Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

How to find duplicate songs / files names - I need an app for win 7 to search one folder where they all reside

Posted on 2014-10-31
3
326 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-14
Ive 1000s of songs
When I look in win explorer folder is see

Song name.mp3
Song name1.mp3
Song name2.mp3
Identical song - slightly diff name.

All in same folder - same file sizes but same song diff name ...

How to auto delete these? Or an ap to help find them?


There are 1000s.
Any help appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:feck1
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Kimputer
ID: 40415416
Same size is definitely possible. Go through all files, compare size, if size is the same do a binary compare to be sure, discard one file if it's the same. If not, continue to next file.
Sadly this is the only comparison possible (realistically). If you have 2 songs which are the same, but having different file sizes (because different download, different encoding, different MP3 tag), you can't really detect it (unless very advanced software is used. probably paid software too). So, you don't even have subfolders to check?
If so, I can write a small script or program for you.
0
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
Eirman earned 500 total points
ID: 40415607
This is list of free duplicate file finders.
Look out for CRC or MD5 File checking features to be sure that you only delete exact copies.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-duplicate-file-remover.htm
"Duplicate Cleaner Free" seems to be best one

If you can afford Directory opus is the best file manager / synchroniser / duplicate deleter available
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Eirman
ID: 40442295
Thanks ....

I like your "Father Ted" style Nomme De Plume!
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

First some basics on Windows 7 Backup.  It has 2 components one is a file based backup which is stored in .zip files each zip is split at around 200 Megabytes and there is the Image Backup which is as the name implies a total image of the partition …
When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup" or a blinking cursor with black screen. A loop for Auto repair will start but fix nothing.  You will be panic as there are no back…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a introduction in two parts how to utilize Windows Live Movie Maker to its maximum capability. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows 7 operating system.
This Micro Tutorial will give you a introduction in two parts how to utilize Windows Live Movie Maker to its maximum editing capability. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows 7 operating system.

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question