Hard Drives are like garbage junks of our family. Soon, they can be filled with duplicate files and can be a headache for the user.
Thus, we need to tackle them effectively at the earliest.
Whether it’s a local drive or cloud account the a huge amount of storage space can be eaten up by these duplicate files. This same thing is also a major issue with flash drive. So let’s discuss about the ways to settle this down.
Shutdown Ready Boost
It’s a bridge between your System memory and the hard drive. As its name suggests, it can boost up the system performance. But, on the other hand, it might lead to duplicate file creation. Enabling ReadyBoost will lead to the storing on your computer’s hard disk to store files and they won’t be deleted once you eject the flash drive. Whereas, turning it off does away with the chances of any duplication of files, in case the flash drive is removed accidentally.
- Connect the Flash Drive to your PC.
- Turn on the PC.
- Then right-click on your Flash Drive and select Properties from the context menu.
- Now click on ReadyBoost.
- Choose the Do not use this device option.
- Click Apply | OK.
Go for Windows Search Method
No wonder, this method might be difficult, but at the end you will the desired results. Using this you can search for duplicate files of a specific type by entering the file extension type, like .png. You will get a list of files with the .png extension, located on your computer. Now it’s up to you to scrutinize each file carefully and decide whether it’s a duplicate file or not. The search scan time completely depends on the hard drive size, the total space occupied and the number of partitions on the hard drive.
- Start your PC.
- Double-click on Flash Drive.
- Press the F3 key.
- Search for different file extensions in the Search Box. E.g. .jpg, .jpeg, .tiff, .docx, .doc, .pdf, .mp3, .mov.
- Click on the View tab.
- Go to the Layout category, and click on Layout: Details.
- Now, click on Group By | Name.
- At the end, delete all duplicate files from the search result.
Clone Files Checker
Surely, the last solution was a helpful one. But at the end, it was very tiring for the user and one can’t rely on the accuracy as the huge chunk of files can confuse anybody.
How about going for an easy way to tackle the problem. Yes, Clone File Checker can be a good solution. As it’s an automated one, it can ease up your work to a greater extent. You just need to download and install this on your PC. After the launch of this program, you will be provided with a very simple and easy to use interface that will scan your computer and Google Drive for duplicate files. Even, you can scan for a specific file type and opt to create a backup before deleting any duplicates to avoid any unforeseen circumstances. Most importantly, you can choose a different course of action for every different set of results!