Duplicate file finder ~ Remove Duplicate files and Speed Up Your PC

Before I got into blogging, I have been a qualified PC Technician and one of the questions I got often was how do I make my computer faster?

Well, this question has a lot of things to put together to provide an adequate answer. However if your computer is running slow, one of the things you probably need is a duplicate file finder.

What this does is scan your computer for duplicate files (documents, video, audios) and propose to delete exact copies that are located in different folders on your PC.

This will help free space needed for your operating system and applications to run. One of the things you may not know is that your computer needs space on the Hard Drive to function fast.  Let me make this simple to understand without getting into any boring technical details.

I don’t intend in this post to train technicians. What I want is to provide simple solution to non techies with slow Windows or MAC computers.

I know how boring it is to be working on  a snail computer. It keeps you constantly behind deadlines and that makes you heavily unproductive.

duplicate file finder

If your computer that was before now fast has gradually or suddenly become slow, one of the quick solutions you may need is run a recommended duplicate file remover  to find duplicate files that are probably wasting space on your disk drive.

For the most part, once these unwanted copies are identified and completely removed from your system, there is always a remarkable improvement in speed.

Think of your chamber where you have a bed, computer table, TV stand. Now, put in 2 beds, 2 computer tables, 2 TV stands. That actually takes up a lot of space and makes movement difficult. Once you take away the duplicates, you discover your room becomes a better place to be.

That’s just what happens when you have duplicate files using up your disk space. Remove the duplicates and free some useful space.

Duplicate file finder – how to make my computer run faster!

Right this moment as I type this article, my windows computer is running crazy fast. It feels like driving a Hennessey Venom GT this moment.

Are you wondering how to make your pc faster? I’ll tell you why mine has become this fast.

Simply, I just installed and run Easy Duplicate Finder and the truth is, I have not used any Duplicate file remover like this before.

I want to share with you the exact steps I took to locate and deal with duplicate documents, video and audio files. At the end of the exercise I was able to free gigabytes of disk space and the result is a fast computer.

The first thing is to download and install Easy Duplicate Finder. As shown on this image, I have a copy installed

how do I make my computer faster

Please note that I’m using the windows version of the software. If you are a MAC user, don’t worry. You can download the MAC version available on the download page

Once you run the application, the first thing is to add folders to scan. I love that you can specify where to look for duplicate files. This gives you full control over the app while instructing it to carry out specific tasks.

Other options including excluding some file types and sizes. Once these settings done, just click “Start  Scan”

my laptop is slow

Note that you can scan choose to scan folder by folder or add multiple folders in a single scan task. The more the folders to scan, the more time it takes too.

I however chose to scan in bits so I could control in more details the scan process. Here is the scan result of my documents folder

duplicate file finder windows

After scanning, you will have the option to instantly remove the duplicates or go view the details and probably remove some files from scan list.

Here is what happened after I clicked to see details of my scan results

duplicate file finder result

There is quite enough materials on this window to help you deal with duplicates.

The next thing is to maybe delete these files to free space or move them to some other folder. Note that moving them to a folder on your PC does not free space.

duplicate file finder delete

Click the green “Manage Duplicates” button for a list of actions to take on the duplicates.

So why do you need to remove duplicate files

There are many reasons to run a duplicate file finder and get rid of duplicate or unwanted copies. Here are some points;

  • Reduces backup time and backup costs
  • Organizes files on your computer for easier and faster searches.
  • Reduces frustration when looking for specific files.
  • Saves disk space.
  • Improves efficiency on your desktop, makes finding files much easier.

So go to  www.easyduplicatefinder.com now for your free download and scan to see how many duplicate files are cluttering your computer

If you have an alternative, let me hear about it in the comment box

48 thoughts on “Duplicate file finder ~ Remove Duplicate files and Speed Up Your PC”

  1. Hey enstine,
    Cool post buddy, i use CCleaner to clear cache files & cookies to speed up my system will give this tool a try & leave a comment here again about how that tool worked for me ?

  2. Hi,

    This is one of the great tool to find duplicate files. I would love to try that once. Thanks for letting us know about this wonderful software through your blog post.

  3. Hey Ensitne, great read. Duplicate files issue is a serious problem in a PC.It takes a lot of space without even knowing. This help really gets the job done thank you.

  4. Hi,
    This Software is the best duplicate Mac Software to Download. The Tool itself is very beneficial to find the duplicate files. It will locate you to the website directly.

  5. This is really really useful article.
    My PC and mobile contains lot of duplicate files and i was looking for solution and landed on here and that really helped me.

  6. Hi,
    This is a very nice tool to find duplicate files. I will use it now before this I have used CCleaner tool and this also has the option to find the duplicate files.

  7. Try DuplicateFilesDeleter it will locate duplicate files in one or more selected search paths. Will solve problem 100%. Scan is quick.

  8. We are very happy with Free Version of Ashisoft Duplicate File Finder it has all the features Easy Duplicate Finder but for free. I suggest you review that also.

  9. Thank you for great tips.My laptop is running very slow.I know my laptop has many unwanted duplicate file.I usually copy files for ease of access and forget to delete the old copies.I think it would help me to remove my unwanted duplicate file. I will surely try this.Thanks a lot again sharing nice stuff.

  10. Hi,
    I usually uses CCleaner for my PC. But now i got one more from you. Thanks for that.

    BTW , From screenshot it looks like you are using Windows XP …lol..

  11. hellow,Again with a great post, but this time with a amazing software to clear duplicate files and increase the performance the of PC.Thanks so much for introducing me to “Duplicate File Finder” I had issues with my computer and spent most of the weekend cleaning it up. I got so frustrated that I went out and purchased another one.

  12. Hi Enstine,

    A very useful post indeed. The duplicate file finder sounds like a great tool. T

    oday when most of our life is based on our computer there is no bigger problem than a poor performing computer. So, I’m for sure going to try this great tool.

    Thanks a lot for great sharing. Have a fun weekend.

  13. Hi Enstine,
    I usually use CCleaner to speed up my PC, set automatically when startup. So, the PC is refreshed when I will start to use it. Sometimes, I use Disk Cleanup that is already on PC (Windows). But, thanks for showing me the simple step to use this application, I just heard from you.

    Thanks a lot.

  14. Hey enstine,
    Cool post buddy, i use CCleaner to clear cache files & cookies to speed up my system will give this tool a try & leave a comment here again about how that tool worked for me 🙂

    Regards,
    Issac paul

  15. Hi Enstine,

    Thanks for suggesting this application. You are right it will reduces backup time and cost.
    Also save disk space and improve efficiency.
    Keep sharing..!!

  16. What kind of duplicate file this software will remove ? If there are two file with same name, same size but different about content, will it remove too ?

    • Hey Alize,
      Those are good questions 😉
      There are options to select the file types to check for duplicate by name and of course other file properties. You may want to run the free version and see how it works 😉

  17. Hi Enstine,

    There are tons of duplicate files on my computer. I often copy files for ease of access and forget to delete the old copies.

    I am currently using dupeGuru to remove duplicate files which is also quite a handy software. I will certainly try out this one as well. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Hi Enstine,

    Thanks so much for introducing me to “Duplicate File Finder” I had issues with my computer and spent most of the weekend cleaning it up. I got so frustrated that I went out and purchased another one.
    On this new baby I want to keep it clean and clear as much as possible. I’ve book marked this because my new computer is only 2 days old. But I want to run it on my older one.
    As a mac user it is pretty expensive to keep buying new computers lol. I need all the help I can get cleaning my old one out.
    Thanks a bunch!
    -Donna

  19. Hey Enstine,

    Now I’m no computer expert of course but I do run a few things on my computer frequently to help keep it as clean as possible but I’m sure it doesn’t always work.

    I run a program every night call CCleaner and it cleans files and your browsers. Does that do the same thing or is this something totally different? My computer is starting to get slower and slower of course and yes it’s a PC. That’s why I run these programs trying to keep my computer as clean as possible. I uninstall programs I’m not using, I’m as careful as I can be but once again, that doesn’t mean I’m knowledgeable on this is really doing the trick and I don’t need to do more.

    Thanks Enstine for sharing this with us and you have a wonderful week. Happy to have you over at my place today.

    ~Adrienne

    • Hey Adrienne,
      I used CCleaner in the past but didn’t see any duplicate file removing feature. I just checked the feature page here: https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner and duplicate file removing function is not listed. That leads me to conclude these are different apps all together.

      If you don’t have free space, you may still have issues with speed even after running ccleaner. You may want to run the demo and see how much space it can help you save before making any decision to go ahead with it or not.

      Hope to hear your experience 😉

      thanks for being part of this post today.

      • Hey Enstine,

        Thanks for letting me know. I was wondering about that because some of what it does clean I’m not sure what those files are. You cleared that up for me so I’m going to install it and give it a test run.

        Thank you!

        ~Adrienne

  20. Hi Enstine,

    How are you my friend? What a crazy few weeks it has been on my side of the blogging world and I haven’t been as active the past few weeks as I normally am thanks to the book launch!

    I really appreciate this article and I’m going to download the duplicate file finder. I’ve had a few issues with my laptop of late and I’m convinced my hard drive is unnecessarily full of “stuff” and I wouldn’t be surprised if this wasn’t a reason why.

    I’ll be sure to let you know how it works for me.

    I hope you have a great week!!!

    ~ Don Purdum

    • Hi Don,
      I love the fact that your business is growing and the proof is that you are becoming more busy on things that work. That’s it when you have a product that pulls almost all of your attention because everyone is on it.

      Congratulations!

      Oyeah try out this tool let’s see how many duplicates are sitting there on your HDD and eating up space. I’m sure you’ll save a lot of working space and of course, I’ll be glad to know how it works with you.

      Thanks for your feedback and do have a wonderful week ahead buddy

  21. Hi Enstine, thanks for this although I knew I have many duplicate content on my PC even with different names but I was too lazy to be deleting them one after the other as they are in different folders.
    Would surely try this now and am sure it would help.
    Thanks for sharing

      • Yes Enstine, have downloaded and installed it, working as expected but unable to delete the duplicate files except after registering.
        Very good and I loved it maybe am go going to upgrade if and only if I can pay the upgrade fee later on.
        Thanks

  22. Duplicate files create data redundancy. They occupy your computer space and also slow it down. Great tool is shared above to care of them but I have another free tool to share. It is called CCleaner, you can download from their official site called Piriform. It is really great.

    Thanks for writing 🙂

    • Hey I used CCleaner in the past to keep my registry clean but didn’t know about the duplicate file removing features.

      I’ll check that out and thanks for mentioning 😉

  23. Hi Enstine,

    Again with a great post, but this time with a amazing software to clear duplicate files and increase the performance the of PC. Yet I am not using any such type of software to speed up my laptop. But I think I should try this.
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  24. Hi Muki,

    That’s a great tool bro, my computer is fully filled with screenshots, text file, all related to blogging, and duplicate files too. This helped me a lot! Thank you for sharing!

    Cheers!

  25. Hi Muki,
    Great to see such amazing software for finding and deleting duplicate applications which may cause serious damage to PC performance. I generally use CCleaner for cleaning.

    I am very curious about what windows OS version do you use?
    Thanks for the post. Cheers!

    • Hi Sakib,
      He is using Windows XP … Most probably Service Pack 2. I have played a lot with that OS.

      Enstine , Correct me if I am wrong on that.

      Thanks

  26. Hello sir Muki, this is very GOOD because my computer is very slow, i’ve tried all i can to make it fast but none worked for me, i am very glad you wrote about this and a surely going to install the Duplicate file finder to make my computer fast, Thanks alot for the post, God bless you!

      • Will do that Sir!, am currently downloading the software, i will inform you when am done! and i want to know if it can remove some of my unwanted software, Thanks

      • Hello Sir Muki, do i need to upgrade it to clear the remaining folders?

        I keep getting this message saying “Please Upgrade: Trial Limit Reached”

        How do i go about that, Thanks.

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