Fast Duplicate File Finder - Tutorials
Start the program. The main window will appear.
Find Duplicate Files
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) Choose the scanning "Method" (2) you want to use, e.g. to scan for 100% exact duplicates select "100% Equal Files" and to scan for similar files select Similar Files
3) If you use Similar Files method, adjust the "Similarity" (3) value. It is recomennded to use 95% as a value. Lowering the similarity value will cause to slower scanning speed.
4) Press "Start Scan" button (4)
After the scanning process is finished the following screen will appear:
Duplicate Files Result
Duplicate files are grouped in with different color. Depending on the "Auto Check " settings, the program automatically marks files with older file dates. If you un/checked some duplicates by hand, you can always use "Auto Check " button (1)
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.
Duplicates list supports multiple selection and you can select 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.