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    Question Finding Duplicate Files and Keyword Searching Large Number of Files

    I've got 60,000 files that I need to eliminate duplicates. They are mainly TIFF and PDF files. The problem is they are sequentially numbered so I cannot use the file name to find duplications.

    I have Adobe Acrobat Professional so I can use OCR to search inside the file for content. But, opening 60k files manually is not practical.

    Ideally, I'm looking for two solutions for automating the processes of (1) identifying duplicate files and (2) searching the file content for keywords. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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    Easy Duplicate Finder seems to work, it didn't take long to find duplicates in my 23k or so of picture files.

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    Thanx to access-mdb for addressing the duplication issue.

    Regarding the second part of the question, I've got all 60k file names in an Excel file with hyperlinks to all of the files. Is it possible to code (VBA, scripting, etc) it to open each file individually in Acrobat, run the OCR conversion in Acrobat, then save the converted file? I believe I could then use the Windows Explorer search tool to find words inside the files.

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    Zeno,

    If you want to search your files using Windows Search you need the Adobe iFilter. HTH
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