Solved How to find and clear the duplicate files?

November 25, 2016 at 05:48:03
Specs: Windows 7
I have a directory with numerous similar extension files. There are many file what have the similar conatin, but have different name. (In some cases one file has 4-5 duplicates).

How can I find and delete, the similar files from the directory?

I have tried some software, but all of them requiers the manually selection, what takes to many time in our case.

Does somebody know a good solution?


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#1
November 25, 2016 at 06:33:13
Are these files you put in yourself? If they are system files then you could cause big trouble if you go around deleting them.

You can't have an exact duplicate (name and extension) in one directory. If it looks that way then you are not setup to show all file extensions. Are you short of space? The existence of files has no impact on system performance. Sometimes duplicate files in other directories are necessary (different file versions for various programs).

Tell us more about the problem. There are ways of removing files with batch commands but we would need to know the file extensions and what this is all about because we don't want to be party to wrecking your system.

EDIT:
What do you mean by conatin, I've never heard of it?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#2
November 25, 2016 at 06:44:23
conatin possibly = content

A case of an errant keyboard?

My contribution for the afternoon; time for tea 'n cake...


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#3
November 25, 2016 at 07:19:28
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"I have a directory with numerous similar extension files"

Extensions come after the file name - .doc, .exe, .jpg, .mp3, .pdf, etc. Are you sure that's what you mean?

I have worked on computers where the user downloaded a file, didn't note what folder it went into, then downloaded it again. It some cases, the exact same file was downloaded multiple times. They would end up with file.pdf, file(2).pdf, file(3).pdf, etc. Is that what you're referring to? If they're all in the same directory, just change the view settings to "Details" & then change the sorting to either "Name" or "Type". See which sorting works out best. Then pick & choose the duplicate files to delete. Yes, it's a bit time consuming, but I doubt you have 1000's of files to delete. Or do you?

You can also try Revo Uninstaller's Duplicate File Finder feature.

http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo...


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