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Duplicate files/photos ( duplicates )

Like other suggestions I would like a way to not have duplicate files/photos, to save space.

Can we have some specific way to:

1) run a "duplicate" search that can automatically delete files/photos based on a name, size and date
2) search for duplicates and then list them all in name order, showing name, size and date to then give option to review then delete
3) a file compare search for similar looking files, then the option to delete one(s)

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      • Jason MaedlJason Maedl commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just two cents... This is not a problem on Windows Phone. My wife has over 50,000 photos and has never had a problem. As for other apps duplicating photos, that is the problem of the app saving a copy of he image, not OneDrive's fault.

      • Luca FabbriLuca Fabbri commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's a great idea, but I suggest a "bit level comparison" (example: file hash comparison); in this way even if you have different photo name, different creation/modification date but equal photos, they could be discovered and marked as duplicated.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Don't send duplicates and triplicates and quadricaplites and fivedriplicates and son on and so forth.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would be great for iCloud to recognize duplicate photos and not download duplicate photos.

      • TroopPapaTroopPapa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        2.000.000 Votes for that! I hate this sh**. Phone Pictures are synced and whatsapp snyced to onedrive. If i take a photo on my phone, it gets uploaded. Great! After that i send that pic with whatsapp. Whatsapp upload that pic again to onedrive -.-

        Or: You want to hard reset your phone. First you take a whatsapp backup. After the reset you say whatsapp "yes please use that backup". And all photos from the backup, witch are already on onedrive, will be downloaded to my phone. After that the phone start du upload that pics to onedrive, and whatsapp will start to upload that pics to onedrive -.-. So i have now 3-4 versions from the same pics >.>.

        Oh and one shi* more: Every time the same pic get a new timestamp. so its ultra hardcore to filter and/or delete that duplicated pictures...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I use multiple devices and have the auto upload function switched on. It would be great if the system could remove duplicate picture.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can OneDrive detect duplicate files/pictures/videos and suggest to be deleted.

      • Lynn'eLynn'e commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Saves Time delving through thousand of Photos to delete duplicated photos

      • Yuriy KYuriy K commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would suggest that a category names "Duplicates" would be automatically created and have references to duplicate pictures where a user can choose which to keep by date, size, etc. Sometimes I have original sized pictures and same pictures in reduced size, so maybe an indication that one picture is original and another - a reduced copy would be helpful too.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am quite happy with Onedrive both as library across devices and as backup. Unfortunately, pictures tend to duplicate for some reason. I would really appreciate if you could work out a simple solution, in order to avoid recurring to 3p.

      • awoawo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be great also for desktop users... I have few cameras and never remember which photos were already backed up... I'd love to have an option similar to what was in Picasa desktop - which prevented photos, which are already in the library from re-import...

        For onedrive, I'd see it like - having a special icon overlay on top of files which already exists anywhere else within my onedrive... so I'd be able to either:
        - browse through folders and delete unwanted duplicates
        - if not sure if something was already imported - put it into any folder withing onedrive structure just to see if files will be marked as duplicates or not (context menu to select all duplicates/non-duplicates would be awesome)...

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