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Windows 7: Looking for a file duplicate finder

02 Jan 2020   #1
386DX

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Looking for a file duplicate finder

Hi all. I need to scan about 1.5TB. Are there any free solutions? I can't bring myself to spend $40. Thanks.


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03 Jan 2020   #2
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've used Duplicate Finder in the past, but it's been years. Check out a list here: 10+ Tools for Finding and Deleting Duplicate Files on Windows - TechSpot
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03 Jan 2020   #3
Snick

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

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03 Jan 2020   #4
386DX

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Excellent, thanks.
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03 Jan 2020   #5
386DX

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Excellent again, thank you.
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03 Jan 2020   #6
Snick

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

386DX, you are welcome!
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03 Jan 2020   #7
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Be careful about "duplicate" DLLs and other similar system, program, utility, etc geek files. Many so-called duplicates exist and where they exist for good reasons. Many software calls to respective specific directories are made. Many DLLs with exact names have both similar and different content, often seen by their respective different byte-sizes. Even exact same DLLs in different directories are called upon by their "parents" and their "children" better be present or else.

Have restorable full image backups (yes plural) at the ready. One of the fastest ways to bring down Windows and/or 3rd party stuff is to get the Death Plaque of the Missing DLL, the one that cannot be fixed...except by re-install or by full image restore.
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03 Jan 2020   #8
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 1909 - 18363.657 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
 
 

I would probably go further than Rolands advice above ... Never even think of using a duplicate finder in the system folders of a Windows, (or any other), operating System. You can, if you have the technical knowhow, remove or change system files to solve a specific issue. This is fine as long as you have the system backed up - for recovery when, not If it goes wrong, as over time it will, this is what they call "experience"
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03 Jan 2020   #9
chuckhig

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Good information. Thank you.
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03 Jan 2020   #10
Snick

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

RolandJS
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Barman58
Agree!
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