find and delete duplicate files

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 2macman, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    I just realized that I have tons of duplicate files on my year-old 27 iMac.

    Many files have 5 or more duplicates. Some a dozen.

    I have read good things about Singlemizer.

    "Every solution creates a new problem."

    1. Is getting a duplicate finding and deleting program a good idea?
    2. Is Singlemizer the best for finding and deleting duplicate files?

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Duplicates of what kind of files? Are you sure they're duplicates or do they just have the same name?
     
  3. macrumors member

    whoda

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    I personally use dupeGuru and have no issues with this. As always, be certain of what you are getting rid of.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    find and delete duplicates

    RJ

    I am pretty sure they are duplicates. In general, things I created on Word, Excel, InDesign, PDFs.

    I thought it was impossible to save different files under the same name in the same program.

    Anyway, when I search for a file, I will find 5 - 10 copies of it.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Hi, 2macman!

    My name is Konstantin Pavlikhin, i'm the developer of Singlemizer.

    I've accidentally found this thread (thanks to the Google! :)) and thought you possibly may be interested in today's offer. Singlemizer is on sale during this weekend and is available for just $4.99 on the Mac App Store. You can still try the full featured trial version from our website (http://minimalisticdev.com/singlemizer/singlemizer.app.zip) to make a decision.

    Thanks for the interest! Should you have any questions feel free to contact us at feedback@minimalisticdev.com.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Delete duplicate files

    Hi:
    I have used Singlemizer and find it easy to use and effective in its purpose.
    One piece I have problems with is defining the kind of files to look for since it is not as simple as indicating ".jpg", or "nef" (Nikon). Maybe I have not dedicated enough time to understand this part.

    One word of caution, be careful about which files you delete.
    I ran a compare last week and deleted all duplicates found and since my iMac does not want to start, all I get is the gray apple but nothing more. My guess is that I deleted a needed file from the hard disk that was duplicated in an external disk.
    I am still trying to figure out this problem and will appreciate any help.

    Regards
    Luis Felipe
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Duplicate Files Deleter

    Duplicate Files Deleter (http://DuplicateFilesDeleter.com) is a simple, but effective tool to locate duplicate files in one or more selected search paths. It scans the files and compares them based on Byte for Byte Comparison, which ensures 100% accuracy. You can then choose to delete the selected duplicate or original files. The program is multi-threaded and performs scans quickly.
     

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