Unsurrogater is a powerful utility that allows you to search for and manage duplicate files across different data sources.

With unsurrogater you can do the following:-

Search for duplicate files inside Disk Drives, Network Shares, CD/DVD - ROMs, FTP Server & Sharepoint Server.
Search inside Compressed Files
Define file/directory filters to make sure that you only scan the relevant files.
Do name/synonym based quick searches or bit-by-bit accurate comparison
View the results of searches in a single intuitive GUI that allows pivoting, auto marking based on criteria (max 6) & perform various operations on the results.
Copy, move, delete, open, archive & convert the duplicates to NTFS hard links
Job-Category based approach that allows you to work with multiple search operations, save histories & combine results of different jobs.
Run multiple jobs together.
Preview files from right inside Unsurrogater
Export search result as an HTML report and XML

Current Version:
Release Date: Friday, May 20, 2011
Release Status: Major Update
Type: Shareware
Category: System Utilities::File & Disk Management
Editions: Basic ($29.95), Professional ($49.95), Ultimate ($99.95)
Forums: Product | Support
Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
System Requirements: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
PAD File: Unsurrogater.xml

Feature Comparision

Basic Features Basic Professional Ultimate
Search Duplicate Files
Search for duplicate files across physical & logical Drives
Create Search Jobs
Create multiple Duplicate Search Jobs
Run multiple Jobs
Ability to simultaneously run multiple jobs
Job Categories
Arrange Jobs in Categories which themselves can be nested indefinitely
Job History
Ability to store information about each Job executions based on Timestamp
Keyboard Shortcuts
Configurable Keyboard Shortcuts
Pause Jobs
Ability to pause running jobs
Application Skins
Supports skinning engine
Auto Update
Automatically keeps the application updated
Result Combinations
Ability to combine results from multiple scans (discovers new duplicates as well)
$29.95 $49.95 $99.95
Auto Marking Basic Professional Ultimate
Mark/Unmark Duplicates
Mark/Unmark duplicates of the selected file
Mark Old/New Copies
Mark Old/New copies in duplicate set(s)
Auto Marking
Criteria based auto marking (upto 6 criterias)
File Actions Basic Professional Ultimate
Delete Files
Delete files (Recycle Bin or Permanently)
Copy/Move Files
Copy/Move marked files to a location
Open File
Open a file with the default editor
Open Location
Opens the directory containing the file
File Properties
Show explorer properties for a file
Shell Menu
Show explorer context menu for a file
Save disk space by putting files into a zip file and deleting the copies
Replace By NTFS Hard Links
Save disk space by replacing copies with NTFS Hard Links
Filters Basic Professional Ultimate
Name Filter
Filter files/directories by name (Regex supported as well)
Extension Filter
Filter files by extensions. Extension groups are configurable and reusable across jobs
Size Filter
Filter files by size
Date/Time Filter
Filter files by creation or modified time
Attribute Filter
Filter files by attributes
Search Engine Basic Professional Ultimate
Name Search
Match duplicates based on name and size
Synonym Search
Match duplicates based on synonyms from a thesaurus file
Content Search
Search duplicates based on MD5 and CRC Hashes
Hard Links
Ability to ignore NTFS Hard Links which don't consume disk space
Result Operations Basic Professional Ultimate
Hierarchical Display
Duplicate files are grouped hierarchically for easy navigation
Preview Files
Preview duplicate files inside the application
Filter Results
Filter results based on name, attribute, size and modification time
Save Reports
Save reports in XML/HTML Format
Data Sources Basic Professional Ultimate
Hard Disk Drives
Scan files inside local Hard Disks
Scan Optical Drives
Removable Drives
Scan Pen Drives, Memory Cards
Network Drives
Scan Network Drives/Shares
Microsoft Sharepoint Servers
Scan Microsoft Sharepoint Servers
FTP Servers
Scan FTP Servers
Compressed Files
Scan inside compressed files


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Please select an edition first.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: Currently, we only accept payment through PayPal. The Free versions don't require any payment to be made.
Q: I have made the payment. Where is my registration code?
A: Payments are automatically processed at our site. You will receive an E-mail containing the Registration Code as soon as your payment is verified. You can also obtain the code by logging into your account at Maxotek.
Q: My Registration Code doesn't work. What should I do?
A: Make sure you are typing the correct code. We recommend that you paste (Ctrl + V) the entire code in the first box. This will automatically enter the code in the rest of the boxes.
Q: What is Hardware Fingerprint/ID?
A: Hardware Fingerprint is a unique serial number generated from your hardware.
Q: What is Registration Code?
A: Registration Code is a 30 character code that allows you to unlock the software.
Q: What kind of licenses do you offer?
A: We provide license for the software to be run on a single machine at a time


Change Log

  • Version (Sunday, September 19, 2010)
    • New Release
  • Version (Saturday, April 2, 2011)
    • Search for duplicates inside Network Shares, Sharepoint & Ftp Servers
    • Ability to combine results from multiple searches
    • Ability to scan inside Compressed Files
    • Ability to configure (Add/Edit/Delete) Preset File Filters
    • New Preset Filters: Version Control Local Cache Folders, Compressed Files, Recycle Bin & System Restore Folders
    • Ability to apply default disallowed/allowed filters in all Jobs
    • Windows 7 Task Bar awareness that shows progress of the selected job
    • Interactive search that shows progress for running Jobs
    • More Statistics for Drives when selecting directories to scan: Disk Type, Total Size, Free Space & File System
    • Asynchronous load of sub-directories
    • Interactive search result that marks files that don't exist anymore
    • 25% Faster search operation
    • New Statistics for Search Job: No. of Directories Scanned, ETA
    • Performance improvement for the result tree
  • Version (Tuesday, July 5, 2011)
    • Application does not start in Windows 64 Bit OS
    • Following an edition on a Job, running it shows no activity in Search Result View
    • Duplicate Set count in Historical Results are shown as 0 despite there being duplicate files
  • Version (Friday, May 20, 2011)
    • Visualize the results of duplicate scans using an interactive Tree Map
    • 200% Performance improvement via parallel scanning of different data sources
    • Support for Previewing: Excel, Word, PDF & Compressed Files
    • Plugin architecture to add new previewers
    • Bug Fix: Delete, Archive, etc icons are not enabled following an Auto Mark operation
    • Ability to refresh the tree in directory chooser
    • Check/uncheck directory tree using Space key
    • Sorted directory tree listing
    • Added step Job Schedule when adding new Jobs
    • Integration with Product uninstall feedback service


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