Duplicate File Deleter Guide: Find and Remove Duplicate Files from Windows PC and External Devices

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 including videos, music, photos, documents from Windows PC and external devices.

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. The guide below will walk you through the process to remove duplicate files with this amazing tool.

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 to start scanning.

Duplicate File Deleter interface
Step 2: Set Scan Mode

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’ll see Content and Move to Recycle Bin are selected by default which means the duplicate files will be filtered by content and they will be moved to the Recycle Bin when you choose to deduplicate. Besides, you can set limitation on data size to scan under File size section.

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 File type, 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 right 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.