How to Find And Delete Duplicate Files In Computer
How to Find And Delete Duplicate Files In Computer

You must be aware of the fact that duplicate files in your computer can waste your precious space. There are very limited options out there to find and remove duplicate files from your computer and today we are going to share three easy methods by which you can find and easily delete duplicate files from a computer. Go through the post to know about it.



Today we perform lots of copy and paste tasks on our computer, and sometimes we copy some of the files that previously exists on our computer in some another directory. For example, if we have any duplicate movie in our computer, then it is wasting around 2-4 GB memory space on our computer. So better is to remove the duplicate files on a computer to save a lot of memory. Therefore, we are here to resolve the issue of finding and removing Duplicate Files on Computer.

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How to Find And Remove Duplicate Files In Computer

By this method, you can find the files that have more than one copy and the actual path of the file to delete them. Just read out the below steps to proceed.

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Step 1. First of all, download and install the Duplicate File Finder from here. Now launch the software in your operating system.

Step 2. You have to select there the folder that you want to check for duplicate files on your PC. Now at the right side, there will be “add” button click on it and select the path to scan that file over the directory and click on OK.

How to Find And Delete Duplicate Files In Computer
How to Find And Delete Duplicate Files In Computer

Step 3. Now it will start scanning files that you have selected and also there will be message box appeared there along.

How to Find And Delete Duplicate Files In Computer
How to Find And Delete Duplicate Files In Computer

Step 4. Now if it finds any duplicate file, then it will display the path in a message box. Open that file and delete it to save memory.

How to Find And Delete Duplicate Files In Computer
How to Find And Delete Duplicate Files In Computer

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Using Digital Volcano Duplicate Cleaner

Duplicate Cleaner is a useful program to help you organize the contents of your home hard drive or corporate network. You’d be surprised just how many redundant or duplicate files you could find forgotten in an obscure documents folder.

Duplicate Cleaner will deep scan for all types of files – photos, music, films, video, Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, text files – you name it, if it appears twice on your computer then Duplicate Cleaner will find it. Once these files are found you are provided with helpful tools to enable you to select which copies to delete or move. These files can be deleted to the recycle bin or moved elsewhere. Let’s know how to use it.

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Step 1. First of all, download and install Duplicate cleaner on your computer and open the app you need to set the scan criteria and click on Start Scan to perform a scan.

How to Find And Delete Duplicate Files In Computer
How to Find And Delete Duplicate Files In Computer

Step 2. Now you have to wait for few minutes to complete the scan.

How to Find And Delete Duplicate Files In Computer
How to Find And Delete Duplicate Files In Computer

Step 3. After the scan completes, you can see the files marked as duplicate as well as the total size of duplicate files.

How to Find And Delete Duplicate Files In Computer
How to Find And Delete Duplicate Files In Computer

You can now delete it by selecting all your duplicate files.

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Using VisiPics

If you get too many pictures on your harddrive, downloaded or photographed, from several different sources, it may happen that you have many duplicates. In that case, you need a quick and easy to use program that finds and deletes all your duplicates.

VisiPics does more than just looking for identical files, it goes beyond checksums to look for similar pictures and does it all with a simple user interface. First, you will need to select the root folder or folders to find and catalog all of your pictures. It then applies five image comparison filters to measure how close pairs of images on the hard drive are.

Step 1. First of all, You need to download VisiPics on your Windows operating system from here.

Step 2. Now open the app, and you will see the screen like below.

Using VisiPics
Using VisiPics

Step 3. Now you need to select the folder that you want to scan for the duplicate pictures.

Using VisiPics
Using VisiPics

Step 4. Now hit the ‘Start’ button

Using VisiPics
Using VisiPics

Step 5. Now if the folder has any duplicate image stored, it will show you and you will get the option to delete those files from there.

Using VisiPics
Using VisiPics

That’s it! You are done. This is the easiest way to find out if any duplicate image files are present inside the folder.

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Using CCleaner

CCleaner is the number-one tool for cleaning your PC. It protects your privacy and makes your computer faster and more secure! CCleaner cleans up these files and makes it faster instantly.

Step 1. First of all, you need to download and install CCleaner on your desktop computer. Once installed, you need to click on “Run CCleaner”

Using CCleaner
Using CCleaner

Step 2. Now you will see the screen like below. Here you can analyze and clean your computer.

Using CCleaner
Using CCleaner

Step 3. Now from the left panel, you need to click on “Tools”. Then you will see the screen like below.

Using CCleaner
Using CCleaner

Step 4. Now you need to select the option “Duplicate Finder”

Using CCleaner
Using CCleaner

Step 5. Now you need to select the drive or folder that you want to scan for the duplicate files. If you want to search for a specific folder, you need to click on “Add”

Using CCleaner
Using CCleaner

Step 6. After selecting the file you need to click on “Search” as shown in the image below.

Using CCleaner
Using CCleaner

That’s it! You are done, CCleaner will scan for duplicate files and will let you know if you have any duplicate files. You can delete it from the CCleaner itself.

So above is all about finding and removing duplicate files from Computer. By this, you can easily locate the duplicate files and remove it. Hope you like the post, don’t forget to share it with your friends and leave a comment below if you still need any help.


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