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What are people saying about Doppelganger

H. H. Hallo,
just tried your software, and it seems to be working: Nevertheless I think, that it lacks of an iomportant feature: the ability to either show the duplicate files in an explorer-like tree or - at least - to e.g. have the ability to rightdlick on aduplicate and then choose to open the folder-location in explorer.
I think this featurecan be very important, because it gives a much better overview, if one really want to delete it, because when being shown in its folder, one has the overview over the whole context.
Do you plan to implement this feature in the near future (or is it already available and I just didnĀ“t figure it out?)
wiht kind regars
H.H.
Nov 2 2012 at 4:01pm Copy Link
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Art Araya Hi HH,

You can right click on the file in the Duplicate Details window and pull up a Windows Property Page for the the file which shows all of the file details. If it's a media file (music/photo/video) you can also view additional media file details from the right click menu as well.

So you should be able access all of the details you want about any file from the right click pop-up menu.
Salty Brine Software - Nov 2 2012 at 5:53pm Copy Link
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Art Araya We do plan on adding a Open In Containing Folder option to the popup menu in the next release as well.
Salty Brine Software - Nov 2 2012 at 5:55pm Copy Link
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Amit 1) Does it have the capability of identifying same pictures - even though they have different names - but absolutely are SAME VISUAL CONTENT of each other ?

2) One more thing - I have a file manager (and also windows explorer ) which by default opens with limited privileges - and does not show up all the context menu entries - how can i get the context menu entry in it ? Any way ?

Thanks.
Nov 3 2012 at 10:29am Copy Link
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Art Araya Hi Amit,

1) Yes. DG can identify if two pictures are the same, or if two music files are the same, or if two docs are the same, etc... even if their names are different.

2) I'm not entirely clear on the meaning of this question. Let me give it try anyway. Are you looking for a Doppelganger option in your Windows Explorer context menus? If so, you won't find one. DG does not appear in your system context menus. To run it, you have to select it from your Start Menu.
Salty Brine Software - Nov 3 2012 at 11:22am Copy Link
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Brian W 'Contents Match' is 'bit by bit' or 'CRC' or what method (some duplicate file finders provide a choice of method)
Nov 4 2012 at 2:36am Copy Link
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Dee Sharpe Brian, Content Matching uses CRC32
Nov 4 2012 at 4:52am Copy Link
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Emil Kucera Hi, Policy says licensed per user, but "allows installation on 1 computer, but Doppelganger may not be used at exactly the same time on each of them". Is installation on desktop + laptop (same user) not allowed?
If not, it looks as if one could run the search on a networked laptop from the desktop where the software is installed. Am I reading this right?
Nov 4 2012 at 8:01am Copy Link
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Nelson Carvalho Hi,
Sorry my English.
I installed Doppelganger (Win7Pro). I called the program and I got a window 'Doppelganger'. This window closed and the program was 'lost', but I know that it is in memory (System Explorer and Whats Running). There is no icon in systray. I can not see any way to restore the window/program. Can you help me ?
Thank you.
Nelson Carvalho
Nov 4 2012 at 10:11am Copy Link
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Art Araya Hi Emil,

To install and run DG on both your laptop and desktop you'll need two licenses. You could do what you suggest however and just install it on the desktop and scan the laptop that you've connected via Windows Networking.
Salty Brine Software - Nov 4 2012 at 11:03am Copy Link
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Art Araya Hi Nelson,

I suspect that some other program may be blocking DG from running. We can test this by rebooting into Windows Safe Mode and launching DG again. If the problem does not happen in Safe Mode, this confirms that some other software is causing a problem.

If that turns out to the case, you'll need to turn off startup items to find the offending program. You can use msconfig.exe to do this. Contact us on our online support form if you need additional guidance with this.

Firewall/Security type programs are often responsible for this. If so you should be able to configure the firewall/security software to exclude DG and its files from its blocking operations.
Salty Brine Software - Nov 4 2012 at 11:06am Copy Link
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Sharon Brandow I just purchased this and expected to be taken to a page where I could download it. That didn't happen. How do I get my software?
Nov 4 2012 at 1:30pm Copy Link
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Art Araya Hi Sharon,

You should have received an email from us by now containing your registration information and download information. If you have not received this yet, email us at support @ saltybrine.com and we'll get you taken care of right away.
Salty Brine Software - Nov 4 2012 at 1:39pm Copy Link
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Danny It's only CRC/MD5 compare? Or True byte-by-byte comparison?
Apr 1 2013 at 12:46am Copy Link
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Art Araya HI Danny - DG uses a very accurate hash algorithm when comparing file contents.
Salty Brine Software - Apr 1 2013 at 6:20am Copy Link
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Danny @Art Araya,

Art, thank you!

But how many% accuracy should I take it?

And which file types and folders can this handle?
Apr 1 2013 at 6:27am Copy Link
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Art Araya Hi Danny - well this conversation can get very theoretical. I'll try to respond on a surface level here and if you want to discuss further please write to me at art @ saltybrine . com.

"Theoretically" a hash algorithm can generate the same hash value for two dissimilar items. So the percentage is always less than 100%. The exact number is going to depend on the algorithm chosen, the implementation of that algorithm chosen, the type of data, etc... But the number is so low that in practice it is negligible. We've use hashing algorithms for years in many of our software with great success. We have tens of thousands of users from all over the world using these hash algorithms for over a decade and not had problems.

A byte by byte is of course "better" in that the results will always be 100% but the performance of such a system would be MUCH too slow for the average user. Nobody wants to wait that long for a 100% result when they can get a 99.999999% result in a fraction of the time which will work just as well in locating their duplicates.

If you are concerned, please download DG and try it out on your files to make sure it detects all of your duplicates before purchasing it.
Salty Brine Software - Apr 1 2013 at 6:40am Copy Link
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Pavi Johnson Hi, I am glad this deal is extended as I didn't have time to order yesterday.

Quick question: is Doppelganger a subset of the features of FolderMatch? That is, does Doppelganger do duplicate checking, and Folder match duplicate checking plus folder comparison?

Thanks, /Pavi
Apr 2 2013 at 12:25am Copy Link
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Scott Van Leeuwen I have Windows 8 but it is not shown as supported. Is it?
Apr 2 2013 at 1:28am Copy Link
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Art Araya Hi Pavi - DG did begin its life as the duplicate file finder in FolderMatch. But then we made changes to the functionality and the underlying code so that it is more powerful and more of a stand-alone tool than the one in FM.
Salty Brine Software - Apr 2 2013 at 5:49am Copy Link
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Art Araya Hi Scott

DG has not been "officially" tested on Windows 8. We've got users using it successfully and one of our employees has Windows 8 on their computer and it runs well. We've heard from only one user that has problems running it on a Windows 8 computer but we've not determined that this is the problem. Your best bet is to download the trial and run it. If you can launch it, you'll be able to use all of the functionality.
Salty Brine Software - Apr 2 2013 at 5:51am Copy Link
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Garry Camps does it need any activation or hardware fingerprinting ?. can it be made portable
Apr 2 2013 at 8:29am Copy Link
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Norwel Gordon What does this mean?

Each license allows installation on "1 computer", but Doppelganger may not be used at exactly the same time on "each" of them.
Apr 2 2013 at 8:37am Copy Link
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Art Araya Hi Gary - it is not portable. It must be installed on the computer you want to run it on. It can't be run from a thumb drive - for instance.
Salty Brine Software - Apr 2 2013 at 8:40am Copy Link
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Art Araya Hi Norwel - LOL It looks like you may have found a "bug" in the documentation.

Allow me to try to simply the license terms for you. The license is one per computer. So if you want to install and run DG on one computer, you need to purchase one license. If you want to install and run DG on two computers, you need two licenses. Etc...
Salty Brine Software - Apr 2 2013 at 8:43am Copy Link
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Norwel Gordon So if I buy four licenses and install on four computers Doppelganger may not be used at exactly the same time on each of them?

Very strange license term.

I think I will pass.
Apr 2 2013 at 8:49am Copy Link
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Art Araya Hi Norwel - no, that is not correct. please forget that clause and just use my simple explanation above. you may use all of your purchased licenses at any time. sorry for the confusion.
Salty Brine Software - Apr 2 2013 at 9:32am Copy Link
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Norwel Gordon Still not clear.

Does that mean I must purchase one license for my desktop computer and one more for my laptop or notebook.
Apr 2 2013 at 10:00am Copy Link
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Art Araya Yes Norwel that is correct.
Salty Brine Software - Apr 2 2013 at 10:34am Copy Link
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Norwel Gordon Thank you for your clarification.

Then you should correct the misleading statement shown under the "Fine Print" tab that states;
"Doppelganger is licensed per user"
Apr 2 2013 at 11:21am Copy Link
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Pavi Johnson Hi, the BDJ crowd is notoriously hard on "per computer" license terms, instead preferring "per user".

Best, /Pavi
Apr 2 2013 at 12:14pm Copy Link
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Norwel Gordon Pavi Johnson makes a valid point but either way the terms should be stated clearly without contradictions. Potential buyers should not have to spend hours trying to get clarification.

In this case it still seems that there is serious difference between the terms expressed for full price purchase from their web site and the terms expressed on the BDJ offer and responses to my questions from the vendor.
Apr 2 2013 at 12:48pm Copy Link
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Pavi Johnson Norwel Gordon has exposed a serious flaw here: If you buy at the regular price, you can install on multiple machines as single user or single machine with multiple users.

From their license terms:

"One registered copy of 'the software' may either be used by a single person who uses the software personally on one or more computers, or installed on a single workstation used non simultaneously by multiple people, but not both."

Ouch! Are we getting the same license terms with this deal, or are they modified to "per computer" only as Art Araya seems to indicate?
Apr 2 2013 at 1:01pm Copy Link
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Art Araya The correct terms are the license terms that I expressed earlier. If there's a discrepancy with the terms as they appear in the product docs or here on BDJ, fear not. We will honor the stated terms. Pick the one that works best for your situation and we will honor them. Consider this like what happens when you go shopping and the item is incorrectly priced - most stores will honor the price unless it's outrageous. We will likewise honor the terms in our docs or on this offer. Don't get too bogged down on this. We'll work with you.
Salty Brine Software - Apr 2 2013 at 1:17pm Copy Link
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pestoking There does not seem to be an option to pay for this product with PayPal. Is that correct?
May 28 2014 at 11:02am Copy Link
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Art Araya Hi pestoking. I just checked and you are correct - our payment processor does not accept PayPal. We will accept PayPal payment from you however. Please send us an email and we'll provide you instructions on how to do this. Our email is salessaltybrine.com
Salty Brine Software - May 28 2014 at 11:09am Copy Link
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anders Bought it. Looks great. Good deal, thanks.
May 29 2014 at 2:00am Copy Link
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Bertie Brummel Quote from the fine print section:

"Doppelganger is licensed per user, so if more people are going to use Doppelganger you will need to purchase additional copies.
Each license allows installation on 1 computer."

That's a contradiction. As long as I am the only user, the software should allow installation on multiple PCs if licensed per user.

Is Win 8.x supported?
May 29 2014 at 3:55am Copy Link
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Art Araya Hi Bertie - Yes, Win 8 is supported. In terms of your licensing question - for every computer that you are going to install and run DG on, you'll need a license.
Salty Brine Software - May 29 2014 at 6:42am Copy Link
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SKY Hello Art,
I wanted to order your program but the agent you are using, is forcing me to give a valid phone number. Will not accept a number like 0000000000. I would not make up a fake number but I never give out my personal number on international software purchases. I also do not use PayPal, and nor the PayPro Global fraudsters.

I have accounts with Share-it, MyCommerce, Digital River, FarStone, Cleverbridge and Avangate, etc., for years, also have been using Conceiva, FastSpring (?), etc. without problems, so if you can arrange for me to pay through any of these billing agents, I'd be pleased and purchase it right away. Thank you.
SKY
May 30 2014 at 2:04am Copy Link
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Techtoysavvy I noticed the download link above takes you to download.com
Download.com now wraps their exe with a wrapper that distributes advertising.
I no longer use download.com.
Does the exe on your website distribute a similar payload in addition to your software?
Aug 12 2016 at 12:40am Copy Link
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Mario Demi Hello , the last version is from 2013, the program is still under development
Aug 12 2016 at 2:42am Copy Link
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Charles Hall On the Doppelganger website, it says the current version is 1.0.5. However, under the version history tab, the only version listed is 1.0.3 dated 6/29/2013. Is the BitsduJour download for 1.0.5? And when was that released? Any known bugs in this version? Thanks for clarifying these points.
Aug 12 2016 at 4:12am Copy Link
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Art Araya Techtoysavvy - You can download directly off of our website using this link:

http://www.duplicate-file...nstall.exe

This installer does not wrap anything other than Doppelganger.
Salty Brine Software - Aug 12 2016 at 6:16am Copy Link
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Art Araya Charles Hall - the latest version is 1.0.5. The version history page needs to be updated and will be done so today. Thanks for spotting that for us. If you want to be sure you're downloading the latest version use this link:

http://www.duplicate-file...nstall.exe

Art
Salty Brine Software
Salty Brine Software - Aug 12 2016 at 6:18am Copy Link
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Art Araya Mario Demi - version 1.0.5 was released in 07/2016, the program is under development with lots of great ideas for future releases!

Art
Salty Brine Software
Salty Brine Software - Aug 12 2016 at 6:19am Copy Link
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NoSmallStir I downloaded Doppelganger from the History Page, it was a DIRECT LINK and not a Download.com wrapped link with all sorts of add-ons.
Aug 12 2016 at 7:59am Copy Link
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Art Araya That's correct NoSmallStir. Even if a link on the site takes you to the Download.com page, it's still a download of our installer (dginstall.exe) and not a wrapped version created by Download.com. You can download from any of the Try or Download links on our website without worries that you are going to get anything other than Doppelganger.
Salty Brine Software - Aug 12 2016 at 8:52am Copy Link
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Ronald Jurman Are archives (e.g. zip files) scanable?
Aug 12 2016 at 8:13pm Copy Link
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Chris I purchased this on 11/4/2012 with lifetime upgrade assurance but there has never been a major upgrade.
Aug 12 2016 at 8:51pm Copy Link
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Norwel Gordon This vendor still has some problems discussed in older comments.
Payment options do not include PayPal and the only viable alternate not only requires your telephone number and a "CPF/CNPJ" (Whatever that is).
So, as previously, I gave up trying to purchase.
Apr 14 2017 at 8:49am Copy Link
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Art Araya @Norwel Gordon

Our eCommerce provider is Bluesnap. I'm very surprised to hear that they don't support PayPal purchases. However, if you contact our sales team directly we can work with you so that you can make payment via PayPal. Please send an email to sales@saltybrine.com.
Salty Brine Software - Apr 14 2017 at 9:12am Copy Link
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Norwel Gordon @Art Araya
Thank you for your prompt reply. I have sent the email you requested.
Contact me and I will tell you why you might increase your sales many fold if the PayPal or similar secure options were made available.
Apr 14 2017 at 10:46am Copy Link
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aneeeeq User Unfortunately when you click to buy the program does not show the value of the reduction is $ 7.47 show the purchase value $ 14.95

Why ?
Apr 14 2017 at 1:05pm Copy Link
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Constantin Florea @aneeeeq User, Please click the Next button in the shopping cart page where you see the full price of $14.95. The discounted price will be shown in the page which shows up after that.
BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 14 2017 at 1:45pm Copy Link
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Ronald Jurman Are archives (e.g. zip files) scanable?
Apr 14 2017 at 9:04pm Copy Link
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Art Araya @Ronald Jurman No, archives are not scanable. But that''s an interesting idea which we'll give thought to.
Salty Brine Software - Apr 15 2017 at 7:10am Copy Link
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brenda adams Can program identify what it thinks are duplicates...just show me the list of the items WITHOUT moving or deleting the items? I bought, I tried and have probabity overlooked the way to just VIEW but not take any action? (I'd prefer to see, then decide upon actions at a later time...possible only minutes...but it looks to me like I have only the choice AHEAD of running the program whether to Move or Delete. I may not want to do either. Is there a way to tell it to identify ONLY? Thanks.
Apr 15 2017 at 8:05pm Copy Link
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