Windows 10: Google Photos Help Needed........ Solved

  1. rdburke's Avatar
    Posts : 33
    Windows 10 V. 1803 Build 17134.191 (64 Bit)
       29 Mar 2017 #1

    Google Photos Help Needed........


    I have used Google Photos since the day it was released and I have 16 years worth of digital photos backed up to it. My issue is, everytime I reload my computer (which has been several times in the last few years) all my photos upload AGAIN. Does anyone know of any way I can get rid of duplicates without sitting for days in front of my PC? Google drive has a free app that finds duplicates but you still have to delete them by hand which is just as time consuming. Also I need to know of any way to prevent this from happening in the future. I have tried the Google Community and I don't get anything that will help me. I have so many duplicates that it's not funny! I appreciate any help or advice.
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  2.    30 Mar 2017 #2

    Why not you try customize setting to select that folders or files that you want to backed up!
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  3.    31 Mar 2017 #3

    I had a difficult time as well trying to figure this one out.
    Best solution (and quick!!) was to install google drive on my computer, make sure google photos is shown as a separate folder and sync to your local drive.

    After syncing install visipics http://www.visipics.info which is donationware.
    Add the google photos folder to the application, and select start scanning by clicking the play button.
    After this "auto-select" the files (it does that by size / resolution) and afterwards either move or delete the duplicates.
    Took me about 15 minutes for 4000 pictures with around 150 duplicates.
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  4. rdburke's Avatar
    Posts : 33
    Windows 10 V. 1803 Build 17134.191 (64 Bit)
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       31 Mar 2017 #4

    bim said: View Post
    I had a difficult time as well trying to figure this one out.
    Best solution (and quick!!) was to install google drive on my computer, make sure google photos is shown as a separate folder and sync to your local drive.

    After syncing install visipics http://www.visipics.info which is donationware.
    Add the google photos folder to the application, and select start scanning by clicking the play button.
    After this "auto-select" the files (it does that by size / resolution) and afterwards either move or delete the duplicates.
    Took me about 15 minutes for 4000 pictures with around 150 duplicates.
    Thanks for the info, will definitely give it a try and let you know. You did see that I have 16 years worth of photos right?
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  5. rdburke's Avatar
    Posts : 33
    Windows 10 V. 1803 Build 17134.191 (64 Bit)
    Thread Starter
       04 Apr 2017 #5

    bim said: View Post
    I had a difficult time as well trying to figure this one out.
    Best solution (and quick!!) was to install google drive on my computer, make sure google photos is shown as a separate folder and sync to your local drive.

    After syncing install visipics http://www.visipics.info which is donationware.
    Add the google photos folder to the application, and select start scanning by clicking the play button.
    After this "auto-select" the files (it does that by size / resolution) and afterwards either move or delete the duplicates.
    Took me about 15 minutes for 4000 pictures with around 150 duplicates.


    Thank you very much bim for pointing me to this awesome program. It took me only a couple of hours to do what would have taken days by hand. ( Remember, I had 16 years worth of digital pics ) Kudos!
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