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Duplicate File Detective Help

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To get started quickly, we recommend using the New Project Wizard.


1.Click the Project Wizard button located in the Home tab of the application ribbon bar. You will be asked to choose a File Matching method. Leave the default Checksum Search option selected and click the Next button.

2.Now specify which drives or folders you would like to scan. For now, select Documents from the listing on the right and click the blue right arrow button to add it to the list of directories to scan. Click the Next button again.

3.Next, the Project Wizard will ask you to specify which types of files you would like to scan. Accept the default file matching pattern (we can always make changes later) and click the Next button.

4.The Project Wizard next allows you to specify which columns will appear in the final duplicate search results report. Again, accept the defaults for now and click Next.

5.Finally, the Project Wizard will tell you that it's ready to start. Click the Finish button, and the duplicate search process will begin.


Soon you'll have a report of the duplicate files found in your specified directory. The rest of this help guide discusses the tools and capabilities that Duplicate File Detective offers to help you refine your duplicate searches and effectively manage the results.