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Windows 7: Managing a large Photo/Video Collection


23 Dec 2010   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

There's an option in the View menu to enlarge the dupes views; that's as good as it gets, though.
You're right about the percentage. If you raise it too much, you'll maybe miss actual duplicates.
It takes so little time to 'find dupes' once the list is compiled, that changing the percentages is negligible, time-wise. Just click the Find Dupes button again to see the change in the number of dupes it finds.

Glad you liked it and that it was helpful!
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Remember I mentioned the GUI was quirky?
Well, on my screen I'm missing half the 'Back/Next' buttons (shown in screen capture).
Are you experiencing this same problem?
Do you know how I could eliminate this?

I have tried various options in Windows compatibility settings to no avail.

TIA!



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30 Dec 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi All, I tried what I thought was the DupeDetector we were talking about It was a sub-program of PC Unleashed Online. when I got to data and file duplicates, I didn't find any of the settings you talked about, just the opposite, it only asked me where I wanted to search and choose what kind of files I wanted to find dups.. I ran it, and like all the other programs I have used it just showed me duplicate files by their location, then I could mass erase the dublicates or select the ones to delete manually. There was no indications of date of files or any other way to determine which were the better quality files. First of all, did I have the same program you were talking about? If not where do I go to get the same program? Second of all, does anyone know where you can find a program which shows date of file or other info which could reflect quality of the file??? Thanks for your comments and Happy New Year
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30 Dec 2010   #13

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

If you're into command line utilities, I use ssdeep fuzzy hashing to determine duplicates and possible duplicates. Fuzzy hashing allows you to determine not only if two files are the same or similar, but approximately how similar they are.

Fuzzy Hashing and ssdeep
Usage would be:> ssdeep -lrd \Directory\of\images
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30 Dec 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thank You FliGi7. I'm not into command line utilities, but meanwhile I did some digging into some old programs I had and found an Ashisoft.com program called Duplicate Finder v3.5.3 which comes as close to my "wants" as I'm going to get. It allows you to do a byte by byte comparison and gives the date of each file. It has a lot of options and appears to be as complete as your going to get. The only disadvantage is you can try it for awhile free, but then have to pay around $30.00 for keeping it. I think this is my answer, but again if anyone has a better sugguestion let me know.
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