Finding duplicate files using PC Health Checkup of Trend Micro Security

  • Solution ID:1109397
  • Last Updated:Aug. 29, 2019 6:25 PM (PST)
  • Applies to:Internet Security - 2018;2019;2020;Maximum Security - 2018;Maximum Security - 2019;Maximum Security - 2020;Premium Security - 2018;Premium Security - 2019;Premium Security - 2020;
  • Using PC Health Checkup to find duplicate files | Trend Micro Security

The PC Health Checkup feature of your Trend Micro Security software allows you to find duplicate files saved on your computer. It also gives you the option to delete them in order to save disk space. Duplicate files that were renamed or had its file extension changed compared to the original will be detected by the PC Health Checkup.

remove duplicate files pc health checkup


To find duplicate files, follow the steps below:
  1. Open your Trend Micro Security's main console by doing either of the following:
    • Double-click the Trend Micro shortcut icon on your desktop.
    • Double-click the Trend Micro  icon on your system tray (near the system clock).
  2. Click the Device  tab.

    Click Device

  3. Click the Start  button next to PC Health Checkup.

    Click Start

    Wait for the PC Health Checkup to finish scanning your computer.

    Scan window

  4. Click Show Details  once the scan is complete.

    Click Show Details

  5. Click Find duplicate files.

    Find duplicate files

  6. Choose the location that you want to scan.

    location check for duplicate files on this computer

    You have the option to choose to scan the entire Computer or select specific drives.

  7. Choose the minimum size of files that you want to scan (1 MB, 10 MB, 50 MB, 100 MB, 200 MB, 500 MB, 1000 MB).

    size bigger than

  8. Click  Check  to start scanning.
  9. Review the scan result and select the files that you want to delete.

    Select what you want to remove

  10. Click Remove.
  11. Click Close.

    This computer contains no duplicate files