If you are a computer user and work with Microsoft Word quite often to create document, then chances are more that you might have faced a problem of duplicate files. Generally duplicate files are created due to saving same file more than once on your computer. Duplicate files created in such way not only waste memory space but also decrease the performance of system. If you are having this problem then do not worry here in this article you will be explained about how to remove duplicate Word files from your computer within few simple steps.
How duplicate documents are created is really a good question to ask. Some of the common way where duplicate files are created are like when you download a Word file from internet and save it on your computer and after sometime if you again download the same Word file and save it to a different location then the same file is saved twice on two different location and becomes duplicates of each other. Apart from this if there is any malicious program has attacked to your system then it might start making duplicates of same Word file and in short time it will create a lot of duplicate files on your computer. As a result of such type of duplicate files you might run out of hard drive space and slow system performance. Now, to get rid of this problem you have to find and delete all the duplicate files from your computer.
There are basically two ways you can find duplicate Word document from your computer’s hard drive. First one is by manually searching folder by folder to locate duplicate files and second one is to make use of an automated tool which can easily search duplicate file in just fraction of seconds. It is obvious that people will prefer to make use of automated tool rather than finding and removing duplicate files on their computer manually as it takes a lot of time and effort. However, there are many applications available today which claims to find and remove duplicate Word files from your system with ease but few of them are capable to easily remove duplicate files. Remo MORE is such type of tool which is built with an advance algorithm and can easily find out duplicate Word files based on content. MORE suite is highly recommended by experts as the best duplicate file removable software. It can easily find all duplicate Word files that are cluttered across the entire hard drive with ease in just a few clicks of mouse. The best thing about this tool is that it scans whole hard drive with its robust algorithm and lists all duplicates files along with its original copy so that you can easily decide which copy of Word file to delete. Based on your choice you can easily delete or retain duplicate files on your system.
Steps to find duplicate Word documents:
Step 1: First download and install Remo MORE on your computer and then launch it. Once the home screen appears select “Optimize” option from it and then from next screen choose “Remove Duplicates” and after that select "Find duplicate - Folder" as illustrated in figure A.
Fig A: Select Find duplicate - Folder
Step 2: Now, from next screen select “Add Folder” from which you want to search duplicate Word files and then select “Proceed” button as illustrated in figure B.
Fig B: Select Add Folder
Step 3: Software will show you a screen from which you have to customize searching process by selecting suitable option as shown in figure C.
Fig C: Select type of Searching Option
Step 4: From next screen select .doc option to customize searching process and then click on “Scan” button to start searching process. Once the searching process is completed all the duplicate files will be listed. Select files which you want to remove and then click on “Delete Permanently” or Send to “Recycle Bin” as illustrated in figure D.
Fig D: List of Duplicate Word Files