Duplicates between SD and disk

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alobo
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Duplicates between SD and disk

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I normally copy files (mostly photos) from an SD to a disk and then organize these files on different folders. I sometimes delete
the files from the SD once copied, but not always. Also, sometimes I forget to copy from the SD to the disk. I want to use Duplicate cleaner
to compare files in the SD to files in the drive across folders so that I can identify any file that has not been copied, or,
identify all files that have been copied and then delete those. Note I do not want to identify duplicate files
within the disk, just want to compare those in the SD.
How should I set the options in Duplicate Cleaner?
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DigitalVolcano
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Re: Duplicates between SD and disk

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Try using the Wizard for comparing disks ("Compare drives or folders to find missing or changed files"). This will also give you an idea of the settings.
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Re: Duplicates between SD and disk

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Tried, thanks. Some doubts:
1.Should the SD go as "A" and the disk to "B", or the reverse? Or it just does not matter? Note I am not interested on duplicates within the disk (in this particular case, which will be very common).
2. What do I have to do to display duplicated files in the SD only, and delete those files making sure the disk is not touched?
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Re: Duplicates between SD and disk

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SD would be 'B' (i.e. the drive that you are trying to compare to the other drives/folders to find missing files). The missing files on 'A' will show in the 'Remaing/unique' tab.

Always back up first!

2, Not sure what you mean exactly, but you can protect a drive or folder from deletion by setting it to 'Protected' in the 'Folders to search' pane.
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