By Steve Bass
No matter how neat you are, I guarantee your drive has duplicate files. Find them with Easy Duplicate Finder. The freebie lets you compare and preview graphics, HTML, text, and other types of files.
No worries–the program automatically protects system files and folders. Nonetheless, if you’re new to PCs, be careful what you delete. I remember one unhappy reader who deleted every duplicate file he discovered, including those lovely DLLs in the Windows directory.
My strategy is simple (and relatively risk free): stick with removing duplicate video and image files. And if any are located in the Windows folder or subfolders, leave ’em alone.
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