Excessive Duplicate Photos in my photo gallery

  1. Posts : 72
    Window 7 Home Premium 64bit

    Excessive Duplicate Photos in my photo gallery

    Hi. In my computer I use my photo gallery a lot. I also have a few external hard drives that I use. These pictures show up in my all photos and video part of my gallery. I have over 60,000 pictures in this particular part of the photo gallery. I realize that I have many external hard drives where these pictures appear from.

    My question is can I remove some of these pictures? I have ie 25 pictures that are the same.
    Can I safely remove these excess pictures? Where do the excess pictures go..to the recycle bin?
    Does it effect my external hard drives?

    I am sorry that there are a lot of things to answer, but I feel that these xtra pictures are taking up to much computer space.

    Thank you for any help.
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  2. Posts : 1,395
    Win 7 Ult 64-bit

    Auslogics Duplicate File Finder, simple and safe. You can remove them permanently or send them to the Recycle Bin. After that, if the collection is still too big, put them on DVDs or CDs or external HD, as long as you can access them. You might also need some way of indexing them.

    Auslogics will also find duplicate system files, so make sure you're not tossing any of those. When you open it, do the Settings in the menu. Make sure System Folders are in the ignore list. Then specify "Images" at the bottom of the screen.
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  3. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

    Hi 2 weeks wow :/
    Expand the navigation pane on the left side and see if selecting a single location cuts down on the duplicates
    Excessive Duplicate Photos in my photo gallery-folders-tree-wpg.jpg
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  4. Posts : 72
    Window 7 Home Premium 64bit
    Thread Starter

    Thank you both for your suggestions. I really appreciate your help. My photo gallery was getting out of control.
      My Computer

  5. Posts : 1,395
    Win 7 Ult 64-bit

    Would it help if I suggested not making so many duplicates in the future?
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  6. Posts : 72
    Window 7 Home Premium 64bit
    Thread Starter

    It's a miracle! I don't know where the duplicate pictures went. Maybe the solar eclipse had something to do with it.
    Thanks again for your help!
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