We are not bothered about duplicate files or unwanted files until getting some warning about a shortage of storage space. Most of the time the main culprit is duplicate copies of software, videos, photos, games or movies. Naturally, sometimes it happens if you have a habit of copying of items that you want to keep with you. Photos and videos can be easily found out by viewing them as large or medium icons. We can go through the photos or videos to find out the duplicates and can remove them one by one. It is a time-consuming job and it requires a lot of patience to check each and every photo and video. If you have gigabytes and terabytes of photos and videos it takes days to clear out all the duplicate files. So how to find and delete duplicate files. Here are some software and tools to help you to find out the duplicate files from your computer and mobile.
Duplicate sweeper helps you to scan your PC or Mac for duplicate photos, videos, music, documents, and other files. You can automatically or manually select files to remove. Duplicate Sweeper can easily find, select and remove duplicate files on your computer. The advanced search algorithm in Duplicate Sweeper, find the files with the same content even if they are named differently. In my review, I noticed that the tool identified duplicate videos even if it is named differently in a folder. This tool can search for duplicates in any folders on your computer, and even in places like Google Drive, iCloud Drive, and OneDrive.
Duplicate Cleaner is another tool for searching duplicate files. You can narrow your search by the type of file, sizes, dates and more. You can specify which drives and folders to look in, and you can search inside Zip archives. It has an advanced visual comparison technique, you can easily find images that have been rotated, flipped, retouched, resized or saved in a different format. You can scan and compare audio files using Duplicate Cleaner, you can compare the same or similar music tags across formats by Artist, Title and Album.
The File Finder in CCleaner enables you to find duplicate files on your computer. You can tell the File Finder exactly what to look for and what to ignore to delete duplicate files easily. To find the duplicate files in CCleaner click the Tools icon and click the File Finder. Scroll down and click the Search button. The CCleaner will search for duplicate files and display the results in the results list. CCleaner also has an Android app that you can install on your phone to delete browser history, application cache, clipboard content, and call logs.
Auslogics duplicate file finder, Easy duplicate finder, Clonespy are some duplicate file finder tools. CloneSpy is a Free Duplicate File Cleanup Tool for Windows operating system. Duplicate files have exactly the same contents regardless of their name, date, time and location. CloneSpy can find files that are not exactly identical but have the same file name.
Duplicate finder for mobile phone
There are a number of duplicate file finder app on the Google Play store that you can install on your phone to find and remove duplicate files. These apps can find similar pictures or files stored on the phone’s internal or external storage. Remo duplicate file remover is one such an app that can search and remove duplicate files from your Android phone and tablet. Duplicate Files fixer and remover app can scan for duplicate file contents regardless of file name and format.
As we are using our systems regularly, over time, we may end up with more than one copy of videos, movies, documents, and photos. These duplicate files take up space on our hard drive. It is very difficult to decide which files we want to delete and which files we need to keep. These tools will definitely help your task easier.