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Just wanted to share what I use to help keep my service manual collection free from duplicates.

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dupeGuru is a tool to find duplicate files on your computer. It can scan either filenames or contents. The filename scan features a fuzzy matching algorithm that can find duplicate filenames even when they are not exactly the same. dupeGuru runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

http://www.hardcoded.net/dupeguru/
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Re: DuperGuru - Find and remove duplicate files from your computer.
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2014, 10:29:29 AM »
Works great on our google drive too being I have a local folder on my computer for our google drive. We have a folder in our google drive called, "Uncategorized". I have been dumping collections of service manuals you guys have been sending me into that folder until I had time to go through them, check them for duplicates and then sort them to our regular folders.

I got around to checking them out again today. Dupeguru found something like 40 duplicate service manuals in the "Uncategorized" folder that we already had in our main "Service Manual" folder. This left us with something like 200 new service manuals for me to sort out and file into our other folders on our google drive.

I like knowing our collection of service documents are free from duplicates.


Thousands of service docs in our google drive and not a single duplicate. :)


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Re: DuperGuru - Find and remove duplicate files from your computer.
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2014, 10:37:35 AM »
On another note I have been keeping a copy of our google drive in Evernote.
With a premium Evernote account I'm able to quickly search the contents of all .pdf files at once along with the titles.

It's very handy to be able to search using a model number or part of a model number and find any .pdf that mentions that model in it.

https://evernote.com/


As my Evernote database keeps growing I'm finding it a lot easier to use then servicematters or the LG tech site to search for docs.
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Re: DuperGuru - Find and remove duplicate files from your computer.
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2014, 11:28:20 AM »
I was wondering how you kept track of everything so there wouldn't be duplicates. [emoji41]
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Re: DuperGuru - Find and remove duplicate files from your computer.
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2014, 12:05:54 PM »
At first I just manually checked them before I added one. That was back before I started sharing my manuals online. Once I started sharing them online people started sending their service manuals and it just got to be to much work to check manually. Been using Dupeguru for awhile now and it's been a life saver.

I have had other techs send me comment about how many more service manuals they have when I brag about how many docs we have in our google drive. But I have to wonder just how many of them are duplicates and they don't even know it. Being them same techs are unwilling to share them with me I guess I'll never know.

Anyway I take great pride in the collection we have built over the years and feel without the help of my fellow techs it would not be what it is today.

Thanks guys for all your help!
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