When the service time of your Mac get longer and longer, the files stored in it will be more and more. Your Mac’s hard drives will run out of space. And you have to transfer some files to your external hard drives, but this method just masks the symptoms. And after you transfer files many times, your external hard drives may be a sea of duplicate photos, music files, archives, videos and other files. So finding and removing duplicate files on Mac and external hard drives seems a good way to free up disk space to store files.
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Before showing users how to find duplicate files Mac, let us talk about the bad influences that duplicate files will bring to Mac. Just imagine, if there are so many duplicate files on your Mac, what will happen?
At first, the time that you use to search target files will get longer. We all know, the more files you store in your Mac, the more difficult you find your files. What's more, there are a lot of duplicate files, which will make that harder. Obviously, it is likely to decrease your productivity if you let them stored on your Mac and external hard drives.
And then, other bad influence is that a large quantity of duplicates files will take a lot of hard disk space, which will make your Mac runs slower and slower and you will have no space to get update to OS X 10.12, even you can’t install more application. Those duplicate files hide in the corner you don't know, and gobble up your Mac and external hard drive space. And you have no more space to store other useful files. So it’s time to remove all duplicate files from your internal and external hard drives.
How to delete duplicate files such as photos that are stored on an external hard drives? I have over 15000 duplicate photos on my Photos, half of it stored on the external HD. I tried to find these duplicates manually, but it was a waste of time and energy. Is there a duplicate file finder which could help me to find and remove these duplicate photos on Mac? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Above is a question from a Mac users who wants to remove duplicate photos from Photos and external hard drives. Manually finding and removing duplicates from external hard drive or any other drive, is nearly an impossible task and very tedious. So here I am not telling you to manually remove duplicate files from Mac and external hard drive, I am going to show you the fastest way to do that.
The best solution regarded by the most of Mac users to get rid of duplicate files is utilization of the best duplicate file finder such as Cisdem DuplicateFinder. It has the duplicate scanning algorithms that scan entire external hard drive to identify and remove identical files regardless of file name. It can remove kinds of duplicate files including photos, songs, videos, archives, packages, documents and many more. Download free trial version of Cisdem DuplicateFinder below and follow below steps to find and remove duplicate files from Mac and external hard drives.
Steps to find and remove duplicate files on Mac and external hard drive
1. If you want to remove duplicates in iTunes, just open iTunes, click File and select Display Duplicates. And you can also press the Alt or Option key and click the View menu, select “Show Exact Duplicate Items”. Any duplicate items found will be displayed in the main iTunes window, allowing you to simply delete them as normal.
2. You can also use Finder to locate duplicates manually. Open a new Finder window. Enter the wild card asterisk symbol or keywords in the search field. Make sure the Size and Kind columns are displayed. Filter the results by Kind, and you will see the list of similar items. The process is rather slow because you need to manually decide which ones to keep and which to delete.
3. It is important to note that Cisdem DuplicateFinder can be used to find and remove duplicates from iPods.
4. Regularly manage your files and folders, this can help you find and delete duplicate files quickly.
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