How to Find and Delete Duplicate Files in Google Drive

Google Drive offers cloud storage for the users to store their important files. It is very useful and it has its own drawback that is it can allow only up to 15 GB of space for free and it costs more for more space. In this situation if there are any duplicate files stored on your google drive then, it will be simply a waste of space. Therefore it is better to keep checking for duplicate files periodically to ensure there is enough space for other files to be stored. In this post, we have come up with few methods by which you can find and delete the duplicate files on your google drive.


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How to Find and Delete Duplicate Files in Google Drive using Duplicate File Finder Add-in

 

Step 1: Open Duplicate File Finder tool in a new tab by just clicking here.

Step 2: Once it is opened, Click Install button besides Duplicate File Finder as shown below.

Step 3: Follow the onscreen instructions to install it on your system.

 

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Step 4: Go to Google Apps icon beside the Profile icon at the right most top corner as shown below.

Step 5: Then, Scroll down the apps and click Duplicate File Finder at the bottom.

 

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Step 6: Click Select files, folders from Google Drive button as shown below.

 

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Step 7: Click Login & Authorize button to sign in with your credentials of Google Drive.

NOTE: Please allow your browser to not disable third party cookies for login.

 

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Step 8: After logging in with your Google Drive credentials, Select Duplicate, Large File Finder option from the Scan Type dropdown.

Step 9: Once done, Click Scan the entire drive button to scan your entire drive and get the duplicate files.

 

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Step 10: Duplicate File Results section will display all the duplicate files present on your Google drive as shown below.

 

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Step 11: Now Click Check All (except 1st) button to select all the duplicate files except the original files.

Step 12: Then, Tap on Trash All button to delete all those duplicate files you had selected.

 

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Step 13: Click OK button to trash all those files.

 

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Step 14: Now all the duplicate files are deleted from your google drive and you get more space to store any other important files from your system.

How to Find and Delete Duplicate Files in Google Drive Manually

 

Step 1: Open Google Drive by clicking here

Step 2: Please sign in using your google drive account credentials if you are logged out.

Step 3: Manually search in the list of files stored by looking at file name that are same.

 

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Step 4: Right click on the duplicate files that you want to delete from google drive.

Step 5: Then, Click Remove from the context menu as shown below.

 

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That’s it. The duplicate file is removed from your google drive manually.


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How to Find and Delete Duplicate Files in Google Drive using Google Search Bar

 

Step 1: Open Google Drive by clicking here in a new tab.

Step 2: Please sign in using your google drive account credentials if you are logged out.

Step 3: Then, Type numbers 1 or 2 depending on which duplicate files to be searched.

NOTE: Duplicate files are stored by appending numbers to the original file name. Eg: Filename (1).txt is the first duplicate file of Filename.txt.

Step 4: Once the search results are displayed, select the duplicate file which you want to delete.

Step 5: Click Trash icon located above as shown below OR simply press Delete key on your keyboard.

 

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Step 6: These deleted duplicate files are moved to trash in google drive and will be permanently deleted after 30 days automatically.

That’s it.That’s all guys!

Hope this article was infformative.Please leave us comments below.Thank you!

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