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January 22, 2007 at 12:51 pm #5801AnonymousInactive
Here’s a question for you guys, where can I find an application that will search my harddrives (or anything else for that matter) and identify duplicate files?
I’ve had some trouble recently and I’ve got partial recoveries of a few usb keys, harddrives, etc. all over the place. Ideally the results would list location and all the info you’d get if you listed a directory’s contents in detail mode.
January 22, 2007 at 1:11 pm #35259AnonymousInactive
or alternatively use this
google what a wonderess invention
January 22, 2007 at 1:13 pm #35260AnonymousInactive
writing something like this is beyond me atm.
As for google…. well i did try. Now to see if Brunel will actually let me download the thing
January 22, 2007 at 9:03 pm #35264AnonymousInactive
Ace Utilities is the business for identifying duplicates
January 22, 2007 at 9:11 pm #35265AnonymousInactive
I used no clone today, the trial version is limited to removing 30 files at a time. But the full version costs $80, which I figured wasn’t worth it for something I don’t reckon I’ll need to do too often.
When it has identified duplicates and marks them for removal there are a few sort options, but there doesn’t seem to be a based on location option. So I couldn’t see a way to keep the most recent version of a project together if it happened to be using files with older dates.
I’ll take a look at acelogix’s offering tomorrow
January 23, 2007 at 1:02 am #35267AnonymousInactive
You could just use plain old windows search…
Use start/search ..
dont enter any keywords and hit enter..
It will list all files..
sort them by name..
..and then just delete the version you dont want…
Thats a bit of a longwinded technique i know… but you could use it in conjunction with whatever other software your using…
tip*: if you type f* then windows will find all files starting with f, rather then all files containing f..
January 23, 2007 at 1:08 am #35268AnonymousInactive
I did try that before posting here, but there are many files with duplicate filenames, but not duplicate content. There is also duplicate content under alternative filenames. Particularly generated recovery names.
Quite frankly I’ve gotten myself into a big mess by not doing backups to DVD often enough. I’ve just got to remember that bit of wisdom once I get this all cleaned up
January 23, 2007 at 4:09 am #35270AnonymousInactive
tip*: if you type f* then windows will find all files starting with f, rather then all files containing f..[/quote:9117a0637d]
That’s a really useful tip there. Thanks, Barry!
January 23, 2007 at 11:17 am #35273AnonymousInactive
tip*: if you type f* then windows will find all files starting with f, rather then all files containing f..[/quote:f5d6754fa7]
That’s a really useful tip there. Thanks, Barry![/quote:f5d6754fa7]
You’ve never used the wildcard when searching windows? :shock:
Can also be used for searching for specific file types *.gif
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