Cloud Duplicate Finder (CDF) is an immaculate application to find and remove duplicate files on the cloud-based data storage services. The CDF applies 256-bit AES encryption while it processes your files. Using the Google-verified API, 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 completely online.
Here is how you can delete duplicate files from Google Drive:
In the Cloud Duplicate Finder, select the checkbox Preview before starting a scan for similar files.
It’s time to finally click Scan
You will be seeing all the duplicate files laid out in a list format after a scan concludes. You can check the size and file creation data for each file.
Click the Select Duplicates button, and choose which type of file you want to retain from each duplicate group.
Finally, click Select Action and hit Permanent Delete to purge the duplicates then and there from Google Drive.
Now you simply have to open up the Trash folder in Google Drive and purge all the data present there.
After you have deleted the duplicate files, it becomes imperative that you follow the best practices to synchronize your data in a way that causes less duplication of files.
Synchronization is the process of matching the contents of two or more files in real-time. It ensures two or more sides have the updated information with the same changes made on each device.
If a user modifies the contents of a file stored on one device, it will reflect similar changes on the other. If a user deletes or renames it, it happens on the other machine as well. Devices can be anything like a computer, MacBook, iPhone, tablet, or even an Android smartphone.
The Backup & Sync is an amazing, tiny utility that monitors your files for changes and updates them in real-time. As we will see below, you don‘t have to bother about opening the Google Drive website and uploading any of your files manually.
Either way, you may select custom folders by using Sync only these folders option.