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Need to remove duplicate files

\015 I am trying to sort out the very mixed up files of an organization. there are many duplicates. Some have the same name, some have different names. I would like to sort these mechanically if possible.i don't want to synch files, I want to see all the copies, keep one and delete the rest.I need to do this (separately) on Mac and PC. I want to do this with text files, image files and excel files.Is this possible?\015

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I would try Directory Report
\015\012It can find duplicates even if the file names are different
\015\012Plus it can show you where all your disk space is going by showing the size of each folder
Hello rvpooley
\015\012My name is Billy.
\015\012PC Junktion is dedicated to finding solutions to those pesky computer problems.
\015\012Since you know what kind of files your are searching for, In XP, Windows Search Companion makes it easy to find duplicate files with the file search utility.
\015\012There are also many fine and free programs for accomplishing this mechanical feat. Let's first look at the Window's utility.
\015\012Create a Folder on My Desktop by right clicking and select new folder. Name this folder "Mixed up files" or something you can remember. It will be on your desktop.
\015\012GOTO->START->(menu pops up)->Click Search(magnigfying glass icon)->All Files and Folders->
\015\012Stop and take this in.
\015\012Text files will end in .txt, word docs end in .doc or (2007) .docx
\015\012picture files will most likely be .jpg, .bmp, .gif, or .png.
\015\012We are going to use a wildcard search. An asterisk(*) represents the filename ina wildcard search.
\015\012For example in the [All or part of the filename] Box, we can search for ALL files of that flavor.
\015\012Type these wildcards in the first box exactly or copy and paste.
\015\012*.txt; *.jpg; *.gif; *.bmp; *.png;
\015\012LOOK IN: Drop Down Box-> CLICK->My Computer
\015\012Click Search. Be patient, there may be more than you know of...
\015\012Wait for the utility to finish.
\015\012GOTO Edit in the Toolbar and choose Select All. Move to the folder you created in My documents.
\015\012You know have them in one folder (on your Desktop) and now I will find a utility to handle the job.
\015\012You may want to back up to a DVD or CD in case of a crash.
\015\012I will be back tomorrow.
\015\012Hope this helps for now.
\015\012PC Junktion
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