Duplicate files are commonplace on Mac for a plethora of reasons. The users who are accustomed to managing multiple copies of their files soon find themselves in the trap of data redundancy and their system having a hard time running programs and other tasks. Duplicates may build up in your iPhoto, iTunes, iMovies and iWork library when you sync with any of your iOS devices on Mac.
The new Auto Save and Versions features in OS X Lion and OS X Mountain Lion and higher version like EI Capitan is an extension to the 'Save As' feature, which help automatically backing up and saving different versions of your file. You can create a duplicate of your current document for further reference or editing. This also contributes to piling up duplicate files on Mac hard drive.
Duplicates are a space waster for your Macintosh HD and no less than a clutter of digital data residing on your Mac. Macs edge out other systems owing to their superior performance. When these duplicates consume enough space on your drive, they start disrupting your operating system and applications. The presence of a large number of duplicates will clog up your OS X Mac hard drive and running tasks in the background. As a consequence, you face serious Mac slowdowns.
In an attempt to provide your system a performance bump, you need to weed out these duplicates and tidy up your Mac. Stellar SpeedUp Mac is a simplistic but efficient utility that scans all the folders of your Mac system for duplicates and helps you trash them quickly with minimum fuss. You can use this tool to remove other duplicate files from folders of iTunes, iMovies, iWork, iPhoto and Aperture. By cleaning the duplicates from your Mac, you can regain up to many Gigabytes of free spaces for the OS X.
Follow the below mentioned procedure to delete duplicate Mac files using Stellar SpeedUp Mac:
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