How To Use Duplicate File Finder In Ccleaner

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How To Use Duplicate File Finder In Ccleaner

A duplicate file is a replica of another file located on some other folder or drive or any other storage location on the computer. Having the same copy of files on the system consumes the storage space of the computer and makes file handling a difficult task. The CCleaner tool incorporates a special component to detect and remove duplicate files from the system storage.

The File Finder feature in CCleaner tool helps to find the duplicate files on the computer and free up space by deleting those files.

  • Open the CCleaner application to launch it on the desktop.
  • On the left panel of the CCleaner window, click the Tools icon.
  • Navigate to the right-side panel and select the File Finder menu.
  • Under the File Finder section, choose the Match by options by ticking on each parameter to find the duplicate files having the same Name, Size, Content, or Modified date.
  • If you do not want to include a certain type of file, select the types below the Ignore menu.
  • To search the specified storage space, add the drive or any folder to the Include panel and go on to select the Add button.
  • To remove a specific folder or drive from searching for the duplicate, add those storage locations in the Exclude list.
  • Use the Reset button to return the Include and Exclude list to the default state where there are no files.
  • Next, click on the Search button to browse through the specified storage locations for the duplicate files.
  • The duplicate files present in the specified memory are displayed, and to review the files, click Save to text file.
  • Otherwise, permanently delete the duplicate files by clicking on the Delete Selected button and then confirm to delete the file by clicking OK.
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