata (EXIF, ID3, …)
  • New: DMF is now available in Dutch

v5.001 2019/03/09

  • New: Support for main RAW files

v5.000 2019/03/06

  • New: DMF has a new duplicate search engine
  • New: DMF requires around 20% less memory
  • New: The analysis of image files is up to 40% faster
  • New: Faster cache reading (30% -> 90%!!!)
  • New: Portuguese language available
  • New: Sleep mode management
    • DMF no longer enters sleep mode when searching for duplicates
    • DMF can enter sleep mode at the end of duplicate searches
  • Fix: Memory leaks

v4.004 2018/12/27

  • New: DMF can hide the selected duplicates
  • New: Support for new audio formats: ogg, opus, wv, amr (all windows)
  • New: The old audio formats (mp2, mp3, flac, m4a, wav, wma) are now supported by all versions of windows
  • New: DMF accepts now wildcards with spaces. Pipe "|" is the new separator
  • New: DMF shows symbolic link destination
  • Fix: English language

v4.003 2018/12/08

  • New: adding NOT feature to name filtering
  • Fix: For app crash when analyzing image files (rare cases)
  • Fix: Symbolic links issue

v4.002 2018/12/02

  • New: Add filters to select files to scan
  • New: Dates can be selected with a calendar
  • New: Support for mp2 audio files (windows 8.1 and 10)
  • New: Support for new image formats: pcx, tga, iff, pbm, sgi & jpeg 2000
  • New: The analysis of jpg files is 30% faster
  • Fix: For app crash when analyzing video files (rare cases)
  • Fix: Symbolic links issue

v4.001 2018/10/28

  • New: Korean is now available
  • New: DMF requires less memory
  • New: DMF can also display unique files (not duplicates)
  • New: Speed optimization (image files up to 30%)
  • New: Unified duplicate search window
  • New: DMF manages the Apple cloud (iCloud)
  • Stopping the scan is faster
  • It is now possible to move in the selected duplicates
    • ctrl + N: Next duplicate
    • ctrl + P: Previous duplicate
    • ctrl + Shift + N: Next group
    • ctrl + Shift + P: Previous group
  • New: Changing shortcuts
  • Internal improvements
  • Other fixes

v4.000 2018/09/13

  • New: DMF can scan smartphones, tablets, etc.
  • New: Duplicates can be sorted in the results tab
  • New: A progress bar is displayed for long tasks
  • Fix: Bug fixed in the criteria tab
  • New: Internal improvements & optimizations
  • Fix: Other fixes

v3.004 2018/07/16

  • New: Italian version available
  • Fix: Incorrect video duration in rare cases
  • Fix: Thumbnail display issue when closing result tab
  • Fix: Activation issue on Windows XP
  • Fix: Missing polish language in x64 version

v3.003 2018/05/10

  • New: Italian version available (Beta1)
  • Fix: Minor activation issue

v3.002 2018/05/10

  • New: DMF is more secure
  • Fix: Minor fixes
  • New: Internal improvements

v3.001 13/04/2018

  • Fix: Minor fixes

v3.000 2018/04/09

  • New: DMF has a new search engine for duplicates (Up to 50% faster)
  • New: DMF has a new display engine for thumbnails
  • New: DropBox & Google Drive direct access (Libraries)
  • New: DMF gets skins
  • Fix: Spanish and German version
  • New: Internal improvements
  • Fix: Other fixes

v2.013 2018/03/16

  • New: German version available
  • New: Separator for CSV export file is now configurable

v2.012 2018/03/09

  • New: Extraction of Thumbnails is 20% faster
  • New: Spanish version (Beta2)
  • New: Display refresh function
  • Fix: Thumbnail zoom failed in rare cases

v2.011 2018/02/21

  • Fix: Duplicates in Libraries were considered as system files

v2.010 2018/02/20

  • New: The interface has been further simplified
  • Fix: English message
  • Fix: Criteria->File properties tab

v2.009 2018/02/15

  • New: Shortcut to OneDrive
  • New: New method to expand/collapse folders
  • New: The interface has been simplified
  • New: Spanish version (Beta)

v2.008 2018/02/05

  • New: Deleted files are sent to recycle bin
  • New: DMF displays license number
  • New: Internal improvements

v2.007 2018/01/26

  • New: New export formats (HTML and XML)

v2.006 2018/01/17

  • Fixed: In rare circumstances, duplicates in folders with similar names could not be detected

v2.005 2017/12/18

  • New: DMF can replace duplicates with symbolic/hard links
  • New: DMF displays an icon if duplicate is a symbolic link
  • New: DMF can select/remove duplicates in a specific directory and its subdirectories
  • New: Errors are now displayed in the task bar

v2.004 2017/12/06

  • New: New logo for Duplicate Media Finder
  • Fixed: DMF works again with Windows XP

v2.003 2017/12/04

  • New: DMF requires 10% less memory
  • New: By default hidden folders and hidden files are checked
  • New: Internal improvements
  • Fix: Minor fixes

v2.002 2017/11/23

  • New: Files identification is faster in some special cases
  • New: Zoom control with '+' '-' and '='
  • New: Stop is faster in some special cases
  • New: Image/Video/Audio icons are colored for a better view
  • New: Many internal improvements

v2.001 2017/10/31

  • New: English language available
  • New: Direct access to libraries in Explorer
  • Fix: Cache file refreshed when file modified

v2.000 2017/09/20 Main release

  • New: Zoom x2 available
  • New: you can select an entire column/row in one click
  • New: DMF can show identical duplicated files in similar mode
  • New: Audio bitrate is displayed
  • New: All tips can be disabled when they are displayed
  • New: New tip "Thumbnails can be moved"
  • New: Files in read only can be deleted (Option)
  • New: When referent file is deleted, DMF proposes another one
  • New: More thumbnails are displayed in identical mode (when possible)
  • New: Internal improvements
  • Fix: Minor fixes

v1.008 2017/09/11

  • New: We can move cells (Drag & Drop) in the same group Ctrl+Click
  • Fix: Duplicate detection on short video is now working
  • Fix: Minor fixes

v1.007 2017/09/08

  • New: Look and feel
  • New: Close button is on each tab
  • New: Internal improvements
  • Fix: Minor fixes

v1.006 2017/09/02

  • New: Information message when new DMF version available
  • New: Internal improvements
  • Fix: Minor fixes

v1.005 2017/08/30

  • New: Icon displayed if "same extension" criteria selected
  • Fix: name and extension criteria
  • Fix: No display in 64 bits release in rare cases

v1.004 2017/08/28

  • New: DMF requires 30% less memory
  • New: It is possible to choose different cell heights
  • New: Speed optimization
  • New: Rename file support
  • New: Referent file selection by date support
  • New: File attribute coloration
  • New: Internal improvements

v1.003 2017/08/17

  • New: Files moved in "moved" folder keep original path
  • New: DMF requires 40% less memory
  • New: Results can be sorted by file type
  • New: Additional choice in contextual menu (Selection…, delete folder, hide folders, …)
  • New: Internal improvements
  • Fix: Minor fixes

v1.002 2017/07/11

  • New: Directory junctions support
  • New: Internal improvements

v1.001 2017/07/06

  • New: Roaming files identification 60% faster
  • New: Internal improvements
  • Fix: Minor fixes

v1.000 2017/06/30

  • New: First release