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Duplicate File Finder: An Introduction

Author : Chris Sturat

It is not often that your system can have redundant files in it. The problem with redundant or duplicate files is that they take up system space and as a result, your memory will be used up unnecessarily, when it could have been better used for storing important files.

Why do you need to eliminate Duplicate Files?

Duplicate files are simply extra files in the systems that are created there due to copying process of because there was need for an extra copy of the original version. If the file size is large, a duplicate version of it will occupy double the space that the original file occupies. If such files are not located and removed, they will pose space constraints unnecessarily.

Using Duplicate File Finder Software to Remove Duplicate Files

Finding duplicate files in the system can be a tedious task. Using a Duplicate File Finder
Can help locate and effectively remove unwanted files from the system. This software will help locate duplicate photos, spreadsheets, MP3 files and so on.

The advantage in using software is that the process of locating duplicate files is done efficiently. There is no need to do a visual comparison of comparison in any other way on duplicate files before removing them. It ensures complete identification and removal of unwanted files from the system, which in turn speeds up the indexing process, thus reducing the time taken for file back up.

Here is a look at the typical features of duplicate file finder software:

? It can help you find duplicate files according to specified specifications such as name, size, file length, compression and deleted files located in the recycle bin.

? It can perform duplicate file checking for not just text files, but also graphics files as well as MP3 files.

? It will offer provision for automatic depletion of duplicate files as well as normal or manual deletion of files.

? It will offer facility to rename duplicate files with a prefix or a postfix.

? It will be able to scan specific folders for duplicate file and also check for duplicate files in external devices added to the system such as USB drives, MP3 Players, and Digital cameras.

? It will be able to put forth a report for duplicate files, which can be exported to excel.

? It offers a friendly user interface that enables users to get down to using the software quickly. The time needed to learn how to use the software is minimal.

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