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How to Use CCleaner File Finder to Delete Duplicate Files

Latest version of CCleaner is out! And it includes a new feature called File Finder. It searches for duplicate files in your computer that is hard to find by manual process. Sometimes, we are not aware that we have duplicate files in our computer, so File Finder can save us a lot of space. Note that you have to be careful in deleting duplicate files for it may harm your computer, if you are not sure what file is that or what is it for, better leave it.

CCleaner will definitely help your computer to run faster because you can clean your Windows registry, disable startup programs, and delete duplicate files.

 

 

Steps to Use CCleaner Duplicate File Finder

1. Open CCleaner, click Tools, then select File Finder.

2. Select what drive you want to search for duplicate files.

3. In the “Match by” area, check what properties of file you want to search for duplicate. If we check the Name, Size and Modified Date, CCleaner will look for files which has the same file name, file size and modified date.

4. In the “Ignore” area, check also the file types you want CCleaner to ignore during its search. Be careful in unchecking “System Files” and “Hidden Files” because your computer may crash if you delete some of those files. It is also hard to recover if you delete system files.

5. Click “Search“. Select “OK” in the pop-up window.

6. Select which file you want to delete. Think first before you decide which files you will delete because, again, your computer may crash if you delete some important files.  If you are not sure what file is that or what is it for, better leave it.

7. Click “Save text to file“. Select the location where you want to save the list of files you will soon delete. Just in case you need to recover them. Click “Save”.

8. Confirm the file you want to delete. Click “Delete Selected“. Select “OK” in the pop-up window.

 

 

Reference

CCleaner v4.0 includes Duplicate File Finder, performance increases & more [via thewindowsclub.com]

Download Link

Download CCleaner Latest Version [via piriform.com]

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