Windows 10: How to remove duplicate video files in Pictures and Videos folders?

Discus and support How to remove duplicate video files in Pictures and Videos folders? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I probably have thousands of duplicate video files in 2 locations (Videos and Pictures sub-folders). Is it possible to remove without installing 3rd... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/zacce, Feb 6, 2021.

  1. /u/zacce Win User

    How to remove duplicate video files in Pictures and Videos folders?


    I probably have thousands of duplicate video files in 2 locations (Videos and Pictures sub-folders).

    Is it possible to remove without installing 3rd party app?
    If not, which app do you recommend?

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    /u/zacce, Feb 6, 2021
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  2. enso Win User

    Quick Access not searching Pictures folder

    Summary, that last suggestion didn't work.

    • I moved the pictures to another folder temporarily.


    • Since there were no troubleshooting steps for this scenario, just for the heck of it, I ran through the restore steps. Copied some pictures into the Pictures folder, ran a Quick Access search and initial problem remains: Searching all of QA doesn't find any files in Pictures folder, running search on just the Pictures folder does. I want to run a global search and find matching files in any/all of the Documents, Music, Videos, and Pictures folders.
    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date. I hope it didn't create potential future problems in my registry.

    Bottom line: I'm still looking for a fix.
     
    enso, Feb 6, 2021
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  3. Video files removed, and/or duplicated & relocated - by a "bug" in Windows 10?

    My video files are being removed, and/or duplicated & relocated by a "bug"? in Windows 10.

    Sub-folders, named such as "family", "friends"and "vacation" were created within the "Video" folder.

    Videos were removed from the "vacation" folder and placed into the "video" folder.

    The "family" folder has videos in it, that are duplicates of videos in another folder.
     
    NathanielGilliam, Feb 6, 2021
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  4. RonV42 Win User

    How to remove duplicate video files in Pictures and Videos folders?

    This PC, Pictures and Video Folder issue


    I have recently looked at the folders in "This PC" where you have pictures, music, , documents, etc. The label for both the Video folder and Picture folder is both "Pictures". The location in properties show both linked to the physical pictures location on my drive (D:"account"\pictures). So I have two questions:

    1. How to rename these two icons to make one Pictures and the Videos?
    2. How to fix the issue where updating one with the location changes the other?

    I am attaching a picture showing what I am currently seeing.


    How to remove duplicate video files in Pictures and Videos folders? [​IMG]
     
    RonV42, Feb 6, 2021
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