Memo : Find duplicate files in network shares.
Do you have a share floating arround on your network that is basicaly a collection of files that realy need some sorting? But sorting that chaos would mean rebuilding that whole tree? Well you might want to try this 😉
1. Download the Swiss File Knife from SourceForge.
2. Copy the executable and put it on your desktop.
2. Copy this baby to C:\windows by typing the command underneath in run.
cmd.exe /c “copy c:\documents and settings\%username%\desktop\sfk152.exe c:\windows\sfk.exe” (xp)
cmd.exe /c “copy c:\users\%username%\desktop\sfk152.exe c:\windows\sfk.exe” (vista)
3. Open the cmd prompt by typing “cmd.exe” in the run.
4. Open or map a network location using the following command(s).
If authentication as a different user is needed your better off using this one..
net use X: \\the.server.ip.addr\ShareName\ user:domain\username UPN usernames are also allowed “/user:firstname.lastname@example.org”
5. verify that the network location is your current location “C:\ or H:\ in networks is not correct ;).
6. Run the Swiss File Knifecommand and redirect any output by using the following command.
sfk dupfind . > “C:\documents and settings\%username%\desktop\sfkoutput.txt”
Thought this is also a nice one to remember / share 😀