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User Info: Odygames

Odygames
3 years ago#1
I want to compare 2 folders and their sub-folders.
When a duplicate file is found in the 2nd folder, I want to delete/move the sub-folder the file is in. Not just the file itself.

I've tried maybe a dozen "Find duplicate files...." programs but I didn't find anything to help me.

User Info: Odygames

Odygames
3 years ago#2
Forgot to say the OS is Windows 7 64.

User Info: TimePharaoh

TimePharaoh
3 years ago#3
DupeFiles Gone. 3.8 is the latest stable version I think
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User Info: arleas

arleas
3 years ago#4
http://www.digitalvolcano.co.uk/duplicatecleaner.html
or this
http://www.bigbangenterprises.de/en/doublekiller/
or
http://www.duplicate-file-detective.com/tour/delete-move-archive-duplicate-files.htm
or
http://www.easyduplicatefinder.com/

Some of those may be programs you have to pay for, some of them may be programs with a free version and a paid version...I've never used any of these and the only time I've ever really needed such a program was when I discovered that installed games on steam leave behind a lot of clutter, and that's what this program is for:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/tikione/

It basically just looks through your steam folder for leftovers from installs and removes the extra junk. Saved me a few gigs worth of space.
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User Info: Kerr Avon

Kerr Avon
3 years ago#5
I use the free vesion of Doublekiller

http://www.bigbangenterprises.de/en/doublekiller/

it's great, though I don't know how it compares to other programs as it does what I want so I've never needed to try any others.
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User Info: Odygames

Odygames
3 years ago#6
I've tried all these programs but I didn't find this specific feature I need. Thanks anyway :)

The closest thing I found is to be able to open each folder, a duplicate file is in, then I delete everything in the folder. Unfortunately I have to do this one by one folder. Then I'll have a bunch of empty folders that are easy to find and delete.

Probably a command line or powershell script can do the job. Can someone help with this...?
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