Deduplication is the finding and removal of duplicate files.

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Duplicate Images / Tags - sorting and removing

I have folders full of camera images that I have copied and backed up between my laptop, computer and external hard drive(s). I want to organise and sort them, and remove duplicates, so I have used a ...
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How to Enable Data Deduplication in Windows 8.1 client

How can i enable Data Deduplication in Windows 8.1 x64 client. http://weikingteh.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/how-to-enable-data-deduplication-in-windows-8/ The above link discusses the same for a ...
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Removing files with same name and different extension

I have a large music collection. It is organized in the following structure: artist / album / trackTitle. Over the course of time, in some directories, I have duplicate-ish files; most of my files ...
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In Windows, is there any software to prevent duplication of files in a folder? [closed]

Let's say I have two files c:\f1\data.txt and c:\f2\data.txt. If I issue the command copy c:\f2\data.txt c:\f1\data\ I will receive a warning about the potential overwriting. I will receive the ...
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How to remove duplicate row based on some columns

I have a excel sheet which contains duplicate I want to remove a row if its A C D E F columns are same (Ignore B while calculating duplicates but remove it while removing a row) At the moment it ...
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Undo Creating Symbolic Links by copying back the original, rename the file and deleting the link

I used a windows 7 utility to delete exact byte per byte duplicate files and replace them with a symbolic link before I knew that the symbolic link type is not allowed in our corporate domain. I need ...
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How to replace all duplicate files with hard links?

I have two folders containing various files. Some of the files from the first folder have an exact copy in the second folder. I would like to replace those with a hard link. How can I do that?
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What is the best method to remove duplicate image files from your computer?

I have a lot of duplicate image files on my Windows computer, in different subfolders and with different file names. What Python script or freeware program would you recommend for removing the ...
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Receive only 1 message when I'm listed as the recipient in 2 ways (Outlook 2013)

As a result of the following scenario, two identical emails appear in my Outlook 2013 inbox: to: my_email@my_work_domain.com cc: email_distribution_list@my_work_domain.com (which my email is ...
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Is in-line data de-duplication worthwhile when backing up for a photographer?

I create RAW image files plus a small selection of JPEG files derived from the RAW masters. The JPEGs once created are very, very rarely edited again but when they are because they are recompressed, ...
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How do I use an image multiple times in a OneNote document while storing the image only once?

I'm using OneNote 2013 for family history. I have created a page for each person with photos of and documents about that person. In several cases I have group photos with many family members in ...
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WMP 12.0 adds duplicate entries for same file mapped network drive

Windows Media Player 12 is adding duplicate entries for each file on my mapped network drive. When I try and rebuild the index by going to %UserProfile%\Appdata\Local\Microsoft\Windows Media, I am ...
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Program for remove exact duplicate files while caching search results

We need a Windows 7 program to remove/check the duplicates but our situation is somewhat different than the standard one for which there are enough programs. We have a fairly large static archive ...
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Copy only files that don't exist regardless of file name?

My dropbox account apparently renames all auto uploaded images. I'm about to clear my phone and I would like to verify that all images are in the dropbox folder before deleting them. If they had their ...
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Efficient removal of duplicate records across multiple Excel sheets

I have a workbook with 2 sheets. Sheet 1 has 3 columns (1A, 1B and 1C) and sheet 2 has 2 columns (2A and 2B). Now I need to delete rows from sheet 1 if 1A and 1B match any row in sheet 2 (i.e. 1A=2A ...
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Free Duplicate mp3 finder [closed]

Sometime back I had used a duplicate file finder for mp3 by analyzing the content.Unfortunately it was not free and the shareware had a lot of limitations. Are there any freeware/OSS ones to detect ...
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ZFS + dedup: copy many small files fast

I'm running a ZFS backup server (with deduplication) to backup websites and store them with retention. To do this, I transfer all files to the backup server during the first backup, and make a copy of ...
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Two PDF files, identical except for possibly different cover pages — how to remove duplicates?

I have a bunch of PDF files which are articles downloaded from various Journal websites. The problem is, some of these PDF files are duplicates of one another. However, if I run a basic duplicate file ...
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Is it possible to perform Deduplication recursively?

If anybody is familiar with the concept of Deduplication (If not,read link on wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_deduplication Is it possible to perform Deduplication recursively i.e. ...
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Virtual folder combining a read-only and read-write directory (file deduplication)

Is it possible in linux to have a directory that contains all the contents of another directory (in a read-only fashion) but you are able to write to the directory without it affecting the 'parent' ...
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Deduplicate Files inside multiple .tar.gz archives

I take a nightly backup from my Webhosting service as .tar.gz. The Data changed is very little each night (<10MB). I would like to archive these files and deduplicate (solid compression) files ...
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Is it possible to deduplicate a mounted truecrypt volume using Windows 2012?

An external volume has been encrypted using Truecrypt. Is it possible to run deduplication using Windows 2012 once the volume has been mounted?
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Which duplicate files and folders finders exist for Windows? [closed]

I need a free duplicate file finder/remover app, with ability to find duplicate files/folders by name and/or by size and to remove one of duplicates.
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How to deduplicate 40TB of data?

I've inherited a research cluster with ~40TB of data across three filesystems. The data stretches back almost 15 years, and there are most likely a good amount of duplicates as researchers copy each ...
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Deduplicate files using the command line in OSX Lion

I am using OSX 10.8.4 and would like to remove duplicate files in a single flat directory if an md5 hash matches. I have looked up several answers but none of them work for me, I think because of ...
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Painless way of consolidating files across multiple machines/OSes

Just bought a NAS. So I thought I'd get all our photos, media files and pdfs consolidated, de-duplicated, de-junked and virus-checked and stick them all on it. We have 3 laptops, one running Windows, ...
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duplicate file/folder finder application for windows 7

I got old archives of my old computers, Now I decided to merge all these folders and organize them, I got many backups so I need app that will find duplicate files and delete / move them, any ideas?
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Duplicate Deletion Script does nothing

An associate of mine wrote a script for me that should theoretically delete files that have the same name, regardless of their file type. Specifically, it checks mp3, m4a, wma, wav files. However, ...
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Deleting all but latest revision of a file

So I have these massive lists of drawings that I've done for work and I'd like to be able to dump them all into one folder and run a batch that would delete all of the older revs and leave the highest ...
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What is the best way to merge two sets of files, but for duplicates to select the older file in Windows?

I have stumbled into a dumb usage case. I want to merge two folders in a particular way (I guess these are called folders now, I still think of them as directories, but whatever). The folders have ...
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Is there such a thing as a file hosted container which deduplicates data held within?

Background I have backups of a website which stores all of it's data into a single file. This file is several gigs large and I have many different backups of this file. Most of the data within is ...
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Is there a compression or archiver program for Windows that also does deduplication?

I'm looking for an archiver program that can perform deduplication (dedupe) on the files being archived. Upon unpacking the archive, the software would put back any files it removed during the ...
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Find unique files across 2 drives

I'm trying to compare 2 volumes, which mainly have the same content, but in completely different folder structures. (Around 2 million files.) I want to see which files are ONLY in 1 folder, not the ...
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Deduplicating Multiple File Types Across Multiple Sources

We are faced with a situation where data has been backed-up to several external mediums and we are undergoing an exercise to consolidate the data. The data is comprised of binary files, audio, video, ...
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avoid duplicate files during backup

I'm backing up 2 drives to an external backup drive. The 2 source drives have a lot of duplicate files (name/size) between them (for work). One of the source drives is already backed up to the ...
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Ways to deduplicate files

I want to simply backup and archive the files on several machines. Unfortunately, the files have some large files that are the same file but stored differently on different machines. For instance, ...
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Backup of 5TB server

I'm looking for a software that will help me backup a server with 5TB of data. My wishlist: Backup on 1-2TB SATA disks Should need little to no configuration (just the directories to backup and the ...
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Is there a diff utility that allows you to exclude columns?

For example, I have a text file, each line is a long string. I want to exclude 2 "segments" of this string, say columns 1-7 and 20-22. So the bottom 2 lines below would be a match: ...
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Windows 7 file-based backup service [closed]

I'm looking for a good replacement for Lazy Mirror, since it doesn't support Windows 7 well. Pros: One of the things I really loved about Lazy Mirror is that it always maintains a "full" backup, but ...
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Remove duplicate lines from a very large text-file [duplicate]

I have a very large text-file (> 50 GB), but most lines are duplicate, so I want to remove them. Is there any way to remove duplicates lines from a file, and handle files > 2GB? Because every method I ...
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Safety of redirecting System folders (e.g. : program files ,users,… ) using symbolic links?

Can redirecting system folders as mentioned above using symbolic links cause problems to the system or some applications? And is there any problem if I redirect the folders to another partition on ...
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Remove duplicate emails (Outlook 2003)

Sometimes our POP server has a fit and it re-sends a bunch of e-mail messages again to a particular user and I have to clean up those duplicate messages that ended up in the local outlook store. Is ...
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Why do I have identical files in one directory, in Windows 7?

I just rebuilt my system after a new Power supply fired my CPU, MBD, Video card & a Blu-Ray drive. During all this I had to restore Windows from a backup (sector copy). All seems well, but ...
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Duplicate video finder? [duplicate]

Is there such a thing as a duplicate video finder that will look for duplicates based on video/audio comparisons of files rather than just the file size?
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How can I have two files with the same name in a directory when mounted with NFS?

I have a C++ application test that creates 10,000 files in an NFS mounted directory, but my test recently failed once due to one file appearing twice with the same name in that directory with all the ...
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How can I locate duplicate binary files using freely available tools?

As part of an exercise to help reduce the duplication of files, management would like to get a report of all duplicate binary files including images as these seems to exceed 100,000 or more and ...
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Deduplication efficiency with TrueCrypt File container and crashplan

I have a 100GB truecrypt container file (among lots of other things) that I am backing up with crashplan onto an external HDD. I have disabled "Preserve modification timestamp of file containers" so ...
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command line extracting especified file from 7z file

I would like to extract a specific file from a 7z file, but that filename exist twice on different directories. How can I choose one of them? I tried using compressed path but I received an error ...
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Fuzzy Duplicate File Finder?

Is there any GUI application (either for Windows or Linux) that implements fuzzy hashing algorithms like ssdeep or sdhash to find near duplicate files (mostly text files)?
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Background way to find duplicate media files [duplicate]

Any know a way to semi-automatically (in background?) identify (exact) duplicate media files to simplify deduplication? Media files eat up server space yet the need ot avoid loss leads to multiple ...