Remove duplicate files
1 Set search criteria
Open Duplicate Cleaner Free and click New Search. By default, the program will match files by content only, but you can make it match by other criteria, such as name, the date it was created or last modified and so on. Click ‘Select’ to choose a type of file to search for – documents or pictures, for example.
2 Scan locations
You can also limit your search to specific file sizes and dates. Once you’re happy with your selections, switch to the Scan Location tab so that you can select the drives or folders that you want to include in your scan. Click ‘Protected’ next to a folder to ensure its files aren’t removed by Duplicate Cleaner Free.
3 Scan and remove
Click ‘Start scan’ – Duplicate Cleaner Free will begin searching and a progress box will keep you informed of what’s going on. Click ‘Close’ when done to choose which files to mark for deletion using the ‘Selection assistant’ tool to guide you. Click ‘File removal…’ to remove the duplicates once and for all.