Is there a way to filter duplicate files from different folders out before copying and renaming them?

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#1 : 14/05-20 17:53
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Hi,

Suppose I want to back-up jpg files from different folders into a single output folder and rename them.

Suppose some of these files from the different folders are exactly the same (name, extension, content, etc.).

Is there a way to filter duplicate files from different folders out before copying and renaming them to the single output folder?

Thanks !





14/05-20 17:53
#2 : 14/05-20 18:34
David Lee
David Lee
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Just set the Name collision rule to Ignore and Rename & Copy the contents of all your folders to the output folder. Any duplicates will be ignored.




14/05-20 18:34
#3 : 14/05-20 20:02
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Reply to #2:
Thanks a lot for your reply, David - that worked for files within the same batch.

What if I bring to the same output folder a new batch from a second driver that also has some files that are exactly the same ?

I'm trying to create this single folder and copy & rename files from different drivers. As you can imagine, I'm doing that through different batches and if I bring a file from a different driver into the output folder it will 'collide' with the same file from the initial batch...

Any thoughts about that?

Hopefully it's my last question...


14/05-20 20:02
#4 : 14/05-20 21:21
David Lee
David Lee
Posts: 447
Reply to #3:
Why don't you just try it?


14/05-20 21:21