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How to locate and delete duplicate folders


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#1 pedruid

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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.?



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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!

 

http://www.puransoftware.com/Puran-Utilities.html


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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".

 

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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?



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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.






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