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#1 trumpetman51

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 12:15 PM

Hello,

I am looking for a freeware application that does a good job of comparing the contents of 2 (or maybe even more?) folders for both duplicate and different content.

For instance, I keep a "backup" folder which is simply a folder where I use the copy command to duplicate the contents of, say, my Documents folder or my Favorites folder.

Does anyone know of a good freeware app that can compare the contents of both my original AND my copied folders to search out both differences and/or duplicates?

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 12:21 AM

I can't recommend anything in particular,but have you checked out our Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps topic?
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 10:51 AM

hey tg1911....how's it goin"??

Yeah, I have checked out that list of Freeware Replacements for Commercial APPs but I havn't actually found exactly what I am looking for....

Perhaps I need to look harder!!!!

Ya Think????

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 11:49 AM

I found this site, which checks out OK, with SiteAdvisor, and LinkScanner.
It list several, duplicate file finders.
Might want to check it out.
Duplicate File Finders

Depending on how much you would use this utility, here's a pay-for version ($29) you might want to check out:
Duplicate File Detector v4.0

Be sure to scan, anything you download. :thumbsup:
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Edited by tg1911, 30 March 2008 - 11:50 AM.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 12:24 PM

Sounds VERY interesting.....THANKS tg!!!
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 12:41 PM

To tg1911....I visited that web link....then I registered...

I was SHOCKED to see the MAIN PAGE that came up when I signed in for the FIRST TIME...KIND OF, UM, RISQUE?????
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 08:08 PM

Sorry about that, John.
I didn't sign up, so I didn't know what the site was like.
I just checked the link for malicious code, and bad downloads from the site.
It was one of the first hits in a Google search. :thumbsup:
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 11:55 PM

Don't worry about it tg1911!!

I figured you didn't know...and I didn't get hurt or anything like that....lol....

I think there are some good links to some decent software there...I just was SURPRISED at what came up when I registered and signed in....

NOT TO WORRY!!! I'm a big boy...or should I say, an 'old' boy!!!

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 08:37 PM

Well there's a file duplicate finder in Cleanup assistant http://www.cleanupassistant.com/ a freeware... But you have to type up the duplicated files :thumbsup:




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