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Old 09-28-06, 01:01
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What is a good program for eliminating duplicate files?
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Old 09-28-06, 08:23
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EasyCleaner

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download414.html

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Old 10-21-06, 15:46
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Default Re: Duplicate files

Just checking out old posts for duplicate file finders.
Easy Cleaner is a duplicate Registry entry finder.

I'm after a good duplicate FILE folder, if anyone can recommend some.
I've got hundreds of duplicate DLL's that I want to rationalise. Bazza

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Old 10-21-06, 16:13
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BEWARE deleting duplicate files!
Unless you KNOW what you are deleting you can really mess yourself up....I've done it.
I wouldn't TOUCH anything in the System32 Folder...for sure.
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This is FREEWARE...couldn't find anything free here. This finds duplicate files of ALL sorts.
Duplicate File Finder
http://dff.nazrashid.com/index.php?mode=tips
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If you are scanning entire drive(s) then add "Recycle Bin", "System Volume Information", "Program Files", and "Windows" folders to "Ignored Folder List". This will prevent accidental deletion of important system files.
Unless you know what you are doing scanning the folders mentioned above is generally a bad idea as those are important system folders. If you move or delete file(s) from those folder(s) some applications might stop working or worse Windows may not boot up again.
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Thanks Toni, I know of the danger, and will have plenty of backups, and be careful.:D Bazza

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BEWARE deleting duplicate files!
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I wouldn't TOUCH anything in the System32 Folder...for sure.
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Default Re: Duplicate files

Toni, thanks for the link to Duplicate File Finder: (not available on MG, I looked).
http://dff.nazrashid.com/download/DupSetup.exe

It is a lot more flexible than I first thought.
I'm still coming to grips with all its' capabilities.
It sure finds plenty of deliberate programmers duplicates.
ATI Technologies and variants of Toshiba, being the major instigators.
More of that later in other threads. Bazza

PS: For example, I just got rid of 7,000+ files in ATI.
Not needed as they are in languages other than English.
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This is FREEWARE...couldn't find anything free here. This finds duplicate files of ALL sorts.
Duplicate File Finder
http://dff.nazrashid.com/index.php?mode=tips
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How, pray tell, does a mere mortal know what duplicate files can be safely deleted?

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BEWARE deleting duplicate files!
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I wouldn't TOUCH anything in the System32 Folder...for sure.
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Never tried it, so cant recommend, but

http://www.majorgeeks.com/CloneSpy_d5146.html
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Many photo management programs like to make duplicate files. If I were eliminating duplicates, I would start with the .jpg files, their big and easily found. I seen machines with 3 copies of each.

From there I would work to finding duplicate .txt, .doc,. wps, .wks. In other words, personal data duplicates.

I'd stay clear of deleting .dll files, there may be a lot of them, but you would be taking a chance with these.
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Default Re: Duplicate files

brandypeppy makes a good point- removing dupes of files with non-critical extensions is a great way to start. Set up the extension filter in the program for the extensions above plus you can add .AVI, .MPEG, .MPG, .TMP, .LOG, and probably .BAK too. Even though they don't take up any significant space, you might want to check for empty folders too. They add to the 'clutter' on your PC and require a 'header' which prevents hard drive optimization when defragging.
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How about this prog called Double Killer:
http://www.komando.com/downloads/category.aspx?id=8082
http://www.bigbangenterprises.de/en/doublekiller/
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