Best Duplicate File/Picture App?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jman995x, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. jman995x macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2007
    I have 240,000 songs and 1M+ pictures (not a typo) spread across 1 computer and 5 external drives (5TB+ in total storage).

    Having said that, I've been somewhat lax in keeping like things in like places and have all sorts of duplicates all over the place.

    I've used TidyUp to hunt down a lot of duplicates, but for some reason it sometimes misses some very simple duplicates (sometimes with just a "-1" at the end...same size, same creation date, same file format, etc.).

    So, does anybody have a really slick program they like for hunting down duplicates?


  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I've never heard of any app that is safe and effective for eliminating duplicates. One reason is that it's very possible to have two different photos with identical file name, size, creation date, file format, etc. The only safe method is manual, which I realize is extremely tedious, especially given the volume of files you have.

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