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Easy Duplicate File Finder V1.4.2


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#1 mypenry

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 07:01 AM

I know its not wise to tamper with the registry Etc , but I decided to download
a USB portable application called...

Easy Duplicate File Finder V1.4.2

at http://portablefreeware.com/?p=6

just really to see how it worked and what it may find..well to my surprise
on setting it up to scan my C partition it came up with this ....

Scanned.................... 33,661 Files

Selected ......................12,466 Files

Including ...

Original Files................. 2,604

Duplicate Files ............... 9,862

ive looked through the scan results and what I can see from my little
knowledge there seem to be many Files duplicated ( or as far as I can tell )

I was just wondering what to do next , does the 9,862 Duplicate
files found sound far too many to be correct ..?

are any forum members using this application, if so can you please offer me
some advice on what to do next ..?

or should I just forget the results and carry on ..?

Many Thanks
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#2 garmanma

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 07:34 AM

The first thing I would do is to clear out all of your cookies, history, and temp files and scan again to see if that lessens the amount. I wouldn't go deleting files will-nilly
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#3 mypenry

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 02:13 AM

Hi garmanma , took your advice and cleaned every thing out, and did a re scan
this is what it said .....


Scanned.................... 33,661 Files ( New scan .... 33,683 )

Selected ......................12,466 Files ( new scan ..... 12,450 )


Including ...

Original Files................. 2,604 ( new scan .......... 2,599 )

Duplicate Files ............... 9,862 ( new scan ......... 9,851 )

still looks a lot of Duplicate files...? and not too sure what to delete if any thing ..?

Thanks mypenry

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 02:32 AM

I would not delete anything until I found out what the duplicate files were. Does the Easy Duplicate File Finder V1.4.2 application have the ability to produce a list of these duplicate files? It may be flagging your dllcache files, which you DO NOT want to delete. Also, if you have the I386 folder on your hard drive it may be flagging those files, and again, you DO NOT want to delete them.
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Posted 23 August 2007 - 10:20 AM

Really, if I were you I'd leave well alone. I would doubt that duplicate files are causing you much problems in speed, and it's just too risky to delete at random.

Sure, it may be possible to remove some, but is it worth the risk? The internet is full of people who take totally unnecessary risks and it all goes wrong.

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 10:30 AM

Thanks for the reply's.. having in the past clicked where I should have left it alone and knowing what may happen
if I get it wrong , I think its best if I leave the duplicate files where they are, my computer is running Ok so best not tempt fate .....

Many Thanks Mypenry




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