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    File Searching Tool

    I've been asking around in hopes someone may know of something\technique that does this specific task. I won't need to do often but the need arises, currently. Here is an example:

    Say you have a folder with hundreds of files and you copied some files to that folder, unfortunately some of the files you copied to that folder are almost identical to some of the files in the folder. You don't want to remove the original files in the folder only the ones you copied and using the search tool within Windows, as in my case doesn't work out as one might expect.

    I was thinking if there was a software program, or a technique that you could drag the files you were looking for into one column and in the other column it would fine those exact files and then you would have the option of either deleting them or moving them

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    You can use Total Commander which has two panes side-by-side.
    Select the source directory in one panel, the target directory in the other panel and press SHIFT+F2 to compare two directories. Every file that is in the source directory and also the target directory will be selected, and vice versa.
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    This works for files as well ? That sounds exactly what I'm after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiberianHuskey View Post
    This works for files as well ? That sounds exactly what I'm after.
    Works for files as well.
    Try it, I'm sure you'll love it!


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    Thank you, I will try it out now


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