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Introduction

Tidy Up is a useful, complete, and versatile duplicate finder and disk tidying utility.

An OS X system uses hundreds of thousands of files, and every application installed on the computer adds more. Inevitably, some of these items will be duplicates, many of which are unnecessary1. Over time and with use, the number of duplicate files on your system increases, taking up space and contributing to overhead. Add iTunes and iPhoto libraries into the equation, with songs, videos and photos being added, moved, copied or renamed and the situation only gets more complicated. The clutter isn’t always easy to find or identify and that’s where Tidy Up is invaluable.

By assisting you in locating and managing duplicate items stored on your computer’s hard disk, Tidy Up allows you to reclaim storage space and potentially increase the efficiency of applications. Duplicate files can be found by employing a wide range of flexible criteria such as the owner application, content, type, creator, extension, date modified, date created, name, label, visibility and more. You can search by the tag, duration and bit rate of MP3s and AAC audio files, search the contents of the iPhoto, Aperture and iTunes databases, search the messages of Mail and synchronize any file deletions with iTunes, iPhoto and Mail2. Duplicate, empty and hidden folders can also be easily located. Besides your Mac’s main hard drive, Tidy Up can also be used to locate duplicate items on any mounted discs or drives: disc images, optical discs, network drives, portable hard drives or even USB thumb drives.




1) Some applications install duplicate items that are required and removing these duplicates could prevent the application from functioning. It is suggested that you use caution when removing duplicate items that were created as part of the original installation of any software packages.

2) Mac OS X, iTunes, iPhoto, iPod and Mail are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.


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