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March 4, 2009 9:37 AM   Subscribe

What is a good FREEWARE duplicate file remover for mac os x?

I just switched from windows to a new macbook pro, and I've got a lot of dupes - music, pics, and other documents and files. I only want to delete exact duplicates, not different versions of songs or pics that were edited and left under the same name.
I used Doublekiller in windows because it compared checksums, and allowed you to see the location of each dupe and choose which to delete. I haven't been able to find anything similar for mac.
If there are no freeware programs that do this can anyone reccomend a (cheap) paid app with those capabilities?
Searches don't lead to anything that seems to do quite what I want.
posted by catatethebird to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Have you already checked out these?
posted by jfricke at 10:40 AM on March 4, 2009


To clarify, i don't want something specifically for itunes, but all files. I didn't like Tidy Up. I'm more looking for a specific reccomendatio, especially an app that only finds exact dupes.
posted by catatethebird at 11:28 AM on March 4, 2009


fdupes. Not graphical, but does the checksum and listing of identical files. The rest is manual.
posted by zengargoyle at 11:30 AM on March 4, 2009


I've been happy with Find Duplicate Files ($20).
posted by lukemeister at 7:26 PM on March 4, 2009


I've used the following quick and dirty ruby script to generate a list of duplicate files. It's a pretty short hop from there to modify this to prompt you with the locations of each of the matches found and ask which one to delete.
#!/usr/bin/ruby

require	'find'
require	'md5'

startpath = ARGV[0]
hashes = {}

Find.find(startpath) do |f|
  unless File.directory?(f)
    hash = MD5::hexdigest(File.open(f).read)
    hashes[hash] = (hashes[hash] || []) << f
  end
end
hashes.delete_if {|x,y| y.length <= 1}
hashes.values.collect{|h| puts h.join(',')}

posted by Caviar at 7:56 PM on March 4, 2009


You might also check out Mr Clean.
posted by blueberry at 10:34 PM on March 7, 2009


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