Delete duplicate files

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jopl, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. jopl macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2012

    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!
  2. blatopilot macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2011
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  4. jopl thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2012
    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?
  5. tracyalayneking macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2012
    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?

  6. willow123 macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2015
    Delete files

    Hi Guys

    Try DuplicateFilesDeleter it worked for me just google it :)

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