variation on a duplicate file finder

November 9, 2010 at 00:42:50
Specs: Windows XP, core2duo/1GB
I need to find groups of files, spread over a couple of directories, with matching names up to first N characters (variable N). Exact contents and creation dates need not match.
Anyone knows a program to do just that?

Thanks In Advance

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November 9, 2010 at 07:23:58
Window's built-in file finder?

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November 9, 2010 at 09:17:55
Doesn't help. You have to fill in the search field with letters. It's not a matter of wild card search. I need the list of all the "almost" same name files.

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November 9, 2010 at 10:31:45
Can you not use something like "same_name*.doc" or even "same*.doc"?

Have an example of what you are looking for showing the differences between two file names?


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November 9, 2010 at 13:32:01
I use a program called Beyond Compare. You can use lots of different parameters when comparing files. It is shareware but you get 30 days trial with all features enabled. The 30 days is actually 30 instances, unless they have changed it. Get it at the link below.

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November 13, 2010 at 11:04:51
No, Bryco.
Because then I have to enter manually each suspected dup. I want the program to find all of those "almost duplicates" in one pass, without me intervening and changing all possible names

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November 13, 2010 at 11:41:18
The below will create a txt file in the dir you have the bat.
Make changes accordingly




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November 14, 2010 at 03:36:22
hi worldlibrary,

it says "the syntax of the command is incorrect". and in any case, i need to span and search more than one dir

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