Deleting Duplicate Files on a Mac

From time to time you may accidentally duplicate your files unknowingly and end up with two (or more) versions of exactly the same file. More often than not this happens when you intend to move a file but end up copying it instead. In fact it is a safe bet that there are quite a few duplicate files residing on your Mac right at this very moment – and they may even be taking up a fair amount of storage space.

Tracking down duplicate files manually can be a tricky task. Considering you aren’t likely to know which files have been duplicated and which ones aren’t, it is really somewhat like finding a needle in the haystack. As such if you want to find and delete duplicate files you will need help – which is where you should turn to Movavi Mac Cleaner.

Essentially Movavi Mac Cleaner can be used as a  duplicate file finder for Mac and will scan your Mac, locate any duplicate files, and allow you to delete them. To start doing that you just need to follow these steps:

  1. Launch Movavi Mac Cleaner and let it scan your drive automatically to locate any junk files (or stop the scan if you’d prefer not to wait).
  2. Select the ‘Duplicate Files’ tab on the left.
  3. Click ‘Add Folders’ and choose the folders that you want to scan for duplicate files.
  4. Click ‘Find Duplicates’.
  5. Select the duplicate files that you want to remove and click ‘Move to trash’.

By clearing out any duplicate files you should be able to free up some space on your Mac. However if you want to free up even more space then you should also take advantage of Movavi Mac Cleaner’s other features – starting with cleaning the junk on your Mac.

All you need to do is go back to the main screen and click ‘Start Cleaning’ to remove all the junk files from your Mac. While you’re at it you could then use the ‘Uninstaller’ feature to remove any apps that you no longer need, as well as leftovers from apps that may have been left behind when they were uninstalled.

Rest assured that is by no means all that Movavi Mac Cleaner can do, and it also comes with its own ‘Shredder’ to securely delete sensitive files, and a built-in antivirus and firewall to protect your Mac. Suffice to say your Mac is far more likely to be kept in good condition with it on the case.

For now you can start by clearing any duplicate files and freeing up more space on top of that using Movavi Mac Cleaner. That should ensure your hard drive isn’t too full, and will also help to boost the performance of your Mac.