Delete identical duplicate folders?

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Anon
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Delete identical duplicate folders?

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I searched in the forum, but cannot find a solution.

I have literally hundreds of thousands of files, consisting of a lifetime of backups of old computers; not just mine, but other family members of well. With every new backup, it includes the old backup, so lots of files are in duplicate/triplicate/quadruplicate.
To make things more complicated, some are from different time zones, so while the files are otherwise identical, the created/modified time can be off.

Rather than searching for individual files, is there a way to search for duplicate folders with identical content? That will get rid of the bulk, and make it easier to then compare remaining files.

Thanks!
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DigitalVolcano
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Re: Delete identical duplicate folders?

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If you search for exact file duplicates: Regular Mode - Same Content, with no other criteria, it should display a list of fully matching folders in the 'Duplicate folders' tab after the scan is complete. This is a good place to start - you can mark entire folder structures for deletion from here.
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