PC utilities forum: Match contents of a folder with another folder for duplicate

by: jarhtmd January 26, 2013 7:47 PM PST

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Match contents of a folder with another folder for duplicate

by jarhtmd - 1/26/13 7:47 PM

Finding/deleting duplicate files is a much discussed topic. I searched before posting . . . over 4700 pages that I reviewed. Maybe my question has been covered, but not in the 1st several pages. Sorry if this is a duplicate question (pun intended).

I would like to compare the filenames (only, not contents) in FolderA &/or subfolders to FolderB &/or subfolders. Software that I've found so far has found all duplicates. That's not really what I want. I don't want duplicates that are only in FolderB.

FolderA
....File1
....File2
....File3

FolderB
....SubfolderA
........File2
........File3
........File4
....SubfolderB
........File1
........File3
........File5

I want File1 flagged as a duplicate, because it is in both FolderA & FolderB.

I do NOT want File3 flagged. Even tho' it is duplicated in FolderB, it is not in FolderA.

If I really had my 'druthers, I'd like to be able to compare the 1st-# or the last# of characters of the filenames.

I want the option of only identifying, NOT deleting. I'll handle that separately.

Will any shareware do that? Or stratagies?

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