How To Find Duplicate Audio FIles
Start the program. The main window will appear.
1) Add folder(s) that you want to scan using "Add Folder" button (1)
Note: You can disable scanning a folder if you double click on the folder name. This is useful if you want to recursively scan a folder, but you want not to scan some folders inside
2) Select "Audio Compare" method from the drop down list (2).
Note: "100% Identical Files " method do not scan the files for acoustic similarity. Using this method you can find only 100% binary equal files. "File Size" method will find duplicates with equal file sizes.
3) Adjust the "Similarity" spin button with the desired value (3). The default similarity value is 70%.
Note: Similarity value is used only when the selected method is "Audio Compare".
4) Select "<New Cache>" from "Cache" drop down list (4) or existing cache if you have previously created one.
Note: Using cache files speeds up the first phase of the scanning process. It is recommended to use new cache only on folders you still didn't scan.
inside the selected folder.
5) Press "Start Scan" button (5)
After the scanning process is finished the following screen will appear:
Duplicate audio files are grouped in with different color. Depending on the "Auto Check " settings, the program can automatically check files with lower bitrate, shorter duration or smaller file size in every duplicate group. If you un/checked some duplicates by hand, you can always use "Auto Check " button (1)
You can use the internal audio player to preview the files by yourself and then check the files you want to delete.
Audio Dedupe Internal Player and Tag Viewer
After checking which files you want to move or delete press "Move Checked Files" (2) or "Delete Checked Files" button (3)
You can delete the checked files to the Recycle Bin if you checked "Delete files to Recycle Bin" option. Otherwise the files will be deleted permanently.
You can move the checked files to a custom folder if you adjust "Move checked files to ..." option selecting the destination folder. Duplicates folder structure will be maintained in the selected folder.
The duplicates list supports multiple selection so you can select multiple files using mouse and Ctrl/Shift keys. Note the difference between checked and selected files. You can then delete the selected files from the list and from the hard disk using the Delete key.