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Last post Author Topic: The Best Way to handle finding and removiong Duplicate Files  (Read 24822 times)

rjbull

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Re: The Best Way to handle finding and removiong Duplicate Files
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2019, 04:22 PM »
Back when I was more excercised about nuking dupes, I used

DoubleKiller.  Last update was 2015, as the author is probably working on his PhD.

Two more different approaches:

Cathy is a media cataloguing tool; in my experience, it's very fast at making catalogues.  It has a "search duplicates or singles" feature.

Nir Sofer's SearchMyFiles has a "Find duplicates" feature that can be combined with normal file-finding criteria.

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Re: The Best Way to handle finding and removiong Duplicate Files
« Reply #26 on: December 25, 2019, 10:42 AM »
Used dupeGuru reasonably recently to remove something like 400+GB of duplicate backup files for a friend, (a laborious undertaking - backups of backups of backups of .... ), worked well.

There's also AntiDupl if you want to find primarily image duplicates, (or close duplicates), including across different formats - my go to software for that instance.

I'm more in favor of dupeGuru now.  I had used it a bit before, but your opinion is much appreciated!

Had never heard of AntiDupl, thanks for mentioning it.

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Re: The Best Way to handle finding and removiong Duplicate Files
« Reply #27 on: December 25, 2019, 10:44 AM »
Nir Sofer's SearchMyFiles has a "Find duplicates" feature that can be combined with normal file-finding criteria.

I have had good success with this one in the past  :Thmbsup: