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    #31
    Re: External hard drive

    I use FreeFileSync it works for me.
    Peter

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      #32
      Re: External hard drive

      Originally posted by S_J_P View Post
      Nat, I've used a free utility called (I think) Easy Duplicate Finder to find, and then delete identical copies of files. It may be worth a try?
      Steve, I tried the Easy Duplicate finder and it did find all the duplicate photos but since the files exceeded the Free limit of 10 files, I get several prompts to "register" and then I have to buy the software. I don't want to buy this as it will be a one off operation for me. Would you advise me to buy this package by registering?

      Nat
      Canon 6D; Canon 760D;Canon G15;Canon 40mm f2.8(Pancake);Canon 50mm f1.8(ii); Canon 17mm-40mm f4L;Canon EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM;Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 STM lens;Canon 24mm-105mmf4L IS;Canon 70-300mm f4-f5.6 L IS USM;Kenko 1.4x HD TC;Canon 430EX ii flash;Giottos tripod;Manfretto monopod;Cokin P filters + bits and pieces!

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        #33
        Re: External hard drive

        Nat, I think the licensing must have changed as I'm pretty sure there was no file-number limit when I last used the utility (perhaps 4 years ago), in fact I'm sure there wasn't a limit as I sorted through a HDD onto which I'd managed to download all my photos a number of times into differently labelled directories, so I deleted many 1000's of duplicated files. Whether it's worth registering is down to the value to you, but I'm sure there are other (totally free) utilities offering a similar service available.
        Steve's kit - Canon 6D/EG-D/BG-E13/60D/EF-D/BG-E9/600 EX-RT/17-40L/24-105L/40/100L/70-200L/70-300/2x iii/Sigma 8-16/Yongnuo YN-568EX (x2)/YN560EX II/YN622C-TX/YN622C (x4)

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          #34
          Re: External hard drive

          This is another duplicate finder I've used in the past.
          http://www.auslogics.com/en/software...e-file-finder/

          P.S. just looked at the site again and not sure if this is still freeware
          Canon 5D3, 7D2, 60D, Canon 70-200L f2.8 IS II, Canon 300 f4L IS, Canon 16-35 f4 L, Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Canon 1.4 MkIII extender, Sigma AF 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM, Sigma 150-600 Contemporary, Tamron SP AF 70-300 F/4-5.6 Di VC USD, Canon EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS
          https://www.flickr.com/photos/16830751@N03/

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            #35
            Re: External hard drive

            Thanks Steve & Ant. Will try Auslogic and see.
            Canon 6D; Canon 760D;Canon G15;Canon 40mm f2.8(Pancake);Canon 50mm f1.8(ii); Canon 17mm-40mm f4L;Canon EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM;Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 STM lens;Canon 24mm-105mmf4L IS;Canon 70-300mm f4-f5.6 L IS USM;Kenko 1.4x HD TC;Canon 430EX ii flash;Giottos tripod;Manfretto monopod;Cokin P filters + bits and pieces!

            www.flickr.com/photos/nathaniel3390

            North Wales where music and the sea give a great concert!

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              #36
              Re: External hard drive

              Hi Nat

              I tried and tested a duplicate finder software to try to help you.
              Out of 42,000 files it found around 3500 duplicates.
              The image files when checking the results were not all duplicates, in fact most (90%) were different.
              So, as a warning, please check the images before deleting as they may not be actual duplicates.

              I am looking and testing other software for you, so that it is safe a pretty straight forward.
              Please note: I do not have or use Photoshop
              Also note: I currently do not own a camera, hopefully will be back in 2022


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                #37
                Re: External hard drive

                Thanks Stephen. I have tried Auslogics duplicate finder and find that it doesn't locate all the duplicates- even though I directed it to the file where all the photo duplicates were. I am still looking around as I don't want all these duplicate photos to be backed up into my external hard drive and other back up devices.(I have tried the Awesome duplicate finder as well- not very good)!
                Canon 6D; Canon 760D;Canon G15;Canon 40mm f2.8(Pancake);Canon 50mm f1.8(ii); Canon 17mm-40mm f4L;Canon EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM;Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 STM lens;Canon 24mm-105mmf4L IS;Canon 70-300mm f4-f5.6 L IS USM;Kenko 1.4x HD TC;Canon 430EX ii flash;Giottos tripod;Manfretto monopod;Cokin P filters + bits and pieces!

                www.flickr.com/photos/nathaniel3390

                North Wales where music and the sea give a great concert!

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                  #38
                  Re: External hard drive

                  With regard to backing up files.

                  I have a pro account on flickr - I load up my files "large sizes" and just set the file limit to be viewed so people can't get to the large ones, but if I need them, they are there for me. (Hope that makes sense)

                  I also have portable harddrives.
                  Di ~ Trying to take "the" photograph.
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                    #39
                    Re: External hard drive

                    I've also used the free version of this
                    http://www.digitalvolcano.co.uk/duplicatecleaner.html

                    The paid version does have some nice features i.e.
                    Quote: Find resized, rotated, flipped or edited images and photos. Compare side by side with the image viewer.

                    Though I've never tried the paid version so can't comment on the effectiveness
                    Canon 5D3, 7D2, 60D, Canon 70-200L f2.8 IS II, Canon 300 f4L IS, Canon 16-35 f4 L, Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Canon 1.4 MkIII extender, Sigma AF 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM, Sigma 150-600 Contemporary, Tamron SP AF 70-300 F/4-5.6 Di VC USD, Canon EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS
                    https://www.flickr.com/photos/16830751@N03/

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                      #40
                      Re: External hard drive

                      Thank you again Ant. I have over 147,000 duplicates and don't know how this has happened. Even my young IT chap doesn't quite know the reason or I don't understand his explanations. Anyway I will try all the free duplicate finders and I should find one that really clears up the duplicates.
                      Canon 6D; Canon 760D;Canon G15;Canon 40mm f2.8(Pancake);Canon 50mm f1.8(ii); Canon 17mm-40mm f4L;Canon EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM;Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 STM lens;Canon 24mm-105mmf4L IS;Canon 70-300mm f4-f5.6 L IS USM;Kenko 1.4x HD TC;Canon 430EX ii flash;Giottos tripod;Manfretto monopod;Cokin P filters + bits and pieces!

                      www.flickr.com/photos/nathaniel3390

                      North Wales where music and the sea give a great concert!

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                        #41
                        Re: External hard drive

                        Good luck Nat ..
                        [ Canon 1DX ] [ 70-200 f2.8 L is II ] [ 300 f4 L is usm ] [ 50 mm f1.8 II ] [ 24-105 f4 L is ] [ Speedlite 430 ] [Yongnuo 568 ex II flash ] [ Yongnuo flash triggers ] [ Cokin P filters] [ Giottos Silk Road GYTL8384 carbon tripod ] [ Photoshop CS5 ] ... Wish list Canon EF 500 mm f/4 L IS USM.

                        Some nice gear, but not much idea ... https://www.flickr.com/photos/123175589@N03/

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                          #42
                          Re: External hard drive

                          Originally posted by Nathaniel View Post
                          I have over 147,000 duplicates and don't know how this has happened.
                          Are the duplicates by way of the same filenames in different directories or identical images with different filenames or something else?

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                            #43
                            Re: External hard drive

                            The duplicates are all in several files- marked pictures (unknown). In those files I have photos taken for example in Sri Lanka, 15 to 20 's of the same photo, than another set of duplicates of a different picture and goes on and on. I am conscious of the disk space that this is taking as well.
                            Canon 6D; Canon 760D;Canon G15;Canon 40mm f2.8(Pancake);Canon 50mm f1.8(ii); Canon 17mm-40mm f4L;Canon EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM;Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 STM lens;Canon 24mm-105mmf4L IS;Canon 70-300mm f4-f5.6 L IS USM;Kenko 1.4x HD TC;Canon 430EX ii flash;Giottos tripod;Manfretto monopod;Cokin P filters + bits and pieces!

                            www.flickr.com/photos/nathaniel3390

                            North Wales where music and the sea give a great concert!

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