Decloner update for Mac OS X adds Safe Mode
PixelEspresso has released Decloner 1.2 (http://www.pixelespressoapps.com/decloner/), an update of the Mac OS X 10.5 ("Leopard") utility to find and delete duplicate files. The new version adds a Safe mode.
Decloner can now move deleted files to a folder instead of Trash for added security; this also allows files to be removed from network volumes. Version 1.2 also adds: safeguards against deleting all copies of a file; new a Follow Aliases preference; a new message bar for error notifications; improved automatic file selection by date; and 64-bit support.
Decloner uses a algorithm to determine if files are identical. The names of duplicate files are presented in a list to allow the user to select which files to delete, either individually or in bulk. Decloner can process large number of files on internal or external drives, and supports QuickLook and exclusion patterns.
The user can inspect files and view their contents using Leopard's QuickLook feature. Decloner never deletes files permanently. Instead, it moves files into the Trash so that the user can always restore them if necessary. Decloner supports file name exclusion lists and setting minimum file size to ignore small files. Sparkle auto-update feature is included for the user's convenience.
Decloner costs US$19.95 for a single user license; a 30-day demo is available for download. Version 1.2 is a free download for registered users of version 1.x.