Find & remove thousands of duplicate files.

I've thousands of files of all types; doc, excel, exe and all kinds, looking for any good software, which will eliminate these duplicate files, would like to keep only one version of the same file.
Mushfique KhanDirector OperationsAsked:
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Gaurav SinghConnect With a Mentor ConsultantCommented:
you can use below tool to find and remove duplicate files:

https://www.auslogics.com/en/software/duplicate-file-finder/
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Olgierd UngehojerSenior Network AdministratorCommented:
You can use Total Commander as well.
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nobusConnect With a Mentor Commented:
beware when using these softwares -  - used it, and found i often removed the good files
some more suggestions here :  https://www.howtogeek.com/200962/how-to-find-and-remove-duplicate-files-on-windows/
here the free DupeGuru :  https://lifehacker.com/the-best-duplicate-file-finder-for-windows-1696492476
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Mushfique KhanDirector OperationsAuthor Commented:
Thanks folks ... much appreciated, so many choices, let me try, I've already downloaded this DupeGuru, because comes in search.

Let me try others too ... will update here, which one find the best ;)

again thanks & best regards
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Bill PrewCommented:
Any progress on testing these, or did you find something else that met your needs?


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Mushfique KhanDirector OperationsAuthor Commented:
still struggling ... tried a couple from here, but either I'm doing something wrong or don't know, even willing to buy too, but only the right/good product ... obviously, not on a shopping spree ;)
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nobusCommented:
i agree - it can be confusing, as to decide what to keep and what not
certainly not something to do in "automatic" mode imo
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Bill PrewCommented:
I agree, I have worked similar situations in the past, trying to clean up several iterative copies of files, or other situations.  For anything but somewhat 'simple' situations the tools can be challenging.  They can be very helpful at identifying potential duplicates, but in the end I have always had to apply human decision making before the final cuts.  And often took things in small chunks rather than trying to get everything in one big operation, since some subsets of the files may be more straight forward than others.


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nobusCommented:
the problem often is that they are in 4- 5, or more locations - and you have to know which ones can be deleted - and which not
i suggest to leave everything - except data files as is
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Mushfique KhanDirector OperationsAuthor Commented:
but still the problem is the tool ... which tool to use, please suggest/advise, with your experienced, I'll be searching TB of data (terabytes).

Thanks again for all your help, assistance & guidance ... much much appreciated :)
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nobusCommented:
imo - all tools do work; just pick one and start using it.  if you don't like it, try another one
no use discussing it till Xmas
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