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How to Find Duplicate Folder Files on Mac OS

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How to Find Duplicate Folder Files on Mac OS
How to Find Duplicate Folder Files on Mac OS

How to find or find duplicate files/folders in Mac OS X , on a Macbook laptop or iMac PC. Along with use on Mac devices. Of course, we often do activities to save, copy, or paste files from one folder to another.

How to Find Duplicate Folder Files on Mac OS
How to Find Duplicate Folder Files on Mac OS

Unknowingly after we check the storage capacity , the remaining free hard drive or SSD space is running low.

After further investigating the cause, it turns out that there are files or folders with the same name and size, or can also be called duplicates.

For that we need to overcome it, by looking for or finding the duplicate file, then delete it.

For more details, let’s take a closer look at the following:

How to Find Duplicate Folder Files on Mac OS:

1. Using Smart Folders

  • The first way you open Finder.
  • Next, select File > New Smart Folder in the menu bar.
  • Then in the New Smart Folder, you select the [+] icon in the upper right corner.
  • Then set the dropdown menu to name and matches .
  • You look for file names that are indicated as duplicates, in the search field.
  • Now you just delete or delete the file.

2. Using Duplicate File Finder

  • The second way is to use a free mac apps that must be present on Mac devices, called Duplicate File Finder .
  • You can download it for free here .
  • Then install the application as usual.
  • Open or run the application.
  • You drag or select a folder to find duplicate files.
  • If it has been added, then select the Scan button .
  • After that, the duplicate scan results will be displayed in graphic form. As in the image below:
  • Now you can clean up some files that are indicated as duplicates.
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This is an article on how to find or find duplicate files/folders on Mac OS X, on a Macbook laptop or iMac PC. Hope it can help you.