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Windows 7: Looking for a Software Program to Scan and Remove Duplicate Files

23 Jun 2013   #1
Birddude007

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Looking for a Software Program to Scan and Remove Duplicate Files

Hey folks, I am one of those unorganized people who ends up having multiple copies of files on my HD, is there a software program out there (preferably free) that I can use to scan the drive and remove sch duplicates?


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23 Jun 2013   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Here's a place to start.
https://www.google.com/search?source...le.YouvOfsUmQc

I use Glary utilities which is free and does a variety of things
THW
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24 Jun 2013   #3
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there are many programs which are capable of achieving this .... Everyone has their own personal preference .... The link below contains a wide selection

http://www.freewarefiles.com/search....1.x=17&B1.y=10
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24 Jun 2013   #4
Stephanie

Linux Zorin OS x64, Win 7 Pro x64, Chalet OS x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Here's a place to start.
https://www.google.com/search?source...le.YouvOfsUmQc

I use Glary utilities which is free and does a variety of things
THW
Thank you for the link THW

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Hi there are many programs which are capable of achieving this .... Everyone has their own personal preference .... The link below contains a wide selection

http://www.freewarefiles.com/search....1.x=17&B1.y=10
Thanks for the link maxie
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24 Jun 2013   #5
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

You're welcome Steph
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10 Jul 2013   #6
Birddude007

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Update- I managed to use easy duplicate finder and it worked fine but since my duplicates had different names presumably when I moved them around and duplicated them in the same folders it never got me to where I needed.

After I recovered all my lost files on a disk I accidently reformatted, i wound up with around 750 GB of files, most of them were copies and duplicates, some of them even had up to ten duplicates of the same file!
I just created a new folder and started to go through all the folders and subfolders in the "lost files" folder that my recover program created and basically selected all the individual files in each folder and cut&pasted them in the one I created, every time windows noticed I was trying to put similar files into that folder the warning window popped up and I just clicked "skip for all files that are identical" button, once I managed to do all that I was down to 550 GBs, I then told the "view" mode to group all files by type, I went and put all they files of the types that I wanted to keep into their own perspective files (mainly image files-Jpegs,DNGs, etc...)
I then went into those individual folders and totally deleted all know copies and duplicates, if I was unsure, I would then check the file out in Adobe Bridge where I can actually see the image.
Going through all these files and organizing these files took me four days, boring? yes but it had to be done, I finally ended up with only 110GBs of image files and it was a complete collection of ALL my files I took over the last ten years. All I had to do next was fire up Lightroom and put it to the task of organizing them by date, that only took 4 hours, I am now organized and I stick to it.
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10 Jul 2013   #7
C-11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Good to see you got your files sorted.

With so many people having CCleaner, it can be used to find duplicate files.

Piriform - Using the File Finder
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11 Jul 2013   #8
Birddude007

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by C-11 View Post
Good to see you got your files sorted.

With so many people having CCleaner, it can be used to find duplicate files.

Piriform - Using the File Finder
hmmmm cool, I didn't know that
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11 Jul 2013   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Birddude007 did you ever get your restore point problem taken care of?
Yes Ccleaner does a fine job for me with finding duplicate files.
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11 Jul 2013   #10
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Birddude007 did you ever get your restore point problem taken care of?
Yes Ccleaner does a fine job for me with finding duplicate files.
I ran it and it found a lot of dup's, some were three and four of the same. I gave up after a while trying to figure out which ones to keep and which ones would kill the OS if I removed them.
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