1.    10 Sep 2015 #1
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    Merge Directories


    I have two large Directories (about 25 GB each, 6-7000 files) that contain
    similar information. One may have newer files than the other. I would like
    to merge them into one Directory and eliminate duplicate files.

    Is there some software that can do that ?

    Thanks,

    Richard S.
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  2.    10 Sep 2015 #2
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    San Jose, California
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    You can try: FreeFileSync | Free backup software to synchronize files and synchronize folders on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X
    You can setup for one way sync with new file(s) to overwrite the old file(s). Once done, keep the folder with all files synced and delete the other.

    NOTE: Be careful when installing freeware. Read carefully on each screen during setup and decline the extra options to install any software/toolbar etc...
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  3.    10 Sep 2015 #3
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    you could also try robocopy

    eg
    Code:
    robocopy "C:\Directory with new things" "C:\Directory with old things" /b /e /r:0 /w:0 /xo /copyall /mt
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  4.    10 Sep 2015 #4
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    Dos ????

    Quote Originally Posted by halasz View Post
    you could also try robocopy

    eg
    Code:
    robocopy "c:\directory with new things" "c:\directory with old things" /b /e /r:0 /w:0 /xo /copyall /mt
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  5.    11 Sep 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by w1ksz View Post
    Dos ????
    It was introduced in Vista - you run it from the command prompt....
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  6.    11 Sep 2015 #6
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    Can also just move/copy one over the other and say NO to overwrite question, delete leftovers from the first folder.
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  7.    11 Sep 2015 #7
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    The only problem with that is there are over 7,700 files.



    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Can also just move/copy one over the other and say NO to overwrite question, delete leftovers from the first folder.
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