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delete duplicate files by date

by dodge440rt / September 12, 2012 12:44 AM PDT

I copied 8 hard drives to one big drive and ended up with 230,000+ files. There sometimes as many as 8 copies of the same file. They almost always have different dates. I want to if there is a duplicate file eraser that will leave the newest date.

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Re: duplicate files
by Kees_B Forum moderator / September 12, 2012 1:00 AM PDT

- That 8 copies are in 8 different folders?
- And it's not important in that case from which 7 folders the file is deleted and in which folder the file stays, as long as it is the newest one that stays?
- And filename and filesize are the criteria to tell that files are identical? So if there are many copies of a file, say, admin.xls they can be grouped in groups with the same filename (admin.xls), but possibly different sizes (one group with size 12.786 bytes, one group with size 16.896 bytes, etc) and then in each group only the latest has to stay?
- And: what date has to be used for the comparison (creation date of modification date)?


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dlete duplicate files
by dodge440rt / November 3, 2012 1:09 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: duplicate files

All that matters is that I keep the newest file. There are several duplicate file deleting programs. Which one should I use?

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Then any will do.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2012 4:11 PM PDT
In reply to: dlete duplicate files

Finding duplicate files is the easy step. What you decide to do is crucial. There is no app that can replace your decisions.

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duplicate file finder
by LuiFigo / November 3, 2012 7:03 PM PDT

I have used advance care free version and duplicate files deleter that helps in finding duplicate files and deletes the file whether its mp3 format or any other and quite user friendly to use

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try Duplicate Files Deleter
by lumilonar / November 18, 2012 1:11 PM PST

This is free software that can be downloaded on to your computer, it finds and deletes duplicate files from hard drive. The Duplicate Files Deleter is extremely effective software that will not only free up your precious storage space, but will also give a boost to the performance of your PC.

You can Sort and organize your media collections and Find duplicate files by content!

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duplicate files
by dodge440rt / November 19, 2012 5:07 AM PST

All files are estentially the same size. But size is not what matters. For the most part they are Excel file. All I want is to save the newest one irrgardless of any other criteria. I want software that can do that for me.

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