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.
Brian AKA Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134
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