Automatic duplicate file deleter


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Daniel Prince

I have been using Guenter Nagler's fine program FINDDBL v1.1 with
some batch files to automatically delete duplicate jpeg files I got
from the newsgroups. I had it delete based on which directory the
file was in.

My Windows XP got messed up so I did a new install in another
logical drive. Now when I try to run FINDDBL, I get this error
message:

Assertion failed: i + 1 == tree->Elements(), file FINDDBL.CPP, line
207
Abnormal program termination

Does anyone have any idea why I am getting this error and what I can
do about it?

If I can not get FINDDBL to work again, I need a new automatic
duplicate file deleter. Can anyone recommend one?

I need one that can be set to look at *.j* files and *.gif files and
delete only the ones that are byte-for-byte identical regardless of
file name or date. (I do not want it to delete dll or exe files.)
I would rather have one that runs from a command line so that I can
invoke it with a batch file.

Thank you in advance for all replies.
 
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David Harmon

On Tue, 07 Dec 2004 20:27:17 GMT in alt.comp.freeware, Daniel Prince
I have been using Guenter Nagler's fine program FINDDBL v1.1 with
some batch files to automatically delete duplicate jpeg files I got
from the newsgroups. I had it delete based on which directory the
file was in.

My Windows XP got messed up so I did a new install in another
logical drive. Now when I try to run FINDDBL, I get this error
message:

Assertion failed: i + 1 == tree->Elements(), file FINDDBL.CPP, line
207
Abnormal program termination
In general, whenever you see a "Assertion failed" error message, it
is highly desirable to report that back to the author of the
program. Include the entire text of the error message and any other
information that you think might be pertinent. "Assertion failed"
means that something has happened that the author of the program
thought was impossible, and the accompanying message is usually
intended to make sense only to the author.

If I had to guess, I would guess that perhaps you have exceeded the
number of files that FINDDBL is prepared to keep track of at once.
It might work if you divided your files up and scanned some subset
of them separately. But that is all guesswork.
 
D

Daniel Prince

David Harmon said:
On Tue, 07 Dec 2004 20:27:17 GMT in alt.comp.freeware, Daniel Prince


In general, whenever you see a "Assertion failed" error message, it
is highly desirable to report that back to the author of the
program. Include the entire text of the error message and any other
information that you think might be pertinent. "Assertion failed"
means that something has happened that the author of the program
thought was impossible, and the accompanying message is usually
intended to make sense only to the author.
I informed the author and he does not know the cause.
If I had to guess, I would guess that perhaps you have exceeded the
number of files that FINDDBL is prepared to keep track of at once.
It might work if you divided your files up and scanned some subset
of them separately. But that is all guesswork.
I just emailed the author and told him this:

This can not be it because I have previously used finddbl with as
many as 12,000 files in a directory and this time none of my
directories had more than 9,000 and some had far less. Finddbl
failed every time it was called by my batch file even when the
directory had only a few hundred files in it.

I think I know what the problem is. I had to reinstall XP to a
different directory. When I did, I installed 4NT 6.x instead of the
5.x I had been using.

I think this is what caused the problem but I have not tested it
because I have found a new freeware program called CloneSpy that
does what I want to do so I will be using it from now on instead of
finddbl. I like it better because it has the option of deleting the
newer file.

P.S. I just tried it again and now it works. I installed SP1
between when it did not work and when it did.
 
J

Jaxxim

["Daniel Prince"; Tue, 07 Dec 2004 20:27:17 GMT]
If I can not get FINDDBL to work again, I need a new automatic
duplicate file deleter. Can anyone recommend one?
I think most duplicate-file finders can detect exact copies of files. Dup
Detector, especially, is great at finding photos that are slightly different
from each other.
 
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MLC

_Alan_, venerdì 24/dic/2004:

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