Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


How to locate and delete duplicate folders

  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 pedruid


  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • Local time:12:37 PM

Posted 19 February 2014 - 08:21 AM

:question: My PC was recently updates to WIN 7 and folders from my old XP were imported from backup. Now I have duplicates all over the place. Only my wife and I use this pc. Can anyone help me try and restore some sembelance of order to the folders/files.?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 OldPhil



  • Members
  • 4,155 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Long Island New York
  • Local time:06:37 AM

Posted 19 February 2014 - 08:39 AM

Several of us use Puran Utilities, it has that function.  Use caution with any and all downloads to avoid junk!



Honesty & Integrity Above All!

#3 hamluis



  • Moderator
  • 56,277 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:05:37 AM

Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:38 AM

Well...I'd be reluctant about removing any "duplicate" folders, if such exist.'


A foldeer's contents...may not be the same as a "suspected duplicate".



#4 dls62


  • Members
  • 623 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Berkshire, UK
  • Local time:11:37 AM

Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:04 PM

I echo what Louis has said.  Depending upon your file and folder settings you may see what 'appear' to be duplicates - but deleting one could cause the loss of data.


In an Explorer window go to Organize > Folder and search options.


On the General tab, click Restore Defaults and then click Apply.


Click on the View tab, click Restore Defaults and then click Apply.


Does this make any difference to the 'duplicate' items?

#5 oxana daniel

oxana daniel

  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • Local time:04:07 PM

Posted 17 July 2015 - 10:34 AM

"Duplicate Files Deleter" is a simple, but effective tool to locate duplicate files in one or more selected search paths. It scans the files and compares them based on Byte for Byte Comparison, which ensures 100% accuracy. You can then choose to delete the selected duplicate or original files. The program is multi-threaded and performs scans quickly.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users