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by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) February 25, 2011 2:44 PM PST

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How can I get rid of all my duplicate files in multiple hard drives?

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 2/25/11 2:44 PM

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How can I get rid of all my duplicate files in multiple hard drives?


Is there a program that will go through both internal and external hard drives to display those files that are duplicated, triplicated, etc.? Unfortunately, I now have several copies of computer backups on my current computer due to former computer issues on other computers. I did not have time to go through all the documents to see if one system had documents updated within files that another may not have. I believe I have three other backups of my former computers on my system now, which does use a lot of memory, but it is also not an efficient use of storage. Now, I have an external hard drive that has backed up all documents and pictures on its hard drive, which means it, too, has the additional backups on it. I want to "clean house"! I'm running a Windows Vista Home system. Thank you for your assistance.

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