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Looking for a basic "duplicate file name finder" app.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Al Dykes, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Al Dykes

    Al Dykes Flightless Bird

    Does anyone use a free duplicate file finder that they like?

    I know there are lots out there but when I went to download.com and
    searched, I got 800 hits. When I tried the "most popular" according
    to it's ratings, they turned out to be trial-ware. The most popular
    tool seems to do everything *but* find duplicate filenames. It wanted
    to "clean up my system".

    Thanks.





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    Al Dykes
    News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is advertising.
    - Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
     
  2. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/File-Management/Duplicate-File-Finder.shtml

    John

    Al Dykes wrote:
    > Does anyone use a free duplicate file finder that they like?
    >
    > I know there are lots out there but when I went to download.com and
    > searched, I got 800 hits. When I tried the "most popular" according
    > to it's ratings, they turned out to be trial-ware. The most popular
    > tool seems to do everything *but* find duplicate filenames. It wanted
    > to "clean up my system".
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  3. Al Dykes

    Al Dykes Flightless Bird

    In article <e3Bnkek1KHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl>,
    John John - MVP <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote:
    >http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/File-Management/Duplicate-File-Finder.shtml
    >
    >John
    >
    >Al Dykes wrote:
    >> Does anyone use a free duplicate file finder that they like?
    >>
    >> I know there are lots out there but when I went to download.com and
    >> searched, I got 800 hits. When I tried the "most popular" according
    >> to it's ratings, they turned out to be trial-ware. The most popular
    >> tool seems to do everything *but* find duplicate filenames. It wanted
    >> to "clean up my system".
    >>
    >> Thanks.



    Very nice and I'll use it but it's missing one feature; when I
    said filename I meant filename. I want to seach a huge file system for
    all FOO where this can be FOO.jpg, FOO.Crw, FOO.PSD, etc. Maybe theer
    is a way to do this.

    I'll sign up to the forums and see if there is some way.


    --
    Al Dykes
    News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is advertising.
    - Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
     
  4. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    Al Dykes wrote:
    > In article <e3Bnkek1KHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl>,
    > John John - MVP <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote:
    >> http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/File-Management/Duplicate-File-Finder.shtml
    >>
    >> John
    >>
    >> Al Dykes wrote:
    >>> Does anyone use a free duplicate file finder that they like?
    >>>
    >>> I know there are lots out there but when I went to download.com and
    >>> searched, I got 800 hits. When I tried the "most popular" according
    >>> to it's ratings, they turned out to be trial-ware. The most popular
    >>> tool seems to do everything *but* find duplicate filenames. It wanted
    >>> to "clean up my system".
    >>>
    >>> Thanks.

    >
    >
    > Very nice and I'll use it but it's missing one feature; when I
    > said filename I meant filename. I want to seach a huge file system for
    > all FOO where this can be FOO.jpg, FOO.Crw, FOO.PSD, etc. Maybe theer
    > is a way to do this.


    At a Command Prompt:

    cd\
    dir foo.* /s >c:/foo.txt

    look in the c:/foo.txt file for the results.

    John
     

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