Duplicate File Finder is extremely easy to use. It allows you to quickly find and remove duplicates, and organize your files and folders properly to avoid cluttering the disk space with useless data. There are four steps to remove duplicate files and folders from your Mac:
1. Scan the folders or disk volume
When you launch the application, you will see the first dialog window that invites you to drop folders you want to scan. Just move individual folders to the window or click thebutton to add folders or whole disks (it supports both external or internal volumes) for scanning. You can also choose to scan your Home folder or Photos Library in one click right from this window. Then click the button.
2. Preview the results
When duplicate scanning starts, you will see the chart animation of the search process. It will take from 1 to 2 minutes to get the results.
After the scan is complete, Duplicate File Finder will display the Overview tab. Here you can view how many duplicate pictures, movies, music, documents, archives, folders, and even similar folders and similar pictures, you have. For your convenience, you can preview the details displayed as a Bar chart or Pie chart. In addition, if you have similar folders (folders that contain a mix of duplicate and unique files), here you will find the information about their size and even fast cleanup hints that will help you make the selection of the duplicates easier and more efficient.
3. Select the duplicates
At the top of the window you will see different tabs. Click on
4. Remove the duplicates
The last step is to delete duplicates by clicking thebutton. You will see the list of all selected duplicates. Preview them and confirm by clicking on . If you want to keep some of the files, just uncheck the checkboxes by the names of the files, and they will not be deleted.