Find duplicates and select duplicates

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otrov
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Find duplicates and select duplicates

Post by otrov »

Find duplicates is great feature to Find dialog, although I think it's a little buried in the menu and not that easily discoverable.

If I don't miss something obvious I would like to suggest a little enhancement to this action.
For example take a look at this result:

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I had to select each duplicate by hand, which was very boring task, and generally if you are doing repetitive action with a computer, you are most probably doing something wrong.
I was also aware that I may accidentally double-click some item and launch all selected files by mistake.

What I want to suggest is a tick box in Find duplicates dialog, that will select all duplicate files and leave unique unselected, so that I can easily delete them.
But how to choose which is unique in a group of duplicate files? I don't have great answer, but using sort and selected all but first item would be acceptable in most cases I guess. (Or sort and select the newest/oldest)

Thanks

fraktik
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Re: Find duplicates and select duplicates

Post by fraktik »

otrov wrote:But how to choose which is unique in a group of duplicate files? I don't have great answer, but using sort and selected all but first item would be acceptable in most cases I guess. (Or sort and select the newest/oldest)
For this reason i still use sw CloneSpy - there you can choose from:
  • - older/newer
    - shorter/longer patch/filename/patch+filename
    - first finded (they have 2 pools)
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