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HOW TO FIND AND DELETE DUPLICATE FILES ON WINDOWS

by Lucas Smith developer

Windows system gives tremendous speed along with various interesting features. Sometimes, users want to keep their devices from unnecessary files created by default. The most annoying thing is duplicate files that create various obstructions in the smooth functioning of your device.

If your system has duplicate files stored in any drive or folder, it is recommended to delete them. To do so, you have to locate them first where these files exist. In this blog, we are going to discuss some of the most preferred duplicate file finders to detect those files. Follow these instructions to know more about various file finders.

Duplicate File Finders

Duplicate File Detectors scans your device’s hard disk and locates unnecessary files or folders that are duplicates of some other related files. These file finders detect and delete these spare files from the device to free up more space. It helps your system is functioning well and for the storage of more data. Sometimes, some files need and created copies of original files in various locations where they initiate their processes. 

These duplicate copies or data may restrict other applications from downloading as the lack of space capacity. Deleting will enable you to free extra space on your system.

This file finder software provides a simple scanning interface to its users. It also gives easy to use features with interesting reviews from users. On the one hand, some duplicate file finders require various processes to pursue scanning and removing remove processes. While on the other hand, this program has a built-in section for Preview.

It lets the users see what they are going to remove, such as images, music, and videos. It plays all of them to make you ensure that what you are going to perform.

Using Duplicate Cleaner Pro

One of the most preferred and selected duplicate file detector and cleaner is “Duplicate Cleaner Pro,” that holds various powerful tools having a simple interface features for removing files. It isn’t free, but it provides a free trial to its users, and one can test its quality and features before using it. It doesn’t carry any malware and virus. Therefore, be comfortable and free to use.

Using CCleaner File Finder

It is among the most preferred file cleaner application having various features to scan malicious and infected files. It is a junk file remover tool that frees up extra space by removing various junk files and temporary ones.

Along with the features mentioned above, “CCleaner” scans your device for unnecessary data and then removes them from your device. It holds the “Duplicate File Finder”, a built-in tool.

If you have installed CCleaner on your device, then follow these instructions to launch file finder:

  • First and foremost, you have to tap CCleaner on your device to expand.
  • Then, hit the “Tools” option and then tap on the “Duplicate Finder” option. This feature is present in all the editions of CCleaner.

This tool enables the users to locate various duplicate files present on “C” Drive. It is recommended to use this feature by leaving some important hidden and system files. Users may choose other directories by tapping on the “Add” tab located at include section.

It provides easy access to select those items which you wish to delete from the section and also to save the duplicated listing to text files. In case, you wish to view the internal contents of your specific folder, then tap on “Open Containing Folder” option. It allows you to expand your file on your device.

Using SearchMyFiles

It is also one of the preferred file finder applications with various advanced features like filters and smooth scanning processes. The application is developed by the company “NirSoft” that made various free tools. This tool never carries any malware or viruses that may affect your device. It holds customizable filters that are capable of detecting and scanning duplicate and modified files. For example: if you wish to search some files by time and date. You can do so by specifying speculated filters.

Follow these instructions if you want to search duplicate files through “SearchMyFiles” :

  • First and foremost, navigate to the uppermost portion of the window and tap the “Duplicate Search” option. It is located inside the Search Mode section.

Note: In case, you wish to browse a folder to locate the duplicate file; then you should hit the “Browse” tab located at the right-hand side of the base folder.

You may also search for duplicate files by tapping the search function “Start Search.” Once you hit the tab “Start Search,” then you will get a list of duplicate data and other files. These duplicate files will appear in arranged format into various groups. Then, hit your desired one that you wish to delete.

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