Provide a way to remove duplicate files throughout a folder and all sub folders
I have a user who copied all the content in multiple folders some how and created duplicate files everywhere in the folder structure. All the duplicate files had a (1) at the end but also had a few files with (email address) at the end as well. Not sure why the (email address) showed up at the end, over the (1).
Never the less, I need a way as an admin or even a user to search for all duplicate files, within a folder/sub folders, and allow me to find all files with *(1) and provide me the list of files without the folder structure in one list. Then provide me an option to select all duplicate files and uncheck a few if necessary with a click delete option.
This could save us a lot of wasted time going into every folder and deleting duplicate files manually.
Use Case 01: Two users create the same folder unknowingly with the same content, plus additional unique content, then want to merge the (2) folders but remove duplicate sub-folders and files, while maintaining the unique content.
Use Case 02: A user accidentally copies a folder into another location, and users continue to add new content separately to each folder location. Over time the folders become more unique from one another, and need to be mergerd back together without duplicating sub-folders and files.
I'm guessing that has to be done by file name and time stamp but not sure what the best approach would be.