That means that at any given time in the space time continuum, you have more than your fair share of duplicate files cluttering up the Finder, robbing your Mac of precious space. What’s the best way to zap duplicate files?
Hello? Duplicate Zapper. The app’s name says it all.
Chances are good you have duplicate documents, or various versions of what amounts to the same document, but all you need is the latest version, not older ones. The same goes for photos, movie clips, songs, and every other type of file.
Duplicate Zapper scans your Mac, finds the duplicate files (or, those that appear to be duplicates), lets you check them out, then deletes what you don’t need. If you’re a fan of clever user interface design then you’ll like this.
The scan searches file name, date, as well as file contents, which ensures the file is a true duplicate (or not). You control which section of your Mac gets scanned, too. And Duplicate Scanner makes sure your critical Mac system files are safe.
If you prefer, you can tell Duplicate Scanner to only scan and find certain file types– songs, photos, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and so on. Before deleting files you have an option to view the file in Quick Look or in the Finder.
There’s not much not to like in Duplicate Zapper. It works fast and in the background so you can continue to work on your Mac. The only issue I see is that you probably don’t need the app very often; once or twice a year. That said, it’s priced accordingly (meaning: not expensive).