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[b]Wanted[/b]: A duplicate file finder that will cache the file information of certain folders so that those whose contents don't change need not be re-scanned every time a dupe check is run. If you're wondering, no, I couldn't think of a more concise way to word that. I've tried, like, almost every program of that sort known to man, and have not yet found one that does what I need. Re-scanning the unchanging folders every time is both unnecessary wear and tear on the drives, not to mention a big waste of time.

[b]Pertinent info[/b]: Running Windows 7 Home Premium x64.

So, any suggestions?

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Seriously? No one has any idea?

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[quote name='Laxative Effect' timestamp='1319776235' post='594412735']
[b]Wanted[/b]: A duplicate file finder that will cache the file information of certain folders so that those whose contents don't change need not be re-scanned every time a dupe check is run. If you're wondering, no, I couldn't think of a more concise way to word that. I've tried, like, almost every program of that sort known to man, and have not yet found one that does what I need. Re-scanning the unchanging folders every time is both unnecessary wear and tear on the drives, not to mention a big waste of time.

[b]Pertinent info[/b]: Running Windows 7 Home Premium x64.

So, any suggestions?
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Running a duplicate file finder when you don't need to is both unnecessary wear and tear on the drives, not to mention a big waste of time.
How about instead of looking for a duplicate file finder with a cache, you just run the duplicate file finder for certain directories rather than the whole drive?

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You have to check to see whether the file has changed or not.

If you want you can use the file changed tag..

What are you trying to do overall?

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Trying to compare newly acquired images against old ones that are in folders, basically. Since the contents of most of these folders won't change, there's no need to re-scan them each time.

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[quote name='Laxative Effect' timestamp='1320031743' post='594419211']
Trying to compare newly acquired images against old ones that are in folders, basically. Since the contents of most of these folders won't change, there's no need to re-scan them each time.
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Try Picasa? It has an image duplicator finder

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[quote name='Laxative Effect' timestamp='1320031743' post='594419211']
Trying to compare newly acquired images against old ones that are in folders, basically. Since the contents of most of these folders won't change, there's no need to re-scan them each time.
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Visipics is a freeware duplicate image finder which can cache results. You must use Load Project / Save Project under the File menu to do so. I use it to find duplicate wallpapers.
http://www.visipics.info/index.php?title=Main_Page

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[quote name='Xinok' timestamp='1320032578' post='594419219']
Visipics
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Once I get accustomed to the wonky GUI, this thing might be my new best friend. Thank you.

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[url="http://duplicatefilesdeleter.com/"]duplicatefilesdeleter.com[/url], A list of find duplicate files can be sorted, exported, and acted upon.

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