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I downloaded an icon library from some website and I used several of the icons in a project. Now I need to find another icon from the library, but I can not find the library on my computer.
Because I copied several files out of the library, I know that I have duplicates on the drive, so I should be able to run a duplicate detector and find the rest of the library.
I have experience with several duplicate detecting programs, but they all scan the entire drive and find all duplicates (which can take hours).
Is there a good program out there that can find duplicates of selected files only?

I am using Windows 7 (Ultimate, although that should not matter).

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What version of windows? –  EBGreen Apr 24 '12 at 18:35
    
Using Windows 7 (Ultimate) –  yakatz Apr 24 '12 at 18:39

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Try Fast Duplicate File Finder:

Fast Duplicate File Finder FREEWARE will help you find fast all duplicate files in a folder and its sub folders. The application will compare the content of your files so it will find duplicates even if they are using different file names. The Professional version can even find similar files regardless of their file types. It will analyze the content of the files in order to find similar files and not just file attributes like name and size as the standard duplicate file finders do.

The duplicate remover has the following features:

  • Find DUPLICATE files or find SIMILAR files in user specified folders, hard drives, computers or entire networks
  • Fast binary comparison algorithm
  • Internal preview supporting images, videos, music, text and binary files
  • Older or smaller files can be automatically marked for deletion
  • Duplicate files can be moved to Recycle Bin, custom folder or deleted permanently
  • Support for all kinds of removable media - usb drives, diskettes etc.
  • Has intuitive interface and rich documentation
  • Process priority settings that will let the application scan in your computers IDLE time
  • Protection for system files and folders that will prevent damages to your system files
  • Automatically locate duplicate files in Windows Explorer
  • Open file with associated program
  • Powerful filter and exclude from auto-check options
  • Powerful Quick Check/Uncheck dialog
  • Multi-language file system support
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Does not find a duplicate of one specific file, but because I have a general idea of the right place, this did run faster than a standard duplicate detector. Unfortunately, it did not find the first file I tried at all (a PNG image). It did find other duplicates. –  yakatz Apr 24 '12 at 19:10
    
Many of the options in that list above that are actually useful are only available in the Pro version. Still, the free version was a useful starting point. –  JMD Jan 2 at 17:51

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