How it works
Find and Remove duplicate files
Duplicate Finder is a powerful tool for microsoft Windows system, like Windows 7 and Windows 8, which can help you finding and removing duplicate photos, songs, documents, spreadsheets, MP3 files, and more! It will also help speed up the indexing and reduce backup size and time. Your computer is not fully optimized until you have removed all unnecessary duplicate files. Let Duplicate Finder find and eliminate duplicates!
Duplicate Finder application comes with a rich feature set. You can clean almost all files in your computer and over network. The "Basic File Scan" function in Duplicate Finder can help you find and remove the duplicate files from your entire system.
You need to define your scan criteria to find exact duplicate files. You can also include sub-folders for search. You get a very nice filter option, it allows you to set file mask. You can find duplicates of any type: documents, file archive, images files, music files, video files, program files, program source etc. You can filter with date and file size etc.
Duplicate file search can be performed Byte by Byte, CRC32, same file and pattern duplicates. The best application can search files by name as well as byte by byte. In the byte by byte search/comparison, you have options to set as file name similarity, same file extension and same date time.
After search, duplicate files are displays in groups to make it easier for you to decide if they need to be kept or deleted. Application allows you to export search result. Deleting duplicate files frees lots of disk space on your hard drives; it also saves time on the drive clean up process.
You may follow the steps below to find the duplicate files:
1. Run Duplicate Finder by double clicking on the DuplicateFinder icon, then click "Basic" tab on the panel.
2. Select the folders or drive that you want to scan in the left column.
3. You will then have to set your preferences on the scan mode, filters, and things to skip. Here are options, you can find them on the right hand column.
Scan for same name (fast scan)
Scan for similar name (the mode allows you to set the similarity from 1%-100%)
Scan for same content (byte-by-byte comparison)
Scan for file name (scan only a specify file name)
Documents (.doc,xls,pdf, etc)
Zero size files
Custom file types
Duplicates also have
same file extension
Skip zero size files
When file size less than (specify size of the file)
Protect system folders
Protect other system files (.dll,ocx, etc)
Ignore uninstall files of the software
4. Once you're done configuring, you can click Scan.
5. After scanning. all duplicate files will be listed and you can choose which ones the delete. You will also have the following delete options:
Remove to recycle bin
Move to a folder