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a friend of mine has thousands of pictures, scattered over his whole pc, and has up to 5 duplicate locations for the pictures in 3 different disk drives

i am looking for a good software to compare picture folders, so i can delete duplicate folders
please only post software you used and like; eventually with the proper settings -  and why you prefer it over others

best is free, but if needed, i'll pay for software with better options
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David Johnson, CDSimple Geek from the '70s
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ACDSEE is my goto photo tool.  its duplicate file finder is very good.
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that's fine -buti did not ask about a file finder, but a duplicate FOLDER finder
do you happen to know a "good" one?
Bill PrewTest your restores, not your backups...
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I actually could use something like this, so while I didn't know of any tool specifically for this I did a little poking around.  I haven't experimented with these yet, but I am going to take a look since I think I could use these for a couple of cleanup jobs I have in mind.  Although my need is a little different than yours, and doesn't focus just on image files...

I'll post back if I learn anything interesting, but I'll pass these along in case you want to take a look too.  These all seem to have a folder compare capability (often in addition to file compare mode).



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in the past, i have tried some freeewares, but did not find any with the folder option
but tx Bill, and keep me posted on your findings
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Understand, I still like to do a lot manually when it comes to removing duplicate files and folders, and have been a long time user of Beyond Compare but not sure that is what you are looking for so not suggesting it.  I also have an older tool called DiskState that I still use for some duplicate file removal, but it doesn't address your need of folders.

I'll share what I learn on these other new ones...


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i Always found it difficult to decide which one i should remove, often there were more than 10 (and in most cases in the same folders hence the Q
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i ran the duplcate file finder, but the free version does not allow any specific settings, so  that does not help much
any news from your side Bill?
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No news yet here, been side tracked on other questions / assignments...


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hello moderator, i rang the bell but got no reaction from you
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I haven't played with a ton, but this one seems to have promise.  It gives both a duplicate file list, and also a duplicate folder list.  In the duplicate folder list it appears to match up folders where the content of the folder matches other folders.



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tx Bill, i'll look into it

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