Normally when we have dirty data, we tend to get a lot of duplicates. But in Excel it is very easy to spot the duplicates for your data cleanup!

Here is our sample list of words, you can see it has a lot of duplicates:

How to Find Duplicates in Excel | MyExcelOnline

I explain how you can do this below:

How to Find Duplicates in Excel | MyExcelOnline

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STEP 1: Select your list of words / data:

How to Find Duplicates in Excel | MyExcelOnline

 

STEP 2: Go to Home > Conditional Formatting > Highlight Cells Rules > Duplicate Values

How to Find Duplicates in Excel | MyExcelOnline

 

STEP 3: You can select the formatting that you want. For our example, we selected Green Fill with Dark Green Text.

Click OK.

How to Find Duplicates in Excel | MyExcelOnline

 

You will now see the magic happen, all of the duplicate values are now highlighted in your Excel worksheet!

How to Find Duplicates in Excel | MyExcelOnline

 

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How to Find Duplicates in Excel | MyExcelOnline

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