Re­move du­pli­cate files

Windows Help & Advice - - WINDOWS 10 -

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.

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