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Man, that would probably require a program that can scan your drive and find files that have the same CRC, which may take a minute, but that would be the only thing that I could think of that would differentiate between audio, video, pics, etc...

That's part of the reason I have had such a sticky collection policy...I usually tag things and move them right away, but I too stumble across dupes from time to time...It will be like I'll have something named AYHJA Movie.mpg and have Another one named AYHJA - Movie (Sc 1).mpg...Or, I'll have .mpg or .mpeg files of the same name, or .mpg versions of a video and then a .wmv version...Or I'll have a bootleg version laying on my HDD after the DVDRIP has come out...A CRC scanner won't work for those files...

So, that little method of CRC check may work for images, but for those heavy hitters size wise, you may have to do some lifting...

I suppose you could hedge some time by first knocking down those kinds of discrepancies...With music, you use your dominant format, say .mp3, and then do an extension search on your lesser formats, like .wma...And then do some cross checking there...

Lets see if we can find something...I'm gonna start here:

http://softbytelabs.com/us/cpp/index.html


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Have not tried it but

http://noclone.net/

NoClone - TRUE Duplicate File Finder
NoClone is a powerful file management utility to find out and remove duplicate MP3, duplicate photos or other duplicate files. Besides saving valuable local hard disk space, removing duplicates will also help to manage file well, speed up file indexing.
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Thanks 5829. I'll check it out.
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That program already saved me about 600 MB, and I just ran it on one folder...Golden again, 5829...

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read ebooks on your desktop
calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application
developed by users of e-books for users of e-books
http://calibre-ebook.com/


virtual mount iso files from your hard drive
DAEMON Tools enables you to use your CD/DVD images as if they were
already burned to CD/DVD.
DAEMON Tools Lite
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/eng/home


search for file names and contents
Super Finder XT
Powerful replacement for Windows™ built-in search.
Search files, folders and other data efficiently and easily.
http://freesoftland.sytes.net/
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Try FTP Manager Lite. It is an excellent modern free FTP and SFTP client software. The clean interface is super easy to use. It does fast and efficient transfers.


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The new Firefox (57) is significantly different- a whole bunch of extensions aren't working right now (and might not be compatible for weeks if not months) and while I've found one alternative for downloads it's kind of a mixed bag.


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So Noscript seems to be working again, but it seems you have to start completely over as far as allowing individual sites etc.


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shin_dr wrote:
So Noscript seems to be working again, but it seems you have to start completely over as far as allowing individual sites etc.


The most recent update seems to have helped, but it's still not quite as simple as it was before.

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