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Twin or Triplet Files, No More

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by OldDarkstarAccount, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. OldDarkstarAccount

    OldDarkstarAccount Senior Member Webmaster

    Do you have any idea how many duplicates you have on your computer? How many times have you bumped into the same file over and over again into multiple locations on your drive? I do not know how other people create duplicate files, but in my case, the most frequent reason for which this happens is that I tend to press the wrong key when moving files from one location to another (instead of "Move" shortcut I press "Copy" shortcut). Of course that this is just one answer as in the case of music files the mistake is even more frequent.

    A friend of mine asked me why should he hunt down the dupes on the drive if he has enough space to do whatever he needs to do and he does not feel disturbed by their presence? As unusual as it may sound to some users, dupes have the ability of bringing your computer down to a crawl. The reasoning is simple: they are files, so they participate to disk fragmentation. They can also affect the registry as the same file has a double location in Windows Registry. Not to mention that they influence disk read/write activity.


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