Duplicate file finder recommendations?


  1. Posts : 281
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #1

    Duplicate file finder recommendations?


    I have a bunch for directories full of photos that I'm trying to organize and remove duplicates. Many of these duplicates have different file names.
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  2. idgat's Avatar
    Posts : 908
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    You might need to try a few to see what suits you, and you'll need a program that not only checks filename/date/size/type whatever, but also checks contents (that way, you'll find duplicates with different names).

    Windows Search: duplicate

    Also ccleaner has a duplicate file option, including content checking.

    The most difficult (impossible?) to find are renamed files that have been resized
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  3. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
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    Unfortunately for the purpose of Windows, or any other operating system, those are not duplicate files so a third-party software would be needed that can read the contents of the files. There's severally available on the Internet found by a search such as Duplicate Photo Finder [WebMinds].
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  4. Posts : 281
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Fortunately, most of them are different in filename only. Metadata (date created/modified) could be different I suppose.

    Frustrating problem to have!
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