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Cleaning up duplicates of multiple files

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My company is working with duplicates of multiple recipes, going back 5 years. The recipes are organized by menus, so recipes are copied to have all recipes available per menu item. So we are talking about thousands and thousands of recipes here.  I am wondering how to better organize these files - is there a feature to consolidate multiples? Is there a way to find the original file all the copies are based off of? Basically I would like to understand if I need to use Dropbox more efficiently, or if this is a problem only solved by people agreeing on a better organization. 

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Re: Cleaning up duplicates of multiple files

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Hey @mes640, thanks for reaching out to us here!

At the moment, we don't have a feature within Dropbox that would locate duplicate files within your account. You would need to use a third party app to do this I'm afraid.

While I can't make any recommendations, you should be able to find some apps with a quick web search, or others here might have some suggestions for you.

Sorry that I can't be of much more help with this, but don't hesitate to get back to me here with any other questions.

Thanks!


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Re: Cleaning up duplicates of multiple files

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So the problem is not LOCATING the duplicate files, but having too many duplicates. Is there a way to have a file exist in multiple folders without being duplicated a million times? Below is a perfect example.Capture.PNG

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Re: Cleaning up duplicates of multiple files

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Like attaching pdfs to one another instead of copying over and over again?

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Re: Cleaning up duplicates of multiple files

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@mes640 wrote:

Is there a way to have a file exist in multiple folders without being duplicated a million times?


No, there isn't. Think of your Dropbox as just a regular folder on your computer. Any organization is up to the users using that folder.

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Re: Cleaning up duplicates of multiple files

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Ok, thank you. I just wanted to make sure that we were not missing a feature on Dropbox that could potentially help our organization. Appreciate your help!

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