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How To Remove Duplicate Files From PC & Android

The most common & annoying problem that every computer and smartphone user faces at least once or twice in his/her lifetime is the duplicacy of folders & files. In this problem, a computer or smartphone creates multiple copies of a single file or folder, which then occupy the storage in the system memory. And, it becomes nearly impossible to get through each file & folder and remove those duplicate files manually.

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There are several tricks to resolve this duplicacy problem. In this article, we’ll help you to delete all the duplicate files from your PC & Android in less than a minute. So, without further delay, let’s get started.

Remove Duplicate Files From PC

In order to remove these duplicate files, you will need a software called CCleaner. Just download & install its free version to your PC, and then follow the given steps.

Step 1. Open CCleaner>>Goto Tools>>and Choose duplicate finder>> choose your desired settings. For instance, set the size of the document, select file type, etc.

Step 2. Once you configured the settings, now choose the local drive to scan duplicate files. Then, hit the search button.

Step 3. When scanning is completed, it will show all the original files associated with their duplicate files. Simply select the files one by one or select all to delete duplicate files.

You can also use the DISK cleanup tool to remove unnecessary duplicate files on your Windows PC. It frees up a lot of reserved space on your hard disk drive (HDD).

Remove Duplicate Files From Android

This process is very similar to the PC one, We’ll use an Android application to remove duplicate files. Just go to the play store, then download & install Duplicate Files Fixer into your Android phone, and follow the given steps.

Step 1. Open the duplicate files fixer app and choose the file type that you want to remove from your smartphone and click on the scan button.

Step 2. Once the scanning is done, you can see all the duplicate files listed on your smartphone. If you want, you can create a backup of your all files before taking any action. Or, you can delete the duplicate files one by one or multiple at once by clicking on the delete button,

That’s it. You are all set. Now you can uninstall this app or keep it on your Android phone for the future.


In computers, the main reason behind the duplicacy of files is mainly viruses or unknowingly downloading one file multiple times. If you are facing this problem right now, you can follow this tutorial to remove duplicate files from your PC or Android phone.

If you’ve any questions or queries regarding this tutorial, comment down. Also, don’t forget to share this content with your friends & family. Stay tuned for more articles.

Ashish Pandey
Ashish Pandeyhttps://techsettle.com
Ashish Pandey is a professional content writer for Tech Settle. He covers the latest news, smartphones, apps, howtos tutorials, and the good and bad of tech.


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