File Lister is a free Windows 8 utility app that you can use to search for any file stored locally in your Windows 8 device or in SkyDrive and then find it’s duplicates, that you made by mistake or have forgotten about.
This app is a very helpful Windows 8 utility app, specially for files in SkyDrive, because finding a particular file and it’s duplicates in SkyDrive can become very cumbersome. So, this app comes handy to find Duplicates in Skydrive easily. This app finds duplicates based on Filename only, and not actual file contents. So, if you have two files which have same content but different names, this app will not list them as duplicates.
This app can scan a folder present locally in your Windows 8 device or even in SkyDrive. And quickly shows the result of the matched files, in a report form. Plus it also shows the list of duplicate files and their complete directory path, so you can go to the specific directory and delete them.
Find Duplicate Files in Skydrive with File Lister:
The app is a straight simple and easy Windows 8 app, with a simple purpose: to scan and find list of duplicate files in Skydrive and local drive. The app sounds simple, but is very handy.
However, it just searches for files, and tells you the exact locations. But it doesn’t gives you the option to jump directly to the file, or delete it from the app itself. Including these can make the app really useful.
The app still is quite useful. The best ting about the app is it’s fast. It scans for the requisite files and shows the results in just few minutes. The good thing is, it gives you multiple options that you can choose before making a search, and modify the search the way you want.
You can choose the specific directory where you want to search. The app automatically searches the sub folders contained inside the specified folder. The app actually searches by the files extensions, so you can add more than one file types in the search field. Plus, to filter the search, you can also add file type extensions in the Exclude Extensions field. There are even more options that let you choose if you want to view only the filename or the complete directory path of the file, show file extensions, and show list of duplicate files. All you have to do is fill the fields by specifying file extensions and check on the requisite options, and simply click on Start. The app will show you all the relevant results in just few minutes.
Using this result, you can then go to the directory manually and then delete the duplicate files.
Key features of this Windows 8 App to Find Duplicate Files in Skydrive:
- Completely free.
- Good Windows 8 utility app.
- Search for duplicate files.
- Search for multiple file types, by specifying their file extensions.
- Option to exclude specific file from search.
- Integrated with SkyDrive.
- Copy results to clipboard.
- Simple and easy.
File Lister is a good Windows utility app. Although, it does needs some more features, still it’s a good start. It’s fast, simple, easy, and does fulfills what it advertises. All in all a good app to try.