Google Drive is one of the major cloud storage platforms available today. It provides an overwhelming 15 GB of free storage and works great when it comes to collaborating with colleagues, using Workspace applications, sharing stuff with friends, and tracking older versions of the document. If you’re using G-Drive on a regular basis, at one point of time, you would run out of storage. As your storage is filled up with vital data scattered across different folders, the Cloud Duplicate Finder (CDF) can come to your aid.
The CDF applies 256-bit AES encryption while it processes your files. Using the Google Drive API and Oauth Google-Login Screen, the web-service doesn’t store your passwords or files to its servers. With your privacy ensured, you can use CDF to scan identical copies of the original files in the cloud. Entire scan and deduplication is done online.
There are two scan types: All files scan and Custom scan. You can find duplicates in Google Drive using both scan types. For instance, you can find double-copies of files, documents, videos, songs, archive files, and more.
No matter how hard you try to find duplicate photos in your Google Drive, chances are, there are a few images that are not fully identical. It becomes difficult to manually compare images when they are visually-similar in nature. If you’ve 1000s of images stored on the cloud, it becomes nearly impossible to organize them.
Thankfully, with the right tools, you can find hundreds of exact matching and visually-similar images in Google Drive within just a few minutes. You can find images that are byte-to-byte similar as well as visually-similar images.
There are three types of scan levels. You can choose one of the scan levels depending on the level of similarity you want to find:
Hard: Select this option to find photos that have similarity above 90%. It can find fewer duplicates.
Medium: Select this option to find photos that have 70% and above similarity. It will find a good number of duplicates.
Low: Select this option to find photos that have similarity above 50%. This option will find the most duplicates, however, careful examination is required on the user's part to avoid accidental deletion of original files.
The best part, CDF is a Web-based app. It does the job “over-the-cloud”. This means that there's no separate download. There’s no need to download files from your cloud account onto your hard disk. Just fire up your web browser and log-in to the cloudduplicatefinder.com website. The website can be accessed from any device, any operating system, at any time and from any part of the world.
CDF protects your data with the highest data standards used across the world. Your data is encrypted with the AES-256 encryption standard to prevent hackers, cyber criminals from unauthorized viewing or accessing your confidential information.
CDF provides different automated file selection patterns so that you don’t have to click through each image. CDF can automatically retain images by their sizes (for example, biggest/ smallest images in each group). CDF can help you automatically retain images by their freshness (newest/ oldest images in each group).
Cloud Duplicate Finder supports major cloud service platforms including Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Amazon S3 and Box. CDF builds a secure connection to your cloud storage using the official APIs available. You can log off from your account at any time to revoke access permissions to the CDF application.
The answer is no! You need to either manually delete the same files, or let a web-SaaS do this job for you.
Use the left-hand side panel to check folders you want to scan for Google Drive Duplicate Files. You can scan multiple folders at a time.
Once done, click on Start Scan.
After the scan is completed successfully, use the Select Duplicates button to automatically select the files of your choice.
Finally, click on Select Action and choose Permanent Delete to delete the Google Drive duplicates permanently, or select Move to Folder to move them to a separate folder on your account.