Glary Duplicate Cleaner is another simple yet powerful duplicate file cleaning software that can automatically find and delete duplicate files, leaving more valuable free disk space. Glary Duplicate Cleaner works very intelligently and deep scans the computer for more than one instance of a single file, and then it presents you with the results in a very remarkable way.
Find duplicate files with Glary Duplicate Cleaner
To start with, you can scan an entire drive, multiple drives, or a set of specific folders, which can be chosen under the File menu. Once you’ve chosen the folders or drives you want to scan, hit the ‘Scan’ button. Depending on the number of files and folders in the directory you’ve chosen, the scan will take some time, but I have to say Glary Duplicate Cleaner is real fast at its work.
Another promising feature of this free duplicate file finder software is the ‘Scan Parameter’. Yes, you can tweak a bit of setting and customize the scan as per your requirements. The program scans only a handful of common formats by default, but you can even add more formats or delete the pre-existing ones. You can even tweak the duplicity criterion. There are three criteria that you can enable/disable, namely:
- Same File Name
- Same Time
- Same Size
All the above criteria can enable/disabled individually. Coming down to the Exclude list, you can maintain a list of such folders that should not be considered while scanning the PC for duplicate files. An option for a size filter is available that lets you decide the minimum file size required to participate in the duplicate file scan.
The scan results brought up are efficiently displayed and neatly categorized into different groups. You can switch to ‘All File View’ if you want to display all the files at once. You can even generate a Scan report for any further processes.
Glary Duplicate File Cleaner uses the professional rapid scanning kernel method to scan the files at blazing speed. Once you’ve scanned a drive or a folder, it gets indexed so that the next time you scan the same folder again, not a second is wasted scanning the files again, as they are to be arranged – and this takes a minimal amount of time. The software is good to go and a great tool to clear disk space.
A word of caution! Do not indiscriminately use any duplicate files finder to delete duplicate files. Some are required to be present in different places. So it is best you avoid scanning the system files and use them only for your files, to be safe.
Click here to download Glary Duplicate Cleaner.
You might also want to check out Glary Utilities – a freeware suite that lets you optimize Windows.
Are duplicate files necessary?
While they may sound redundant, you may have created a backup of the original file, and the duplicate is still untouched. In this scenario, it is considered duplicate files, but they have been created for a reason. So, make sure when removing the duplicate file, you know what you are doing.
Does Windows have a duplicate file finder?
No, there is no dedicated tool to find duplicate files. However, you can use File Explorer search to sort them by file size and name to find duplicate files. It will be a cumbersome method, but this is a good choice if you don’t want to use any third-party tools.