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Free duplicate file finder for Vista?

Nov 26, 2008 10:40PM PST

Vista Home Premium
HP Pavilion x64

When I restored my emails from crashed old computer Outlook Express to new computer Windows Mail I ended up with many, many duplicates. Is there a way to clean them out?


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Duplicate Finder...
Nov 26, 2008 11:50PM PST

I have never tried it, but despite the poor English used by its developers I have heard positive comments regarding Duplicate Finder for Windows Mail, which has a 30-day free trial.

Hope this helps,

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RE: Duplicate Finder...
Nov 27, 2008 9:25PM PST


Thanks for fast reply. Too pricey for this poor old guy I'm afraid. ($39.95) Let me add more to the problem. The old computer was backed up with Carbonite. When I restored to new computer & OS you would not believe the mess it caused in Windows Mail because I had 3 email identities that I used in Outlook Express. 1 for family mail, 1 for personal friends and one for using on sites like this. Everything got lumped together. And shortly afterward the new HP crashed and had to completely reinstall Vista. Now I have Carbonite backups of backups to untangle. Some people in my Contacts list are listed 6-8 times or more. I should have bought XP on new computer (like the old) and the restore would have been effortless.

I said all that to say that I have duplicate files in other programs too. If I absolutely have to purchase software I would like it to do more than Windows Mail & I can't see me spending $39


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SHouldn't be necessary...
Nov 28, 2008 1:49AM PST

I believe that application's 30-day is not feature-limited, meaning you can use it freely for 30 days, plenty of time to untangle the mess weaved by the transition.

For standard files (not email/contacts), Easy Duplicate File Finder requires a little more thought than some one-click paid applications, but it is free of charge and fully capable.


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EasyDuplicateFinder is NOT FREE
Apr 30, 2010 12:21AM PDT

They are prompted to "register" with your name and email, with no mention of charge. Only after you provide this information do you find there is a $40 charge to get a full feature set. This software is NOT free!

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No freebie yet.
Nov 27, 2008 11:12PM PST

Sorry but this title or "software that does this" is not free yet.

Since it's not worth the money maybe you can explore exporting your email to some title like Thunderbird.

I see Thunderbird can do this (for free) with

Good luck,

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To allancass. Posts deleted.
Feb 27, 2009 4:18AM PST

I deleted your 3 posts.

You are posting into old discussions and linking to the same product. Sorry, bu that is spamming.


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Sep 21, 2009 2:49AM PDT

There are some programmes for Vista to find duplicate files. I used to delete music duplicate file I used the programme Clone Remover for such aim. It helped me. And not only for music files. For pictures, music and a lot of others. Now it is more free place on my PC Happy
Good luck!

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Sep 21, 2009 7:40AM PDT

Could you preview your post before posting?

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Duplicate Finder
Apr 30, 2010 12:23AM PDT
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Here's the link.
Apr 30, 2010 12:25AM PDT