Cisdem Duplicate Finder User Guide

2020-06-02 02:34:49 / 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.

Free Download

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 How to 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.

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



Part 3.2 How to 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 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 How to scan Photos Library?

Step 1 Go to Photos > References, Check the location of Photos library.

Step 2 Drag and drop the Photos Library to Duplicate Finder for scanning.

Step 3 Click Scan > Open, the Photos will be opened, and Duplicate Finder will start scanning the Photos Library.

Step 4 After the scanning, choose the duplicate photos you want to delete, then click “Delete”, see following. Then click Yes to delete the selected files.


Step 5 Due to the limitations of Photos, Duplicate Finder cannot delete the photos in Photos Library completely, but those duplicate photos will be filed into Photos-Cisdem Duplicate Album.


Step 6 Delete duplicate photos in Photos app. For different macOS, the operations to delete photos in Photos app will be different.

#1 For macOS 10.14 and earlier

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.


#2 For macOS 10.15 users

Find “Cisdem Duplicate Album” under Photos, press Command+A to select all photos in Cisdem Duplicate Album, then press Command and right click to choose "Delete” to remove the selected photos. All the photos under Cisdem Duplicate Album will be removed.

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


Part 3.4 How to scan Photos Library on an external disk?

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

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

Step 3 Go to Preferences of Photos, select “Use as System Photo Library”.

Step 4 Open Preferences of Duplicate Finder, then click Change to set Photos Library location.

Step 5 Restart Duplicate Finder, then start scanning following the steps “How to scan Photos Library with Duplicate Finder”


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.



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.


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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