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#1 blueballs

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 12:48 AM

My computer is a HP Pavilion P6-2203a Win 7 64 bit, Ive tried Uninstalling & reinstalling WMP12 thru windows features and deleting config %LOCALAPPDATA% so my library can rebuild itself but nothing seems to work? I have about 12GB of music files on a USB hard drive,not all of the albums get copied twice but there is enough to drive me crazy deleting the extra files for hours on end only to see that the deleted files have come back the next day?  Some of my pictures and photos are copied twice also. Ive tried Windows Fixit download as well.Anyone had this problem before and knows how to fix it?


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Posted 02 June 2014 - 08:53 AM

Hi,

Is it possible that your mouse is sending a double click, which might cause the program to make two copies?

Keep us posted


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Posted 02 June 2014 - 08:08 PM

Hi,

Is it possible that your mouse is sending a double click, which might cause the program to make two copies?

Keep us posted

Ive checked the mouse settings in control panel and updated the driver but it doesn't look like its the problem?,thanks anyway Dicke it was worth trying.It seems to me it might be the indexing system is corrupted!  I did the sfc/scannow thing but it didn't pick anything up?


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Posted 02 June 2014 - 08:58 PM

Might also be possible that you have a playlist file included when you copy those music files thus making your files appear twice in your music library.


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Posted 03 June 2014 - 09:02 AM

Might also be possible that you have a playlist file included when you copy those music files thus making your files appear twice in your music library.

No its not that either,I don't have any playlists just the media library.  It seems to be something with the indexing system because my pictures & photos are are doubled up as well? You would think the operating system would be smart enough to recognize a file that is already there? Maybe it could be that I copied my music files and pictures etc... from my old computer that had a different name to a USB hard drive and this computer I'm using now has a different name? So I have 2 main folders of 10GB & 12.5GB of music files with about 6GB of music files common to both that Ive added to the library. Could that be the problem and if so how can I fix it?



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 11:03 AM

FWIW:  The library is not a real location, it just lists files which are located in normal file paths and which you have added to the base locations to which the library looks.  I guess it's a virtual construct of some sort.

 

I don't use the library myself...I just go directly to the music file locations or populate whichever player I want to use.

 

If you truly have two folders with different file paths...containing music...the simple way of finding out is to use a tool like Everything or Captain Ransack...to be able to list every file or type of file on the hard drive.  I don't believe the Library will be a location listed, since it really doesn't exist.  You will be able to see what is where...if there is duplication, you can remove dupes.  You can sort the data by filename to easily find dupes.

 

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 09:00 PM

FWIW:  The library is not a real location, it just lists files which are located in normal file paths and which you have added to the base locations to which the library looks.  I guess it's a virtual construct of some sort.

 

I don't use the library myself...I just go directly to the music file locations or populate whichever player I want to use.

 

If you truly have two folders with different file paths...containing music...the simple way of finding out is to use a tool like Everything or Captain Ransack...to be able to list every file or type of file on the hard drive.  I don't believe the Library will be a location listed, since it really doesn't exist.  You will be able to see what is where...if there is duplication, you can remove dupes.  You can sort the data by filename to easily find dupes.

 

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Yes but then I will only be back to square one manually deleting thousands of duplicates again,is there a program I can get that will match the duplicate file names and delete one? Thanks for the help anyway mate,I appreciate it.



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 09:05 PM

Hi,

I'm aware of several programs that will find dups but none that will delete all but one of the duped files. Maybe a bit more than the program logic can cope with.


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Posted 03 June 2014 - 10:19 PM

I use a music player/organiser called MusicBee...

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It gives me the ability to "manage duplicates"....it does so very effectively ...because i can 'filter' the duplicates i want to chuck out/save to a playlist/hide/delete/replace with reference to the kept file/....

I know this does not answer the question of 'why'.....but it may come in handy in some way for you.

 

I am running windows 7...and did notice a duplication of some pics/photos, etc...I do not have enough on this PC to really worry about it but i suspect it has something to do with the program IrfanView

 

Thats my ramble for the day.

 

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 09:08 AM

FWIW:  Any program that I have played with regarding removal of dupe files...requires the user to set the criteria for categorizing a dupe...and then determine which, if any, of the dupes he/she would like to keep.

 

This correctly places the onus of deleting files...on the user, not the program.  If the onus were placed on the program, I'm sure that there would be all sorts of false claims that the program removed something which the user did not remove.  It's the search/find function which the program is concerned with...removal is left (rightfully) to the user.

 

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 09:47 AM

I use a music player/organiser called MusicBee...

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It gives me the ability to "manage duplicates"....it does so very effectively ...because i can 'filter' the duplicates i want to chuck out/save to a playlist/hide/delete/replace with reference to the kept file/....

I know this does not answer the question of 'why'.....but it may come in handy in some way for you.

 

I am running windows 7...and did notice a duplication of some pics/photos, etc...I do not have enough on this PC to really worry about it but i suspect it has something to do with the program IrfanView

 

Thats my ramble for the day.

 

How is sunny WA btw ?

 

 

 

 

 

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Thats just what I need,thanks mate. Its beautiful here today in Geraldton clear blue skies 28c its Broome weather.


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Posted 04 June 2014 - 07:51 PM

Lots of filters in the MusicBee program mate, so you can set the criteria for categorizing your duplicates.

 

I noted in your initial post that you have your music on a usb hard drive...so if you press the button (after making the decision which is rightfully yours) and it all goes pear shaped ....then your music is safe !!

 

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 12:29 AM

I use a music player/organiser called MusicBee...

...

It gives me the ability to "manage duplicates"....it does so very effectively ...because i can 'filter' the duplicates i want to chuck out/save to a playlist/hide/delete/replace with reference to the kept file/....

I know this does not answer the question of 'why'.....but it may come in handy in some way for you.

 

I am running windows 7...and did notice a duplication of some pics/photos, etc...I do not have enough on this PC to really worry about it but i suspect it has something to do with the program IrfanView

 

Thats my ramble for the day.

 

How is sunny WA btw ?

 

 

 

 

 

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Yay! Condobloke you are a true champion,I downloaded Music Bee added my files and to my amazement there are no doubles or triple file copies.Its too easy! Why oh why haven't I heard of this cool app before? I'm so happy that I, The mayor of messengers patch deem you ""Sir Condobloke"" as you will forthwith be known to all and sundry from here and there right out to beyond the black stump.


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 03:43 AM

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Edited by Condobloke, 07 June 2014 - 06:56 AM.

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