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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?


A:Can't have more than 5 downloads in Winmx

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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?


A:WinMX traffic without up/downloads !

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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.


A:Winmx Incomplete Downloads


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.


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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


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

A:(Resolved) WinMX v.3.31 playing 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


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?



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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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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!


A:Outlook 6 downloads duplicate message

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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?

A:winMx IP and cancelled files

why would you need someones IP?

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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.


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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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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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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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


A:Temporary Internet files & WinMx

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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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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 !
So yeah, those are basically all of my problems and I don't know if I'm really infected because now, when I... Read more

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.
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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Once in a while I get duplicate files:

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as you can see. These folders do not contain all files and folders of orginals.....

I have tried everything...spy bot, ad aware, hijack this, AVG (deleted and tried Avast) nothing pick anything up. AVG picked something up in C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc saying it was changed.....don't know if AVG changed it or changed some other way. Everytime I run AVG the same thing.

If someone could help me out and walk me through to hunt down this problem...would be greatly appreicated

Thanks a million in advance,

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Hello, when I run jv16 power tools, it brings up a "ton" of duplicate files. Is it safe to delete these files.

Another thought, is the original included in the search results, or
is what is showing only duplicate files.

A:Duplicate Files

One option in JV16 that I recommend you never use is the Find Duplicates. You have to be very knowledgeable to use this feature. Usually one of the "duplicates" can be removed and one is required, but it takes a very knowledgeable person to make that decision.

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It seems to me that no matter how well managed (defragged, compacted, etc.) the HD is, duplicated files and folders drag down a computer. In addition to wasting HD space, of course. That's why I'm trying to get rid of at least some of the dupes in mine.

In this pursuit, I just dl'ed and ran a duplicate-file finder/cleaner program for the first time. It found 18305 duplicate groups (# of files duped 2X + # of files duped 3X, etc., totalled), 52300 duplicated files, 4.26 GB duplicate size. Holy #^&%! These are TRUE duplicate files (compared byte-to-byte). The dupe program has a "quick and dirty" button to instantly delete all but the first file in each of the dupe groups. That is certainly an easy solution, but it's also dangerous I think. The way I see it, I need to take a look at each of the files, (think about what they do, why they're where they are, if I want to keep them there or put them somewhere else), and then decide if I want to get rid of one or more of the duplicates.

This is complicated. Example: Let's say I have a folder of customized icons, and the folder happens to be duplicated in several places, and other files/folders use those icons, i.e., they get the icons via a path (thread, whatever you call it) to ONE of the duplicated icon source folders. Right? Right. So now what happens if I move or delete the wrong duplicate source folder? No custom icons is what happens. Because the path is a dead end. ... Read more

A:How Did I Get All These Duplicate Files?

It might help if we knew which application you downloaded to find the duplicates; it may be the output can be manipulated or sorted in such a way as to make deletion an easier process.
If you could give one or two examples of the duplicate files (including the path, of course), it might help us understand what KIND of files are being duplicated and this would suggest a cause of it in the first place.

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

A:Duplicate Files - why so many

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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how can i find out what duplicate files i have on my pc and how to get rid of them many thanks

A:duplicate files

Hi, you can download EASY CLEANER and clean up your file.
Let it check and clean Registry and unnecessary files only,be careful what you delete that may be duplicate files.

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i am running windows2000pro.does windows need all of these duplicate files?

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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

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

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Hi all. I should go and buy a new computer i know but my old TIME 500 meg pentium 111 with a 17 gig HD and 256 MEM runs ok just for surfing. Im not into games so my 16 MEG VID card works ok. I bought it back in 1999.
What im wondering is could there be anyway of fine tuning it. for instance could there be a host of duplicate files to free up HDD space.
MSconfig is not so easy to use as i dont know what should be running and what not.
I would like to get a few more years out of it if possible so any advice on how to keep the old girl running would be great.
Cheers to all

A:Duplicate Files

You didn't mention what OS, so I'm assuming XP. Running Disk Clean Up and Disk Defragmenter would certainly help. MSCONFIG is a troubleshooting tool. I'd try Codestuff Starter. Not quite as intimidating as Autoruns

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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.


A:Duplicate Files

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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!

A:Duplicate files

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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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?

A:Duplicate files.

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And how do I get rid of them?

Just ran duplicate-file finder program first time. Found 18305 duplicate groups (?, think that's folders), 52300 duplicated files, 4.26 GB duplicate size!!!! Those are TRUE duplicate files (compared bit-to-bit) to find, think about what's in them, where they are, why they're there, if I want them there or somewhere else or if i want them at all, and then decide to get rid of one (or more) of the duplicate(s).

What about this, as an example? Say I have a folder of special icons and it happens to be duplicated in several places. And I have other folders using those icons; they get the icons via a path that I originally setup to ONE of the duplicated icon source folders. What happens if I move or delete the wrong source folder. No icons. Because the path to get them is a dead end.

Holy #^&%!

But it seems to me that no matter how well managed, defragged, compacted, etc., the disk(s) is/are, dupe files and folders have to drag down the system. In addition to wasting HD space, of course. That's why I want to get rid of them.

So now that I vented (I feel better already), How DO I do this job of eliminating duplicate files? Is there some kind of tutorial or guru geek's web page explaining how to do this in a methodical, organized way? (I've looked and haven't found one) And most of all, it has to be understandable by an average joe enduser like me.

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A:How did I get all these duplicate files?

Hi brillo

I wouldn't worry too much about a large number of duplicate files. Today's hard drives are large enough that it's rarely a problem -- whereas a deleted item that a favorite program wants to use can be a true pain.

Check your duplicate-files program, and see if you can direct it to not look in the System Restore folders [aka "System Volume Information"] . Many of the duplicates can be from restore points. Many are also likely from the "Uninstall" files and folders for Windows Updates, and for the programs you've installed.

Try limiting the areas your duplicate-files program checks, and try a less-aggressive run of "Disk Cleanup" [Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Disk Cleanup], which doesn't bother program folders & won't result in your programs complaining.

Running Disk Cleanup now and then should be maintenance enough for most computers.

Best of luck
. . . Gary

P.S. .. many of the duplicates are likely small images and files from several folders in your Temporary Internet Files folders & subfolders. In Start/Control Panel/Internet Options ... go to the "Advanced" tab, and under the Security section, place a checkmark in the box next to "Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed" -- this will keep the temporary files from hanging around in the first place. They really aren't needed - it's a relic from the days of 14.4k and 28k dialup modems. Make the Inte... Read more

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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.


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Wondering if there is such a program that I can safely use to remove duplicate files on my PC? Reason I ask is that my PC is slower then a turtle when it shouldn't be. no virus's or malware detected. Cable connection TIA

A:Duplicate Files

* clear out your web browser caches* clear out the temporary files* defragment the hard drive(s) overnight: I suggest JKdefrag and/or WinContig for this. * apply some of the tweaks and optimizations found on other websites:* if you have lots of memory, and don't utilize it much, experiment with turning off Virtual RAM. * make sure your hard drivers are configured for speedhttp://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q...earch&meta=

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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 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?


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:

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

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im not sure if this is where i should ask this. i have lots of duplicate songs somehow from over the years does windows 7 have somtihng built in to remove the duplicates or does someone know a good program to find and remove them automaticly?

A:duplicate files

You can search for the files and then delete them.

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A scan with EasyCleaner gives me 1792 duplicate files in 761 groups, which I select for deletion but it wouldn't do it. How do I get rid of them in ONE step? Could it be one of the reasons of my sluggish system performance? Any assistence will be much appreciated.

A:Very many Duplicate Files!

Are you running any anti virus, and anti spyware programs, and are they
up to date? Have you did a system defrag lately? You may not want
to use the cleaner, imho they cause more harm than good. Machines
Ive worked on that are sluggish, and slow down to a crawl are usually
spyware related taking up all of your resources...

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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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is there out there a software package that would identify duplicates files to be deleted.I mean truly duplicates.the ones that could be deleted without any second thoughts.

A:duplicate files

Hi " without second thoughts" is the problem.

There are some even free ones that will find duplicate files and make a back up but not one guarantees you won't get caught.

Nowadays disks are so big that it is not worth the risk. Peace Mal

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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

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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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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.


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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.40GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 759 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 38154 MB, Free - 6264 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3088
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Ok, so as you guys can see I don't have much room left on my laptop.I've just run duplicate cleaner 1.3 which I think came from www.filehippo.com. When I ran it it says I have 9000 odd duplicate files and I've looked at the list and they are duplicates but most are in the windows folder. Are there supposed to be that many duplicates. Will it screw my laptop if I delete them. Normally I would re-format but I've misplaced the os disk.

thx guys

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I don't know about those Windows files, but have you thought about moving some of your doc, pics, tunes etc to an external hard drive? You can pick up 1 terabyte ones (massive storage capacity in a box the size of a paperback) for around 70 or so. If you could buy two possibly smaller ones you could then have a backup in case you don't already have one.
One set of prices: http://direct.tesco.com/homepage/hard-drives-and-data-storage.aspx
Just a thought.


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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
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\DataCache\Radio\radio.ver 22... Read more

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