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files duplicated

BSam
Explorer | Level 3

I recently had my computer replaced for work, both the old and new computers are Macs, and when I loaded my dropbox onto it, every file was duplicated, or triplicated even.

This obviously doubled my usage space creating problems and now things are more confusing.

How can I undo this duplication?

Thanks.

BSam

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Re: files duplicated

Megan
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Hey @BSam, welcome to the Dropbox Community! 

Could you clarify if any of the duplicates exist within your Dropbox folder? 

Or do you notice different Dropbox folders on your Finder that are separate?

Keep me posted, and we'll take it from there.

Megan
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: files duplicated

BSam
Explorer | Level 3

Every duplicate appears in the same folders as the original. The only difference is that the duplicate files include the phrase "original1.filename" or "original2.filename". So, for example, suppose I had a document titled "addiction paper." Now, it appears in its original form but just underneath it will also appear "original1.addiction paper" and "original2.addiction paper." 

Bsam

Re: files duplicated

Megan
Dropboxer
Thanks for all the additional info @BSam

The easiest way you can go about it would be for you to manually delete the duplicated content. 

Keep in mind that Dropbox doesn't have a built-in duplicate file search function. But your problem can easily be solved using 3rd party applications too. 

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Re: files duplicated

markpbarry
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Any recommendations for 3rd party duplicate finders that are legitimate? or suggestions on where to find reviews of such programs?

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