More about removing duplicate files

In the last edition I told you of how I use SyncToy by Microsoft to keep my data backed up and files coordinated in multiple computers. This however does not help when you have multiple copies of the same file on one computer. In my backing up and reinstalls this past Holiday season I literally ran out of hard drive room. Instead of purchasing more space I decided to check for duplicated files, pictures, programs and videos (downloaded and home).

My first test program was CloneSpy.

Even though the latest version has been out since 2006, it has proven to be a very stable program. I has various sort methods and I ended up not clicking on files twice thus not selecting ones to delete the first day and a half I used the program. Continue reading