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Searching for duplicate files on NET APP Storage device

Posted on 2009-05-04
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We have several copies of software programs, OS, ISO, service packs and executables on our NET APPS Storage that is shared out in our company. This duplication is killing us on storage space. Looking for the best program, whether scripted or batch, that will provide me a list in a .txt, excel or csv format that i can then delete and free up alot of much needed space.  

Any suggestions?  
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gurutc earned 500 total points
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Hi,

The Clay's Utilities Package has several Batch/CMD Scripting tools that will meet your needs.  Particularly the FILEDATA and INVORALL commands will output csv data to a file for import into Excel or Access.

Found at:  http://clayruth.com/

And his tools do many more unbelievable tricks.  Props to Clay.

Good Luck,

- gurutc
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by:Bill Bach
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Another option can be found here:  www.goldstarsoftware.com/tools.asp
Grab the CountExt tool, and run a command line like this:
    COUNTEXT F: *.* /F /O  >Results.txt

You'll get a file (RESULTS.TXT) that contains a comma-delimited list of directory, filename, extension, date, time, and size.   As gurutc indicates, you can load the resulting data into a database (like MSAccess) and easily sort on any of the columns to look for duplication.

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by:cgooden01
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Script from Clay worked as intended, that was a great suggestion to use that.  Thanks abunch for it.  My props to Clay on that DOS batch along with the rest i downloaded.  
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by:cgooden01
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Great job gurutc. I just piped it as such:  invorall w:\ seek .exe /T  >> duplicatefilesearch.txt  to spit out a text file for me.  
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