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ravi kumar

find DUPLICATE FILES

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HI!

 

 

here I would like to add a request for another type of garbge known as

 

DUPLICATE FILES !!!

 

 

I hope nobody will disagree with me about this topic that

as the CCleaner's main motive is to clean disk

so the duplicate files are a kind of grabage which occupied unnessary space of disk.

 

 

Please include a FIND DUPLICATE FILES tool in CCLEANER!

 

BEST WISHES !!!

 

RAVI

 

 

(a request to other members please do not suggest me another freeware software for the same purpose, as we are here to talk about & improve CCleaner, not to promote other freeware softwares)

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May I be one of the first to disagree?

 

This would take a month of Sundays to run, scan the entire contents of the disk, sort in filename order, report back duplicates.

 

There may well be, in a system of hundreds of thousands of files, a returned list of many thousands of duplicates/triplicates/nplicates.

 

How would a user know what the function of these files is?

 

How would a user know which duplicate is safe to remove, and which is not?

 

The forum would be filled with users complaining that their software doesn't work anymore.

 

I don't want this foolish bloat in CC.

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May I be one of the first to disagree?

 

This would take a month of Sundays to run, scan the entire contents of the disk, sort in filename order, report back duplicates.

 

There may well be, in a system of hundreds of thousands of files, a returned list of many thousands of duplicates/triplicates/nplicates.

 

How would a user know what the function of these files is?

 

How would a user know which duplicate is safe to remove, and which is not?

 

The forum would be filled with users complaining that their software doesn't work anymore.

 

I don't want this foolish bloat in CC.

 

 

Sorry but I have to agree with Augeas on this one. Before I would even want to clean a duplicate I would wanna make sure I don't really need it and also note that some files may have same name but can be different for example one can be an exe file and another can be a bat file and so on. So with that in note CCleaner would become slow to use since before deleting these so called duplicates we have to spend a big amount of time making sure we don't delete something needed later.

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Another vote for Augeas. You could do a lot of harm trying to clear duplicate files or folders off your system, without doing a lot of analysis.

 

However, that said, don't be put off by the initial lack of assent. We appreciate all suggestions, although we may not always agree with them.

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As a frequent user of CCleaner, the last thing I want is for CCleaner to take longer to run :) That's part of the reason why I do not use the new "Wipe space" feature. I can use Eraser for that... I want CCleaner to clear out all my temp files and non-necessities as quickly as possible!

 

The others raise a good point... Without proper research, you could do some serious damage to your computer.

 

swagger

 

EDITED for typo.

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OK I won't make any suggestions for other freeware apps

 

 

 

I just say THERE ARE OTHER FREEWARE APPS FOR THIS

 

LOL

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That's not a good idea, because it's hard to find duplicates. First, on what basis you want to find them? filename, file-content, both? And from where the software should know if the file is necessary for the system? Scan the windows-folder for duplicates and you will find much of them. But I never would delete one of them. I use a dup-finder especially for pictures (jpg) and movies, sometime office-documents, but nothing else.

 

A dup-finder has nothing to do with CCleaner, so let this task to other programs. I suggest AllDup (www.alldup.de). It's free and available in german (and I think also in english).

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