Duplicate File project. Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mikeshep, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. mikeshep macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2008
    Midwest US
    This may not be the right forum to ask this, but not sure where else it fits -feel free to suggest another category if so. That said....

    I have a studio computer which i need to go through and both consolidate/eliminate scores of duplicate Audio files that have accumulated
    in multiple folders on an OS 9 platform. There are many apps that are OSX
    based but this stuff is all in 9. There are literally tens of thousands of
    files that need to be more or less accounted for -and compared.. Most dupes were backups to a 2nd internal HD on my MDD G4 - which in turn were backed up on a Firewire drive.

    We want to just organize everything and wind up with just one backup of every original file that is to be kept. (others will simply be deleted).

    They are spread across a huge number of "To Be Organized" folders over the course of ten years time.

    Before embarking on the tedious task of simply using Sherlock command and individually opening/comparing multiple folder contents...what app would be best suited and easiest -for this on OS 9. OTOH, is there a better/current OSX duplicate-file-finder/organizer app, with which I could put the OS9 machine in FW Target Disk mode and access from my G5?

    Information-overloaded and welcome any suggestions.


  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Can you share the machine over the network to an OSX machine? If so just use one of the OSX solutions you've already found. Speed may well take a hit over the network though...
  3. mikeshep thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2008
    Midwest US
    Hi thanks for your reply. I do not presently have it networked...I think there's a way to network OS9 and OSX...though now wondering if the Firewire target Disk approach might be easier/faster?

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