Cisdem Duplicate Finder User Guide

2020-06-02 02:34:00 / Posted by Rosa Reyes to Utility Follow @ Rosa

Cisdem Duplicate Finder is a good helper to release the space on your HD, you can scan photos, videos, archives, entire folders and more. Also according to the advanced preferences, you can scan truely duplicate files as your requirement easily and quickly. To facilitate the process of scanning & removing duplicates with Cisdem Duplicate Finder, there are four main parts available to get started.

 

Part 1 Download & Install

1. You can download the installation package of Cisdem Duplicate Finder from the below link.

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2. Install Cisdem Duplicate Finder with the downloaded package. Double-click the dmg file.

Drag the Cisdem Duplicate Finder icon to Applications folder.

Part 2 Activation

After installing the program, you need to activate the program if you want to use the full version feature.

1. Go to Lauchpad or Applications folder, double click Cisdem Duplicate Finder to run the program, and then click the key icon on the top right corner.

2. Copy-n-paste the license code into the popped-up window, click Activate.

Part 3 Application Operating

Part 3.1 Scan normal folders

Step 1 Add folders in the program

a. Drag-n-drop folders to the circle area on the start interface.

b. Click File > Open… on menu bar, then choose folders in the window that appears.

c. Click the cross button on the left side of the circle and choose folders from the window that appears.

To remove all folders, you can click the red button at the upper-left corner.

Step 2 Click Scan to start scanning, the scanning interface shows Files Scanned, Duplicates Found and Total Duplicates Size.

Step 3 Click Stop to finish the scanning or wait until the scanning is auto stopped. Select the file you want to remove, click Delete.

1. You could click here to select the duplicates type you want to be showing;

2. All the deleted files are selected by default, you could manually check and decide the duplicates to delete one-by-one, also you could click here to change the deleted selection automaticly.

Tips: If you want to deselect all the duplicate files, just click Edit> Select All( or press Command+a on the keyboard), then click "Deselect".

3. You could click here to adjust the sort of the duplicates by Name, Size, Count and Type.

 

 

Part 3.2 Scan iTunes

Step 1 Open iTunes Preferences, choose Advanced. You’ll find the Media folder location.

Step 2 Open Duplicate Finder Preference, then check if the location is match as the iTunes.

If not, click Change, and choose the correct location.

Step 3 Add iTunes to Duplicate Finder, click Scan.

Step 4 Click Open in the window that appears. The scan will start.

Step 5 You will find the iTunes interface as following, go to Cisdem Duplicate Media, all the deleted iTunes duplicates are saved in this folder, since our program cannot directly remove files from iTunes, we have to move them to another folder first, then you need to manually delete the duplicates.

 

Part 3.3 Scan Photos Library for 10.14 or earlier

Step 1 Go to Photos > Preferences, Check the location of Photos library, make sure it is the library you want to scan, click  to make it gray.

Step 3 Drag and drop the Photos Library to Duplicate Finder for scanning.

Note: Please make sure what you dragged in is photos library instead of Photos app.

Step 4 Click Scan, a window pops-up to prompt you if the library is the correct one you want to scan, click YES after confirmed.

If not, click Cancel and go to Preferences of Photos to set the library as a system photo library ( mentioned in step 1)

Note:

1. Cisdem can only scan the system photoslibrary, so if the photoslibrary you dragged in is not used as a system photoslibrary, then it will not access to the correct result.

For example, there are two photoslibrarys, you dragged library B into the program for scanning, but library A is used as a system photoslibrary, Cisdem Duplicate Finder will scan library A still.

2. Please keep your Photos app open while the whole scanning.

 

Step 5 When the scanning is finished, all the duplicate files and similar photos will be displaying on the interface, and you can check the duplicate/similar photos one by one before clicking Delete.

For exact duplicates: Please notice that Cisdem will only auto-mark the exact duplicate photos/videos for deletion, so if you want to delete the exact duplicates, the fastest way is direclty clicking "Delete" button to delete all the marked photos, or you can also select to manually mark the photos you want to delete.

For similar photos: To protect the security of your photos, similar photos will not be auto-marked by Cisdem, we suggest that you can check it before deleting. You can navigate to Image tab, and then select "Similar", all the recommended similar photos will be displaying in the list, you can manually tick the photos you need to delete and then click "Delete".

Note: Due to the limitations of Photos, Duplicate Finder cannot delete the photos in Photos Library completely, but those duplicate photos will be moved into Photos> Cisdem Duplicate Album.

 

Step 6 Delete duplicate photos in Photos app. 

Find “Cisdem Duplicate Album” under Photos, choose the photos you want to delete, right click on them and choose “Delete Photos”, then all the duplicate photos in Photo Library will be deleted.

Note: If you need to repeat the scanning on Photos Library, please restart Duplicate Finder.

 

Part 3.4 Scan Photos Library for 10.15 or later

Step 1 Go to Photos > Preferences, Check the location of Photos library, make sure it is the library you want to scan, click  to make it gray.

 

Step 3 Drag and drop the Photos Library to Duplicate Finder for scanning.

Note: Please make sure what you dragged in is photos library instead of Photos app.

Step 4 Click Scan, a window pops up to prompt you if the library is the correct one you want to scan, click YES after confirmed.

If not, click Cancel and go to Preferences of Photos to set the library as a system photo library ( mentioned in step 1)

 

Note: Cisdem can only scan the system photoslibrary, so if the photoslibrary you dragged in is not used as a system photoslibrary, then it will not access to the correct result.

For example, there are two photoslibrarys, you dragged library B into the program for scanning, but library A is used as a system photoslibrary, Cisdem Duplicate Finder will scan library A still.

 

Step 5 When the scanning is finished, all the duplicate files and similar photos will be displaying on the interface, and you can check the duplicate/similar photos one by one before clicking Delete.

For exact duplicates: Please notice that Cisdem will only auto-mark the exact duplicate photos/videos for deletion, so if you want to delete the exact duplicates, the fastest way is direclty clicking "Delete" button to delete all the marked photos, or you can also select to manually mark the photos you want to delete.

For similar photos: To protect the security of your photos, similar photos will not be auto-marked by Cisdem, we suggest that you can check it before deleting. You can navigate to Image tab, and then select "Similar", all the recommended similar photos will be displaying in the list, you can manually tick the photos you need to delete and then click "Delete".

Step 6 Click "Delete" on the program after delete selection has been confirmed, then click "Delete" on the pop-up window.

Note: Deleted photos will be moved into Photos app > Recently Deleted, if you want to competely delete those photos, you can go to delete them all in Recently Deleted.

 

Part 3.5 Scan multiple Photo Libraries

You can only scan the photo libraries one by one if there are multiple photo libraries, after scanning photo library A, you can go to choose library B and use it as a system photo library to start scanning library B. Below are the steps how to choose another library for scanning:

Step 1 Find Photos in Applications, then press and hold Option key, double click Photos app.

Step 2 Click “Other Library” button to choose another Photo Library.

Step 3 Go to Preferences of Photos, click  to set your another photo library as the system photo library.

Step 4 Restart Duplicate Finder, according to the macOS version running on your Mac, start scanning following the steps “Scan Photos Library for 10.14 or earlier” or "Scan Photos Library for 10.15 or later".

Tips: If you dragged more than one photo library into the program for scanning, a window will pop up to prompt you as below, just click "OK" and then drag one photo library into the program instead to scan.

 

Part 4 Preferences

You can get a better using experience by customizing preference settings of Cisdem Duplicate Finder for Mac. Click on the Cisdem Duplicate Finder > Preferences option at the top-left corner of the menu bar or directly click the set button at the top-right corner of the Cisdem Duplicate Finder.

 

General

You could set the way of scanning with General Preferences.

Scan Method: This option can be used if you want to scan the duplicates according to the file’s name.

Removal Method: This option can be used if you want to remove the duplicates permanently or move them to a folder after clicking Delete.

Image Similarity: You could change the Image similarity bigger if you want to scan the duplicate photos more accurate.

Select Minimum and Maximum file size: It is defaulted as 0 to Unlimited, but if you don’t want to scan the file size more than 200MB, then you could drag and move the mark at 200MB.

 

Ignore list

You could add the folders, special extension files and hidden files/folders to the list, then these files/folders will not be scanned as duplicates.

Selection

You could set the remove rules according to this feature.

Duplicates remove rules

Select newest duplicates for removal: The latest created duplicates will be priority selected to remove.

Select oldest duplicates for removal: The earliest created duplicates will be priority selected to remove.

Auto-select to remove duplicates by filename: This is a defaulted option. For example, if there are two duplicate files, one of the file is named as Document, and another is named as Document 1, then Document 1 will be priority selected to remove.

Select duplicates for removal from prioritized location: You could set the path here, if the duplicates belongs to one of the setting path, it will be priority selected to remove.

 

Similar images remove rules

Follow the duplicates removal rule: Follow the rules with duplicates removal rule.

Select high-resolution similar images for removal/ Select high-quality similar images for removal: If you want to save space of your HD, you could select this option.

Select low-resolution similar images for removal/Select low-quality similar images for removal: If you want to keep the clearer photos, you could select this option.

 

Part 5 Update Application

When you want to check if your current version is the latest one, you can follow the steps below to update it.

Step 1 Click Cisdem Duplicate Finder – Check for Updates… on the left top menu bar

Step 2 Click Install on the pop-up window if the current version is not the latest one.

                                                                                               

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