Search Duplicate Files - General Procedure

The general procedure in searching duplicate files are as follows:

  1. Add search path
    You can add file paths with criteria e.g. include sub-folder, file types, file size, exclude folder, search against folders.
    See more on Search Criteria
    *For Home Edition, it is able to search at most 5 network drives in single search. For Enterprise Edition, there is not limit on the no. of network drives to search in a time. See more on Searching Duplicates Through Network

  2. Select search options
    You can select search types e.g. duplicates (same file content), same file name and search options e.g. hidden folders and files.
    See more on Search Options

  3. Review search result
    After search is completed, you should review search result to verify if they are duplicates by previewing images, opening files and folders and view file properties.
    See more on Reviewing Search Result

  4. Mark files for removal
    There are 2 ways to do so:
    1. Checking the boxes next to the files you want to take action on it manually.
    2. Use "Smart Marker" for marking large number of files. Smart Marker allows to mark files by date, size, file version, file name pattern and location .
    See more on Marking Files

  5. Remove files
    Files marked can be deleted (permanently or move to recycle bin), replaced by hard-link (NTFS link), moved or copied to another folder. Files can also be renamed.
    See more on Files Removal