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How to remove duplicate files in Microsoft OneDrive

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

by Ivan

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Summary
The duplicate files will occupy your OneDrive storage space, this guide will cover how to find and remove duplicate files in OneDrive.
Wise Duplicate Finder
Find and Delete Duplicate Files on Windows
A duplicate file management tool that can help you find and delete duplicate files by comparing file name, file size or contents. Get rid of annoying duplicates and free up more space on your hard disks.


OneDrive is a famous online cloud storage service launched by Microsoft. It is one of the built-in applications of the Windows 10 system, you don't need to download and install it. You can easily log in to OneDrive through the same Microsoft account and get 5GB of free storage space.


Have you ever thought how many duplicate files have been cluttering your space on OneDrive? The duplicate files will occupy your OneDrive storage space, this guide will cover how to find and remove duplicate files in OneDrive. By removing duplicates, you can free up a lot of space and at the same time get your files more organized.


How to remove duplicate files in Microsoft OneDrive? Here, I recommend using Wise Duplicate Finder to find and remove duplicate files in OneDrive.

1. Add OneDriver folder

After launching Wise Duplicate Finder, please click the folder icon behind the Location to open the Select Folder window. Click the Add Folder button at the bottom, browse and select the OneDrive folder.

Wise Duplicate Finder - add OneDrive

2. Select the match mode

The second step is to choose the match mode. Wise Duplicate Finder offers 3 modes, compare file name and size, partial matches, even exact matches. Different ways will list different results. Of course, it will also take a different time.

Wise Duplicate Finder - select match mode

3. Delete duplicate files

After scanning, Wise Duplicate Finder will display duplicate files in groups and separate them with different colors. You can clearly know which files are duplicates.

  • Delete single file

    If you only want to delete one file at a time, please select the file first, then right-click on it and select Delete this file.

    Wise Duplicate Finder - delete select file


  • Delete a few files

    If you want to delete a few files at a time, please tick the files you want, and then click the green button Delete Selected.

    Wise Duplicate Finder - delete selected files


  • Delete lots of files

    If you want to delete all duplicate files in the list, using the Keep One button to select all duplicate files is the best choice. Then click the green button Delete Selected.

    For example, the option Newest Created will select all files in a group except the most recently created one.

    Wise Duplicate Finder - keep one file


Everything will be fine now. Following the above steps will free up a lot of storage space for your Microsoft OneDrive!


We hope this guide will help you make the best use of your Microsoft OneDrive storage space. If you have more tips on cleaning Microsoft OneDrive, please share them with us, we will really appreciate it.  Play the video of this article