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Old 03-02-2014, 12:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,

I am trying to consolidate terabytes of data... and although I remember reading about the method to do what I'm attempting, it was a few years ago and I have no idea where to start or even what to search for.

QUESTION: What is the best method (software/program) of indexing/searching through all of my internal/external hard drives in one step hopefully, to identify all redundant/repetitive files that are present with the same details (date, size, name) so I can cut everything down to a SINGLE streamlined master-backup?

What's happened is:
over the years after some pretty devastating computer crashes I've done my best to make backups and do cloud-computing as well... but with my frequent full backups every few months, I've simply copy-pasted my laptop's HDD to external storage, and failed to delete or organize all of the PREVIOUS backups that were already in place. *So out of the mass amounts of photography I've done for example, the same exact image might exist in four places, in essence quadrupling it's storage usage


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Here's ones you could try:
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Originally Posted by carnageX View Post
Thanks, I'm going to check them out now...
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