duplicate finder

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by oceangirl10, May 3, 2018.

  1. oceangirl10 macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2016
    Is there a duplicate finder that can select all duplicates and delete them? The two I have found - Duplicate Finder and Duplicate File Finder can only do one duplicate file at a time. I have the paid version of both of these, but if there is a free or paid one that works well, please let me know.
  2. oceangirl10 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2016
    Is Gemini either remove all found duplicates or remove them one at a time? Does it have a feature to select all the ones you want to remove rather than all or one by one?
  3. sputnikBA macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2018
    You can choose. Also depending on your choices it will try to learn your preferences (eg always delete older versions of a file). It has quite a few options so try it out and see what you think.
  4. oceangirl10 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2016
    Just to be clear, let's say I drop a bunch of folders into it and do a scan. A list of all folders and files with duplicates appears. I can choose to delete all the duplicates in the whole list if I want. I can choose to click on each one, see the duplicates that go with that click, then choose which duplicates I want to delete. What I want to do is select multiple files at the same time, but not all of them at once, from the list of all the folders and files that appears (the ones that appear after scanning). From those selected, then I want to delete all the duplicates within them. Will it do this?
  5. sputnikBA, May 4, 2018
    Last edited: May 4, 2018

    sputnikBA macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2018

    Yes, you can choose to manually go through and only delete specific files. And yes it won’t delete anything automatically unless that is what you want.

    - You scan the files
    - It will show you a list of what it thinks are duplicates
    - You can choose to make it auto select obvious dupes, or go through the whole list manually if you prefer to (I am obsessive so I normally go through the list myself)
    - You can delete the files (these aren’t gone straight away, it just moves to the trash
    - After clearing the obvious dupes, it will ask you if you want to examine less obvious ones (eg. similar files). You don’t have to do that - you can clear as much or as little as you want to.

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