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Windows 7: HELP! Duplicate (outdated) files appear!

04 Jun 2009   #11

Win7 Build 7100

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
The files are exactly the same in contents? You want to "organize" them in folders so there is only 1 copy of each? There are several apps that will match the contents of one folder to another so you could pour the folder (and all sub folders) to another location where the folder structure would be the same and the contents would contain only 1 of each file. Is that right?

You could check out folder match and folder clone. Both do that really easily

If I misunderstood and you want to do something else let me know

Good luck

Actually let's say I have a root folder (on the "old" PC), let's call it "IN PROGRESS"
Now I create a number of documents, lets say 10 docs.
At the day after that I move files 1, 3, 6, 8 & 9 to an "IN PROGRESS" sub folder called "READY TO PRINT", and leave 2 & 5 on the root and move 4, 7 & 10 to another folder called "READY TO SEND".
I copy then the "IN PROGRESS" folder to a Kingston flash drive via "Send To" command under the right click menu.
Then copy those files to the new "Win7"PC. And then my wife discovered that now she has al the files not only in their corresponding folder, they are in the "in progress" root folder, but this ones has the modified date set to the day before I've moved them.

So, putting aside the assle to order all of them now and check wich ones have been trully modified and wich ones not, I really hope that i'll never happens again!

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04 Jun 2009   #12

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
dup files


I assume you want the newest version of each. BTW that sounds an aweful lot like groupware. Where every one works on the same doc and it stays sync'ed etc.

My condolences for the organizational nightmare. I've been thru a couple of those myself.

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04 Jun 2009   #13

Windows 7 Build 7600|16384- 64bit

Sounds like a problem with the flash drive? You only copy "IN PROGRESS" yet all the others appear with it, even though you did not copy them specifically?
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04 Jun 2009   #14

Win7 Build 7100

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Avien View Post
Sounds like a problem with the flash drive? You only copy "IN PROGRESS" yet all the others appear with it, even though you did not copy them specifically?
Yes. To meake it clearer, Ive right clicked on IN PROGRESS and then SEND TO (on the right click context menu) and just selected Kingston.
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