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    Mac duplicate file finder

    Following on from my earlier thread here: Duplicate file detection software it now turns out my brother has a large external drive formatted for Mac. What I now need is a recommendation for a free package for OSX that would detect, list and give the option to delete duplicate files as required. Does anyone know of such an application they can recommend?
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    Quick google found this :- Singlemizer ? Remove Duplicates From Your Mac

    No free but quite cheap..

    Hope that helps

    Ross
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    command-A, command-Delete.

    No more dupes

    *don't actually do this*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    command-A, command-Delete.

    No more dupes

    *don't actually do this*
    Stella Cidre in the office this afternoon - not a good idea for @Domino

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    Can't you use spotlight with the advanced filter search options ( clicking plus symbol to search by document kind / type etc ) then use the CMD / Apple button to select any duplicates manually and once they are highlighted you can either right click on one of the dupes and move to trash or hold CMD / apple and press the back space key ?

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    Something like this would be the way that I would approach it...

    One liner to find and remove duplicate files in Linux « Just another tech blog.

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    Our app Decloner (decloner.com) has a full-featured free 30-day trial period, you could give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuartross View Post
    I know that the task be done with some third party tools like Gemini of Mac paw and Speed up mac of Stellar but haven't ever tried spotlight. I'll definitely give it a trial.

    But, one question in advance- Is it possible to find duplicate media files if they have different names ?
    Gemini and Decloner compare files based on their content, so different file names don't matter. This is also why using just Spotlight for finding duplicates is very inaccurate. You may find similarly named files, but there won't be any guarantee that they are really identical; and you will also miss duplicate files that are named differently.

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