Expertise Level: Standard

Snoop-de-dupe monitors folders you select on your home server and will detect and display a list duplicate files in the Windows Home Server Console. From there, you can delete the duplicates, ignore/keep the duplicate files, or in the case of the add-in for Windows Home Server 2011 & Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, replace the duplicate files with a hard-link.

  • Automatic, real-time continuous file de-duplication scanning
  • 160-bit SHA-1 de-duplication hash for optimum results
  • Windows Home Server Console integration
  • Pause and Resume operation at any time for maximum efficiency of your server
  • Select any folders of your choosing on your server for de-duplication scanning
  • Simple, easy-to-view heads-up status display to monitor progress
  • Easy to navigate list of duplications for: deleting, linking, or ignoring duplicate files
  • Quick-launch feature allows for viewing contents of duplicate files

Developer: Snoop-de-dupe

Download: Snoop-de-dupe

Release History

v1.75 (14th March 2012)

New Features:

  • Updated the Batch Resolve dialog to allow batch processing of simultaneous “Set As Original” operations (e.g. You can now select multiple duplicate files (by holding down the shift or control key and then select “Set As Original” to reset any number of duplicate files as the original duplicate file)
  • Updated layout for German localization

Enhancements :

  • Improved load-time within the WHS Dashboard/Console
  • Fixed compatibility issues with WHS systems with older versions of the Microsoft C Run Time Library
  • Minor bug and usability issues

v1.6 (28th January 2012)

  • Added search criteria to the Batch Resolve dialog for easier management of large duplicate file sets (i.e. view all duplicate files, view duplicate files located within a select folder, view duplicate files by file name)
  • Added a “Reset all duplicate history” feature (More Settings | Reset all duplicate history) to allow for better management of duplicate history
  • Added a vertical split-container within the Batch Resolve dialog to allow easier viewing of larger duplicate file sets
  • Added an easy to view “Duplicate file” count to the lower-left area of the main page of the add-in. This allows you to quickly see the total number of duplicate files which currently exist on your server

v1.5 (15th October 2011)

  • Enhanced database design for better handling of larger file sets (100,000+ files)
  • Allow automatic exclude of files based on file size (minimum and maximum)
  • Allow automatic exclude of files based on file attributes (hidden, system, read-only)
  • Added a progress dialog to the Batch Resolve dialog to better communicate operation status during lengthy deletion and hard-link operations
  • Added a new “reclaimed data” field to easily view the amount (file count and file size) of estimated reclaimed data (from delete and hard-link operations) directly within the Add-in
  • Limit the number of duplicate files in the main duplicate list to 20. Larger duplicate lists could make the Dashboard appear frozen for some time
  • View remaining trial days directly within the Add-in
  • Minor bug and usability issues

v1.3 (8th August 2011)

  • New Batch-mode handling to easily handle large quantities of duplicate files
  • Allow swapping of “original file” and “duplicate file” for improved file management
  • One-click “copy to clipboard” to simplify management and tracking of duplicate files
  • Localized in German language

v1.20 (17th May 2011)

  • Added support for Windows Home Server 2011 and Windows Small Business Server 2011
  • Added CPU usage throttling
  • Added hard disk write access limiting
  • Added worker thread prioritizing
  • Added support for hard-links (WHS/SBS 2011 only)
  • Installer now signed with class-3 Authenticode certificate
  • Minor bug fixes

v1.0 (1st May 2011)

  • Initial release