How to Clean Your Mac from Duplicate Files
For all your duplicate file issue on Mac, you can use Gemini. It is the must have tool for your Mac
Basic operations in Gemini
Gemini 2 is the intelligent duplicate data finder. After you add folders, it quickly finds all duplicate docs, images, audio files and so on. To retrieve more space, Gemini finds files that look or sound alike, but are slightly different
Adding locations for a scan
Gemini welcomes you with this simple screen, which is the first step in finding and removing documents: here you can add locations, which you’d like to check for duplicates. If you’d like to find all duplicates on a computer, choose an entire Home folder (scanning may take a while in this instance). Please note that Gemini does not support iPhoto libraries (as well as Aperture and Lightroom).
Add a scan location by doing any of the following:
Click on the Add sign (+) on the launch screen. Either choose one of the recommended locations or navigate to the desired folder (click ‘Choose custom folder’) in the dialog that appears. Drop folders, drives or libraries onto Gemini. Navigate to the desired location in Finder and choose Services → ‘Scan for Duplicates with Gemini from its shortcut menu.
Starting a scan
The interface changes to this screen after you have added one or more locations. It allows adding more folders, drives, and libraries, or simply start scanning. Add more locations to scan: Click (+) and navigate to a folder, library, or drive you to want to scan (including external drives). Alternatively, just drop additional folders to the list. Start scanning: Click Scan for Duplicates.You can also get this done with duplicate file finder software .
Reviewing a scan summary and using Smart Cleanup
After the scanning process is completed, you are presented with a brief results screen. It shows a summary of found copies and allows you to instantly run Smart Cleanup, which removes only 100% safe duplicates by default.
Review Gemini’s check results
Take a look at Gemini’s summary screen to find out what kind of duplicates are on your Mac and how much space they occupy:
– Total size of duplicates: Look at the middle of the chart.
– Size of files selected for automatic removal: Check the right side of the screen.
– Size of duplicates by category: Hover over a colored section of the chart to see category
– Name and size.
– Size of automatically selected files in each category: See the list on the right side of the
Viewing and restoring removed items
As soon as Gemini removes all selected duplicates, it presents you with a cleanup completion screen. Restore individual items (not available for permanently removed files): Click Review Trashed/Moved. Hover over a data and click Put Back in the list that appears. Gemini will move the document back to its initial location. Restore all items (not available for permanently removed files): Click Review Trashed/Moved. Click Put All Back below the file list that appears.
Working with duplicates
To accessing detailed results, please click Review Results button or one of pie chart categories to switch to the detailed results view. This screen provides you with all the tools to compare, select or deselect files for removal. You can also start removing them here.
Adjusting Gemini’s view
All similars and duplicates that require your review, as well as automatically selected files, are gathered on the detailed results screen. You can adjust its view to your needs. Change the way the files are displayed: Choose between grid view or list view options. Change copies sorting: Click the “Sort by” pop-up menu and choose one of the following sorting criteria:
– Count (a number of found instances of a file)
– Selected Count (a number of selected instances of a file)
With Gemini, you can get rid of duplicates with a single click or select unneeded files manually, after review. If you change your mind, you can bring data back by restoring them from the Trash (unless you have preferred to remove files permanently).