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Alternative solutions for finding and removing media file duplicates

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Cuzzinbrucie, Dec 24, 2016.

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  1. Cuzzinbrucie

    Cuzzinbrucie New Member

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    I am locating, collecting, and housecleaning all the media files I have spread across 3 HDDs. Maybe a 3rd are managed by Picasa3. The rest are not managed. Over the years I have accumulated (and duplicated) files and folders of media files: 80% photos, 20% short videos. The folders/files are spread across 3 HDD, one in my laptop, 2 external. Some of the features I would like to find in "duplicate media file finder/remover" software would include:

    1) Automatically seeks out all types of media files on a mapped drive that I designate
    2) Collects the complete path name/folder name/file name/file count containing the media files and makes them available for printing/export
    3) Built in media file viewer

    Anyone know of a program with these features please advise.
     
  2. Mike Naylor

    Mike Naylor New Member

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    If you're on Mac, you could try Duplicate Detective from the AppStore. I've used it with some success, but there are others that specialise in images.
     
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  3. Jack Henry

    Jack Henry Active Member

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    Gemini is a great app for this


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