I bought the program primarily for two reasons...well, three.
First, I needed a way to get a print out (or to be able to save a txt file) of every directory and subdirectory on some of my hard drives, which I want to swap in and out of hard drive docks as a method of backup storage. I have thousands of photographs from my business. I've given up trying to put them all on DVD disks. The challenge has been remembering where everything is, so I needed some reference for that.
Directory Report does that in spades, and lots of other things I haven't explored much yet, like comparing two drives for duplicate files.
I've run compare a couple times and it seems to work fantastically, so I know I'll be using that as I organize and compare 1TB drives I have.
Third, I read reviews in several places that were very positive, so I figured it was worth $25 to have a reliable, well-functioning program.
Glad I found this program, it'll allow me to do some things I've struggled at in the past. Just the time I've wasted in one day more not knowing how to effectively manage the 6TB of data I have more than pays for the program
Powerful - An Outstanding App
1. Super Fast - Incredibly fast- I searched over 800K files in less than 45 minutes)
2. Feature Rich ( you name it you can do it)
3. Reliable - Intelligently written and highly stable. (unlike some apps this one does not crash)
Find Duplicate files fast, search laptops, desktops, servers, storage arrays. NAS, SAS and so on and manipulate your data in so many ways.
If you're looking for a powerful and highly reliable file utility nothing comes close to the "Directory Report" software. It's the best.
I have used it extensively on a very large number of files (almost a million files) to support an end-client in a million dollar legal dispute. This tiny yet powerful APP saved over US$15,000 in IT consultant fees. I would have happily paid over 10 times the modest $25 fee charged by the author for this amazing APP.
And yes, the author of the APP actually replies to support questions. He answered dozens of my questions within a 24 hour window. I would have happily paid for support. I can not recommend this file app enough.
Powerful and feature-rich, with a simple user interface. In contrast to many disc/file utilities that try to impress with busy, cluttered interfaces, this simple utility makes all its features readily accessible in a clean, uncluttered menu system. I installed this utility to deal with an overwhelming problem of file duplication on a PC that is synched with several other PCs. I've yet to explore its many other features, but it was a smashing success in the main job of finding duplicate files spread far and wide across a large hard drive. Highly recommended, and well worth the $25 fee
Easy to use. Great for finding where space is being consumed. Good utility that is worth the money
The program is great for what I want to use it for: printing to an Excel file the directory tree of a share on a server. It performs very well and is easy to use.
Outstanding File Lister/Duplicate Finder
Great for printing out lists of Music or any other type of files. It allows you to output as little or as much information about the files as you want to and has an extensive range of output types.
I was able to output a list of all my Music file to a text file in a matter of minutes. The speed, of course is determined by how much information you want about each file. It searched through all my hard drives and files looking for duplicates in around 5 minutes. It depends on how you have it search, how long it will take the duplicate search. The longest search time matches CRC codes. But a simple file name search is very quick
Very helpful utility for managing OneDrive folders
Very helpful in managing libraries on external HDD vs. what is uploaded to OneDrive for Business (formerly SkyDrive). Bulk uploading (>10 GB) is sometimes a problem with OneDrive;
Directory Report helps you find files that did not land in the upload zone.
Ideal utility for managing file server directories that contain many identical versions of the same large (1.0GB) video files, for example.
Not a utility I use every day, but when I need it, it performs tasks that I cannot accomplish with Windows Explorer.
A "must have" utility in my software pouch.
Great file management utility for the tool belt
Simple user friendly interface, fast and accurate results
Have been using this program since 2003 and it has served us well
Main use: looking for differences (first missing files) between
After manual selection, we periodically load part of our digital files to an online storage (Alfresco) sharing it with associates outside the organization.
We can access the storage through WebDav as an 'S-drive'.
Now and then, we check whether there haven't been any inconsistencies in the uploads (missed upload errors,.).
For that comparison, this program provided me the most handy, user friendly overview.
I export the result to Excel, where I can filter & comment. and forward the difference list to my collegues for further review.
As far as my quick research was correct, advantages compared to SwiftCompare were (a) immediately listing of (differences) details of all subfolders' contents (so... no further browsing required) and (b) export option to excel (instead of html).
Thanks for making this program :)
Quick overview of all your files, directories and drives
Duplicate files quickly removed and not only found by name but also compared bit by bit.
Multiple file renaming and numbering.
Great service when I installed after a crash and new motherboard.
Very easy to print out list of files in a folder. I used to do this with DOS, but this is much more convenient and faster, and the program is so cheap, it's easily worth the time savings and convenience. Software works as advertised at a very reasonable cost.
Besides being an excellent tool to find duplicate files, the
compare directory function is a real lifesaver when you are
migrating from Windows XP to Windows 8 and having to reload all of
your files and executables. You can compare your old file
directories to the new file directories, save to an excel file, and
then look at only the differences (using custom filters as needed).
A great tool to insure that your new Windows 8 installation is not missing any critical files from your former OS setup.
I have been having a lot of trouble solving a problem of large hidden space on my laptop. I tried many programs such as but only directory report gave me the big clue for solving the problem. It was the only program that said it could not open the protected folder C: RRbackups" (or something similar). Searching for this name led me to the answer for the hidden space (over 90GB!). I should have known it was Lenovo's rescue and recovery, but I never use it. One of those preinstalled programs
One of a kind utility! A must have for everyone
The best file comparison system to locate duplicate files between anywhere and anywhere ! SSD drives, mechanical drives, USB keys, network, and most of all, a UNIQUE feature to compare MP3 music file that compares song's data without the ID3 tag ! Locate your duplicate MP3 even if file size differs or ID tags are different !
Excellent Utility for Directory and File Organization
Quick and easy directory or file selection to compare for duplicates. Very intuitive interface makes for navigating the utility easy.
Intuitive interface. The ability to color code duplicates for easy detection. The versatility of the utility (e.g., file vs. directory searches, criteria selections, search options).
I have used other (way) more expensive utilities to accomplish the same goal and for the price, this utility can not be beat. I use this utility on a regular basis and it has saved me hours of labor intensive work. Totally worth the investment.
I’ve been around computer software for over 35+ years, and I must say this is one of the most intelligent and complete software utility I’ve ever seen.
Just thought I'd take a minute to thank you for your Directory Report software. Once again it saved me hours of tedious work last night. Please Please continue to support and develop the application
I have been using this software for years to run quick checks on directories on our servers. The primary use for it is to determine who or what is consuming the disk space so we can correct or expand the disk. I bought it again because I moved it over to a new server to continue to use it the same way
I've been using this programs since 2009. I keep several back ups of digital images and use Directory Report to keep everything in order. After using it the 1st. time I was amazed at how many duplicates I had stored. Use of the program freed up several GB of storage space. Great Program
I have been using this product on multiple versions of Windows for over 10 years. Recently upgraded to current version. Had some minor problems with the upgrade process that the developer resolved immediately. Highly recommend this software.
This is really a great piece of software and very quick when searching, the previous program used to take 40 minutes to build the same report that you do it 23 seconds
Does everything I needed and more!
We populate a near-line storage system for video and audio files. I was looking for a simple program to allow staff to periodically print a log of everything on the drive and coordinate what can and cannot be deleted. This did the trick and more.
I had stored backups of photos I had taken with my iphone and my
camera on a backup disk, then started editing the main drive and
moving things around. I found this program and it knew all the
duplicates. I was not sure of how it worked; so I asked the
publisher. He was gracious enough to bring me up to speed, and I
spot checked, and the damned thing found and deleted my duplicate
files. Very intuitive program
I wish I had found this program before
GREAT PROGRAM...RECOMMEND THIS FOR ALL COMPUTERS..
You would like to think that Microsoft would have bought this and made it part of the system
Easy to use, intuitive.
I love this program - you are my hero!
I purchased Directory Report to help me with renaming approximately 6000 files, which had been named incorrectly. I am happy to say my first experience with your product was a very positive one. I was able to rename the files in less than thirty minutes. Your product saved me hours of time. Thanks to Directory Report I was able to move on forward with our project without delay
What a tremendous piece of software, my files are in such a mess that I am finding it invaluable to assist in cataloguing
Finds duplicates quickly, doesn't have a problem with huge files or directories, can select multiple directories to compare using the ctrl or shift key, multiple rename is nice.
I have looked at several find duplicates programs and none do what this one does and all cost more.
Easy to use. Great Features. Have used it for many years, no problem upgrading to new version.
Couldn't do without it. Pros: Ease of finding dups in different directories
I downloaded the demo and compared 525 gigs of music against 475 gigs of music on another drive. I was thoroughly impressed with the fact the app didn't crash since it was comparing so much data. The GUI was very easy to use to sync the files. A great tool at a cheap price. I would have paid $49.95 with no problem.
Thrilled to find an interactive directory tree program!
I work in the legal field tasked with reviewing and organizing
thousands of pages of documents for just a single criminal case. The
most critical docs are extracted, summarized, and linked to a
database for quick retrieval, but too often the remaining docs in a
case get lost in the murkey quagmire of government discovery.
This WONDERFUL little program not only allows me to create indexes of my numerous subdirectories, I was blown away when I discovered I could open a document directly from the produced report simply by double-clicking on the listed file.
This feature is incredibly helpful, especially during time constrained case management meetings, or while huddled in my office trying to put the pieces of a case together.
Based on the various needs of users, whether for file comparison or creating a detailed directory tree, I can't imagine anyone not finding Directory Report to be an invaluable tool. My sincere thanks to the code jockey that wrote this program!.
Simple interface, provides lots of options to include more or less detail, outputs to CSV file that I can view in Excel. Got the job done very well for my needs and I will recommend this.
Low cost; very versatile; before DR, how did I ever cope
with duplicate files? Now, when I change machines, it's a must-have
part of my software build; unusually quick, helpful and
The product is so versatile, exploring all its capabilities is a challenge itself (which said, the "help" is brilliant - if only all other applications were equally well equipped).
So, in summary: I commend this very useful, very capable, low-cost utility to anyone who ever creates a file on their PC.
Powerful and feature-rich, with a simple user interface. In contrast to many disc/file utilities that try to impress with busy, cluttered interfaces, this simple utility makes all its features readily accessible in a clean, uncluttered menu system. I installed this utility to deal with an overwhelming problem of file duplication on a PC that is synched with several other PCs. I've yet to explore its many other features, but it was a smashing success in the main job of finding duplicate files spread far and wide across a large hard drive. Highly recommended, and well worth the $25 fee.
Directory Report gets the job done
I needed an efficient way to retrieve disc space and eliminate duplicate files, whether or not the same. Directory Report is the answer. Well worth the registration; It has already saved that much time.
The really useful feature was the CRC checking to identify duplicate files, and I've already been able to identify 58 Gb worth of duplicated files on one of our servers!
I find this program first class. Far too much to list it all see the videos. If anything, it can take a little time to find way around it but that just because of the many options. A great tool to have
I am able to summarize my hard drives content and print it out for my circle in business. This is my sole use and it works, and has been working since 2003. I hope to use the other incredible features in the future. My hard drive content is massive. I use the program for my entertainment business, with Karaoke files, mp3 files and all sorts of music files, and I can provide my associates with an easy printout
As you know there is scant little capability within MS Windows products to assist with file management, particularly when the task is to clean up large server disks. The duplicate files feature is very useful, as is the ability to target owners of files particularly in a project where people create files like there is no tomorrow
Simple to use program for multirenaming and other directory overviews. Has been used by me for multiyears with no problem. Decent priced easy to use multipurpose tool.
The program was easy to use and helped me tremendously. What I like the best is how it gives the file sizes very quickly so that I can judge how much space is being used
I used this program to help me clean up my computer. It found
many huge files I did not even know about.
The program is well worth the price
I really enjoy using Directory Report, use it quite frequently,
the way you can filter your results is quite useful.
I use it to get a file type count, like jpg,bmp,tiff etc.on my external drives.
It's an outstanding program, keep up the good work.
I'm thinking of purchasing another copy down the road for my wife's laptop, she has a lot of sewing patterns and that would help her find and sort thru them.
The best of several I sampled. Easy to use and allows for separate or amalgamated lists. I also like the layout availability so I can list in various formats.
I love it. In past years I used a program called XTree Gold, but in later years it couldn't keep up with larger hard drives
Its a great tool in printing my over 19,000 mp3 file list
The feature I like best is reporting the size of a directory and all subdirectories (and to sort by size by clicking on the heading). I used it to find wasted space on our network. It took a while to scan the drive (150,000+ files), but once it was scanned, it worked great.
Hands-down best product to remove duplicate files!
Very quick scans and ability to perform specific batch deletes based on file strings or paths.
I tested six different duplicate file removers and Directory Report left the rest in the dust.
The extremely fast directory scans, unlimited number of files to be included in scanning, and batch file delete capability using very specific parameters saves many hours in getting your duplicates cleaned up
Handy tool for cleaning up a jumble of files and folders
For a very modest cost, this program provides an easy, almost intuitive, tool. I like the fact that the size of folders is calculated as well as file size - this rectifies a prominent Windows deficiency. Great support from AMB software
Excellent and very useful software. User friendly interface, plenty of excellent functions. Easy to use. Good help and excellent support. Excellent software which makes administrators job much easier.