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Windows 7: File problem in WLM

09 Jan 2013   #1

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8 Pro all 64bit
 
 
File problem in WLM

I have loaded my F: drive (data backup) with music files from the C: drive and deleted them form there but I now have the same music tracks doubled up and even tripled up ie track 1/2 /3 /4 etc is listed twice or three times.

Now short of working tediously through the listings and deleting the "extras" one by one I wondered know if there is a way of deleting the "extras" en mass? Have Googled this problem but no answers.

Plus can someone tell me what I did wrong please in the first place?

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09 Jan 2013   #2

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Not sure here but a suggestion, assuming duplicate files have name appended (1) (2) as windows auto does could you do a file search with wildcard ie *(1).mp3 to reveal all files with No 1 appended to end of file name then repeat with No 2.
May help i dont know just thought i put it out there
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09 Jan 2013   #3

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
Not sure here but a suggestion, assuming duplicate files have name appended (1) (2) as windows auto does could you do a file search with wildcard ie *(1).mp3 to reveal all files with No 1 appended to end of file name then repeat with No 2.
May help i dont know just thought i put it out there
Hiyya Pauly Not real sure how to do that mate like as in where?

Anyway this is probably one of the worst examples of the problem.


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09 Jan 2013   #4

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Have you checked the actual location of the files, as in where replicated file 1, 2 & 3 actually are. Is it possible you just have original and copied files still in view. Have you moved user directories, just wondering if when moving you have ended up with files in one user area and also somewhere else like public folders/libraries

What i meant before is doing a search from the start menu by searching for wildcard * which can be any character(s) followed by the 1 or 2 that windows automatically appends to duplicate filenames, but on reflection windows would only append the file name if it was located in the same folder as the original file
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09 Jan 2013   #5
whs

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Try this:


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09 Jan 2013   #6

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Thanks Pauly and Wolfgang I shall try out those and let you know
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09 Jan 2013   #7

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Ok Wolfgang that option tells me it will empty the library and close the WLM and Pauly the music is located on both my C: drive where it originally was and I copied it to the F: spinner (then deleted it) to give me a bit more space on the SSD (C so would I be right in assuming the machine is picking up both drives as a library source because the files did not delete??
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09 Jan 2013   #8
whs

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Get the files off C, then you should not have a duplicate problem. If the music file on F is included in the library, it should pick it up there.
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09 Jan 2013   #9

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Get the files off C, then you should not have a duplicate problem. If the music file on F is included in the library, it should pick it up there.
Ok mate will do
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