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Question / Problem

How are the duplicates that appear in the duplicate files list determined?

Answer / Solution

By default the "Duplicate Files" list shows all files with same name, size and last change date. You can optionally use MD5 checksums to detect files with equal content. In this case you have to activate the option "Calculate MD5 checksums for files" (See "Configure Scans"), which results in slightly higher allocated database space and some increased performance usage of the "SpaceObServer Service".You can customize the combination of these criteria used for identifying duplicates in the options. Use the function "Compare Files Byte by Byte" from the context menu of this list to check the content of the selected files byte by byte.