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Getting rid of duplicate files

(6 Posts)
Elegran Tue 25-Oct-16 17:30:58

Can anyone recommend a programme (preferably free) that will find duplicate files on my PC, by searches on various criteria, and compare them then delete the surplus ones? My computer (about 7 years old, and seemed to have lots of memory when new) has decided that it is running out of space, so I want to identify duplicate photos etc and weed them out.

The alternative is to buy and install another integral hard drive - there is a slot for one - so any advice on that would be welsome too.

Elegran Tue 25-Oct-16 17:31:38

welcome not welsome.

Stansgran Tue 25-Oct-16 17:56:55

Have you de fragged it recently? That tends to show how much space there is? Would it help storing photos etc on an external disk,though I don't know if that frees up space as I a man ignoramus in all things techie.

grannylyn65 Tue 25-Oct-16 18:11:50

There are many 'free' ones but only allow you to delete so many and I find them complicated. You can put hundreds of photos on usb stick which are cheap on ebay!!

BenFriedman Mon 31-Oct-16 09:03:37

another option is to push images to the cloud.

NanaandGrampy Mon 31-Oct-16 09:15:39

If you select a big chunk of your photo files , select cut and then paste them in a different folder , when the process identifies a duplicate it will ask you what you want to do.

At that stage select the option to compare files , then you can choose which to keep .

It's free , needs no additional software and quite simple.