After launched our program to search for duplicate files, you will see the default conditions for the Resources, Size(s) and Type(s) groups, as below:

All Default Conditions for Search Duplicate Files
Screenshot a: how do i find duplicate files in computer? Just use our redundant file finder.

Now, let me make an advanced explanation for these.

Default Conditions of Resources Group for Searching Duplicate Files on Computer

Default Conditions of Resources for Search Duplicate Files
Screenshot b: select resources to find duplicate files across multiple drives.

It’s set as all drives but excludes system/CD/network drives as above.

For the first whole scanning, most users may want to use our program to search for all duplicate files, so use “All drives” condition.

Then why excludes system, network and CD drives?
  • Do NOT search in system drive – consider for system security reasons, because the files on system drive are usually used for Windows OS, and if lost someone, you Windows maybe unable to start properly. Consider for most normal users, we do not let our program to search for duplicate files on system drive by default.
  • Do NOT search in network drive(s) – usually, the network drive is mapped from other computer in you LAN, that is, it’s not your own resources and you do not need deleting some files. Even, for data security considering, the original owner usually uses the “Read-only” permission to share the resources, so you are unable to make any change on the network drive. Unnecessary, unable, plus the network speed (slower than searching in local PC), we exclude it by default.
  • Excluding CD drive(s) – a CD drive may have a CD, VCD, DVD, etc. even it is just a virtual CD drive - the mounted image file (iso, nrg …). It usually stores the audio, video, software installer or backup data, and is read-only in most cases. So you may do not want to make the change on it and cannot usually, plus it is very large (GB level), and consider that you may forget to reject the CD/VCD/DVD, our program does not search for duplicate files on it by default.
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Default Conditions of Size(s) Group for Searching Duplicate Files on Computer

Default Conditions of Sizes for Search Duplicate Files
Screenshot c: sizes selector of our cloned files scanner.

Most clients using our program to search for the 100% duplicate files is for the cleaning disk space purpose. So, by default, we only check the 1 MB+ sizes for searching, let it to be faster and more practical.

Default Conditions of File Type(s) Group for Searching Duplicate Files

Default Conditions of Types for Search Duplicate Files
Screenshot d: set the conditions and click <Find Now!> to know about how to get rid of duplicate files on pc.

Consider the rate, known, safety reasons, we only checked the audio (mp3, wav...), videos (mp4, avi...), documents (doc, ppt...), images (jpg, png...), applications (exe, com...) and compressed files (zip, rar...) types. Rate: these files occupy most spaces of your disk. Known: you and your system know them – you can know what are them by a glance, your system can open them directly. Safety – the duplicate files of these types are safe to erase.

As above, that’s the detailed design and considering for the default searching conditions in our duplicate file finder.

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