So I have a lot of hard drives, I tend to install way to much software that tends to conflict, that tends to crash windows and everytime windows crashes, I try to pick out big files and kill as nessasary, do a new install of windows, use it to read all the contents of the old install to a folder, not to mention that I change hardware around too much (or try to install to much hardware) and again, it crashes things, I wind up with my entire boot drive in a folder. I also had a fatal hard drive falure that I got partial recovery from (could have improtant personal stuff (mostly family pics is what I am worried about). It was only numbered files (file names wer lost due to coruption).
Basically I have a few hundred gig of crap that I need to wade through.
I would like to
be able to find duplicate files because there are many. I would like to search gigis of data and find duplicates.
pull all files of a particular type from a large chunk of data and relocate them to a new place (without the duplicate finding software mentioned above, it would also have to rename duplicates with a singel charicter change or something).
Be able to mass delete stuff, without having to step through windows hoops (like click this mouse buton, kill it forever, click this mouse button, send it to the recycling bin).
I’m sure that there are plenty of other things that would be nice, but y0ou get the point. Pay software is fine (I’m poor so its gotta do everything or be cheap) and of course I’m skeptical about buying a bunch o software so a free trial is nice (even if it is a crippled one). Of course free software is the best but I cannot do command line, unix, dos or whatever (10 years ago maybe, now, now way). I can figure programs like that out but it takes so much time its not worth it. I keep wanting to get into unix (all I have done is a little c programing in unix in college on sun workstations).
Does anyone have any recomendations???
Free is great, pay, I’ll check it out.
Fyi file count is a big problem. Among all the dirive and folders, there are plenty of software installs, that I would love to just kill, and software can have thousands of files (all of which I would want to just kill to the extreme), but there are probably millions of files from hundreds if not more software installs. that my bigest problems wading throught the crap.