Hi, how are you? Storage space is a concern among Windows 10 users. Even though we have a large storage device, it’s likely that it will end up getting full. This is going to be a big problem. Under those circumstances, you can try to uninstall applications, run the Windows cleanup function or delete unnecessary data. However, there are programs that can help us free up unnecessary data. For that reason, let’s see how to use DupeKill to delete duplicate files in Windows 10.
How to free up disk space with DupeKill
As mentioned above, this free application allows you to search for duplicate files on your computer. Consequently, it is possible to delete them quickly. The utility of this tool is that it allows you to discover that there are duplicate files on the hard disk. In this way, it is possible to free up storage space. In the first place, please go to the project page to download the latest version.
Please note that the file comes in a compressed format, so once downloaded you will have to decompress it. With this intention, you can use some program like 7zip or WinRar. On the other hand, the program is portable. Consequently, when running it for the first time, it asks where to save the configuration.
In the configuration window, two saving options are displayed. First, you can save the settings in the application directory. This is for easy handling of the program. Second, you can save it to the profile directory. Please note that you must remember the configuration directory. Since there is no uninstaller, you can delete the program by deleting this folder.
After installing the program, it will be launched immediately. In the Look in section, you can include the drive, directory or folder where you will look for the files. It is highly recommended to select the option to include subfolders in the search. Once the parameters are set, press the Scan button to start the search. The search time will depend on the selected unit and the number of files present.
Once the search is complete, the list of duplicate files is displayed. In addition, the file properties are displayed. Likewise, we see size, name, path, creation and modification date. Once the search is complete, the list of duplicate files is displayed. In addition, the file properties are displayed. Likewise, we see size, name, path, creation and modification date.
But the most interesting option is the one related to the recommended actions for the files. You can keep or delete them, and the program also shows the number of duplicate files. Finally, by double-clicking on the file, we can execute it, open its folder, copy the path, delete it, move it or save it.
Enabling advanced search.
The program has an interesting advanced search function. To enable it, just click on the search bar. Immediately a window will be displayed, where it is possible to enter different search criteria, such as include and exclude folders, limit the size or set a date range. It is also possible to select the type of file to be searched. Consequently, this tool makes the search more specific.
Ultimately we have seen how to use DupeKill to delete duplicate files in Windows 10. This way it is possible to increase the storage space on hard disks. In my case, I gained more than 8GB of storage. And best of all, I didn’t know I had such an amount of duplicate files. Well, that’s all for now, before I say goodbye I invite you to check our post about PowerToys in Windows 10. Bye!