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De duplicating files RRS feed

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  • Can I use SyncToy to remove file duplications ?

    I am particularly thinking of photographs where I have a number of folders that I am sure have photos in common but not all of them. There are too many to check individually.

    If I sync FolderA > FolderX then FolderB > FolderX etc... will I end up with a single instance of each photo in FolderX ?

    Hope you can help. Regards, John
    Wednesday, February 4, 2009 9:54 AM

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  • Hi -

    It should work assuming that the files in FolderA and FolderB are truely identical. This means that the files should have the same CreationTimes/LastWriteTimes/names. Normally you will find this is not the case ( a simple copy for example will set different creation times on the files) so you may not really be able to use SyncToy for this scenario.

    Thanks
    Deepa
    Deepa ( Microsoft Sync Framework)
    Wednesday, February 11, 2009 1:08 AM