Improving Find (duplicate) Files

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andydelor
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Improving Find (duplicate) Files

Post by andydelor » 01 Sep 2009, 14:56

Like the "Name:" field the "Look in:" field needs an excluding mask after a vertical line character,
e.g. "|System Volume Information;$RECYCLE.BIN;recycler;NotMyDir".

The "Found Items" list has no deduplication function like "mark all duplicates except one" for easy deleting all duplicate files.
Deduplication option could be:
- Keep younger / older files and/or
- keep all files from same tree

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Ether
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Re: Improving Find (duplicate) Files

Post by Ether » 01 Sep 2009, 23:09

andydelor wrote:Like the "Name:" field the "Look in:" field needs an excluding mask after a vertical line character,
e.g. "|System Volume Information;$RECYCLE.BIN;recycler;NotMyDir".
Try Options > Ignore Directory List... in the Find window.
Ελληνικά rulez.

andydelor
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Re: Improving Find (duplicate) Files

Post by andydelor » 03 Sep 2009, 14:41

Ok, "|System Volume Information;$RECYCLE.BIN;recycler;NotMyDir" was a bad example.
The Ignore Directory List is fine but inflexible and the excluding syntax for "Named" will be finer at this point. ;-)

uidaltap
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Re: Improving Find (duplicate) Files

Post by uidaltap » 06 Jan 2010, 03:05

Same request: I would perform the following:
1) Move probable duplicate directories to their own drive 2
2) Compare drive 1 with drive 2, ignoring name (size+content)
3) Sort the found list by directory
4) Use the shift + down arrow to mark the duplicates
4) Del key to erase into the recycle bin
5) Check recycle to verify that all is ok

---- I currently use the compare pane with dir 1 on the left and
dir 2 on the right. However, unless the directories have the
exact same name and the exact same files, I need to go to
each and every subdirectory on its own. Compare. Delete dupes.

This is VERY time consuming if there is a complex directory tree.
Your found list handles the entire drive and all its subdirectories
and the list is great. Just need a quick way to delete.

THANKS

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