Duplicate Files on System

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Duplicate Files on System

Postby MACHAVIA » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:44 am

Hi Anyone out there who can help,

I have kindreds of duplicate and in some cases triplicate files on my system all P3D related, I found these through a commercial file cleaning tool (cleaner professional) should I delete these files or delete after retaining 1 Copy only?

Apologies if in wrong forum for support maybe you can advise which support area I may post this question if required.
Best Regards
Charlie McEwan
Best Regards
Charlie McEwan

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Re: Duplicate Files on System

Postby JorgenSA » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:59 pm

What you see are probably files that have duplicated titles, and are not necessarily actual duplicates.

If - and I really do mean IF - you want to remove some of these, then:

1. Be very careful in what you do, and

2. Do not remove them at first, but copy them to a secure location, so you can copy them back again if necessary.

But overall, I would stay totally away from that - especially since disk and SSD space is so cheap these days.

So my advice is to just leave things alone, you could be inviting a lot of trouble.

Jorgen
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Re: Duplicate Files on System

Postby Martyson » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:28 pm

Hi Anyone out there who can help,

I have kindreds of duplicate and in some cases triplicate files on my system all P3D related, I found these through a commercial file cleaning tool (cleaner professional) should I delete these files or delete after retaining 1 Copy only?

Apologies if in wrong forum for support maybe you can advise which support area I may post this question if required.
Best Regards
Charlie McEwan
Are all the dupes in the same folder?
Maybe give a couple examples or a screenshot.

Normally cleaning tools / diag tools / registry editors etc are for advanced users.
Use at your own risk.
Best Regards,
Vaughan Martell (KDTW)

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Re: Duplicate Files on System

Postby Larry_R » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:45 pm

Hi Anyone out there who can help,

I have kindreds of duplicate and in some cases triplicate files on my system all P3D related, I found these through a commercial file cleaning tool (cleaner professional) should I delete these files or delete after retaining 1 Copy only?

Apologies if in wrong forum for support maybe you can advise which support area I may post this question if required.
Best Regards
Charlie McEwan
Hello,

As mentioned above, duplicate file names do not necessarily represent true duplicates. An obvious example would be various liveries for the same model (mdl). All the textures will have the same file names because that's all the mdl file can recognize. Even deleting true duplicates could have an adverse impact based on the way P3D searches for files.

I would think deleting such files is dangerous and without much reward for the risk.

Cheers,
Orbx Developer
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MACHAVIA
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Re: Duplicate Files on System

Postby MACHAVIA » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:15 am

Hi Jorgen,
Thanks for wise words think I will leave well alone.
Best Regards
Charlie McEwan

P3D V4.5 / Intel (R)Core TM i7-8700KCPU @3.70GHz3.70GHZ / Installed RAM 16GB 15.9 USEABLE / (12 Cores)
Graphics Card Nvidia GeForceGTX 1070Ti 0.0 Win  10 Home / 64 bit


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