Monday, October 1, 2018

Duplicate File Finder Android - Remove Duplicates in One-Click

We save important files in appropriate folders on Android. Sometimes, we have come across duplicate files. These duplicate files occupy extra storage on your device. You may have noticed or not, every Android phone will have duplicate files.

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As you use your Android phone more and more, duplicate files can eat storage memory. If your device's storage space is low, you will not be allowed to save files. One of the reasons for low storage is duplicate files.

If you lose large storage due to duplicate files, it can slow down your device's performance.

Let's see how duplicate files are created on the Android phone.

Example 1: Duplicate files are created when you copy a file from internal to SD card. You may forget to delete the copied file from the internal storage. If the copied file is a movie, think about how much memory you're losing.

Example 2: Duplicate files are created when you download a file from a source for more than one time.

Example 3: Android backup apps and media apps create cached images. This results in creating duplicate files.

Example 4: Receiving files many times via file sharing apps creates duplicates.

Today, we are happy to share an awesome duplicate file finder Android app.

Duplicate file finder android

In this post, you'll learn how to find and delete duplicate files on Android.


Requirements


  • Android phone (any version).
  • Duplicate Files Fixer app.

Features of Duplicate Files Fixer App


  • It can delete all types of duplicate files on Android.
  • It will show preview before deleting files.
  • Once scanned for duplicate files, you could exclude files that you may want to keep.
  • Mark options to include/exclude files before and after scanning duplicate files.
  • It helps you to save loads of storage space.

Steps


Follow the simple steps to learn how to use the app.

  • Download Duplicate Files Fixer app. You can click here to download it from the Play Store.
  • Launch the app.
  • Learn or Skip the simple tutorial on this app.

Grant permission to clean

  • Grant permission to clean the audio/video, picture and doc files. Tap on Got It option to proceed.

scan now

  • On the next screen, Full Duplicate Scan option will be checked automatically. If you want to select the specific file type, tick the respective checkbox. Here, multiple selections will not work. Tap on Refresh symbol which is at top right side. Then, Tap on the Scan Now button. 
  • Before starting to scan, you'll be asked to Allow permission to access folders on your device. Tap on Allow option.

Note: It will take less than a minute to scan for files. It depends on how much storage has been occupied by files.

Once the scanning has been completed, you'll be directed to Duplicate Files screen. It is also called as the Preview screen.

Duplicate files - Preview screen

Here, you'll see the original and duplicate files. Duplicate files will be automatically marked for deletion. So, you don't need to worry about searching for duplicate files manually.

In the All section, you could see all the files. To see a certain file format, choose other sections like Audios, Videos, Pictures, etc.,


  • Now, tap on the Delete Now button.

Note: Check whether Android version is Lollipop 5.0 or above. If Yes, you need to select the root folder to grant permission to this app.

For Android 5.0 or above, Grant permission from Root folder


  • Tap on Grant Permission option.
  • On the next screen, tap on 3 vertical dots on top right side and touch show SD card. If you couldn't find this option, tap on 3 Horizontal lines on the top left side and select SD card. Then give permission to this app.

Note: It's a one-time permission. Thus, you'll not be asked for each time. If your Android version is less than 5.0, you won't find the above option to select the root folder. So, users with Android version less than 5.0 can ignore the above steps.

After granting permission, you'll be returned to the Preview screen.



  • Tap on Delete Now button once again.


  • Removing duplicate files

    As you could see, Duplicate Files Fixer is removing the duplicate files.

    Recovered storage space

    Now, the duplicate files have been cleaned. The last screen will show how much memory has been recovered. Tap on Ok option.


    Conclusion


    Removing duplicate files on Android is super easy. All you need is the perfect tool to clean up. We found that Duplicate Files Fixer is the best duplicate file finder app for android. There are some alternates too. Such as Duplicate File Remover and Duplicate Media Remover apps.

    I hope this article helps. Don't forget to share this article with your friends!

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