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Donnerstag, 27. September 2012

Bester Duplikate-Finder 2012

"Welches ist der beste Duplikate-Finder 2012"? -- Ich habe einen schönen Beitrag im Netz gefunden:


UPDATE (May 28, 2012):  I've been playing around with a bunch of these duplicate file detectors and have been learning a bit more about them.  I'm currently reviewing a few NEW duplicate file detectors.  So stay tuned! Again, thank you all for your patience!

If you are like me, you often find that you create duplicate files as you rename or use files in another context, or just backup more than you had intended. Duplicate File Detectors help you find and/or delete these duplicates and regain the storage space that they occupied.

Judging from some of the recent comments, it would appear that some cautions should be noted before using this type of software. One might also note that with the cost per gigabyte rapidly decreasing (As of Oct 2011, 500 GB drives can be found for $39), redundancy is no longer such a bad thing.
Don't ever just blindly run the program, find all the duplicates and then click "remove". This can be disastrous in the sense that even though filenames are the same, sometimes the content is different. For example, you may have multiple icons with the same name, but of differing sizes, e.g., 256x256, 128x128, etc. Or, you may have a photograph that has been modified when placed in a different folder but retains the same filename.

Don't scan too much at once. A complete scan of drive C would not be smart. However, scanning a few related folders at one time is much more efficient and the results less overwhelming.
Despite the best software, human intelligence may still have to be used. It is rumored that Abraham Lincoln stated that common sense was very uncommon. It is best, like eating an elephant, to take one bite/one small scan at a time.

OK, rant finished. [Ok, genug der vielen Worte.]