I've created a monster (duplicate jpeg files).

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mikemm
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I've created a monster (duplicate jpeg files).
Oct 12, 2008
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Hi,

I have a bunch of photos (jpg/jpeg files) on my hard drive I want to get rid of to free up disk space.

I figured the easiest way to do it was a search using .jpg and then jpeg as part of the file name.

This Windows XP search came up with over 3000 jpg files. I was able to view them in thumbnail fashion and I deleted some of them.

BUT MANY OF THEM SOMEHOW WERE DUPLICATED INSTEAD OF BEING DELETED! And, being the idiot I am, I tried it again!!!

Bottom line is I now have over 9000 jpg files.

I get an error message on which said something like "Unable to delete...." but I can't recall the rest of it and I don't want to create any more duplicates so I'm leaving it alone until I get some advice as to how to get rid of the files I don't want.

Thanks,

Mike

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