Duplicate File Finder allows you to quickly locate and remove all duplicate files and folders on a Mac. Most users don’t even realize how many duplicates they may have on their Macs.
Here is a step-by-step user guide that will help you to get started with Duplicate File Finder easily, and clear useless repeated data from your disk.
Step 1 – Launch Duplicate File Finder
- Download the application from Mac App Store.
System requirements for Duplicate File Finder:
- macOS 10.12 or later
- 64-bit processor
- 35 MB free disk space
Step 2 – Search for duplicates
When the application completes checking the folders for duplicates, you will automatically be switched to the screen with an overview of summary results. You can review them in Bar Chart or Pie Chart mode. Here you will also find a section with smart cleanup hints and a list of the biggest Similar folders (if you have them). Note, these options are available only in Pro mode of Duplicate File Finder.
Step 3 – Select Duplicates
Please note, in some cases, you can see the chain icon instead of the checkbox that makes it impossible to select a separate duplicate file. This happens when the duplicate files are located in duplicate folders.
If you click the chain icon, the Duplicate Folders section will be opened. There you can see the duplicate folders which contain these duplicate files. You can delete the duplicate folder instead of separately deleting each duplicate file inside it.
In other words, when your duplicate files are located in duplicate folders, the application suggests you to remove the whole duplicate folder at once. The same option for duplicate files inside duplicate folders is provided in the Select Duplicates in Folder section.
Step 4 – Remove Duplicates
That’s all! You have cleaned up your external drive or Mac of duplicate files and folders. If you still have questions related to the application work, visit our Help page and FAQ or contact our support team. We will be happy to assist you.