Duplicate Files Finder on Mac

By Emily Watson, Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017

Mac is a well-designed machine able to help you deal with things at work or in daily life. Though its system enables to keep a fast and smooth performance, it would go slow someday. Therefore, it's essential to manage files, especially duplicate files and useless iTunes files on Mac as to keep your Mac "young and fresh".

However, due to its system design, it's actually hard to find and access duplicate files on Mac. Most duplicate contents are media files like photos, videos, songs, recordings and so on. They take up much more space than other types of files, so your Mac will embrace a great weigh loss if able to clear and remove duplicate files. Do you have an idea? No hassle. There is the best bet for your consideration.

Method: Use FonePaw MacMaster to Scan and Remove Duplicate Files

MacMaster, a desirable Mac cleaner, is safe, well-designed and user-friendly, which can be told from the thoughful details in the whole process. It supports to scan the whole Mac and display all duplicate files before you. It's easy to use and just as simple as the following steps show.

Mac Version Download

Step 1. Install and Open MacMaster

Users can directly download MacMaster from product page or via a click of the button above. After finishing its installment, please launch the app on "Launchpad".

Then, you can see a small and dedicate window popping up with statistics like "CPU Usage" and "Network Usage". Also, you can easily clean up "Junk Files" or "Large & Old Files", etc.

If you're not tech-savvy, you can directly tell the status of your Mac. As for duplicate files, please click "Duplicate Finder" to begin your trip. 

 Install and Open Dr. Cleaner

Step 2. Start Scanning Folders on Mac

After selecting "Duplicate Finder" from the left sidebar, MacMaster supports users to scan certain folders, so click "Choose Path" and select a desired folder to open. Then, click the "Scan" tab to get it started. The process takes time according to the size of the files. Don't waste time here. Pick a book and read it for enjoying this spare moment. Or, just learn new knowledge from your dear gadget (Known as playing with your cell phone).

Drag Folders and Start Scanning

Step 3. Preview and Remove Duplicate Files

When the scanning process completes, to be clear for you, all the duplicate files will be listed on the interface and actually they are classified in categories like:

  • All

  • Photos

  • Music

  • Others

View by Category

Click "View By" to select one category to preview the items. If you don't know which ones to be removed, check them according to its saving path or by clicking the magnifier logo. After removing the unneeded files, you're allowed to see only one file left and it will inform you how much space is free up.

Cleaning Complete

Note:

1. You can preview the photos, videos, songs, etc. in the first place avoiding mistaken deletion.

2. Tap the location under the file and copy the path to open the folder immediately.


It's easy, right? Deleting duplicates is able to free up much space on Mac, and then your Mac will back to prime time. Don't forget to clean up duplicate items from time to time.

Video Guide for Deleting Duplicate Files on Mac

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