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Duplicate Photos

bob12a

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Seasons greetings

I know the general consensus is NOT TO use duplicate finders but I do have an external hd which I know contains thousands of duplicate photos.
I would be happy to try a recommended dupe finder if one could be found.

Bob

PS I have managed to install win10 I was not going to bother after all the poxy problems with( sp1:mad:)
 

DSTM

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I won't use duplicate finders. Had a bad experience once with a duplicate program.
 

Starbuck

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Hi Bob,

I do have an external hd which I know contains thousands of duplicate photos.
I would be happy to try a recommended dupe finder if one could be found.
I'm not saying this will definitely work for you.... but no harm in trying.

I'm assuming that if there are duplicate photos, then there's a good chance that they were created at the same time.
Also as you now have Win10 installed ( nice work btw )

I just tried this on my external HD.....
When you open a folder, there is an option to 'search'.



I typed in a date and up came all the same date results:



So you could use a date/name etc as a search option.

Obviously it's not as quick as using a third party software... but it is safe.
 

bob12a

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Thanks friend will give it a go later.

You say
I'm assuming that if there are duplicate photos, then there's a good chance that they were created at the same time.

Silly me of course 95% of my pics are taken at the same MOMENT OF TIME.
I shoot with 2 cameras synced.
Happy and Healthy New year to you and yours.
Bob
 

RustyKnight

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UK
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A few years ago, when I had Windows XP, I had a program that would compare the actual photos and show possible duplicates so you could delete them. I can't remember what it was called but it was very good and the only reason I got rid of it was because it wouldn't run on Windows 7.
 

monirkhan

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Feb 26, 2016
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I never used these software but I know these are good. You may try
Visipics
Similar Image Search
Image Search Pony
Similar Image Finder
 
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