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Implement duplicate file search also for folders


Team TreeSize

Estimated: V8.2

Besides identical files TreeSize should also be able to find identical folders.

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Team TreeSize

Status changed to: Planned

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This would be fantastic. Right now I'm doing compare folders, but when folders haven't been copied 1:1 in the same structure as duplicates, this method is pretty limited and very manual. An identical folder search would be a game changer. Honestly, I would probably use that feature the most out of everything you provide.


Team TreeSize

If folders haven't been copied 1:1, they are not identical and so wouldn't be found by an identical folder search. Similar to files that differ in 1 bit.
Years ago we noticed the problem that usually directory trees are rarely 100% identical, which is why we integrated a search for similar folders in our product SpaceObServer: www.jam-software.com/spaceobserver/compare-folders.shtml


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Brian Private

SpaceObServer - is too expensive for most home users.
- Doesn't have good file actions to deal with the found similar folders
- Doesn't export in csv, so can't use the list elsewhere (it's space delimited)
- Compare is by filename OR MD5. Can't use both as a requirement.
- My test of the trial was disappointing.


Team SpaceObServer

"Doesn't have good file actions to deal with the found similar folders"

We are aware of this and are keen on the feedback of other users regarding such an enhancement.
Users can vote for this here:
jam-software.upvoty.com/b/spaceobserver/add-file-operations-for-similar-folders-pair-details/


"Doesn't export in csv, so can't use the list elsewhere (it's space delimited)"

There are several export formats for the similar folders (“Similar Folder > Save List”), including CSV.


"Compare is by filename OR MD5. Can't use both as a requirement"

Sorry, but we think this is a little bit "off topic" here. Please open a new feature suggestion for this enhancement.


"My test of the trial was disappointing"

We are sorry to hear this and we will be happy to clarify any issues or weaknesses you encounter! However, please use our contact form for this:
customers.jam-software.de/contact.php?language=EN