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How To Delete Duploicate Files??

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Old 01-30-2010
Frank
 

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How To Delete Duploicate Files??
There are 6.8Gig of duplicates files scattered around my hard-drive, 38,158
files in 13, 936 duplicate/triplicate groups. CCcleaner, Easy Cleaner and
other file finders find the files, but don't erase the useless duplicates.
That must be done manually, but which ones whould be removed?? Am using Win-7
clean installed couple months ago.

What program can be trusted to safely/reliably delete the unecessary
duplicates??

Frank
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Old 01-30-2010
Ken Blake, MVP
 

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Re: How To Delete Duploicate Files??
On Sat, 30 Jan 2010 10:33:01 -0800, Frank
<Frank@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> There are 6.8Gig of duplicates files scattered around my hard-drive, 38,158
> files in 13, 936 duplicate/triplicate groups. CCcleaner, Easy Cleaner and
> other file finders find the files, but don't erase the useless duplicates.
> That must be done manually, but which ones whould be removed?? Am using Win-7
> clean installed couple months ago.
>
> What program can be trusted to safely/reliably delete the unecessary
> duplicates??



I wouldn't trust any program to do that. Tell us what the files are
and in what folders they are. With that info, we should be able to
give you advice.

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Old 01-31-2010
DL
 

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Re: How To Delete Duploicate Files??
And what makes you think they are useless?

"Frank" <Frank@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:82A4478A-60D9-423B-AF69-FB80901B380D@microsoft.com...
> There are 6.8Gig of duplicates files scattered around my hard-drive,
> 38,158
> files in 13, 936 duplicate/triplicate groups. CCcleaner, Easy Cleaner and
> other file finders find the files, but don't erase the useless duplicates.
> That must be done manually, but which ones whould be removed?? Am using
> Win-7
> clean installed couple months ago.
>
> What program can be trusted to safely/reliably delete the unecessary
> duplicates??
>
> Frank



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Old 01-31-2010
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: How To Delete Duploicate Files??
Hi,

Duplicates are normal for two reasons:

a) shadow copies created as backups by the volume shadow service. This
applies to System Restore as well.

b) system files stored as backups to originals (used by system file
protection) and in the Winsxs folder for multiple versions to support
different software.

Don't delete any of them without being precisely sure of what you are
getting yourself into.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Frank" <Frank@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:82A4478A-60D9-423B-AF69-FB80901B380D@microsoft.com...
> There are 6.8Gig of duplicates files scattered around my hard-drive,
> 38,158
> files in 13, 936 duplicate/triplicate groups. CCcleaner, Easy Cleaner and
> other file finders find the files, but don't erase the useless duplicates.
> That must be done manually, but which ones whould be removed?? Am using
> Win-7
> clean installed couple months ago.
>
> What program can be trusted to safely/reliably delete the unecessary
> duplicates??
>
> Frank


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