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Help...WinMX downloads duplicate files???

Q: Help...WinMX downloads duplicate files???

After recently upgrading to the newer version of WinMX, my computer now downloads two copies of a single file. What could be the problem? Any advice is appreciated!

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A: Help...WinMX downloads duplicate files???

Are you actually ending up with 2 mp3's saved in your download to folder or are you seeing the song comming from more than one person in the download window?

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I just upgraded to version 3.22. Whenever I double-click on a file that has multiple users, I only end up connecting to a maximum of 5 users to download the file from. When I had version 3.10, this wasn't a problem--I'd be able to download the same file from more than 5 users at once. I've checked the settings under file transfer for max number of downloads, but that doesn't seem to matter. Anyone have any ideas?



Thanks!
 

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Hi.
Recently I reformmated my hard drive, and reinstalled winmx. I had incomplete files backed up on a cd. I've placed them back into my "My Music" folder, but they don't show up in the tansfer screen of winmx, even after clicking "Load Incomplete".
Can anyone help with this.

Thanks.
 

A:Winmx Incomplete Downloads

Hi,

Don,t take my word for this as I may be wrong. But the incomplete files are in the "My Music folder", but they are not recognised by WinMx as incomplete files as now they have nothing to do with Winmx, as far as your system is concearned they are just music files. And the names happen to be Incomplete.

Wizzkid
 

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I am using Win MX (refugee from AG!). I have noticed that even with no transfers in progress (either direction) there is some considerable bandwith being used up.

I checked my firewall and the culprit is WinMX, with lots of connections being made to my machine.

Um, anyone know what's going on?

Cheers
 

A:WinMX traffic without up/downloads !

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When I go to the search mode in winmx in stead of getting Artists name - song title mp3 I get C:\documents and settings\my docs\my music. This does not leave roomto see the artist name and song title. My last major change to my system was downgrading internet explorer 6 to IE5[successfully] . Can anybody help?
 

A:[SOLVED] winmx music downloads

Hiya

Try this. When you're in the Search page, look for View Full Paths. Its next to the drop down menu for the connection. Press that so that it looks like all the other buttons.

Does that work?

Regards

eddie
 

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i'm sorta new to file-sharing, but not so new i haven't begun to figure out which ones work a lot better than some other ones. so my best instincts led me to win mx pretty quickly and i downloaded it this morning.

BUT-- where the hell are my downloaded files? actually, i don't really even care WHERE they are, there is absolutely nothing evident in the toolbar for playing the damn things. and their 'help' window is "temporarily" (?) down.

great resource in terms of files available, and pretty fast on download times so far. but not a lot of use if you can't listen to them.

have i missed the nose on the end of my face? have i missed a step in setting it up? (don't think so).

i have folders in my c drive called 'my downloads', 'my shared folders', and i even took someone's advice (techguy's, i think) and created a new folder i called 'winmx downloads'. all my kazaalite and previous downloads have gone into one or more of the above no problem, and there are multiple routes for playing them.

the thing, too, about winmx, is that once a download is complete, it disappears to.... somewhere..... in a matter of minutes, although i did try double-clicking on it just before it vanished. no dice. spooky.

should i uninstall it and start over? or what?

thanks in advance

mezzerooni

oh yeah: i have windows 2000 on a highspeed cable connection
 

A:(Resolved) WinMX v.3.31 playing downloads?

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Hey. Whenever I use Outlook 6 to download my e-mail, it always downloads two of the same message. It's really annoying. Anyone know how to help? Thanks!

--maxim2
 

A:Outlook 6 downloads duplicate message

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Hello,

I have 2 computers - an eMachines desktop and a Gateway laptop. They are both Windows 7, and I use Windows Live Mail on both. I use the desktop during the day, and set up the laptop on the bed for the evening before I go to sleep. I have 3 email addresses, and want to use the 3rd one on both computers. This way, I don't have to have my friends or groups writing to me at two different addresses, which is difficult to remember and complicated for them. When I'm not at the desktop, I want to receive the email from the 3rd address on the laptop, and vice versa.

The problem that arises is, I get full downloads of all emails for the day on both computers. Anything I've already received on the desktop is also received when I move to the laptop later in the day. Is there any way to stop these duplicate downloads?
 

A:Solved: Duplicate Email Downloads

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I've noticed in the last week that whenever I double-click a sub-folder in the Downloads folder, it opens TWO identical new windows. It's super annoying and wasnt happening before. I scanned for Malware AND ran MS Defender. Both came out clean.

I should add that my Windows Explorer also now crashes every now and then. Meaning all my Explorer windows close down but Windows still operates.

Any tips on whats going on and how to fix this?

A:Subfolders in Downloads opening DUPLICATE windows

Over clicking. Check to make sure that you have the mouse set for double click, not single click.

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I've had this problem for years. My Windows Live Mail 2012 frequently (not always) downloads duplicates of every new email. The email protocol is POP3. Someone suggested I should use IMAP. I tried it. . . but, at least with Comcast's system, IMAP duplicates what's on the server. . . which can go back several years of emails. . . which I DO NOT want to retain. Comcast provides no option to delete emails older that X days, so when I switched to IMAP, every g.d. email I've received in the last 3 years downloaded to my Inbox. So I went back to POP3.

So why do I get duplicates?
 

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I have computer 1 with Office 365 Outlook - with email account. If I have a second computer and copy the .pst file from one computer to the other, I know that when I open Outlook all the existing emails will be there, calendar, etc. But if I have Outlook set to leave messages on the server, will the old messages be downloaded causing duplicates? I know that Outlook keeps an ID record of emails that are downloaded - but is this kept within the *pst file? If so then it should work that I can copy the *pst file and carry on without duplicates. I can understand that if I created a new blank account with nothing in it, then the old files would download...but will this still happen if I just copy & paste the email *pst account file across (keeping the name the same) - same Office 365....
 

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The problem accured when I wanted to download some cool backgrounds from interfacelift, i would click the backgorund-->save image as... and choose desktop, it would only download 34kb of like 1mb of image (1080p-1920x1080) and is unable to view it in imageviewer too.... anybody know what would cause this?!

prntsrn : http://i49.tinypic.com/xa791.png

A:Downloads FireFox only downloads partial files?!

It could just be host server related.

I had a similar problem with a NASA Mars panorama download. Half a day later, I tried again and there were changes to what was offered and the download was completed.

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Using WinMX, how can I find out some user's IP?
Also, when deleting _incomplete files, there always remain a trace in the In-Directory... can they be erased automatically when erasing?
ciao
 

A:winMx IP and cancelled files

why would you need someones IP?
 

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I was 80% done downloading a 700 mb file from WinMX when my ocmputer crashed. I rebooted and went to WinMX, Transfers, Load Incomplete and it started downloading the file again from the beginning. Is there a way I can recover what i've downloaded?
 

A:WinMX Incomplete Files

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Hi there,
hope anyone can help with this query: i'm using the latest version of Winmx 3.53, and i'm not having any problems with it, the only problem is that no one else can download any file from my pc. Does anybody know how to solve this problem please?
I started getting nasty messages through from other users, and i don't know what to do.

Cheers
Tony
 

A:Sharing files on WinMx!!

By using Google you'd have found this in about 0.21 seconds!

Sharing Files
In order to be able to download what you want from others, you must be prepared to share files of your own.
In WinMX, click the Shared Files button at the top left.
Click the Share Folder button on that page.
Browse to find the folder you want to share.
Highlight the folder and click OK.
Repeat as necessary to share more folders or share a root folder (such as My Music) and all sub-folders under it will also be shared.
Never use the Scan For Media button as this can share junk files that no one will want.
 

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Does anyone know whether you can send music files to other Winmx users if you know their Winmx user name ?
If so , how can I do it ?

 

A:Sending music files with Winmx.

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I have been using Winmx for sometime. At first I was on dialup connection. A few months back I went to a satellite high speed connection still using 2.6. Recently I "upgraded" to 3.2 and then 3.22. Had all kinds of problems. Switched back to 2.6 a couple of days ago. I can download fine with good speed (average anywhere from 20.0 k/s to 100.0 k/s and often higher) but when others attempt to upload my files, they almost always get a "timed out waiting for incoming connection" message. When they (rarely) do connect, their speed is so slow it is usually unacceptable (often less than 1 k/s and only as high as 4.0 k/s). I am running XP on a hp pavilion 540n. I have Earthlink broadband service on a Hughs Network two way communications Satellite System. I check my bandwidth on 2wire.com and it averages 300 to 800. I checked my set up and it shows as follows: TCP: SMTP Port 25; TCP: NNTP: Port 119; TCP: POP3 Port 110; UDP: DNS Port 53. I'm not sure how the settings are configured on my Winmx 2.6 setup. That may be the problem but I don't know how to check/change them. I have tried uninstalling and re-installing Winmx and it doesn't help. I want very much to be able to share files. Thanks for the opportunity you provide.
 

A:Folks can't upload my winmx files.

I had a similar problem using WinMX when I upgraded to WinXP Pro for an operating system. This may be so simple that you are overlooking it but with me it was XP's built in firewall feature that was causing the problems with timeouts on upload attempts. Until looking into why this was happening I wasn't even aware that the XP firewall was there let alone active.
 

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Hi guys, just a quick question, not really a major problem, just a annoyance. I have recently upgraded my computer and there are 3 user profiles on it, a common one, my fathers and mine. All the temporary files from sites that I visit appear on the other identities, I have set user profiles but still no joy. Also when I download music via WinMx, my music appears in the other persons "My Music" folder and not in mine.

Any advice will be much appreciated.

Thanks for your help

Wizzkid
 

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Hi,
I tried using WinMX, and opted to delete it, after attempting to download a song 5 times, with no success. I did not realize that it left behind 5 incomplete files under "my music" ( BTW- I use Windows XP). I've made many attempts to delete these files, but I get an error message saying that another person, or program is using them. These files read..._Incomplete_...What Can I do? Please help. This is frustrating!
 

A:WinMX problems with _Incomplete files

Shut down WinMX and then delete them. It will do this for every file you attempt to DL and is normal.
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 3000 desktop using Office 365. I have had to rely on the Microsoft's free Tech Support a number of times; upgrading to Windows 10, elements of office not working, etc. Several times, rather then fixing the issue at hand the Techs have created new user profiles. This leads to my current problem. Under the "Users" file their are 10 users listed: Bob, bobhu, Default.migrated, Default AppPool, Public, Robert, Temp, Test, Test2, Test Profile with only 2 actual user accounts on the computer. This has led to multiple duplicate files in different locations on the computer. For some reason (it may be related to installation of Windows updates), the computer will ocassionally revert back to a previous user profile. If not caught immediately this can lead to updating of old files rather then the current version of a file. For example: When using Quicken it will revert back to data files that may be a year old. if not paying attention when adding new data this could lead to erroneous data.

Sorry if this is long winded but I wanted to try to fully explain the issue. My basic question is, "What would be the best way to resolve this problem permanently, keeping in mind that I do not want to lose any old data, documents, pictures, etc. I have 3 solutions in mind (listed in no particular order), (1) pay a local computer shop to fix the issue (2) Try to resolve the issue myself [some tech help/knowledge may be required] (3) Use Microsoft Support on-l... Read more

A:Windows 10-Multiple User files-Duplicate Files

Do it yourself.

Keep the two actual User accounts plus Public and Default.

Then, working on one of the others at a time, copy or move any files desired to Public or one of your actual accounts. Then remove that non-wanted account and its data. (In Windows 8.1 this would be in Control Panel - User Accounts; should be similar in Windows 10.) If the User account does not appear in the list of user accounts then you can just delete the folder from C:\Users.
 

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Hi and thank you for reading me
Several days ago, I launched a in-depth scan with avast! and a few problems popped-up. Most of them were called PUP and were located in my Temporary Internet Files. I found the ones for IE and deleted them but I don't know if Mozilla has its own separate files. Furthermore, one identified as a trojan was located in my Windows Defender scans file (I have the name of the specific infected file if that might help) but I can't find it and even if I did, I don't know what to do with it. Do I just delete it or do I have to do anything else ?
 
Also prior to that scan, I had very bad network connexion problems. I basically couldn't have access to the web for one of those three reasons :
- Home network but no Internet access
- Unidentified network with Internet access
- Unidentified network and no Internet access
Someone suggested that I might be infected so I did the scan. Now after that, my connexion is much better but not flawless, so I'm wondering if those PUP's might have something to do with it.
 
Lastly, I've been trying to download .exe files from several hosting sites and everytime I do, in the last few seconds of my download, Mozilla freezes. Seconds later, the file is supposedly on my computer and what I find instead is a file named trzF636.tmp The problem only ever comes with hosting sites and it's K-I-L-L-I-N-G me !
 
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A:Downloads replaced by .tmp files and unable to find some infected files

Hello Lullay  -
First PUP = Potentially Unwanted Program (usually a minor problem or unwanted add-on)
As a rule, you can delete these -
 
"trzF636.tmp" is a randomly named Temporary File that we will now remove.
Please download Temp File Cleaner by Old Timer
Usage Instructions:
Download TFC from the link above and save the file on your desktop.
Close ALL running applications as TFC will terminate them before attempting to clean up the temporary files.
Double-click on the TFC icon - Vista, Win7, & 8, users - Right click and select "Run as administrator"
When the program opens, click on the Start button. 
TFC will terminate the Explorer process and all running applications and then begin the process of cleaning out all of your temp folders.
When done, press OK and reboot your computer and finish the cleanup.
 
- IMPORTANT -
Where are you attempting to download .exe files from, and what are they for ??
 
 
Please download Security Check by Screen317 from HERE
* Save it to your Desktop.
* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.Note: If a security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to do so.
 
Thank You -

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I was trying to clean up my computer when I opened my documents and setting folder and there all 11 sets of folders and I want to know if any of them can be safely deleted.

the ones used most are Deborah, Luther, Lorenzo

it also shows,
all users
all users.windows
administrator
administrator.Home-v3295QL
Owner
Owner~1~H
Owner.Home-V3265QLM4H
Lorenzo.Home-V3295QLM4H

I am worried about deleting something that might damage my computer.
 

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I am new to Windows 7 and I got a little sloppy when I ran Easy Transfer a 2nd time. I didnt realize that there was much more control of what got transfered (I know how, now) and I ended up with 100's of duplicate files.
I know that I have seen a program that searches for & deletes duplicates but I cant remember where I saw it. Is it a part of Win 7, or a seperate program? This is one job I dont want to do manually! Can you lead me to
this program? Thanks...............

A:How do I get rid of 100's of duplicate files?

Hi,

There is no built in feature for this in Windows. There are a few third party applications that can help you with this, but I strongly advice against it, especially if you have important files on your drive.

First google result was:
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows...-in-windows-7/

Feel free to search for an alternate application if you like.

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What is the best way to find and delete duplicate files and clean up my system?
Thanks, Suzanne
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7400 CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 12196 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 630, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 918 GB (798 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 07KY25
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated
There's hundreds of these files. I don't know why they're there!

I want to delete the duplicates.

Should I be able to delete the duplicate without repercussion?
 

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I found 1874 Duplicate files in my system by using System Mechanic.
My operation system is Windows2000 built on NT technology, many duplicate files found in C:\i386\... and also in C:\winnt\...

I would like to know if I can delete these files. they have many different type, such as *sys, *inf, *dll, *com, *ini, *wav, *hlp, *cfg...... and they took too many space.

Please give me your advise. Thanks.
 

A:Duplicate Files

oh, by the way, if the files can be deleted, should I delete them from C:\i386\... or from C:\winnt\...?
 

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Here's the problem.

In my movie folder, it allows me to store files with the same name as long as they are different file types.

I would like to make it so that the folder only allows one file name regardless of whether the duplicate is of another file type.

Any way to do so?

A:Duplicate Files

Any help?

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I have recently used "System Mechanic" sucessfully on my XP. If listed quite a few "Duplicate files" and gave me the option to remove them. Upon review some files had from 1-4 copies of them on my computer. The program alerts me to be careful about which files to delete. How can I tell if a file (duplicate copy) is safe to remove? Your ideas or comments would be appreciated
 

A:Duplicate Files

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I downloaded a registry checker and it had a thing in it I could see if I had any duplicate files....HOLY SHAMOLY, there are a ton of them, I am afraid to delete....see below, can someone advise on which is safe to delete? trying to clean up computer. Kindest regards, Christine....OH MY, there are so many I posted two sets and they are too long to post. Maybe just advise me on if I can delete one if there are 2? Anyone know?
Name Size Type Modified Attr File version Product version CRC
Duplicate files...
C:\WINDOWS\desktop.ini 2 Configuration Settings 3/31/2003 8:00:00 AM A 346195372
C:\WINDOWS\system32\desktop.ini 2 Configuration Settings 3/31/2003 8:00:00 AM A 346195372

Duplicate files...
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CatRoot\{127D0A1D-4EF2-11D1-8608-00C04FC295EE}\TimeStamp 8 File 4/24/2004 9:44:40 PM A 2164107416
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CatRoot2\{127D0A1D-4EF2-11D1-8608-00C04FC295EE}\TimeStamp 8 File 4/24/2004 9:44:40 PM A 2164107416

Duplicate files...
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\DataCache\Channels\channels.ver 22 VER File 5/12/2004 11:28:18 PM A 2675274881
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\DataCache\Devices\devices.ver 22 VER File 5/12/2004 11:28:18 PM A 2675274881

Duplicate files...
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\DataCache\mstore\mstore.ver 22 VER File 5/12/2004 11:28:24 PM A 2675274881
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\DataCache\musicguide\musicguide.ver 22 VER File 5/12/2004 11:28:24 PM A 2675274881
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A:Duplicate Files?

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Just went in to My Documents looking for a photo & discovered that I have 2 of everything in My Documents. The second copy has the same name but with (1) after it. I've run Malewarebytes, Spybot, AVG. Adaware and nothing shows up. what happened and is there an easy way to get rid of all the duplicates? I have Windows XP on a Dell desk top....
 

A:Duplicate Files

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I just ran Easy Cleaner 2.0 by Toni Arts and it found 4,376 duplicate files thats 866,195,463 bytes.
Is there an easy way to know which to delete? or a better cleaner to use.
Thanks for any help

A:Duplicate files

Personally I dont believe in those types of programs. BY removing a file that may be deemed a duplicate, you may break a program that has extra functionality built in or looks for a file in a specific location.

If it checks for duplicates only by name and not other characteristics, then I would not use it.

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I recently had to restore my XP system, everything appeared to be working great. I have been cleaning out duplicate pictures and such on my computer. Today I went to a search of all pictures on my computer. From there I do a List and sort by size, after that I click on images so I can see if there are duplicates on my files. There is duplicates of everything however when i look into the file containing the pictures or documents it shows that both of the items are in the same location. When I go to that location there is only one of the items. Does anyone know why my search is showing duplicates of everything however they have the same path.

I am at a loss as to why everything is duplicated on my computer, especially because when you look where they are located they are in the exact same files.

thanks
 

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Is there any software that will help compare two folders for identical files, and let me delete them. There's no system files or anything than can cause damage. It's just that I've restored some documents from a disc into 'My Documents' and found I already have some of them in a folder in my Desktop, but not all are duplicated. I want to find out which ones are to remove them.

Rob
 

A:Duplicate Files

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I ran a program on my laptop that searches for duplicate files. It reported that I have in excess of 9,000 duplicate files. How does one know what files to remove? Are these files doing any harm other than taking up space? Is there a program that tells you what duplicate to remove or does it automatically?
Thanks,
Phil

A:Duplicate Files

Why are you so concerned about duplicate files and who informed you about this type of program? Are you having issues with your computer? Do you keep your system maintained? Anti-virus scans, malware scans, defragment..so forth?

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hi everyone

while using CCleaner I have found a lot of duplicate files in the file finder section.
Is it safe to delete the duplicate of these files or should I leave them alone.

regards calmat

A:duplicate files

If you cannot make that determination yourself, I would not trust CCleaner to make that decision for you. So, I just ran mine and I would not touch a single one of them. I believe you are only headed for trouble if you do. Good luck with your own decision.

my2cents

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Can anyone explain this to me? In windows 7 on my C: I have a users folder and a documents and settings folder that both contain the same files and sub folders. They seem to be mirrors of each other to me. If I save a file it is placed in both places. At first I thought on folder just pointed to the other but the drives capacity shows that there must be two duplicate files.

A:Duplicate Files

Welcome to the forums!

Hmmmmmmmmm........... your post made me check my C drive. Nope, no Doc.& Setting's folder.... someone more knowledgeable will have to tell you why the documents and settings folder is there. I've had "misplaced files" before and after a bit I just got tired of seeing them and did a reinstall which "fixed" the problem. I'm sure there's a less drastic solution available though. In the meantime, have you ran an sfc/scannow? Here's a tutorial on how to do that if you haven't before, just click on the link : SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I had  system mechanics and usually it revealed so many duplicate files but actually a have removed system mechanics and what about duplicate files on my computes, could any of you help me out????

A:DUPLICATE FILES!!!

IMO...
 
System Mechanic is a serious piece of junk and your system is better off without it.  Any "information" conveyed by this program should be categorized as "untrustworthy" "to be disregarded" and so on.
 
One Review
 
FWIW:  Windows routinely has duplicate files and such are not a source/cause of concern, if these are categorized as system files.  Many programs may install a file needed by that program, in that location.  If such file is removed, then the program may not work as intended.
 
Louis

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4057 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1805 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461523 MB, Free - 324396 MB; D: Total - 15359 MB, Free - 7920 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0K138P, , .25BHKJ1.CN7016697K01UD.
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials ok i have a bunch of duplicate files i used glary utilities to scan for duplicates i want to delete all of the duplicates but when i check the files i want gone it says i need permission i am the only user on here so how do i get permission to delete these duplicate files
 

A:duplicate files

right click run as administrator ( or start the programe you are using to delete as administrator)

but be very wary of deleting duplicates as many are back ups etc system files

start run type sfc /scannow enter to check sys files are all in place
 

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I did a drive scan with HD Cleaner and found over 5,000 duplicate files. A lot of them are the windows/servicepackfiles/i386 directory. is it ok to delete these duplicates?
 

A:Duplicate files

No!
After installing a service pack, these files are used to restore sytem files if they get corrupted/or deleted. If you delete the folder, Windows will have to get the files from the XP CD: these would be older/different versions than the ones installed with the service pack, as a result your system could become unstable or at worst, unusable - meaning a reinstall.

You may, remove the uninstall files, if your happy with the way your system is running - best to wait a month or two after installing an update/SP before removing the uninstall files.

Uninstall files are the ones in C:\Windows\ starting with
$NtUninstall...

DON'T delete the $hf_mig$ folder.

The add/remove programs entries will still exist after deleting the SP/updates folders, these are located in the registry at...

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Uninstall

expand the list and find the entries to be deleted. Or use the Tools utility in Ccleaner (delete entry, not uninstall).
 

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I have duplicate files in C:\Windows\system32\Driver Store\Repository and C:\Windows\winsxs\.  Do you need them all ...

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Here is more information on Winsxs
 
Just leave your driver repository alone. Even though there are many files they are tiny in size. Not worth possibly wrecking your system to reclaim a few MB you don't really need.

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Title says it all.

I did a rough estimate, and it looks like I have about 4000 duplicate music tracks, (lol). I am looking for a freeware program that does it for you, but automatically selects the duplicates for you, so you just hit delete and they're gone. Something like Abee Duplicates finder, but freeware.

Any Suggestions?
Thanks,
Icedgreece.
 

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Is there a way I can search for duplicate files and then have windows delete them leaving only one of each?

I seem to have loads of duplicates of music files listed in media player but am not sure if I actually have duplicates, if that makes sense?
 

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There are programs made for that problem.

Here is one.

http://noclone.net/adwords.asp
 

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hi...running windows XP......twice i have had to reinstall everything due to reasons i won't go into (sad and lengthy story).......is there anyway to eliminate duplicate files? i know i have to have a ton of them having reinstalled everything.
i would prefer not to use Norton......have had nothing but bad experiences with them.
is there any kind of system built in to XP i could run to try and locate and eliminate these files?
thanks in advance for any help.

bill
 

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I had to create a new profile to replace a corrupted one. On the new profile under My Computer there is a folder named Alison's Documents (old profile name) and Allie's Documents (new profile name) and the files are identical. If I delete a file in one it deletes in the other. I have 42.1 gb of pictures and video that is duplicated in the other. I CANNOT lose these files! I think this may be why my computer memory is almost full. I can't even sync my iPhone to iTunes because there isn't enough space.
Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks,
Allie

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By any chance have you thought of an external hdd?? Also maybe try moving the files somewhere else or make a copy of those and try and remove them perhaps. BUT if they are really that important you SHOULD have an external backup. I bought a WD passport for that same reason for crucial files.

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i need a program that will find all of my duplicate files and delets them without deleting the originals. is there a free program that will do this ?
 

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using a duplicate file finder can i remove all files that are duplicates?ok is it safe to remove all duplicate files on my pc ?
 

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