Learn how to find duplicate files and recover disk space using different tools on your Windows computer. It includes duplicate photos, documents, songs, videos and other files stored on your hard drive.
This article will help you learn more about the different de-duplication and optimization tools. De-duplication is a technical term used to define the process used in finding duplicate files on the computer.
- Trend Micro Maximum Security
- Duplicate File Finder by Ashisoft
- Delete Duplicate Finder by Brana Bujenovic
- Duplicate Files Finder by ma_boehm
- Search My Files by Nirsoft
After using these tools, users can either delete, move, copy or rename duplicate files shown in the duplicate files search results.
TREND MICRO MAXIMUM SECURITY
Trend Micro Maximum Security 2015 version has a built-in feature called “PC Health Checkup” that can help find duplicate files on your computer and secure the computer from malicious software (malware) threats such as virus, trojan, adware, and worm.
To download this tool, go to this official site: esupport.trendmicro.com.
DUPLICATE FILE FINDER
Duplicate File Finder is a free tool developed by Ashisoft to find duplicates files in different locations on your hard drive using different rules including same file name, file extensions, date and time, and SHA-1 hash. It is highly compatible with Windows 7, and 8 operating systems.
To download this tool, go to this official site: Ashisoft.
DELETE DUPLICATE FINDER
Delete Duplicate Finder is free tool developed by Brana Bujenovic aimed at clearing up valuable storage space through deletion of duplicate files on your hard drive.
To download this tool, go to this official site: download.cnet.com.
DUPLICATE FILES FINDER
Duplicate Files Finder is an open source tool developed by ma_boehm that can be used to find duplicate files. A search can be configured using limiting factors such as directories, file types, minimum file size, maximum file size, sub-directories, hidden files, empty files, .
To download this tool, go to this official site: sourceforge.net.
SEARCH MY FILES
Search My Files is a free tool developed by Nirsoft. The latest version of this tool added new feature called “Duplicates Search” that allows users to find duplicate files by setting base folders, excluded folders, files wildcard, subfolders wildcard, minimum file size, maximum file size, date created, date modified and date accessed.
To download this tool, go to this official site: nirsoft.net.