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jmrdc

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I have 105,005+ dupes after a server change
« on: April 05, 2024, 12:19:36 am »

Long story short...Lots of things were re-copied in folders, after a server change,
yada.  Is there some way of, short of manually, reduce the clicks to get the duplicates to delete?
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Re: I have 105,005+ dupes after a server change
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2024, 04:44:24 am »

In among the MC provided Smartlists you should find one called "Audio -- Task -- Possible duplicates" that will provide you with a list of every track that has a duplicate. The list will contain 2 entries for each Duplicated Track.

Make a note of the what is in the box  alongside "Modify Results" Rule  "Only Duplicates" entry then set up anther Smartlist using the "Audio -- Task -- Possible duplicates" Smartist as the input and set up a "Modify Results"  Rule selecting "Remove duplicates of" from the dropdown and list and put the same value in the 2nd box to the one that is in the "Audio -- Task -- Possible duplicates" Smartlist.

When you run it you should get a list containing 1 copy of the Duplicated Tracks, check to make sure the total number of files is 50% of the number of tracks from the first list.
Once you are certain the list only contains 1 entry for each duplicated track select all the tracks and delete them.

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Re: I have 105,005+ dupes after a server change
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2024, 07:14:46 am »

They're probably in different locations.  So sorting by location.  Or search for the location you want to remove, then delete.
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jmrdc

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Re: I have 105,005+ dupes after a server change
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2024, 05:54:08 pm »

I think I'm going to try this way from ET after I checked Jim's selection and they're all in their proper folders - thanks Jim.
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jmrdc

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Re: I have 105,005+ dupes after a server change
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2024, 06:28:20 pm »

In among the MC provided Smartlists you should find one called "Audio -- Task -- Possible duplicates" that will provide you with a list of every track that has a duplicate. The list will contain 2 entries for each Duplicated Track.

Make a note of the what is in the box  alongside "Modify Results" Rule  "Only Duplicates" entry then set up anther Smartlist using the "Audio -- Task -- Possible duplicates" Smartist as the input and set up a "Modify Results"  Rule selecting "Remove duplicates of" from the dropdown and list and put the same value in the 2nd box to the one that is in the "Audio -- Task -- Possible duplicates" Smartlist.

When you run it you should get a list containing 1 copy of the Duplicated Tracks, check to make sure the total number of files is 50% of the number of tracks from the first list.
Once you are certain the list only contains 1 entry for each duplicated track select all the tracks and delete them.

So, two different Smartlists?
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Re: I have 105,005+ dupes after a server change
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2024, 01:47:50 am »

In among the MC provided Smartlists you should find one called "Audio -- Task -- Possible duplicates" that will provide you with a list of every track that has a duplicate. The list will contain 2 entries for each Duplicated Track.

Make a note of the what is in the box  alongside "Modify Results" Rule  "Only Duplicates" entry then set up anther Smartlist using the "Audio -- Task -- Possible duplicates" Smartist as the input and set up a "Modify Results"  Rule selecting "Remove duplicates of" from the dropdown and list and put the same value in the 2nd box to the one that is in the "Audio -- Task -- Possible duplicates" Smartlist.

When you run it you should get a list containing 1 copy of the Duplicated Tracks, check to make sure the total number of files is 50% of the number of tracks from the first list.
Once you are certain the list only contains 1 entry for each duplicated track select all the tracks and delete them.

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Re: I have 105,005+ dupes after a server change
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2024, 12:02:48 am »

They're probably in different locations.  So sorting by location.  Or search for the location you want to remove, then delete.

Jim, as always, you were correct.  It moved files to a "-1" extension.  Thanks again
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