• Unique Files Tab (Pro)

Unique Files Tab (Pro)

The Unique files tab contains a list of unique/remaining files found in the scan. To be listed here, a unique file needs to be within a starting folder flagged with "Find Uniques" in the Scan locations list.
As with the duplicate files list, you can mark files for deletion.  Be careful though, as depending on your scanning criteria and location these could be the only copies of a file you have.
To mark a file 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.
If the unique folder is also set to 'Don't scan against self' then all files which do not have duplicates in other folders will be listed in this tab - even if they have duplicates within their own folder. This is useful for drive comparison situations.
Unique Files Tab (Pro)

Unique Files list

1. Unique Files list
The list of all the unique files found.   Only unique files with a starting folder flagged "Find Uniques" in the Scan locations list are shown here.
Marking (ticking/checking) a file specifies that you intend to remove (delete) that file later on.
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 Unique files list.  The total file size is also displayed.

Selection Assistant sidebar

3. Selection Assistant sidebar
This is the Selection Assistant sidebar for unique files- it gives you access to many powerful operations to help you mark your files for removal.
If it is hidden then click on the icon to the left of the window to show it:
The Selection assistant on the unique files tab contains a subset of the features on the duplicate files tab.

File removal button

4. File removal button
This button will bring up the File removal window for unique files. Use this when you have marked the files and are ready to delete, move, etc.

Image preview button

5. Image preview button
Show the Image preview window. This allows you to browse images in the list.

Filter Controls

6. 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.
Other filters can be put in place from the File list Popup Menu including path, file type and group filtering, and are displayed here. Clicking on the 'Clear other filters' button will remove these filters.

Quick Column arrangement buttons

7. Quick Column arrangement buttons
Quickly changes the shown 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)

Find in list button

8. Find in list button
This will bring up the Find window, allowing searching within the list. For instance, you may be looking for a particular file name.