Find Duplicate Cells in Excel

Easily get duplicate cells identified

Whenever you feel like searching for duplicate or unique entries in your Excel sheets, the Find Duplicate Cells tool is here to help. Set it up the way you need it and enjoy the result. The found cells can be selected, highlighted, cleared of values or formatting (or both). You can search not only for cells with the same values but also with the same formulas, background, and font colors.

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With Find Duplicate Cells in Excel you will

  • Find identic or unique cell contents The tool can look for duplicate and unique values.
  • Ignore empty cells Blank cells won't be considered duplicates if the Skip empty cells option is selected.
  • Clear, select, or highlight found cells Do whatever you like by picking the action of interest.
  • Make your search case-sensitive To differentiate between lower and upper case, opt for Case-sensitive match.

How to identify duplicate cells in Excel

Selecting the range to be processed
Selecting the range to be processed
Choosing the entries to look for
Choosing the entries to look for
Considering the search options
Considering the search options
Choosing between the possible actions
Choosing between the possible actions
The result obtained
The result obtained

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Frequently asked questions

What is Find Duplicate Cells for Excel?

It is an option of Ultimate Suite for Excel that you can use for identifying duplicate or unique cells across the whole range including rows and columns. The tool lets you delete, mark, or select found entries for further actions.

If your task is to identify duplicate rows by one or more cells or columns, our Duplicate Remover tool can be of help to you.

How to look for duplicates with first occurrences and without them?

Run Find Duplicate Cells and go through the following steps:

  1. Select the range you want the tool to process.
  2. When choosing between Duplicates and Duplicates + 1st occurrences in Step 2, make sure you opt for the one you need.
  3. Pick the necessary search options.
  4. Decide what you want to do with the found cells: clear, highlight, or select.
  5. Click Finish to get the desired result.
  6. Take a look at our help page for more information.

I want the tool to color duplicate cells red. Is it possible?

No problem at all. Choose any color you like in Step 4.

How can I set the tool to look for unique values only?

Just pick the corresponding option in the second step.

Can the tool both find duplicate cells and clear their formatting?

Sure. Simply select the Clear formats option.

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Microsoft Excel

  • Excel included in ​Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)
  • Excel 2019
  • Excel 2016
  • Excel 2013
  • Excel 2010
  • 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Note! Office Insider is not supported

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  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
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  • Note! Windows X (on ARM processors) is not supported

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