Duplicate File Deleter Guide: Find and Remove Duplicate Files and Similar Images

This is the official guide of Tenorshare Duplicate File Deleter. Here you will find step-by-step tutorials about how to find and remove duplicate files and similar images.

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Tenorshare Duplicate File Deleter is the best duplicate file finder for Windows and Windows-based devices including USB flash drive, SD card, External hard drives and more. It utilizes advanced MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm to find duplicate files fast with 100% accuracy. With this program, you can clean up pesky duplicates such as photos, videos, audios, documents and more files with ease. Besides, this tool is also powerful in finding similar images. The guide below will walk you through the process to remove duplicate files and similar images with this amazing tool.

Part 1: How to Remove Duplicate Files with Tenorshare Duplicate File Deleter?

Duplicate files not only clutter the hard drive, but also take up precious disk space. Follow the steps below to help you optimize and tune up your system just like fresh one.

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Step 1: Choose a Folder to Scan

Firstly download and install Tenorshare Duplicate File Deleter on your Windows computer and launch it. Here you can click to select a folder or partition to start scanning.

Duplicate File Deleter interface
Step 2: Set Scan Mode and Start Scanning

Click the gear button in the lower left corner and you’ll be provided options to customize your file searching. Under the General tab, you can set file size for serching and decide whether to move the duplicate files to the recycle bin or permanently deleted.

general settings

Under Ignore scan, Duplicate File Deleter protects Hidden files, Zero-byte files, System files from being scanned. Click the tree horizontal dots besides Excluded path, you can add folders to exclude from scanning.

ignore scan

Click Duplicate files tab, you can decide to remove duplicate files with the same content or name. Under File types, you can choose to scan Video, Audio, Image, Document or Others as you like. To edit file extentions, just tap on the three horizontal dots beside each of them.

select file type

When it’s all set and done, click Scan Duplicates to start scanning process which will depend on the data size on your selected folders.

Step 3: Preview to Remove Duplicates

After the scanning, Tenorshare Duplicate File Deleter will list all duplicate files based on your searching criteria. On the left panel, you’ll know the quantity and size of each file type. Click the eye icon, you are able to preview the file. After you select target duplicate files (you can also click Auto select), simply click Remove to delete them.

preview to remove duplicate files

This is how to get rid of duplicate files in Windows with Tenorshare Duplicate File Deleter. To remove duplicate files from external devices, just connect your device to computer firstly and then refer to the above steps.

Part 2: How to Remove Similar Images with Tenorshare Duplicate File Deleter?

How to locate similar images among a large number of files? Tenorshare Duplicate File Deleter has never made it easier to identify and delete related photos in addition to removing duplicate files. Follow the steps below to learn how to find and remove similar images.

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Step 1: Choose a Folder to Scan

Firstly download and install Tenorshare Duplicate File Deleter on your Windows computer and launch it. Here you can click to select a folder or partition to start scanning.

Duplicate File Deleter interface
Step 2: Set Scan Mode and Start Scanning

By clicking on the gear button in the bottom left corner, you are able to customize the options as we stated in previous part. After you personalize your choices, you can now click Scan similar images to start scanning. Wait until the scanning process is completed, which may take a while depending on the size of your data.

general settings scan process
Step 3: Preview to Remove Similar Images

When the scan is finished, you'll find similar images are presented in groups which are organized by size and quantity. Click each group and you're able to preview the similar images. After selecting target files, you can just click Remove to complete the process of deleting similar images.

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If you want to delete similar images from external devices, just connect the external devices to your computer and then refer to the above steps.