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Old Aug 26, 2012, 09:51 AM   #1
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Delete duplicate files

Hi,

I have several project backups scattered across a lot of drives. A lot of the files are duplicates or older versions of finished work.

Is there any program that will find duplicate names and exactly identical files?

The goal is to create one archive backup of everything at the same drive(s).

All ideas are welcome.

Thank you!
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Old Aug 26, 2012, 10:11 AM   #2
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Duplicate file names can probably be tended to with a finder search.


I've used and like Gemini. I think it scans for file sizes...It is visually appealing, fast, and easy to use. It also allows you to control what happens. It doesn't delete anything unless you confirm it.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gemin...63541543?mt=12
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Old Aug 26, 2012, 10:21 AM   #3
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Use DupeGuru or Find Duplicate Files or Decloner to scan for and delete duplicate files.
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 02:12 PM   #4
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Thank you all!

I googled it before I started the topic but it's hard to know which program to choose without first hand knowledge. Actually I haven't really worked out how I should do the clean-up.

Anyone done anything similar recently? Any tip for a good workflow?
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 01:55 PM   #5
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Deleting duplicate files safely??

I have a similar problem, with the added complication of same file content but a different file name. Does anyone know how these duplicate file finding software apps work? Do they look for just the file name and extension, or do they compare name, extension, size, creation date, etc, or do they compare the actual content? Also, I have found many many options anywhere from free to expensive, anyone have any good reviews or comparisons on what is the best?

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