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Microsoft's OneDrive; is insane

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Microsoft's OneDrive; is insane
Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, February 01, 2019 1:07 PM

Yesterday I backed up and synced my PC files to Microsoft's OneDrive. For some insane reason, the syncing software made a copy of every file on my PC!!**&%%$ For example, if a file was named "tail wing.jpg", the copy was called "tail wing.jpg copy" The 'copied" files have the same date and bit size as the original files so I cannot do a sort on them for easy removal. It seems that I will need to delete them one at a time. So now, I have thousands of duplicate files on my PC with no easy way of removing them. Does anybody have a suggestion for removing them?

Edit: If I sort by "date created" I can group the "copy" files together for easy removal. However, I will need to do this to thousands of files $#!!%*&*()^^

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, February 01, 2019 1:49 PM

This made a copy in the same file as the original ?

  

 Nick.

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    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, February 01, 2019 2:05 PM

Do a file search using

*copy.*

as a search parameter.  This should isolate all the duplicate files.  HTH.

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    March, 2015
Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, February 01, 2019 3:12 PM

crown r n7

This made a copy in the same file as the original ?

 

No, it made a copy of the file in the same folder as the original.

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    March, 2015
Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, February 01, 2019 3:12 PM

Real G

Do a file search using

*copy.*

as a search parameter.  This should isolate all the duplicate files.  HTH.

 

That's a good suggestion. I will give it a try.

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, February 01, 2019 3:14 PM

yes I agree 

  

 Nick.

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    December, 2018
Posted by Ted4321 on Friday, February 01, 2019 5:55 PM

Real G

Do a file search using

*copy.*

as a search parameter.  This should isolate all the duplicate files.  HTH.

 

This must be the winner. One drive = garbage imho

 

T e d

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, February 01, 2019 6:43 PM

You can find them all by opening a command console change to the root and do this

CD \

Dir /s /b "*.* copy" > filelist.txt

This will give you a list of fully pathed files in filelist.txt

Then you can edit the file to MOVE (reccomendd) or DEL as you choose.

Do a full backup and creat a system restore point before doing anything though.

 

 

Thanks,

John

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