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Windows 7: Looking for a file duplicate finder

3 Weeks Ago   #11
386DX

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Bill;

I've been playing with a couple of these duplicate file checkers/deleters. If I understand this right, they'll find duplicates in the same folder. Over the years of saving files, I've put duplicates in many different folders, some within the RootFolder, some in subfolders of the RootFolder, and others in unrelated folders.

I understand that if a dupe check program checks a parent folder, duplicates in different folders won't show as duplicates. Do you know of a program where I can check for dupes across folders?

TreeComp is very good, but I'm not yet getting the logic of the left and right panels, and how to move or copy a file to non-identical locations in different trees.

Cumbersome description. Thanks.


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3 Weeks Ago   #12
dg1261

Windows 7/8.1/10 multiboot
 
 

TreeComp is meant for comparing folder contents, but isn't good for finding duplicate files. It compares file names, sizes and dates, but doesn't actually compare the byte contents unless you change the default settings. Even then, it only flags duplicates in parallel directory structures.

For finding duplicates, I like Easy Duplicate Finder. Select multiple folders in the top box for it to search. It compares the byte contents, and will even find duplicates that have different filenames or filedates -- great for finding photos you forgot you copied and renamed.

There are several other utilities that are equally capable, including NirSoft's Search-My-Files and Duplicate Files Finder, with the user interface being the main differences.
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3 Weeks Ago   #13
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 386DX View Post
Hi Bill;

I've been playing with a couple of these duplicate file checkers/deleters. If I understand this right, they'll find duplicates in the same folder. Over the years of saving files, I've put duplicates in many different folders, some within the RootFolder, some in subfolders of the RootFolder, and others in unrelated folders.

I understand that if a dupe check program checks a parent folder, duplicates in different folders won't show as duplicates. Do you know of a program where I can check for dupes across folders?

TreeComp is very good, but I'm not yet getting the logic of the left and right panels, and how to move or copy a file to non-identical locations in different trees.

Cumbersome description. Thanks.
Sorry, I haven't run any on my system, for the reasons of the others, I don't use them. Most apps I've heard of, know someone who uses it, or demoed or use it myself. lots of demos. I install through revo uninstaller.

There are folders that windows creates that appear to be empty but in actuality they are used, I would have to go through my computer, look at the name of the folder or file, creation date, modification date and decide.

R U going to Win 10? I believe it is still free upgrade.
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2 Weeks Ago   #14
386DX

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, I'm backing up settings like FF and its extensions, registry (don't know if I'll need them or will Win 10 overwrite them), router... I'll be reading the various tutorials soon.


Since I'm not versed in dupe programs, I'm afraid of losing irreplaceable files, so I've been using Duplicate Files Finder, seeing the dupes, opening each one to confirm they are dupes of the same file, then manually deleting the dupes. It's taking forever, but I don't know of a way to do it more quickly without making a mistake.
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