Quickly deleting duplicate files from My Passport 1TB w/ USB wire


#1

My little 1 TB My Passport external drive is nearly maxed out because of file duplicates, up to 75 duplicates for each file. How did this happen? And is there a quick way to whittle them down to just the original file? Or special software maybe?


#2

How are you backing up the data in the drive?
Are you using any WD Supported software with your drive like WD Backup?


#3

Yes, there is such software. You can try DuplicateFilesDeleter for this case, which I highly recommend!


#4

Thank you, Adam. Found it at CNET and downloaded it. This will free up much space for me. Gerry


#5

I tried downloading the trial zip, when I went to extract, my McAfee alert popped up telling me it just blocked a virus… and then showed me what it was and that it came from the duplicatefilesdeleter. / Their website is poor designed and somewhat difficult
to navigate which raises a red flag based on past experience. GL