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Can I delete duplicate files, even if they are in separate directories

I just ran a utility that finds duplicate files. The names and sizes are exactly the same, but each are in different directories. Can I delete all dups that are in these different directories?? What if a program/code calls for a file in a absolute path and it doesn't find it. Is code that smart these days that it will look in another location?

for example, qfe.exe is found in multiple files.

c:\DELL\drivers\R147115\gfe.exe
c:\DELL\drivers\R153908\HDAQFE\win2k_xp\us\gfe.exe
c:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\HDAQFE\win2k_xp\us\gfe.exe

I know the answer may seem obvious, but I thought I'd better ask that to create havoc on my computer....

thanks for your advice!
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  1. tampagirl said:
    I just ran a utility that finds duplicate files. The names and sizes are exactly the same, but each are in different directories. Can I delete all dups that are in these different directories?? What if a program/code calls for a file in a absolute path and it doesn't find it. Is code that smart these days that it will look in another location?

    for example, qfe.exe is found in multiple files.

    c:\DELL\drivers\R147115\gfe.exe
    c:\DELL\drivers\R153908\HDAQFE\win2k_xp\us\gfe.exe
    c:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\HDAQFE\win2k_xp\us\gfe.exe

    I know the answer may seem obvious, but I thought I'd better ask that to create havoc on my computer....

    thanks for your advice!


    Simple. - You are dealing with system files - Leave the duplicates Alone !
  2. Awesome! Thanks so much for your quick response. I'll leave them alone.


    Merry Christmas.
  3. tampagirl said:
    Awesome! Thanks so much for your quick response. I'll leave them alone.


    Merry Christmas.

    Same to you, and your's !
  4. Yes there is no such problem of separate directories you can easily remove the duplicate files but use a good duplicate file deleter that really works.
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