Sync or duplication file finder tool required

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Over the years I have made multiple backups of the same things across computers such that my backup files are across computers and external hard drives and in a complete mess.

I need a way of easily identifying duplicate files and then being able to create a clean new folder.  Is there a software that someone can recommend (preferably free) that will do the job?

Of course I can do a google search myself, so I am looking for recommended software by users and an explanation as to why they feel it is the best one (to avoid a simple copy and paste from google).

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The only program that I use and can recommend is SuperCat. It's not too expensive, but with any luck, you may get what you need to get done during the trial period.
http://no-nonsense-software.com/supercat/

The big advantage is that you don't have to have all(or any!) of your disks/dvds online to find duplicates.  You can sort your catalogues into groups/folders and do restricted dupe finds. If you want to create catalogues and do a quick duplicate check , don't create crc file values for the catalogues ..... just search for dupes based on file name/size/date.

It's also a really useful for finding files really really fast whether the disks are on or offline

p.s. The best program available for finding duplicate images is dpeg fron somewareonthe.net

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