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PostSubject: How to Remove Duplicate Windows XP Files   Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:06 pm

Windows is an operating system developed and released by Microsoft. Windows XP is one of the most popular versions of the Windows operating system. Duplicate files in Windows XP can take up a lot of space on the computer's hard drive and may slow down the system. Learn how to remove duplicate Window XP files to increase your computer's speed and free up critical space.


Step 1
Back up any personal data stored on the computer. Use a blank CD or DVD, an external hard drive, or an online backup service. You will now have a copy of all of your files in case you accidentally delete a file that you wish to keep.

Step 2
Visit the Windows XP Service Pack 2 Support Tools webpage (link in the Resources section). Click the "Continue" button to initiate the download of the Windows XP Service Pack 2 Support Tools. The pack of software includes various utilities to increase the performance of the Windows XP system. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the Support Tools software suite.

Step 3
Click the Start menu in the lower left-hand corner of the Windows XP screen, and select "Run."

Step 4

Enter "Dupfinder" (without quotation marks) in the dialog box. Click "OK" to launch the Windows XP Duplicate Files Finder.

Step 5
Click the hard drive partition (e.g. C:\\) in which you wish to removeduplicate Windows XP files. You may also select a specific folder to scan, such as your "My Documents" folder. Click "Start Search" to beginthe scanning process.

Step 6

Reviewthe list of duplicate files that the service tool generates when it isfinished scanning your computer. Click any of the files that you wishto remove, and drag them to your Recycle Bin. Repeat these steps anytime you wish to remove duplicate Windows XP files to free up space and memory on your computer.

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