DupScout Server provides the ability to search duplicate files among specific types of files or file categories using an extensive
set of file matching rules capable of matching files by the file name, extension, directory, file type, file size, creation,
last modification or last access dates, etc. In order to add one or more file matching rules to a duplicate files search command,
open the duplicate files search command dialog, select the 'Rules' tab and press the 'Add Rule' button.
On the file matching rule page, select an appropriate rule type, select an operator, enter a rule value and press the 'Save' button.
DupScout Server allows one to add an unlimited number of file matching rules to each duplicate files search command and apply
the (AND) or (OR) logical operators. For example, the user is provided with the ability to analyze all types of documents with
the file size more than X MB that were modified during the last month.
Finally, DupScout Server allows one to define multi-level, nested file matching rules with different sets of rules and logic
operators on each level capable of precisely selecting the subset of files that should be processed.
Search Duplicate Files By Creation and Last Modification Date
Another very useful search rule provides the ability to search duplicate files by the creation, last modification or the last access date.
For example, in order to search duplicate files modified during the last year, select the rule named 'Search Files Last Modified' and set
the rule operator to 'During This Year'.
In addition, there are search rules to match files by the number of days, months, years, hours, minutes or seconds since the creation,
last modification or the last access time allowing one to precisely select which files to search. Finally, the user is provided with
the ability to search duplicate files created, last modified or last accessed before or after a specific date or a date range.
For example, in order to search duplicate files by a modification date range, select the rule named 'Search Files With Last Modification Date',
set the rule operator to 'In Range' and then select the start date and the end date.
In advanced search operations the date and time rules may be combined with other types of file matching rules allowing one to search duplicate
files according to the user-specific needs. For example, in order to free the disk space, the user may search for all types of duplicate
images or duplicate document files with the file size more than 50 MB which were created or last modified more than 3 years ago.