Duplicate Files Tab

The Duplicate Files tab is the main area you will be working with the duplicate files.
Once you have performed a scan you can now select files to delete, move or hard link.  If in doubt, leave a file alone. To mark a file, in the 'Duplicate Files' tab click on the checkbox. You can also double click on a file to open it in it's native application for further investigation. A right-click pop-up menu is available from the list, with many more options.
Duplicate Files Tab

Duplicate Files list

1. Duplicate Files list
The list of all the duplicate files found.  They are arranged in numbered 'Groups' (See group column).  Each file in a group can be considered duplicates according to the criteria you set at the beginning of the scan. Marking (ticking/checking) a file specifies that you intend to remove (delete) that file later on.
The alternating background color is to help distinguish between groups.
There are lots of tools within Duplicate Cleaner to help you mark the files. You can right-click on a file and use the context menu for more actions. You can use the selection assistant as well.

Marked files information

2. Marked files information
Here is displayed the number of files currently marked (ticked) for removal in the Duplicate files list.  The total filesize is also displayed.

Show Summary button

3. Show Summary button
Brings up the Scanning Window to show the summary of the last scan.

Selection Assistant button

4. Selection Assistant button
Brings up the Selection Assistant pop-up menu.

Groups with all files marked button

5. Groups with all files marked button
Marking all the files in group may lead to all copies of a file being deleted. This helps prevent that by bringing up a list of any groups which have had all the files marked for removal.  Selecting a group number and clicking 'Jump to Group' or double clicking will jump to the group in the list view.

Select by Location

6. Select by Location
Brings up the Select by Location window.

Select by text pattern

7. Select by text pattern
Brings up the Select by Text Pattern window.

Quick Column arrangement buttons

8. Quick Column arrangement buttons
Quickly reduces the amount of columns in the list for easy browsing depending on the situation. The four column modes are:
  • All Columns
  • Groups (File name, Path, Group No, Hardlinks)
  • Audio (File name and Audio tag columns)
  • Image (File name, Path, Image width & height)

Filter Controls

9. Filter Controls
This section displays and controls the current filtering on the duplicate files list.
Filters available include:
  • All - Show all duplicate files.
  • Marked - Show just marked files.
  • Not Marked - Show files not currently marked.
  • Group has Mark - Show groups which have at least one marked file
  • Group has no Marks - Show groups with no marked files.
  • Group has all Marked - Show groups with all files marked.
Other filters can be put in place from the Duplicate Files Popup Menu including path, file type and group filtering, and are displayed here. Clicking on the 'Clear other filters' button will remove these filters.