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Old 03-10-2008, 05:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need software to clean out duplicate files

Over the years, Bossman has managed to accumulate two my documents folders. They are both about 30-something Gb of photos, office documents, pdf and goodness knows what else.

Is there any software our there that will scan hard drive (or at least 2 directory tree structures) and give a list of duplicate files with file dates, and then an option to delete.

I remember that some of the older norton's system works used to be able to do some thing like this, however I loath the idea of having to purchase that software just for a one time operatation. Plus I am not sure if that feature is still on thier or not.

This needs to be able to work under windows Vista 32 bit


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Old 03-10-2008, 06:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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have you tried the sync center?
Windows Vista: Features Explained: Sync Center

also maybe power toys sync...going home, see what I can find for ya if someone else hasn't

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Old 03-11-2008, 04:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Allway Sync: Free File Synchronization, Backup, Data Replication, PC Sync Software, Freeware, File Sync, Data Synchronization Software
not sure how limited you may end up being with the free version hehe
but seems pretty cheap if you need to buy

ViceVersa Software: File Synchronization, File Replication, Windows Backup Software

Super Flexible File Synchronizer

and of course the freebie Microsoft synctoy
Download details: SyncToy v1.4
Download details: SyncToy v2.0 Beta

ms forum for synctoy
SyncToy - File Synchronization - Microsoft Sync Framework
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd sync the folders then delete one. total commander and power desk pro are good software options
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
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