Windows 10: Duplicate files

Discus and support Duplicate files in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have recently noted that many files with different extensions have bee duplicated and given an extended file extension name including a "~" and 8... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by jsmcwilliam, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. Duplicate files


    I have recently noted that many files with different extensions have bee duplicated and given an extended file extension name including a "~" and 8 letters and/or numbers e.g. *.txt~ABC4DE6F. Can anyone explain this and how I should act. If ther are temporary backups why are they visible and why are they not removed. I use ACRONIS 2019 for backup and am afraid that unnecessary diskspace is being used.
    John McWilliam

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    jsmcwilliam, Feb 26, 2019
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  2. Frick Win User

    Finding duplicate files

    Hey hey,

    During the years the backups have just accumulated in random places, essentially, and I would like to clean up. Is there a program that can search for duplicate files? And by that I mean identical files. I tried dupeGuru, but that somehow found ... all files to be identical I guess? Like how a bunch of jpg's with different names, sizes and locations being marked 100% identical, or how a bunch of xls-files with completely different everything also were 100% matches with each other. I don't need any fancy functions, just a list of the files that share the name and filesize and created/last write dates.
     
    Frick, Feb 26, 2019
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  3. How to remove duplicate files in Windows 10.

    Thank you for the suggestion. I need to see a list of duplicate files and select those I want to eliminate. Does the program you suggested compare file content or do they simply point out duplicate
    file names?
     
    SteveWahlstrom, Feb 26, 2019
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    How to remove duplicate files in Windows 10.

    Thank you for the suggestion. I need to see a list of duplicate files and select those I want to eliminate. Do either of the programs you suggested compare file content or do they simply point out duplicate
    file names?
     
    SteveWahlstrom, Feb 26, 2019
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