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Old 02-06-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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Found duplicates - but how to remove?

I have 7000 plus books and used the find duplicates to find all the duplicates, but not I cant seem to find a way to remove them automatically. Do I have to go line by line to remove them?

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Old 02-06-2012, 06:05 PM   #2
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I have 7000 plus books and used the find duplicates to find all the duplicates, but not I cant seem to find a way to remove them automatically. Do I have to go line by line to remove them?

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Yes (or merge them if they are different formats that you want to keep)
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:34 AM   #3
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you can use the control key to select multiple books.
Hold control and click on books.
I usually look at them first to see which I want to keep and if possible I merge but if you are in a big hurry then the control key method will make it faster.

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Old 02-07-2012, 06:40 AM   #4
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Sometimes it can be useful to mark all the books, ie a column tick or something.
Then restrict the sort to that.
Then you can sort again on size or format, date etc, to make selecting books (Shift+Click) easier but it really depends on the books

Make sure you know the short cut keys for advancing to the next entry in the duplicate plugin, as that can also speed things up if doing it that way.

Don't forget to try the fuzzy search and other options, as you probably have more duplicates than you think
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:19 PM   #5
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This is really a mess. I would think that the binary duplicate options would be fine but I was hoping the list would allow me to search and then just delete all the dups.

Thanks guys, time to spend two days getting my library back to normal.

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Old 02-07-2012, 10:22 PM   #8
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I just cleaned out a load of duplicates this evening, and I can guarantee if there had been an easier / more automatic way to clear out the dupes, I would have erred badly. The "bad" ones were not the ones I thought they'd be.
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