How to Find Duplicate Folders
in Windows 10

Ishtiaq by Ishtiaq · Updated Aug. 04, 2020

Digital archives are a huge mess, with many instances of entire folders and sub-folders being duplicated. Start the de-duplication process by focusing on folder-level duplicates and deleting duplicate folders / directories.

Quick Steps:

  1. Open Duplicate Folder Finder
  2. Add locations where you want to look for duplicate folders
  3. Click the "Start Search" button
  4. After a few minutes, it will list all the duplicate folders
  5. Select the folders you'd like to delete (carefully)
  6. Click the "Delete" button to remove them

Steps to Find Duplicate Folders

First of all, please make sure that you have downloaded and installed the latest version of Duplicate Folder Finder on your windows computer.

Download Duplicate Folders Finder

The installer will take you through the necessary steps that you need to do to complete the installation on your computer. Once the installation is done, launch Duplicate Directory Finder from the icon on your desktop.

1. Open Duplicate Folder Finder and select Folders as search option

Duplicate Folder Finder

2. Add locations where you want to look for duplicate folders

select search locations

Click on Add Folders button and add as many folders or drives as you like to scan.

3. Click the "Start Search" button to begin the scanning process.

Start Find Duplicate Folder Names

It will scan your chosen locations and return a list of duplicate folders it has found.

4. After a few minutes, it will list all the duplicate folder names

Duplicate Folders List

5. Select the folders you'd like to remove automatically.

Duplicate Folders Selection

6. Click the "Delete" button to remove them

Click Delete Button