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)
This isn’t in our plans in the near term. Wanted to be accurate in our status. We do understand the request.
G sutton commented
The need to delete duplciate photos continues to be important as storage levels rise.
Johnny Nansen Nørgaard commented
Any news on this??
Peter Liow commented
Time to review this again? It would be a very good feature to have
HI USERVOICE !
VISUAL DUPLICATE FINDER =
A TOOL LIKE BING VISUAL SEARCH IN ONEDRIVE TO COMPARE AN
UPLOADED PICTURE,PHOTO,GIF ETC WITH YOUR FILES TO FIND A
Cloud Duplicate Finder web-app scans Onedrive online to find dupes.
OneDrive has created a duplicate file, with a " - Copy" filename suffix, for every file in My Documents and Pictures folders. This is taking about 40 GB (Yes, 40 Gigabytes) of space on my C: drive and also in OneDrive cloud storage. If these duplicates need to be there, then Microsoft needs to tell the users. If they can be deleted, then the users need an automated way to delete them.
Dear Onedrive team, I have a similar request as already mentioned: the option to remove duplicate photos.
Adam Greenstein commented
For this purpose you can try out DuplicateFilesDeleter. which is very good in my opinion.
Really this is not a user friendly system. Even trying to organize into albums you can't tell what photos/videos you have/haven't put into the folder. BOO!!
John Kenna commented
Is there still no update on this becoming reality?
Perhaps Microsoft doesn't want to do anything about it because they want people to pay them to buy more storage because literally NO ONE has the time to search and delete
Heartily agree. Duplicates require many hours to control.
MAUREEN SHEARER commented
I agree. It is so time consuming and frustrating to have to constantly deal with duplicate photos showing up in OneDrive. What do you mean you do not plan to address it? Seriously, it's a big flaw and making me consider DropBox instead.
I hope you do something like this. I have duplicates of so many pics and I can’t figure out why this is happening
Guillermo De Sensi commented
This requirement is at least three years old, is someone from Microsoft going to look at it and solve it sometime?
Or will we have to go to the competition?
I have merged files and generated many duplicates. This is a must requirement.
I think this needs rethinking. the worlds servers are filled with duplicate copies of files and especially photos. A routine to detect exact and similar copies of photos would make keeping a useable photo collection far easier.
Andrew Raffman commented
We now have nine copies of each picture in OneDrive (over 500MB total), and the interface is so slow it would take days of effort to correct. This should be a pri0 bug.
I got a new iPhone and currently have a ticket still open about this issue. My iPhone backup restored all my photos to my new phone. And yes, I could delete them all before turning on auto backup but why should I have to? Then onedrive isn’t a backup anymore but my primary and only storage. The techs first suggestion was to upload all subsequent phots manually - from now to eternity. NOT. This thread mentions a paid duplicate remover app but why should I need to pay $35 and go to the hassle to use when logically this functionality should be built in?
The iPhone app shouldn't be creating duplicates when migrating to a new iPhone to begin with! The app is broken!!!