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How to finding and delete duplicate files on your hard drive

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As a PC user some of the thing we do unintentionally is to duplicate or even triplicate data or files we have already and this eats up our hard drive space over a period of time. Not to worry TechHabor has simple solution to help you sort out disk space management issues. We have also provided likes to these awesome software.

Here are three tools that can help you reduce the clutter on your system.

DoubleKiller

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DoubleKiller is an all-purpose duplicate finder that can scan folders, your whole drive, and even other PCs on your local network. It compares file name, size, modification date, and even content (presumably by hashing a file’s contents). The program also lets you exclude files by name, size, or type (XLS, MP4, etc.).

DoubleKiller has a lot of great features, but the interface may not be as straightforward as it could be. If you find yourself confused, start by adding some folders to scan under the Options tab then, go back to the DoubleKiller tab and click Run. Once it’s done you can decide to delete your duplicates or move them to another location

dupeGuru Picture Edition

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As its name suggests, dupeGuru Picture Edition is all about finding doubles in your image folders. Pictures can be one of the top sources of duplicates for many people, especially as we migrate to new PCs, restore data from back-ups, and keep pictures in different cloud services like Dropbox, Google+, and OneDrive.

DupeGuru PE is very easy to use. All you get is a simple window with options to add folders for scanning. When you’re ready, just hit Scan and let the program do its magic, then decide what to keep once it’s done.

Winmerge

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This is a seriously useful tool if you have a lot of documents or text files kicking around and need to pare them down. Winmerge lets you compare two versions of a document (or an entire directory) and then view the actual differences between them on screen. You can then choose to merge the text into one preferred document.

Unlike the other tools in this article, Winmerge isn’t about searching your hard drive for duplicate files. Instead, you have to know that the two files or directories you’re comparing are similar or earlier versions of each other.

The big advantage is that you can see the differences and then easily bring your files together into one canonical version. At first glance, you may find Winmerge’s interface a little overwhelming, but don’t be intimidated. The icons are designed to offer visual cues to help you understand how everything works.

With these three tools you’ll end up with a little more space on your hard drive in no time.

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