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Offline Michelle

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Double files - Can you help?
« on: August 15, 2003, 15:10 »
Does anyone one know if there is a freeware thing around that can detect files that are the same on your hard drive so that you can delete them.

(technical aren't I !)  ::)
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2003, 16:23 »
Theres a prog called Ace Utilities available here Michelle :

http://tdconline.tucows.com/preview/317053.html

Its not free but has a free trial for 30 days to see if it does what you want :doggie:

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Re:Double files - Can you help?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2003, 17:01 »
Deleting "DUPLICATE" files usually results in a format and a complete reinstall, unless you are either very very good at identifying duplicates or are very very very lucky.  Don't delete a duplicate file unless the other file is exactly the same Size, Date, and Name as the other.

If you do delete any files, Michelle, make sure you either keep them in the recycle bin for a couple of weeks, or even better, leave them where they are and slightly rename them.  For example, if you wanted to delete a duplicate of the file "crap.dll" rename it something like "crap.dll.delete"  Then, if a program starts looking for crap.dll you can do a search, change its name back to its original and "bobs your uncle".  If, after several months, everything is working, you can search for the files named *.delete and get rid of them.

Personally, unless you are absolutely desperate for HD space, I would leave well alone.



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Re:Double files - Can you help?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2003, 18:13 »
I would tend to agree with Dave there.  Unless they are in My Documents, and you know exactly what they are, leave well alone, Michelle, especially anything in the Windows folder.  If you want to clear a bit of space, have you got a CD re-writer?  Try moving some of My Documents (music files, pics, downloaded programs, etc) to a CD.  You could also clear your cache and cookies.  It surprising how much space they can take up if you haven't cleared them out for a while.

If you don't know how to clear your cache and cookies, open Internet Explorer, then click Tools > Internet Options, and on the General tab, there should be two buttons to clear them.   :)
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2003, 21:41 »
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(technical aren't I !)  ::)


    Grammatically: Who needs to study english again, Michelle or me?   ;)   ;D
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2003, 21:45 »

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(technical aren't I !)  ::)


    Grammatically: Who needs to study english again, Michelle or me?   ;)   ;D


Maybe you should study Scottish, Joudi
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Translates.............
It's a beautiful moonlight night tonight ;D ;) ;D
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Re:Double files - Can you help?
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2003, 22:13 »
I neffer said I cod speek propa any how us from da saff don't like  :P
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2003, 22:23 »
Actually Joudi,Michelle is correct grammatically (I think).
Written this way it is a statement with an exclamation mark :
(technical aren't I !)
English can be a sloppy language but that is quite correct although a fuller sentence could be written as :
I am being technical aren't I !

It is often the case that someone speaks a more perfect version of a language when it is not their own than when it is their native one,as you learn the "correct" way which is not necessarily the usual way that it is spoken :doggie:





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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2003, 22:26 »
ok Sandra, stop defending your boyfriend  ;)
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Re:Double files - Can you help?
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2003, 22:31 »
here here

Wasn't Sandra defending me Lona?

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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2003, 22:31 »
Well I must admit Lona that I often understand french and german peoples version of english a lot better than some scots that I have spoken too  ;)

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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2003, 22:36 »

Well I must admit Lona that I often understand french and german peoples version of english a lot better than some scots that I have spoken too  ;)


awa yi go, yi ken whit am sayin aw the time ;)
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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2003, 22:42 »
Its funny Lona that the scots use the word KEN for know as thats nearer to its germanic root than english.
The german verb for "to know" is KENNEN  ;)

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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2003, 23:29 »
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Actually Joudi,Michelle is correct grammatically (I think).
 


    Then I are very confused.

   Ah, How strange those english are!!!

   When I say "nettety" it's wrong. When they say "are..I" it is correct.    :brick:

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 Posted on: August 15, 2003, 11:36:39 PM
 awa yi go, yi ken whit am sayin aw the time


    What has happened to your english Elisa Doolittle? Already more than fourty years working on you!!!!!!!    :believe:

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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2003, 23:37 »
Ah,now I see what it is that is confusing you maybe Joudi.
It was the "AREN'T I" instead of "are not I" whereas it would have been "AM NOT I" if it hadnt been abbreviated,which would not have been grammatically correct as it is a plural form of the verb "I AM" rather than a singular one  :)


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