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Windows 7: Best duplicate detector software

23 Jul 2011   #1
sevener

Windows 7
 
 
Best duplicate detector software

Hi,

I am looking for a good duplicate detector program. I tried some of softs (duplicate cleaner, Anti-win, ..) but they don't give the same results!
The difference of detection is sometime of ~ 5 Go as duplicated files!

Do you know a duplicate detector program that you used and trust its results?

Thank you


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23 Jul 2011   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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23 Jul 2011   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hope you're only looking to use one for things like music or picture files, anything else and you run a very high risk of breaking things to the point of having to re-install.
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23 Jul 2011   #4
sevener

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for answers.
@pbcopter: I tried Auslogics but didn't like it! There is no feauture to select long/short name as I should, in certain cases, delete files with short or long names.

@stormy13: I would like to delete duplicates of any kind of files; music, video, text, pdf, pictures, *.exe,...etc.
What the risk when deleting files other than music and pictures and why it is risky?
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23 Jul 2011   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A lot of what may look like duplicates; DLL, exe, etc; may in fact not necessarily be duplicates. It's when you start removing those that you can and will break things. Not so bad if it is a program that breaks and can be easily re-installed, but remove (or try too) anything that is a system file and you're re-installing Windows if you don't have a good backup to go to.
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23 Jul 2011   #6
sevener

Windows 7
 
 

Yes, trusty program is what I am asking for, to avoid such problems.
This kind of programs should present the possibility to ignore system files or files with certain specifications (exe. dll,...). This is a minimum in such programs to avoid systems potential problems.
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23 Jul 2011   #7
Outlander

W7x64 Ult.
 
 

stormy13 is right....Back in the W98 days I too was intent on finding and deleting ALL duplicates. Had a drive that was under 10GB soooo I installed some Norton cleaner if I remember correctly and had at it! Felt real pleased with myself until the reboot......Need I say more?
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23 Jul 2011   #8
sevener

Windows 7
 
 

Sure, it is a sensitive task that should be done very carefully.
If the duplicate detector is written or configured badly, this may cause problems much more than it resolves.
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