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    Freeware - Shareware - Commercialware - xWare (Windows XP pro)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Loungers

    During my upgrade from Windows 2000 Pro to Windows XP Pro, an unintended effect happened. <img src=/S/disk.gif border=0 alt=disk width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/humpty.gif border=0 alt=humpty width=15 height=15>

    Now I have a 50% duplicate of my My Documents folder from my old PC on my new PC. What I mean is that I have two copies of my My Documents folder each contains about 50% of the same as the other.

    I am looking for a utility that will help me find out what files are the same, and then I can delete one copy and keep one. A Bit wise comparison will be what I think this application will be doing.

    I have Word files, Excel files, Power Point files, EXEs and ZIPs, and not to mention all these drivers and utilities, and also MP3s. Well the MP3s are not a problem since the song name in the file name should be OK to figure out what is what. In fact I wrote an Excel application to do just that, and that is where I got the idea of a utility that would do the same for EXEs and ZIPs and so on.

    Thanks for any help.

    Wassim
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    Re: Freeware - Shareware - Commercialware - xWare (Windows XP pro)

    Wassim, check out Space Hound 32 and see if that does the job for you. It's not free, but I feel that it pays for itself in short order.
    -Mark

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    Re: Freeware - Shareware - Commercialware - xWare (Windows XP pro)

    <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16> Mark

    Yes I did hear about Space Hound back couple of years ago... That got my memory going and I found File Ferret 32 at the same site as Space Hound. I don't mind the space, Gosh I have 120 GB HD plus an 80 GB HD in one of these USB to IDE enclosures so space is not a problem for a while <img src=/S/hiding.gif border=0 alt=hiding width=70 height=24>

    So Thanks, you got me to where I needed to be...

    Wassim
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