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Duplicate folder identification/removal tool [duplicate]

Duplicate folder identification/removal tool [duplicate]

Is there a tool that can identify/manage duplicates at the directory level? I've tried using duplicate file removal software to weed out duplicates, but these applications are too granular. I am looking to manage my duplicates at the folder level. Most of my duplicate files are also in (nearly) duplicate folder structures, so I want to to be able to identify the root (nearly) duplicate folder and delete/merge/update the root folder, instead of managing duplicates on a file-by-file basis.

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Guest [Entry]

"It's hard to find software with the right level of grandularity that does what you want. I'd recommend learning a scripting language ( try MS Shell + VBScript , perl, python ) and write a little command line utility to do this yourself. You can make it as grandular as you like.

Whoever wrote w/e software is suggested above, probably did not have the exact same idea as you, so you will probably have to do some manual looking/deleting."
Guest [Entry]

If you have access to the (excellent) Beyond Compare, check out the Folder Sync feature.
Guest [Entry]

"Have you tried AusLogics? They currently supply some free Duplicate File Finding software, here's a link:

http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/duplicate-file-finder/download

Hope this helps :)"
Guest [Entry]

"i wonder if maybe this would help you, its called winmerge. seems like you can set it up to compare 2 folders and take an action on the folder depending on the results of the comparison.

http://lifehacker.com/software/geek-to-live/compare-and-merge-files-and-folders-with-winmerge-290657.php"