2 Best ways to Find and Remove Duplicate Files on Ubuntu

Duplicate Files are one of the big problems for every computer users. Sometime it will create confusions and it will take more hard drive space on your computer. Always keep the a single version of the file on your computer to speed up the computer and save some disk space. Please follow the below tips to find and remove Duplicate Files on Ubuntu.

1. dupeGuru


DupeGuru is a free software for Linux, Windows and MacOS to find duplicate files on your computer. This tool provides two option like, scan either filenames or contents. It uses fuzzy matching algorithm to find duplicate filenames. It has a special Music mode and Picture mode. using this you can also move or copy files elsewhere.

Download DupeGuru

How to Install dupeGuru on Ubuntu:

Open the terminal application (ctrl+alt+t) and run below dupeguru apt install command. Itwill install the latest version of dupeguru on your system.

sudo apt install dupeguru

Type Y and hit enter to confirm the installation of dupeguru duplicate file finder. After the successful installation of dupeGuru restart your system, just type dupeGuru in the Ubuntu dash search field. Then click dupeGuru to open it.

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2. FSlint

FSlint is also a free tool for Linux system to find and remove unwanted or duplicate files from your computer.It has both GUI and command line modes.

How to Install FSlint on Ubuntu

To install it on Ubuntu, open your terminal app and type the below command and hit enter key.

sudo snap install fslint-unofficial

You can also install it using below command .

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install fslint

After the successful installation of FSlint, type FSlint in the Ubuntu dash search field. Then click FSlint to open it.


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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. zubeen Khan

    I didn’t even aware that Ubuntu has these great GUI based duplicate file finders, thank you for this post

  2. X-Mo

    There’s something wrong with the DupeGuru install, says the package is missing, maybe something has changed.

  3. Ralph Obein

    You must be aware of the fact that duplicate files in your computer can waste your precious space. There are very limited options out there to find and remove duplicate files from your computer and today we are going to share three easy methods by which you can find and easily delete duplicate files from a computer. Go through the post to know about it.

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