Duplicate file finder???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ethana, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. ethana macrumors 6502a

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    I have TONS of music files that are duplicates. I need to delete them all. What's the best app to find duplicate files?
     
  2. caliguy macrumors regular

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    If you're in iTunes, File > Show Duplicates.
     
  3. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    Many of these are free. Most are cheap. Take your pick.

    mt
     
  4. Detektiv-Pinky macrumors 6502a

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    Hhm, any recommendation would be helpful, a lot of the tool on this list do not actually find duplicate files. Some are plainly unusable for large file bases, such as Duplicate Files Searcher 2.2.

    Usability, configurability and reliability is a key issue for such a tool.
     
  5. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    This program, Grupa Dupa, is now available. It's faceless and appears to be an overgrown AppleScript.

    I ran the demo and it took less than a minute to scan my hard drive. Although it claimed it found 3084 duplicates, in demo mode, it only lists the first two. Not a good test run of its capabilities.

    After it finds the files, it leaves it to the user to find them and delete them, which seems only marginally a help.

    Still, the developer wants only 99 cents for a license so it's a pittance to see how good the full product is.

    mt
     
  6. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Dupe Guru? Meh, downloaded it last week but I haven't used it yet.
     

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