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Hi again!

Thanks guys for some great info as usual....

jaclaz...you wouldn't be having a little "basic" dig at me would you....lol :ph34r:

Thanks for all your input!

I will do some testing now...

bookie32

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Not ENTIRELY OT...

I use this Directory Compare tool. Google

dirpr157 intitle:index.of

Last fully functional Shareware version. Occasional nag about "shareware" when starting it up it. No installation, just unzip somewhere. It will allow for copying source<->target for "not found" and/or "different" in some way, all based on Options settings. Some Settings "locked" (greyed out) but in the Functional way.

edit - Screenshot -

http://img.brothersoft.com/screenshots/softimage/d/dir_prudence-11482-1.jpeg

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Hi submix8c!

OK! thanks for that...another one to check out :thumbup

bookie32

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Indeed duplicate filefinder is very clever as it is using size and partial md5 to compare files. It only miss a delete and/or "replace with a hardlink" function.

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Hi again!

Been testing different software...tried the robocopy gui but it came up done even when it hadn't done anything?

Going to test the command line switches today..

bookie32

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Hi again!

OK! I know I am no genius....:blushing: but how do I use duplicatefilefinder? I have downloaded and clicked on it and it just flashes and disappears?

OK! So it is a command line program...How do I change search parameters?

bookie32

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OK! So it is a command line program...How do I change search parameters?

Do you want to check for all duplicate files in C:\downloaded and D:\backup ?

duplicatefilefinder C\downloaded: D:\backup

notepad duplicates.txt

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Hi jaclaz!

Nice one thank you!!

bookie32

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I've been using FreeCommander for years and am very satisfied with.

http://www.freecommander.com/

Though, I can't tell if it's the best! What I can tell:

- It has never made a mistake

- Its folder comparison and synchronization are subtle and fine-tunable

- It details compressed archives natively and searches for files among many archives

- It has many possibilities and needs accordingly a little learning. The keyboard shortcuts are not standard.

- It's fast even on very old machines. Usable with a small screen as well.

- Version 2005.09a runs on Win95b, 2007.05a not. Version 2007.10a runs on W2k, v1.3.2 officially not.

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I'd like such folder synchronizers to find files that have been renamed or moved but whose contents is identical. This would be quick if computing hash values of the files and comparing just the hash values to pair the files. A hash value good enough is quickly computed, description here or there:

http://saposjoint.net/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=3155#p39678

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Hi pointertovoid!

Thanks for your input!

I do worry about the fact nothing has been done with the program for quite some time...BUT that doesn't necessarily need to be negative....

Thanks again!

bookie32

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The programme is perfect so it doesn't need updates :rolleyes:

If this were not software, the previous sentence would be perfectly normal. But software isn't normal, notably because one can sell it and make good money despite it doesn't work.

Free Commander is programmed by one single person who gives it for free, so whether he makes updates depends solely on his will and time. The versions I use work fine; the only interrogation would be whether the latest ones run on your Seven, but this is easily checked.

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Hi again!

Thanks again for your time and info!

bookie32

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