Remove dupliated files safely

  iqs 15:01 11 Oct 08
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Hi,
Can anyone recommend a free piece of software which will remove all duplicated files safely please .

Thanks

  iqs 15:02 11 Oct 08

typo in title,should read remove duplicated files safely :-(

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:08 11 Oct 08

Only common sense can remove the duplicate file safely. Remove the wrong one and windows or a program may not work.

There are may programs that will find them for you, I like this one as its very small and neat.
DupeLocator (85K) click here Finds duplicated files by comparing bytes, ignoring names and dates.

  iqs 18:14 11 Oct 08

for the help and link Fruit Bat /\0/\ ,cheers

  sajeev 02:53 17 Oct 08

I used a Duplicate Locator program to identify duplicate files on my computer.
Went ahead and deleted the duplicate files.
Found that I had deleted valuable data which was not really duplicated.
Took me several hundred hours of work using several recovery programs to get back most of it.
But sadly, not all.
So proceed, if you must, with extreme caution.
Back up all the files marked as duplicated on an external hard drive. Check they can be restored without problems if necessary.
Then say a prayer and delete.
Good luck!
Sajeev

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