Step 4. How to Manage Duplicate Files
The best and safest way to mark duplicate files (with ability to restore them) is to rename them with prefix/postfix. See "Rename duplicates" below.
Select Duplicate Files
Mark copies of files which will be moved, renamed or deleted.You can mark files manually or use following functions from the contextual menu:
- Select all duplicates in this folder
e.g. if you've compared 2 folders and now want to delete duplicates from the second folder then just use this function to select required files.
Comment: the previous selected files remains still selected after using of this function.
- Select all dupicates in the selected branch of subdirectories
Similar to previous option but applicable to the branch of subdirectories.
- Leave only oldest version in each Dup.Group
Selects all files except the oldest ones in each Dup.Group (based on the file modification time)
- Leave only newest version in each Dup.Group
Selects all files except the latest ones in each Dup.Group (based on the file modification time)
Manage Duplicate Files
There are 3 kinds of operations with duplicate files available in Easy Duplicate Finder™:
- Delete duplicates
You can delete duplicates permanently or move them to Recycle Bin.
- Rename duplicates
This function allows to rename duplicate files by adding specified prefix or postfix to file names.
- Move duplicates to folder
"Move Duplicates to Folder" dialog:
"Rename Duplicates" dialog:
"Delete Duplicates" dialog:
Choose the way to remove duplicates.
The output list includes both original files and duplicates!
You need to be careful when you delete or move files.