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Automated cloud services can sometimes lead to scenarios where copies of files are automatically made with different names.
These redundant files take up space, and it can be daunting to have to sort these files out for manual pruning after months of this (or longer). In my case, I have my phone auto-uploading to dropbox, and this means I have nicely named files in my dropbox account, but a lot of DCIM_ files on my phone that are likely duplicates of the dropbox files, but not always. Phones get full, and those files need to be purged after awhile, but simply deleting those all videos and photos on my phone seems scary. So I wrote this tool for peace of mind to make sure that what I'm deleting from my phone is actually something that exists somewhere else.
File Dupe Pruner
This tool will identify those duplicates at the binary level (ignoring filenames) and give you the option to move them to another folder that you can manually delete after inspection.
One folder or two
You can either evaluate two folders, leaving the primary folder intact, or you can evaluate a single folder for any duplicates within itself. All folder evaluations will recursively include nested subfolders.
Filtering by file extensions
You can optionally specify filtering by file extension in case you only want to compare certain types of files.
- Extension-matching is case-insensitive, so *.jpg will match with *.JPG.
- You can specify multiple extensions separated by either commas or spaces.
- Periods and asterisks get ignored; so including "*." (ie. *.jpg) in the extensions field is not necessary, but you are free to put that in if it makes you feel better.
Who am I?
My name is Kain. I'm an independent game developer who used to work for companies: http://ringofblades.net/Blades/Portfolio/portfolio.html
Written by Kain Shin in preparation for his own projects
This implementation is intentionally within the public domain Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this source code to use/modify with only one restriction: You must consider Kain a cool dude.
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