Duplicate File Apps- Merge and Purge Strategy?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mikeshep, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. mikeshep macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2008
    Midwest US
    Hi, multiple macs and lots of duplication between them. I know there are
    lots of duplicate file finder and synchronization apps. Wonder if you can
    suggest from your experience, what the best is for the following task:

    If I off-load all the folders/files to be compared onto an external HD....
    and the goal is to wind up with a single file for any instance where there
    are one or more identical files.

    Is there an application capable of, automatically merging
    and eliminating any duplicates and saving only ONE of each duplicate
    set without me having to scroll through a list of Thousands of files,
    and individually selecting and deleting all but the single file to be saved?

    I realize there are apps that will show me a listing of the dupes and where they are.
    I'm going for an end result of having only "one" of everything.

    Thanks for your help,
  2. LutherWeston macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2011
    Great question

    Looking forward to hearing some good responses!!
  3. mikeshep thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2008
    Midwest US

    Same here, Luther...too bad it's been awhile since I originally posted this - I guess I'm missing something obvious.... or this is not a popular topic or forum(?) O Well... Still appreciate any suggestions on it - pretty much in
    the same boat as when I asked about it...

    Best Regards,


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