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How to Find and Remove Duplicate Files on Windows Computer

How to Find and Remove Duplicate Files on Windows Computer

We can store anything in our computer like image, videos, movies or files etc depending upon computer hard drive size that’s the reason we always gather these data’s from others whether it’s important or not, doesn’t matter because we have lot’s of space available in our Hard drive 🙂 But Most of the time we stored duplicate files on our computer which waste our hard disk space So We always need to remove duplicate files from computers.

Sometimes, When you are affected by virus or worms then It also creates many duplicate files or folder that take lot’s of space of your hard disk So By removing these duplicate files, We are managing files to protect extra disc space that can be used to stored another valuable data.

Find and Remove Duplicate Files on Windows

There are many software to find and remove duplicate files on windows computer but I am discussing here 3 best ways that I used to find and remove duplicate files on windows so let’s take a look at these methods.

1. Using Duplicate File Finder

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

First of all, download and install Duplicate File Finder. Now launch the software in your operating system and after that 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.

add

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

start scanning files

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.

delete it

2. 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.

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

Start Scan

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

wait for few minutes

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

marked as duplicate as well as the total size of duplicate files

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

3. 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.

First of all, You need to download VisiPics on your Windows operating system after that open that software, and you will see screen like below.

VisiPics

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

select folder that you want to scan for duplicate picture

Now hit ‘Start’ button

Starts

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

duplicate images stored

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

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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