Remove duplicate files safely from my PC

  widdy 16:27 30 Dec 2015

Hi Whats the best way to remove duplicate files Thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:22 30 Dec 2015

very dangerous unless you are absolutely sure what you are doing

its only safe to remove duplicate data files.

removing duplicate system or program files can lead to malfunctioning programs or even the machine failing to boot.

  awest3 15:03 31 Dec 2015

If you have CCleaner installed it has a duplicate file finder as part of its tools section. As fruitbat says it should only to be used for your own data files such as photos, documents etc. Try to take a full external HDD backup prior to deleting any duplicates just so that you can replace any you may accidentally delete. Do not use on duplicate system files.

  widdy 08:01 10 Jan 2016

many thanks for your help

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