duplcate files- which can i delete ?

  joeltr 11:38 04 Dec 03
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i have downloaded easyclean from the internet.and there is a function called duplicate files, i had a look at it and there are a lot of files there which are almost identical to each other, for example, i have one basic epson printer (stylus C42 UX) and there are a lot of entries listed for it with maybe just a number in brackets being the difference,im a novice, so im consulting the experts first, regards joel.

  Lozzy 11:42 04 Dec 03

The only truly safe files to delete are tmp files. Before deleting anything else I would recommend that you do a full back-up just in case your deleting files that you shouldn't.

  Lozzy 11:43 04 Dec 03

I should have said the tmp file will all have the extension .tmp

  leo49 11:47 04 Dec 03

You say "almost identical" - a problem with this type of software utility is the parameters they use to determine duplicates. I would be highly dubious about deleting any so-called duplicate without understanding the software utility's criteria for selection.

  joeltr 11:57 04 Dec 03

thanks lozzy &leo49 i think i will leave well alone,joel

  Lozzy 11:59 04 Dec 03

wise move

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