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The BEST Duplicated File Finder for Windows 7?


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#1 SuperJediMedia

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 01:34

I know I have a TONS of Redundant files on my computer, and need to delete them.

But I don't know a good redundant file finder/remover... so can you help me?



I loved the old Cleansweep in the old days that do this, now days this kind of software is not widely popular at all. So what's a good one?


#2 kev64

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 01:46

Auslogics Duplicate File Finder

#3 +Xinok

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 01:59

I prefer Duplicate Cleaner.

#4 Aasum

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 02:12

http://www.sentex.ne...andel/finddupe/

#5 cybertimber2008

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 02:23

Do any of those work for pictures? Like... same picture (unmodified) but in multiple folders or with a different file name?

#6 +Xinok

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 02:56

Do any of those work for pictures? Like... same picture (unmodified) but in multiple folders or with a different file name?

These programs search for 100% exact files. That's fine if the pictures themselves are exact copies, but if even a single bit in the picture has changed, they will not be marked as duplicates.

There are programs made especially for photos, which can find duplicates even if the photos are slightly modified, resized, etc. VisiPics is a good one.

#7 OP SuperJediMedia

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 15:08

Alright, Thanks!!!

Let's see...

I only have 1.79GB before the operation right now.

Tell you how much I can get back...

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#8 OP SuperJediMedia

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 15:24

WOW really? I only have 292MB in duplicated files(Says Auglogics)? I thought there would be a lot more!!!

#9 OP SuperJediMedia

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 15:44

I noticed the second program is SO slow at looking for folders compared to the 1st one which was very fast... but will it find more Duplicated files than the 1st program...?

UPDATE: The 1st one is conservative look for less, the 2nd one is better as it will look for DLLs and Exes, picture etc.



I have quite A LOT in C:\Windows\winsxs I am hesitate to remove, but some other places are easier decisions.


I believe it said 6GB can be freed

#10 +FiB3R

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 16:19

It's been over 30mins, I think he's flat-lined his PC :laugh:

I'm guessing you really shouldn't delete certain files weather they have duplicates or not :whistle:

#11 OP SuperJediMedia

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 16:24

No I did not remove any files from winsxs... I know they are important files...

#12 remus_lupin

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 16:27

These programs search for 100% exact files. That's fine if the pictures themselves are exact copies, but if even a single bit in the picture has changed, they will not be marked as duplicates.

There are programs made especially for photos, which can find duplicates even if the photos are slightly modified, resized, etc. VisiPics is a good one.


I'm actually interested in this as well, but does it only search for standard image types such as .jpg, or will it also recognize formats such as .NEF (raw) image files?

#13 +FiB3R

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 19:42

No I did not remove any files from winsxs... I know they are important files...

lol, glad to see you are alive and well. :)

#14 +Xinok

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 01:14

I'm actually interested in this as well, but does it only search for standard image types such as .jpg, or will it also recognize formats such as .NEF (raw) image files?

I think VisiPics only supports standard formats. You might try XnView instead, it's an image viewer which supports hundreds of formats and can search for duplicate images. Open the thumbnails view, select a folder and click Tools -> Find similar files.

To the OP, deleting files in the Windows folder is dangerous. You're probably best leaving those files alone.

#15 nub

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 17:58

No I did not remove any files from winsxs... I know they are important files...


If you don't mind losing the ability to uninstall Service Pack 1 you can run (as administrator)

dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded

to reduce the size of winsxs