Version 1.0

Windows 7 or higher

Finds duplicate files and photos on your PC!

How To Install

  1. To install Duplicate File Finder, first download the free trial.

  1. Unzip the file, then double-click the setup.exe file. You might receive several Security Warnings. Proceed as follows:
    • Security Warning #1 (screenshot):
      • Go to Apps & features
      • For “Choose where to get apps”, select: Anywhere, but warn me before installing an app that’s not from the Microsoft Store.
      • Repeat the install.
      • If you see “Windows protected your PC”, click More info and Run anyway.

That’s it!

How To Use

To find duplicate photos, click Browse… and choose your folder to search:

(FYI: To search for other file types, like text files, see How to Configure Settings)

  1. Click Show Duplicates. The search may take several minutes:
  1. The results are grouped to show which files are duplicates of each other. In this example, there are two Lighthouse.jpg files in different subfolders, and they are duplicates of one another. Optionally, highlight the file for a preview:
  1. You can move all the unneeded duplicates to another folder. To move the duplicates:
    • Check the duplicates you want moved (By default, all duplicates are checked).
    • Click Browse.. and select an empty folder. WARNING: The folder should be empty, otherwise there is a risk of its files being overwritten.
    • Click Move Duplicates:
  1. After the move, the “extra” duplicates will be in the selected folder:

(NOTE: Only the “extra” duplicates get moved, not the “original” files. In this example, the “extra” duplicates have been moved to the C:\duplicates folder)

That’s it!

How To Configure Settings

By default, Duplicate File Finder has the following settings:

  • Searches are for photos – files ending in JPG, JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF, TIF and TIFF.
  • Two files are duplicates if they have the same file name, size and date modified.
  1. If you’d like to change these settings, click the Settings.. link as follows:
  1. To include text files (i.e. files ending in TXT), type “*.txt” as follows:

(TIP: You can search for any file type – for example, type “*.pdf” to include PDF files)

  1. To customize your definition of a duplicate, check/uncheck the file properties that will be examined, as follows:

(It is NOT recommended you change this unless you have a specific reason!)

That’s it!

How To Uninstall

To remove Duplicate File Finder from your computer:

  1.  In Windows, go to Add or remove programs:
  1. Scroll and select Duplicate File Finder, then click Uninstall:

That’s it!

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