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How to Find & Delete Duplicate Files?

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Do you feel confused why there are too many files when you sort through them in your computer? They must be duplicate files. PCTuneUp Free Duplicate File Finder is a powerful and reliable duplicate file finder tool will help you find and delete useless file duplicates to regain the storage space they previously occupied and better organize your file collections.

Step 1. Download and Run Free Duplicate File Finder

Click here to download PCTuneUp Free Duplicate File Finder and install it. Double-click the icon to launch the program.

Tip: why is removing duplicate files important? Most of the time duplicate files take up unnecessary storage without any reason. Deleting duplicates will help to speed up indexing, reduces back up time and size, regain valuable disk space and improve data quality.

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Step 2. Scan Drive

Click the dropdown menu of disk list to choose a disk you want to search for the duplicate files. If you only want to search a certain folder, navigate to it and single click the folder to select it. Click the "Scan" button to start scanning your computer for existed files and folders. Depending what search criteria you chose, this process takes a few seconds to complete. When it is finished, it will list all the files and folders in the graphical form with sizes and color bars displayed.

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Step 3. Find & Delete Duplicate Files

Click "Find Duplicates" to activate the "Duplicates" window where all the files are listed with related info like name, size, modified date and so on. Choose the files you think they may be duplicate files and click "CheckSums" to make sure that it finds the duplicate files that are exactly match. If their checksums match, and you are sure that they are not intentional copies, click "Delete..." to remove them to the recycle bin; if not, keep them.

Tip: the checksum is used to compare files that have been moved from one system to another to ensure that no data have been lost. It can also be used to compare the source files to the replicas - if checksum values match, you are dealing with duplicate files.

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