How can are remove duplicate files from my PC?

Anonymous September 15, 2014

Can anyone guide me to what tool/app should I use to eradicate all duplicate files and their minute little traces of my PC?

  1. Which would be a good dictionary for use on my PC (offline) and which dict. would be preferred online?
  2. Which would be a good image editor/viewer. I presently use Picassa.

I have a win8.1 PC and am a chrome user.

  1. Binary Man
    October 10, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Try Directory Report for finding duplicate files
    It is very fast and can save reports to many file formats

  2. Frank55
    September 25, 2014 at 2:45 am

    Hello Friend,
    There are many tools and software out there where you can try for free. Try "DuplicateFilesDeleter" it's an easy to use, powerful, and effective tool to find duplicate files in your PC and have it removed. You are free to choose which folder or drive in your PC you want to perform a scan. This software will not only free up disk space, but is also a performance booster for your PC. One good thing is it's compatible with all operating system. So you can try and google it now.

  3. Best K
    September 17, 2014 at 10:09 am

    There are so many free software for Windows to find and remove duplicate files. It helps in finding various types of duplicate files including pictures, documents, spreadsheets, MP3 files etc. You can scan for duplicate files in your disk and the program can delete found duplicate files easily.

  4. Hovsep A
    September 16, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Delete Duplicate Files Quickly With These Tools

    dupeGuru Finds Duplicate Files [Cross Platform]

    delete duplicate files or move duplicate files to another location.

    It will detect two different resolution files of the same picture as a duplicate, or the same picture saved in different formats, or duplicates where only minor cosmetic changes have taken place.

  5. Jeff F
    September 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Check out
    Clean up PC with Ccleaner or Soluto.

    Wordweb Free Dictionary is compatible with MS Word.

    Windows Live Photo Gallery, Irfanview or FastStone Image Viewer amongst many others are easy all around image editors/viewers.

  6. Oron J
    September 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    There are plenty of duplicate file finders around. I use Auslogics Duplicate File Finder but I've tried others and they were also fine. For photos, there are some specialised programs that will find pictures that *look* the same as well as those that are absolutely identical.

    I'm not entirely sure what you mean by "their minute little traces " but I'm guessing you're looking for a cleaning tool, in which case CCleaner (from is the best choice.
    NB: DO NOT clean the registry unless there's a very good reason to do so (and then, backup before you start). Registry cleaning can potentially kill your computer, and while CCleaner is very safe, you shouldn't take unnecessary risks just for the sake of tidiness...

    Regarding dictionaries, I like WordWeb (which is offline). For online use, I usually just type "define word" in Google (where "word" is the word I want to see defined) and Google pulls definitions for me from several dictionaries. If I had to choose specific sources, Meriam Webster online (, Oxford English Dictionary (in and The Urban Dictionary ( would probably cover most ground.

    As for photo editor, there's quite a range and it depends what features you're looking for. I use IrfanView as my "swiss army knife" as it's extremely quick and capable in opening and converting images. XNView and FastStone Image Viewer are good alternatives.
    For "proper" editing, (easy to use), GIMP (more capable, harder to use) and PhotoFiltre (note the spelling!) are all good, and there are at least another half dozen that could also be considered.
    Then you have the option of editing online with Aviary or [Broken Link Removed], Ribbet ( or PicMonkey ( but I guess that's not all that different from using Picassa, so you could just stay with that!

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