finding duplicate files?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by eugene, May 30, 2004.

  1. eugene

    eugene Guest

    I am photographer and I have thousands of photos on my PC. Thig is, there
    are many duplications because sometimes I make special folders for different
    categories and things tend to get duplicated or more quite often. So, what I
    want to know is, is there a way of searching for and removing duplicate
    files? I am using Win XP.

    eugene, May 30, 2004
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    Toolman Tim Guest


    Oh - wait, did you want *more*?

    Try Google: Results 1 - 10 of about 363,000 for find and delete duplicate
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    Got it?
    Toolman Tim, May 30, 2004
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    °Mike° Guest

    There is no foolproof way of identifying duplicate
    files, particularly image files, since even the slightest
    adjustment or edit will make an otherwise (to the
    human eye) identical image seem like a different
    file to a bit-by-bit scrutiny. On top of that, most
    software does a pretty poor job of (correctly)
    identifying true duplicates; you risk losing that
    masterpiece. You really should get into the habit
    of using *strict* naming and filing conventions.

    Short term, you should copy your entire image
    folder structure, preferably to another partition,
    to use as a test for finding those duplicates.
    You need an application that does a binary
    comparision, NOT one that checks by name
    and size alone.

    I've never tried it, but it's worth checking out:
    Duplicate File Finder
    °Mike°, May 30, 2004
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    one_red_eye Guest

    Google for it.
    one_red_eye, May 30, 2004
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    D Guest

    "Dup Detector finds duplicate and near duplicate images by opening and
    reading image pixel data. The program is easy to use, just specify the path
    and start the scan. You can specify a match percentage that is required to
    consider the image a duplicate and preview all found dups side by side with
    an option to delete either one."
    D, May 30, 2004
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    RBF Guest

    RBF, May 30, 2004
  7. I had the same problem. I used Check Indentical Files 2.12 and it worked

    I had over 20,000 graphics that had been compiled over the years and I
    needed something to identify pictures I had duplicated. This program
    worked great, even if the pictures are renamed.

    It is well worth the $20USD. At least it was to me....;o)
    @}-}-------Rosee, May 30, 2004
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