Windows 10: Duplicate files

Discus and support Duplicate files in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi. Have notice that everytime I finish working on any documen be it word, excel or powerpoint and close such a document, the same file duplicates in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by ShadrickLosho, May 20, 2021.

  1. Duplicate files


    Hi. Have notice that everytime I finish working on any documen be it word, excel or powerpoint and close such a document, the same file duplicates in the same saved name but with a symbol ~$ in front of the file name. And if I check on the properties of the same ~$ files it indicates that they are hidden. Have tried to remove them by deleting but they seem not to be finishing because they are duplicated whenever I finish working on a document. Am now afraid can this be the virus or what? What should I do to avoid such files from my computer? My antivirus is updated all the times and have

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    ShadrickLosho, May 20, 2021
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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, May 20, 2021
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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. Do either of the programs you suggested compare file content or do they simply point out duplicate
    file names?
     
    SteveWahlstrom, May 20, 2021
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  4. Duplicate files

    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, May 20, 2021
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