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Nerd help needed W10 music

Postby Moondog55 » Sat 22 Aug, 2020 5:20 pm

Just updated my computer and did a file restore from the back-up drive and I now have thousands of duplicated music files. Ditto with all my pictures. Lost all my bookmarks too ALL of them Drat!
Running W10Pro, what is a recommended program for doing a duplicates removal?
Usually happy enough with the included player but quite willing to pay for a better jukebox if anybody wants to recommend one. I used to use the full version of music match that came with an included volume matching and fie duplication but the new version doesn't seen to include those functions
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Re: Nerd help needed W10 music

Postby commando » Sat 22 Aug, 2020 6:48 pm

Put all your saved music in one folder say C/ music/zzz. copy the saved files from say C/backup/aaa into the same folder
Windows will ask if you want to copy transfer or replace
click replace.

Ctrl A to select all files
Crtl C to copy
or
Ctrl X to move
Ctrl V to paste

Virtual DJ is the one for music, everyone at the Radio Station uses it, free download around 38 megs
I find version 7 more reliable than version 8.
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Re: Nerd help needed W10 music

Postby Moondog55 » Sat 22 Aug, 2020 6:58 pm

It is all in one large folder, some albums have 3 copies of each track. Using that just replaced all the duplicates and it's all the duplicates I need to replace
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Re: Nerd help needed W10 music

Postby commando » Sun 23 Aug, 2020 12:25 am

Hold down CTRL left mouse click on duplicate file, right mouse click select delete.
You would be surprised how much that can be deleted in two hours.
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Re: Nerd help needed W10 music

Postby Moondog55 » Sun 23 Aug, 2020 1:47 am

Yep a few percent of the quarter terabyte / 233 Gb of music files I guess. I'll do that if I have to tho.
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Re: Nerd help needed W10 music

Postby bernieq » Sun 23 Aug, 2020 11:10 am

There are plenty of duplicate file removal apps (and free, too) - eg Duplicate Cleaner

Do a search for 'windows duplicate file removal'

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Re: Nerd help needed W10 music

Postby Moondog55 » Sun 23 Aug, 2020 11:13 am

Thanx While I did do that I was hoping for some feedback on which program to actually download.
I couldn't sleep last nite so I did spent some time mouse clicking, in 2 hours I actually got though all the "A"s just the rest of the alphabet to do
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Re: Nerd help needed W10 music

Postby north-north-west » Sun 23 Aug, 2020 11:54 am

Can't you transfer the files you want to keep to another folder or a USB drive, delete the entire library and transfer the wanted stuff back?
A proper duplicate remover would be faster, but.
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Re: Nerd help needed W10 music

Postby Moondog55 » Sun 23 Aug, 2020 1:39 pm

The operating system hasn't duplicated whole albums, it is multiple copies of each track with each title. Something I did wrong with the file restore I think as I also have multiple copies of all our photographs
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Re: Nerd help needed W10 music

Postby Moondog55 » Wed 23 Sep, 2020 12:51 pm

Been removing duplicates manually on the nites I can't sleep. Slowly getting through.
I guess it's just another lockdown problem/project.
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