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How to mass delete duplicate shortcuts?

Q: How to mass delete duplicate shortcuts?

I've created a folder with shortcuts to all my songs; about 3,000 in total.
The problem is that it's created duplicate shortcuts for most songs:

How would I go about deleting the duplicates? The duplicates share the same name, just with ".lnk" at the end.

I've tried using the following AutoHotkey scripts but none of these worked, they ended up deleting every file in the folder.
FileDelete, F:\Music\myshortcuts\*lnk*.*
FileDelete, F:\Music\myshortcuts\*.lnk
FileDelete, F:\Music\myshortcuts\*lnk*

Any suggestions? Thanks.

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A: How to mass delete duplicate shortcuts?

Would *mp3.ink work?

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Running Windows XP Pro on several computers here. Only *one* of them has this problem:

Everytime I create a desktop icon, the computer adds a second identical icon on the desktop. The second icon can't be deleted. When I try to delete it, I get the error message "Cannot read from the source file or disk."

What gives? Any help appreciated. Thanx.

A:Duplicate shortcuts on desktop ... can't delete

I'm wondering if a simple scan disk won't fix the problem. ScanDisk checks your hard drive for errors and then fixes them.

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Ok, so first post here and it figures it's always the little things that get me stuck. I'm deployed in the Army and am the go-to guy for tech problems in my unit, which seem to be doubling by the week. So far, i've squashed most of them, but recently, the almost-hobby of portable-drive-transferring collections of movies and whatnot has been infiltrated with an odd problem that's gone past that to simple sd cards and flash drives.

Instance 1. When normal operating flash drive is plugged in to be copied onto from the owner's pc, no shortcuts were copied, but actual folders and files saved on the desktop. When plugged into the recipient's pc, all the folder names are correct, however, they've all been magically turned into shortcuts. When I looked at the target, it shows a drive letter and strange screensaver file name, of all things (ie: F:\siodo.scr). Of course, the folders go nowhere and are all reduced to a kb.

Instance 2. My roommate used his portable hard drive with no apparent problem earlier today. His new camera uses MicroSD and he used an adapter to insert into his onboard card reader to download pictures. Same exact problem happened as in the first instance. He told me about it and before I thought to stop him, he plugged his hard drive back in. Again, same thing. However, the 500GB drive shows 298 used, which is about right for all the movies and misc pics that are on there. When the drive is opened and all folders selected, size a... Read more

A:Chasing shortcuts on mass storage devices

This sound like malware, You should run flash disinfector on all flash drives and computers that they are being plugged into,then run Malwarebytes on them.Download and Run FlashDisinfector Please download Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs and save it to your desktop.
Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.
The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives including your mobile phone. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.
Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
Reboot your computer when done.Note: Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden file named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive plugged in when you ran it. Don't delete this folder. It will help protect your drives from future infection.Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereNote: If you already have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, just update then run it.Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan (the scan may take some time to finish, so please be patient).When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.Make sure that ... Read more

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A few days ago, when I added Google Chrome to my taskbar, all of my other icons disappeared. When I replaced them, they all had a (2) after their names and I when I tried to get rid of it by renaming them it said that a shortcut with that name already existed. How can I delete the icons that I can't see?

A:Duplicate shortcuts in the taskbar

Hello Nomnomno, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Ths pinned items on the taskbar will be located in this this hidden system folder:

C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

You should be able to remove the duplicates from here. You may need to restart afterwards to apply though.

Hope this helps,

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Desktop shows duplicate shortcuts but they cannot be moved or deleted.

They are superimposed on the valid one. The valid one can be moved off them but they cannot be moved or deleted.

When I right click on desktop and choose "View" and un-check "Show desktop icons" they remain there, all the good ones disappear like they are supposed to.

Right clicking on these invalid shortcuts shows same menu that is found with right click on the desktop.


A:Duplicate Invalid Shortcuts on Desktop

Hello and Welcome to SevenForums!

Someone is pulling your leg
Change your wallpaper and see if it gets solved.

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I'm trying to get my parents computer back up and running. It's been slow for awhile but now it's almost at a standstill. After some investigation (and not much was needed) I see there are 50+ Internet Explorers, 15+ Add/Remove Programs, Etc. We took it to a computer place and they advised they removed 4,000+ duplicates but the remaining 17,000+ would be largely a "manual removal" so we should just wipe it and reload.

Well, isn't there another way? Plus, what will keep this from just happening all over again. I've got their information backed up (largely) but won't I probably just reinfect it (if an infection is what caused this?)

They claim it happened after Internet Explorer 7 was loaded through an automatic update. If this is accurate or not I don't know - they do their best with computers but their understanding is pretty darned limited! I ran Ad-Aware, Spybot, McAfee Stinger, Windows Defender, Defender Pro and the computer place didn't find any viruses/spyware either???

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanx for your time!

//Mod edit: Moved from Windows XP Home and Professional forum to the more appropriate.

A:Duplicate Programs/shortcuts/files

to BCFirst do this and post any resultsIn normal mode, run an online antivirus check from at least two and preferably three of the following sitesBitDefenderComputer Associates Online Virus ScanPanda's ActiveScanTrend Micro HousecallWindows Live Safety Center Free Online ScanThis scanner from Trend does not require an Active X to run. 1. Detects and removes malware ( viruses, worms, trojans, etc. ) 2. Detects and removes grayware and spyware 3. Restores damage caused by malware to your system. 4. Notifies about vulnerabilities in installed programs and connected network services. 5. Multi-platform support for: Windows, Linux, Solaris. 6. Easy-to-use with the Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.certainly test nr. 6 would give you some informationremoved 4,000+ duplicates but the remaining 17,000+ would be largely a "manual removal" so we should just wipe it and reload. what kind of duplicatesDo you still have the Disk from XP?

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I have a folder, called "HG", full of various folder shortcuts which I use as a custom toolbar on my taskbar, system is [email protected] (The very purpose of that toolbar is to let me access HG repositories on various folders). Recently, the folder shortcuts started misbehaving: on the context menu, there are duplicated some entries (7-zip and antivirus), and some entries are missing (by Murphy's law, one is the "HG Repository explorer", which is the very reason that toolbar exists).

However, when I open the Windows Explorer and navigate to the same folder, the context menu on these same items works just fine.

(Bizarrely, if I click on the taskbar toolbar and select "Open Folder", the context menu is wrong even from Explorer).

See the image below: on the top is the "Good" menu, on the bottom the "Bad" one. Note that on "bad" one, I have some entries which are appropriate for a regular file, but not for a folder (Edit with Notepad++, 7-zip:Open archive...).

I've done the homework and searched the net and this Forum, and a similar problem is described here:

Duplicate context entries when you right-click a shortcut

The catch is, I do have the IsShortcut entry on the lnkfile key:

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A:Duplicate context menu entries on folder shortcuts

Problem solved, the old-fashioned way: removed and re-added the toolbar from the taskbar. Guess we'll never find out...

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Using Windows 8.1... there are (6) Links in the File Explorer Folders Panel...

Both of the Desktop links take me to D:\Documents\Desktop, which is where I moved my Desktop location to.

I was supposed to move the location of the Documents link to D:\Documents but apparently I changed it to D:\Documents\Desktop as well, causing the link name and location problem.

It worked with my previous installation of Windows 8.1 so I must have messed up this time.

The odd part is when I try to restore the default location, they both show it as C:\Users\...\Documents. So I tried to change the location of one to D:\Documents and ended up with the contents of that folder on my Desktop. Took a while to fix but I'm hesitant to make any more blind changes.

Any help?

A:Duplicate Desktop Shortcuts in File Explore Folders Panel

Welcome to the forum!

This may help to get you back to default: User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I started out with the two previous posts about macros (post 1, post 2) that move rows into columns, but I'm having a little trouble getting it to work for what I need. First, I'm trying to do a data merge into Word, but in order to get the data merge to work/look the way I want it to, I need the XLS data to be in columns.

I'm attaching an example file that has one worksheet of the sample data (though my "real" data has about 300 rows) and the other worksheet is an example of the outcome I need.

Is there anyway I can do what I need? Exporting into another file or another worksheet within this file would be fine.

Thanks in advance.

A:XLS Macro to move data to columns, delete empty rows, delete duplicate columns

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Hi-I am new to this. After years of downloading things that are moot pretty darn soon after- I have accumulated MUCH! Anyone have suggestions? Would so appreciate them.JMEV1946Edit: Moved topic from Introductions to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Windows XP- Can you "mass delete" downloads?

If they're all in the same folder, delete the folder.

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hey guys, i was wondering if there was a program i could use to delete mass amounts of files, almost every expect system files and some other programs, with out formating, becuase formating just takes time and i don't have the time to re-install programs and such. if there any software i could use? thx. -cnelson.

A:Delete Mass Amounts of files?

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duplicate - delete


at the top right of your post, click on the Edit button. At the top of the page you will see a check box marked Delete. Check it and then click the Delete Now button!

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Been using Glary's Utilities 3 to clean things up. When I ran its "Duplicate" cleaner, there were many duplicates with iTunes and my pictures. My problem is that I don't know which to delete and which to keep. Here are screen shots to give you an idea of what the duplicate scan showed (BTW, there are many other areas where there are a mess of duplicates,but to keep things simple-I hope, I've only shown those duplicates that may take up a lot of space:

A:Which duplicate(s) to delete?

Flycaster mate cannot see any screenshots? so cannot comment.

Personally I am not that overly keen on add on software like Glary but it's your choice.

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I am using WLM in W7 x 64 bit on my desktop. Recently several duplicate contacts have appeared in my contacts list.
I have tried to delete them by right clicking on the duplicate contact, but in every case the 'delete contact' is greyed out.

Can you please help ?

A:Delete duplicate contacts in WLM

Hello mate now the first that comes to mind is that you run these if you haven't already
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2

if those do not fix the problem then a scan with these - just to eliminate anything untoward that may be lurking
ADW download from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans
(with ADW if you are running Kaspersky it will throw it up as malware just override Kaspersky by ignoring it or disabling it for the duration of the scan)

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Hi there,

I told my buddy I wanted to reformat my computer. He went to do that by installing a new Windows 7 64 bit for me, but somehow, I now am operating on the new Windows 7 but my old Windows 7 still exist and is taking up enough space in my hard drive to annoy me

Can someone please let me know how I can delete the old Windows from my hard drive? I'm having to install all the old applications I used to have (Quickbooks, Photoshop etc) and it's eating up the hard drive space due to double applications.

Thanks for the help!

A:How Do I Delete An Old Duplicate Windows?

Hello Tony, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sure thing. The tutorial below can help show you how to delete the Windows.old folder.

Windows.old Folder - Delete

Hope this helps,

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Is there a good free program or way of deleting duplicate music files, simply?

Thanks for any help!

A:Trying to Delete Duplicate MP3 files

right click on the file and choose delete

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Duplicate post, please delete

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Is there a good free program or way of deleting duplicate music files, simply?

Thanks for any help!

A:Trying to Delete Duplicate MP3 files

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Hi, Is there such a program as a free duplicate photo finder out there for download? I have a ton of duplicate photos on my hard drive and need to delete them. Thanks.

A:Delete duplicate photos

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Hi! I use the free version of CCleaner to list duplicate files, many of which are dll or java script files along with a few dic files. Almost all of them in a group have the same name, size and creation date, but have different paths. Those paths share an initial path, but then differ to one or two different sub-folders.
So my question is this: which, if any, of the dupes can be deleted? In other words, if I retain the highest level of a file and delete the dupes in its sub-folder, am I asking for trouble?
Thank you very much: I'm glad I found your site!
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit, Build 18362, Installed 20190829113902.000000-300
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6600U CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 78 Stepping 3, CPU Count: 4
Total Physical RAM: 16 GB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 930M
Hard Drives: C: 222 GB (38 GB Free);
[NB: I have 2 external hard drives, one for system backup and one on which all my photos are stored]
Motherboard: LENOVO 20FAS5WR00, ver SDK0J40697 WIN, s/n L1HF68P04J4
System: LENOVO, ver LENOVO - 1280, s/n PC0GCSCM
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

A:Which duplicate dll files to delete?

Leave them alone. DLL type files take up very little room and you run a VERY real risk of messing something up.
CCleaner is a fine program however do not use the registry cleaner part nor the part you are attempting to use.

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I want to free up space on my hard drive, so I ran a duplicate files finder.
I have several duplicate copies of (large) driver files.  I would think that I only need one.  One of the folders with drivers is c:\drivers.  I use Windows 7, so I imagine I need that folder.  I also have folders with some duplicate drivers:  \documents\double driver backup and \dell\drivers. 
Do I need those last two?

A:Duplicate drivers; which folder(s) can I delete?

You should keep the c:\drivers.  You can delete the others, but if you need to delete because you are running low on hard drive space you really need to install a larger hard drive.  Considering the price of hard drives, now, there is no reason to have to delete, etc, because of drive space.

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My ie "favorites" bookmarks are endlessly duplicating and cannot be deleted.  Is there any way to save my bookmarks and get rid of the copies?   

A:Duplicate ie favorites files - cannot delete

Click start, run, type %userprofile%\Favorites and press enter. See what's going on in there with Windows Explorer.

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My PC was recently updates to WIN 7 and folders from my old XP were imported from backup. Now I have duplicates all over the place. Only my wife and I use this pc. Can anyone help me try and restore some sembelance of order to the folders/files.?

A:How to locate and delete duplicate folders

Several of us use Puran Utilities, it has that function.  Use caution with any and all downloads to avoid junk!

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Hi so I was changing my password on my hotmail account.( i know old school ) My administrator account  windows is linked with my homail account. I changed the password on my mobile device. And when i turn my laptop I wasn't able to login. Therefore
I opened another account with the changed password.
Now whenever I turn on my laptop there's two administrator accounts. I'm not able to delete one of them. Please help

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How can I create a query to delete duplicate records?

A:query to delete duplicate records

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please delete this is duplicate post.

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I ran CCleaner and it found lots of duplicate files on my laptop. Should i delete the duplicates?

A:should i delete duplicate files on my computer?

Hi, That is one of the weak part of Windows - and other software. Each software creates its own folder and it normally uses that folder to run. Windows should be smart enough to store common files in only one spot but it can't work this out ! You can delete them BUT please note them where they are because you may have restore them back for other programs. My suggestion: keep them, few hundred megabytes now are just a piece of cake. Regards.

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Hi all, sorry if this is not in the right category (it kind of mixes email and applications).

I work IT for a local school and we're moving everyone's email from Rackspace email to Gmail. The way we have everyone copying old emails over is to have them setup both accounts in Apple's Mail 6.5 program (all the teachers have Macbooks) and drag and drop from one account to the other.

Here's my concern, we have several teachers who've wound up with duplicate emails in their new Gmail inboxes. Is there a quick way to get rid of the duplicates without manually having to go through each email. Is there some trick on Gmail or a usable script on Mail 6.5 (all laptops on Mountain Lion or Snow Leopard) that will help out? Or perhaps some third party program or service? Any advice would be great. Thanks.

A:Quick way to delete duplicate emails?

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I wonder can anyone recommend a free program out there that can find duplicate files, pictures etc on a computer? I found some but I am not sure if they are SpyFree and VirusFree.

A:How to find & delete duplicate files

Hi mamma,You can try this freeware :http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/File-M...le-Finder.shtml

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I reinstalled XP Pro to another directory and now I have two installed. How do I delete the original operating system in the Windows folder. It tells me it is a system folder and will not let me delete it.

Donald Spinks

A:how do i delete duplicate operating systems

You should be able to delete the folder unless some of your programs are using it.

If you are using a FAT32 file system use a Dos boot disk to access the command prompt and delete the folder from there.

If you are using NTFS then use the recovery console to delete it.

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I think I downloaded a .reg file from internet that created double system folders in my computer but I can't remember. They seem to be an extra music, videos, documents, pictures and downloads folder but I cannot put any files in the folder. Anyone know how to delete them? There's also a strange name in address bar when I open one of the folders. Also, when I click start and then click a folder liek videos folder then nothing happens.

A:How to delete duplicate system folders?

Hello and welcome to TenForums

There is a tutorial that describes how you can delete or restore these folders here:
This PC 'Folders' - Add or Remove in Windows 10

Might be worth trying these methods to see if you can restore them.

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I have rows of data with duplicate cells in each row.

I do not want to delete any rows.

I want to delete only duplicate cells in each row.

There are many ways to delete dups in columns. I do not want to delete rows. I do not want to delete rows if dups appear in the row. I want to delete the dups going across the sheet from left to right, row by row, going down the sheet from top to bottom.

For example, I five rows...

fox, sheep, goat, fox, dog bone, cat, fox, sheep
fox, sheep, goat, fox, dog bone, cat, fox, sheep
fox, sheep, goat, fox, dog bone, cat, fox, sheep
fox, sheep, goat, fox, dog bone, cat, fox, sheep
fox, sheep, goat, fox, dog bone, cat, fox, sheep

I want to delete the duplicate cells in each row. I want to end up with the following...

fox, sheep, goat, dog bone, cat
fox, sheep, goat, dog bone, cat
fox, sheep, goat, dog bone, cat
fox, sheep, goat, dog bone, cat
fox, sheep, goat, dog bone, cat

Just to clarify, if a cell is repeated in a row, one unique cell should be left in the row in which the repeated cell appears. I only want to delete repeated cells in the rows in which the repeated terms appear, leaving only one unique where the repeated cells appear. If the word "cat" appears five times in row 2 and three times in row 3, after the macro is run, the word "cat" should appear once in row 2 and once in row 3.

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A:Want to delete duplicate cells in a row, row by row, going down the sheet.

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Ok another challenge.. I wish I could do this myself, but I struggle with the code.

Is there a way to have a macro check the line below it, and if it is a duplicate row, delete it

A:Solved: Im sure it can be done.. Delete Duplicate Rows

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I am having trouble deleting shortcuts on a Windows NT machine. It keeps saying it is Access Denied, write protected or marked as read only. I am logged on as Administrator as this PC is on a network. If I try to remove the read-only attribute, it says it cannot change the attributes and gives you a choice to Retry or Cancel but it doesn't matter which one you press it doesn't work.

These programs have been removed from Add/remove programs in control panel, only the shortcuts are left.

Can anyone explain the reason why this is occurring even when I am logged in as Administrator?

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Shortcuts will not delete

verify that the login is associated with admin in the local users.

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I have discovered 2 shortcuts that have attached themselves to my GAMES folder on my START window. They are SimCity and Steamark Messiah ,Might and Magic: Single player. They will not delete. If I drag them to the Recycle Bin they just appear again. I have tried to delete them in Safe Mode but they will not. There is no 'properties' on the right click, only options:
Pin to start Menu
Add to Quick Launch
Hide this game.

I do not know how they have appeared there. Windows Defender, Sybot&D, AdAware state I have no problems and my PC is running normally. I have looked for references in my Registry but cannot find any. There are no programs of these names in my Program Files, so I presume they are for playing on the Internet? Please help.

How can I get rid of these shortcuts. Many thanks.

A:Shortcuts will not delete

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i accidentally put shortcuts on my7 desktop for all my downloads which is in the hundreds,how can i delete all or at least most without having to take the weeks it would take to delete them one at a time?

A:i want to delete shortcuts

If they are overlapping on top of each other I would right click desktop then click Auto Arrange to separate them. Click on any one you wish to delete, then press Control a, to select all. Any you do not want deleted hold down the Control key while clicking on them to deselect. Once you have your selections press the Del key to send to the recycle bin. If there are too many for the recycle bin you may have to hold down Shift while pressing Del to delete them permanently.

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Does anyone have a macro that will delete row that have duplicate cells in same row other columns?

A:Excel Macro to delete row with duplicate cells


Are you looking to delete rows that have duplicate data but the duplicate data is in different columns?
Can you give a small example?

If the duplicate values are in the same column then you can use the 'remove duplicates' tool.
Select the rows/columns then go to DATA and you should see the REMOVE DUPLICATES tool.


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I found many macro showing how to find duplicate values and then delete the row. But I need a macro to delete all the duplicate values from columns A to E & G without deleting the rows. Like from example A to example B on the attached Excel spreadsheet. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

A:Macro to delete duplicate values without deleting the row

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For various reasons, I find that a large number of my music tracks in iTunes are duplicated. I wanted to delete these but don't relish trawling through about 3000+ tracks in the "My Music" section and deleting the unwanted ones individually! Is there any way (duplicate tracks deletion program, etc.) that I can use to help me to do this? Once I have rid my system of these I would then like to transfer most of the remainder to Playlists, which I could easily arrange. Thanks.

A:Solved: How to delete duplicate tracks in iTunes

Have been told about a small free program called GizmoTrim which cleared out all my duplicate tracks very quickly and successfully - highly recommended! (Marking solved)

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Hi All,

I have a few macros in Normal.dot including some which load a new letter with different Headers and Footers for business letters and personal letters.

I have assigned buttons for the macros BUS HOM BEN

When I click &quot;New&quot; in the menu I get a new page using the Normal.dot template showing my Macros.

Now, if I click the button for the &quot;Business Macro&quot; = BUS, I get the correct new letter with Business header, but now it has duplicate Macros as in....

I go to the Customize menu and in the Macro list it shows them duplicated, no surprise there.

How can I delete the excess Macros?


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I have a list of 39525 emails in column A and a list of 19909 emails in column B. If there is the same email in column A and B, I need the duplicate removed from column B and stay in column A. Please help Thanks!

A:Solved: Delete Duplicate Emails In One List of Two

Excel 2010

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Is there a program or a way to locate and delete duplicate files? I seem to have a lot of duplicates and my hard disk is getting full.

A:Program to delete duplicate programs/files?

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I began receiving messages about corrupted files in XP and so tried to repair option to reinstall the corrupted files, but somehow ended up completely reinstalling into a second directory.

Both directories are on my C drive. One, the original, is still the same. All software installed and working the same as before my attempt. The second, Windows.0, is XP with nothing installed, fresh condition.

As this isn't an upgrade from another windows, I'm don't know how to get rid of this second windows.

Also, everytime I reboot my computer, it asks me which windows I want to use.
Not to mention the wasted disk space...

How can I get rid of these!!??

A:[SOLVED] How do I delete a duplicate copy of winXP?

Hi J-BO and welcome to TSF.

Try This

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I have had to use WinXP's "File Settings & transfer Wizard" several times over the last few years, and every single time I do so, all the messages in Outlook Express get duplicated.

So now I have hundreds (maybe thousands) of duplicated messages.

And I only need just one copy. Really, one is enough.

I've Googled quite a bit and cannot find a free/trial/shareware utility that will do this. It seems like it should be a fairly common problem, but for some reason I am unable to find a utility to fix the problem.

Any suggestions would be appreciated & thanks in advance,


A:How to Delete Duplicate Message in Outlook Express

get all available office updates here

Also if you are getting your emails from a private server disable your AV firewall softwares mail scanning OFF. These softwares cause the outlook express/outlook to send multiple signals to the server and receive tons of duplicates if they are not configured right or have a competability problem with the server. Turn email scanning off.

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