File Duplicates

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by The Mercurian, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2012
    Also looking for an app to identify duplicates (not necessarily delete them mind you).

    Through years of sloppy file keeping, I have multiple copies of files, mostly pdf's and mostly with differeing filenames. Now I want to sort it out looking for programs to deal with it.

    So far I've heard of Araxis Find duplicate Files
    Tidy Up

    No idea if any of them are any good. Any have experience of these programs ?
  2. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2012
    ok I'v tried the trial version of the araxis program.

    it works allright but crashed a few times. I'm not spending 12euro to maintain it so.

    Still open to any other suggestions!
  3. macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2012
    i use a program called singlemizer from the app store. you can also get it from seems to do the trick for me fairly well.
  4. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  5. macrumors regular


    Oct 6, 2012
    Penang, Malaysia
    There are many applications listed in this thread that could be used.
    I use CleanGenius Pro.
  6. macrumors 601

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Those don't sound like duplicates that a program could find, unless there's a program that can read pdfs and determine that two are identical. But, if there is even a slight difference in content, could such a program flag a file as a "duplicate"? I'm thinking that filenames that are the same would be the identifier. Of course, you could have a copy of a file in a different place that had a change made to it that the "original" file did not have made to it. Then you'd have the same filename for two files that are not truly duplicates. Sounds like a major headache to me. I'd be really interested in learning how the programs suggested work, just for the knowledge base; I've no reason to use one at this time.

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