How to Use the Easy Scan Mode in Easy Duplicate Finder

Duplicate files are annoying – they waste storage space, make your files and folders disorganized, make backups run longer and so on. But often people put off deleting duplicates because they think it will take too much time. Enter Easy Duplicate Finder’s Easy Scan Mode.

We’ve added the Easy Scan Mode to EDF to make removing duplicates from your entire disk even simpler. If you don’t have much time, don’t know where duplicate files might be hiding, and don’t need to use any of EDF’s special modes like Google Drive Scan or Folder Comparison, the Easy mode is for you. It will scan your PC for duplicates in the background and then offer you to delete them all in one click.

How to Use the Easy Mode

First of all, you’ll need to open Easy Duplicate Finder. If you are on Windows, double-click on EDF’s (Easy Duplicate Finder’s) desktop icon. If you are on a Mac, go to Launchpad and click on EDF’s icon there.

Easy Duplicate Finder will open and show you a welcoming message:

EDF start screen

There, click on the “START SCAN” button. The next screen will ask you to choose between the Easy and Advanced scan modes.

The Easy mode will scan your whole drive for duplicate files and let you remove them in one click, whereas the Advanced mode will give you a choice of different scanning algorithms, filters, and on the whole more flexibility:

EDF scan

To scan your computer with the Easy Mode, select Easy on the Welcome screen and click on Start Scan.
Easy Duplicate Finder will scan your whole hard drive for duplicates. This may take a while, depending on how many files you have. Don’t worry, you can continue using your computer, as EDF will do everything in the background.

EDF scan complete

Once the scan is done, you’ll be presented with a summary. You can either delete all duplicates automatically, or review the results and delete duplicates from the next screen.

EDF scan results

If you choose to review the results, click on “Manual Review”. On the next screen, you’ll be able to select the files you want to remove and the files you want to keep.

EDF bulk selection

You can either check and uncheck the boxes manually or click on the Pencil icon to use bulk selection options.

EDF delete duplicate files

When you’ve selected the files you want to delete, click on the Trash can button and select the option that suits you best. We recommend deleting files to the Recycle Bin unless the files are too large.

Deleted files will be crossed out. If you want to restore them, click on the Undo button.

EDF undo button

That’s all there is to it! Have fun using EDF’s Easy Scan Mode and get a duplicate-free computer in just a couple of clicks.