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Offline bayou girl

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Redundant files
« on: Jul 16, 2016, 09:47:57 PM »
Jim, do you know of a program to help you identify redundant files - such as the photos that are saved in one place, backed up to another, and still in a third because I put them there to remind myself to burn them to disk for mom?  Or things like that?  The music cd I ripped to my laptop, only to discover I bought it on Amazon when it was on sale, and still yet, snagged and downloaded the single on one of their free music days?  I think you get the idea.  Can you help?
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Re: Redundant files
« Reply #1 on: Jul 16, 2016, 10:18:34 PM »
Oh, I would love a program like this!
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Re: Redundant files
« Reply #2 on: Jul 17, 2016, 07:17:14 PM »
There are a number of programs that will help you find duplicate files but most are designed to find them in a single place.  I'm not sure you can put a list of locations to be searched.  Try searching for "find duplicate files".  There are a number of free programs out there but I'm not sure how they work.  Here's one:

http://download.cnet.com/Duplicate-File-Finder/3000-2248_4-10300084.html
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Re: Redundant files
« Reply #3 on: Jul 17, 2016, 09:11:40 PM »
I'll try this one Jim, and let you know how it does.  I have all my files on the laptop backed up (I had to re-image the hard drive yesterday) so i can do it without fear of losing anything!  I'll let you know.
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