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Does it exist a function to search and delete duplicate files/photos from dropbox? Thanks.

Does it exist a function to search and delete duplicate files/photos from dropbox? Thanks.

Tony A.1
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DaveC2
New member | Level 1

no, you need to do that locally with one of the 3,792 programs capable of it, and let DB sync those changes to the cloud.

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Gail J.
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Yet again an answer that says nothing. What is the most recommended of the 3792 programs capable and how specifically can one do this?

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DaveC2
New member | Level 1

Actually, I said a lot, I think your just being a bit arrogant and expecting everyone to do the work for you.
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I would however suggest you google "Find and delete duplicate files in windows" (replace windows with your operating system if that isnt it)

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Gail J.
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Not arrogant just frustrated with no experience on dropbox and carousel - have read plenty of people having problems with dropbox backing up over and over the same photos with no answer in support there. google brought me here and to other forums with many people having same questions but have been unable to find recommendation for the best/ easiest way to do this nor how to stop dropbox from duplicating in first place. Other programs ask before adding duplicates.

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Kelly H.21
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If you want to, try using DuplicateFilesDeleter.

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Daniel L.39
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Duplicate Files Deleter is ideal for handling such type of files.

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Mark
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Just remember that a lot of applications have multiple files for things (e.g. iTunes often have 2 or 3 versions/copies of album artworks). By deleting duplicates without knowing exactly what your doing could cause issues for you 


 


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Re: Does it exist a function to search and delete duplicate files/photos from dropbox? Thanks.

Matt D.10
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Easy Duplicate File Finder

It is worth $39.95 to save hours....works for several cloud accounts, hard drive and you get a free Photo Duplicate finder as well.

I do not work for or have any affiliation with this company.

 

Re: Does it exist a function to search and delete duplicate files/photos from dropbox? Thanks.

MiMi57
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Yes I have Easy Duplicate File Finder. It is able to go in dropbox to check for duplicates but can't delete photos. How can I change that so it can?

 

 

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