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1  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: SOLVED: Compare locations and remove duplicate folders on: July 08, 2012, 11:37:43 AM
Sure it's solved smiley
Can be marked
2  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: SOLVED: Compare locations and remove duplicate folders on: July 08, 2012, 10:10:19 AM
Ok it's done! It took me so little time that I felt almost frustrated  cheesy

To compare only subfolders (releases) and not folders (artists), I sorted them by column location. It groups all folders together and subfolders together. On the pic you can see the limit.
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I selected all folders with mouse, then press "delete" on my keyboard. I did that on the right panel too, THEN (and only then) I launched the comparison with CTRL + F9, so that only subfolders were compared. And it worked great!
Thanks a ton IainB, it was definitetly the most helpful assistance I've ever received on a internet forum!
3  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: SOLVED: Compare locations and remove duplicate folders on: June 16, 2012, 01:06:37 PM
Well it really looks like xplorer² can make it! Will probably save my summer from a very stupid and long job smiley
Many many thanks !

The only remaining time-consuming task is to un-select all folders (artists) to have only subfolders (releases) selected
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Sorting by "emplacement" easily seperate folders from subfolders. But is there a way to quickly unselect folders?

4  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: SOLVED: Compare locations and remove duplicate folders on: June 14, 2012, 03:34:10 PM
Thank you IainB. I will look into it this weekend, looks very promising!
5  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: SOLVED: Compare locations and remove duplicate folders on: June 12, 2012, 04:13:52 PM
Well my need is so specific that I doubt something actually exists. And since it's one shot need, I've started to do it manually. A long way to go, several months I guess, of 2511 folders to check :-)
6  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: SOLVED: Compare locations and remove duplicate folders on: June 11, 2012, 01:48:52 PM
To avoid that "Autechre" folders and such are marked as duplicate, I thought it would work if the possibility was given to mark a folder as duplicate only if it contains a file or more.
Folders with only subfolders inside would not count.

But I guess it would work also to work at a +1 level ! Most of the folders I have to handle are at this level:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/251882/mp3.txt
7  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: SOLVED: Compare locations and remove duplicate folders on: June 11, 2012, 01:14:25 PM
4wd, do you know if there's a way so that FreeCommanderXE will scan and compare subfolders too?
8  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: SOLVED: Compare locations and remove duplicate folders on: June 11, 2012, 04:26:26 AM
I don't get it here. In my opinion both the "Autechre" folders are duplicates, according to theirs names, aren't they? They even contain the exactly same subfolders. Anyway, for the time being you can experiment with ZTW with a workaround by putting one small file into each empty "Autechre" folder.
Autechre folders are different in "A" and "B", the subfolders are different (Amber vs Anti EP). So imagine if theses "Autechre" were marked as duplicates, they would be removed in "B", no matter if the subfolders are different.
This is why I say folders without files shouldn't be compared.

I'll try FreeCommanderXE too. I don't know where you found these, I've spent hours searching and I could only come up with files comparison tools!
9  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: SOLVED: Compare locations and remove duplicate folders on: June 10, 2012, 03:20:35 PM
Thanks
Well it is actually a good thing for me if this program doesn't compare a folder without files, but it should if it contains subfolders.

In the example above, "Autechre" should not be considered as a duplicate (no files inside, only folders)
Do you think it is possible to acheive this with Ztree?
10  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: SOLVED: Compare locations and remove duplicate folders on: June 10, 2012, 12:47:30 PM
Yes! It looks very interesting in regards to what I'm looking for..

I'd like to compare folders "A" and "B", and I cannot find how in the example bellow:

It says directory empty with the "Compare" function
11  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / SOLVED: Compare locations and remove duplicate folders on: June 10, 2012, 06:55:41 AM
Hello! Out of all the existing duplicate finders, none of them really looks for duplicate folders, only files. The closest thing I've found is this http://sourceforge.net/projects/vfolderdups/

It really performs a duplicate search based on folder names. In addition to that I'm looking for a program that would perform 3 other things :
- A two location mode in order to compare 2 drives/locations
- Possibility to remove all duplicate folders at once (whitout right clicking on all sub folder to delete, impossble to do when there's 2000 duplicates)
- Option to identify a folder as duplicate only if it has not subfolder inside

To understand more the use I would have of it, let me give a concrete example :
I have a folder (A) of mp3 want to use to replace my existing mp3 folder (B) made with different music file type.
    A
    |____Nirvana
    | |_____1991 - Nevermind      <= mp3
    | |_____1993 - In Utero         <= mp3

    B
    |____Nirvana
    | |_____1991 - Nevermind      <= mp3
    | |_____1993 - In Utero         <= ogg
    | |_____1992 - Incesticide      <= aac

In this example, "B" folder has 2 duplicate sub-folders (Nevermind and In Utero) so they will be removed. NOTE :
    - It doesn't matter if the files inside are different
    - Folders and sub-folders with different names (not existing in "A") won't be touched inside "B" (Incesticide in the example)
    - "Nirvana" folder isn't considered as a duplicate since it contains subfolders
After B folder has been processed :
    B
    |____Nirvana
    | |_____1992 - Incesticide      <= acc


It could look a bit like this :

Thanks to all !
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