Sort Duplicate Files According to Size and Delete Them March 15, 2019March 15, 2019 Raza Ali Kazmi Data Management, Duplicate Data Sorting a huge pile of files isn’t an easy job. And when the number of files runs into extremely high numbers, you don’t have any option other than to sort them to be able to reach the actual file you need to access. But what if, the files that you want to sort are duplicated? Will you check each new file just to see if it is duplicated with another file? That isn’t just difficult but an impossible task for humans, especially when the chances of errors are exceptionally high. In this article, we will discuss how you can easily sort duplicate files. We will be using a state-of-the-art automated method that allows you to scan for duplicate files, and then you can sort the scan results by size at the stroke of a single click. So here it goes then. Use Clone Files Checker – Duplicate File Finding Software Clone Files Checker is a well-known name in the league of duplicate cleaner software programs. It is always upto the task and accomplishes the whole task with remarkable accuracy as well as speed. It is very easy to understand, with special care being taken by the brains behind it to ensure it does not hog the system resources. In a nutshell, it is just what the user requires to sweep away duplicate data (of virtually all kind) easily and securely. Clone Files Checker enables users to happily scan their OneDrive, Dropbox and Google Drive data directly without having to sync it to their computer. This is a super cool feature and is totally safe and secure. It makes use of the official APIs provided by these cloud service providers and performs the whole cloud scan job while incorporating the principle of integrity at all times. That’s enough of a brief intro about Clone Files Checker. For those who are eager to find out more, they can head to the solution rich blog section of CFC that covers various topics which relate to the duplicate cleaning theme, with a few articles pointing to the off-topic direction. Clone Files Checker can be downloaded (for free) from its official website. The Duplicate Scan Please ensure that you have duly downloaded as well as installed CFC on your computer. Once you’re done, you can now follow these steps to carry out a duplicate scan and sort the duplicate data by size. Launch Clone Files Checker by double-clicking the desktop shortcut. Next, add up the folder/ drive you want to scan. You can so by clicking the Add button in the Include to Scan tab of the Select drive/folder section. Remember that you can add as many drives/ folders as you want. The Search Options step is entirely optional and can be totally ignored. For those of you who might be curious, it enables you to customize the scan by limiting the scan towards select file type(s) and/ or specifying a file size range, or an upper/ lower file size range that has to be taken into account before launching the scan. Once you’re done, click Start Search to launch the scan. The scan is designed to be super fast without compromising on the scan integrity. It will bring up scan results pretty soon. Click the Review & Fix option in the scan results pop up. Scan results This will lead you to the next screen where all the duplicates will be listed out. The duplicates will be divided into groups with each group containing all the corresponding duplicates. Now comes the step which directly relates to the main theme of this blog post. We’re out to learn how to arrange the duplicates by size. To arrange the duplicates by size, simply click the Size column head and the results will be arranged in the ascending order by the file size. Even though this step won’t seem much of a utility, it is particularly handy when you discover a whole lot of duplicate groups and you want to go through the groups in their ascending size order for some reason. All you’ve got to do is click the Size column head. Clicking it once arranges the duplicates in the ascending order (size) with the arrow pointing upwards. Clicking it twice does the exact opposite with the arrow pointing downwards. Arranging the duplicate groups by their size You can either manually select the files for further action by clicking the checkbox next to each file or you can click the Select Duplicates button and select a criteria that will be applied to retain files from every single duplicate group. Finally, click Select Action | Permanent Delete to purge the duplicates. Final Word The file cleaning software is perfect for all those who don’t have time to clean duplicate files. With the help of this automated software, they can get the job done easily.