Finding and deleting duplicate files & mails

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iW00t, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. iW00t macrumors 68040

    iW00t

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    Actually this is more of a mail.app problem.

    I've accidentally downloaded a whole load of mails off our server twice (somehow) and my mailbox is filled with heaps of duplicate mails. Since mail.app stores these mails as eml files somewhere in the ~/Library/Mail folder, I was wondering if there is some smart app that can just come in, goes through all these files with same names, same sizes (and same contents) then deletes them fast and easy :rolleyes:

    I know of one such tool back on Windows but I can't seem to find a Mac equivalent :(
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    I found this link for Removing Duplicates from Apple Mail:
    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=2005050314315464

    Ok what you'll have to do is download the txt file on that site (or just copy it). Then paste that into the Script Editor program (In your Applications>AppleScript folder). Hopefully you can navigate it from there on out.

    If any help is needed just reply again! But I hope that works.
     
  3. iW00t thread starter macrumors 68040

    iW00t

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    Oh My God.

    It is so amazing watching it work! Mails just magically select themselves and when it is done you get a little dialog and *poof* all deleted!

    Thanks! Great tip!
     

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