Removing Duplicate Files Is there an easy way?
Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:53 AM
It seems that I have two files of everything on the laptop. Sometimes I'll go in to My Pictures and the files I want won't be there, but if I enter through my user name and then get to My Pictures via My Documents, it's there. I am afraid to delete things in case I get rid of important stuff. Does Vista have a duplicate file finder, or is there a way that this task can be automated?
Thanks in advance for any advice!
Oh, and I am on a PC, not a Mac.
Posted 14 August 2008 - 09:31 AM
I keep all my digi, photos , and LO's on my EHD and not on my Hard drive, that way it gives me a ton of free space for my programs on my laptop. But, I do have backups of everything on DVD's.
You may be getting double if you did transfer over your Photoshop or Elements. Bridge keeps a record of all your photos and such. I stopped using Bridge because it took up too much space on my laptop.
I highly doubt that this will help you any, but there will be others to come along who can help you better.
I would check your hard drive to see what's there, and if I can give you a piece of advice, you really only need your stuff on your EHD, it will work just like a drive on your computer. I just plug it in when ever I open my laptop up. HTH
Posted 14 August 2008 - 12:28 PM
I did transfer Photoshop over, but I never opened Bridge, or used it to my knowledge. Does Bridge load stuff automatically?
Hmmm...thanks for this advice, Mary Jo.
Posted 14 August 2008 - 12:36 PM
My Gallery I scrap with Photoshop CS6, but can help with older versions: PS7, CS2 & CS4.
Posted 14 August 2008 - 12:42 PM
But, like April said, check your EHD and see if there are duplicates on it!
Posted 14 August 2008 - 01:52 PM
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:58 PM
April & Mary Jo -- I am having trouble finding a decent carry bag for my laptop due to its 17" screen. (There are TONS of cool options for 15" monitors...GRRR...) Any recommendations?