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We cannot deny the fact that with time, every machine is bound to get slow. One of the reasons for your Mac being slow could be less space on your hard drive. To retrieve space and make your Mac faster, optimizing your Mac is important.
If you have ever noticed which type of files take most of the space on your Mac, you would find Videos as the culprit. Moreover, if you have duplicate video files, then decluttering it could be an issue. This blog covers tips for finding and removing duplicate videos from your Mac. So, let’s get started.
Ways to Find and Delete Duplicate Videos on Mac:
You can delete files either manually or via third-party apps. The former method is time taking. The latter needs a duplicate remover tool to do the work for you.
Deleting Duplicate Videos Manually
The first step to find and remove duplicate videos is to manually search them and delete them. For that, you need to go to Smart Folders on your Mac to find the duplicates. For searching duplicate videos on your Mac, follow:
1. Open a Finder window.
2. Click on File and then go to New Smart Folder.
3. From the right top, click (+).
4. From here, you will have to set dropdowns to Kind and Movie, accordingly.
Now you will see a window of results extracted from the Smart Folder. You will have to manually drag the duplicates towards the Trash logo. When you’re done, do not forget to empty your Trash folder otherwise they will still hog space on your hard drive.
If you wish to come back to the search box later, you can simply save Smart Folder by saving it from the top right corner. You can name the folder and choose the location at your convenience.
Deleting Duplicate Videos with Gemini 2
If you don’t have the time to find duplicate videos manually, you can take the help of Gemini 2 without any second thought. All you have to do is to download it, install it, and set it for scanning a file or folder. The best part I loved about Gemini 2 is that you can also run scanning on an entire hard drive for finding duplicate videos. Follow the below steps to find duplicate videos and clean your duplicates:
1. Download and launch Gemini 2 on your Mac.
2. Now, “Click + 🡪 Home Folder 🡪 Scan for Duplicates”.
3. Wait till the scan finishes up, now select Smart Cleanup for removing duplicate videos from your Mac.
Please note that whenever Gemini 2 scans files from our Mac, it is based on an algorithm for selecting the best versions of files. This is an automated process. In this way, you can instantly get rid of duplicate files along with videos just by clicking on the Smart Cleanup button. That’s it, just a few clicks, and your Mac is clean like before.
Gemini 2 does not only scan videos, it also scans all file types. Moreover, we can also preview the results and decide for ourselves if we wish to keep copies of duplicate videos or not. After deciding, you can select to view the videos on your Mac or can easily go through all files type from the sidebar.
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Tips for Keeping your Mac Optimized
Once you have deleted duplicate videos from your Mac and removed all the unwanted files or folders, here are a couple of things that you can do to keep your Mac running fast and smooth.
1. Keeping the desktop clean
Sometimes, we keep files and folders on the desktop for quickly accessing them. However, the Mac has to keep loading previews of all the files. This takes up a lot of resources and eventually slowdowns your mac if your desktop is loaded with various files. The easiest way is to clutter them all in a folder and locate the folder on the desktop. It is the best multiple-folder organizing tip you can ever get.
2. Running regular cleanups
When we trash on our Mac, it slows down. Even though you clean your Mac monthly or weekly, it still slowdowns your mac and requires cleaning it up again. In such cases, you can take the help of Gemini 2. This software comes in handy and instantly finds and removes duplicates or similar files from Mac. Also, it sends you notifications daily so that you can get into a habit of cleaning your computer regularly.
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Related Read: Best Duplicate File Finders & Removers For Mac
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