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Anything to help you clean up your computer files?


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#1 Alunny

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 08:35 PM

I don't mean like CCleaner, I mean something to help me go through specific folders....maybe even check for duplicate files and clean those up (not just for same file name but actual same files) and help me quickly know what's what so I can sort through? I have so much bleep in my desktop junk folder and downloads folder I just don't know where to even start. A lot are screenshots.


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Posted 30 April 2018 - 09:28 AM

There are scads of duplicate file finders out there.

 

MindGems, the folks that created the FolderSize utility, also have Fast Duplicate File Finder, both of which are freeware.   The latter appears to do strict duplicate or "similar" searches.


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Posted 30 April 2018 - 12:50 PM

Duplicate files are not necessarily a problem.  Such dupes may have been installed by a given application which you chose to install...and removal of that file from the location it was placed into...well, it could cause problems.

 

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 01:27 PM

Duplicate files are not necessarily a problem.  Such dupes may have been installed by a given application which you chose to install...and removal of that file from the location it was placed into...well, it could cause problems.

 

Based on the OP's description she's talking about files in user data folders.

 

Most computer users know better than to start deleting things willy-nilly (or even with great care) from system folders or installed software folders.

 

One of these days I need to do a duplicate file purge on music files on my computer.


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