If you create duplicates of files or folders in File Explorer, Backup tab or third-party programs, you will get a set of items named "File - Copy.ext", "File - Copy (2).ext" or even without the word "Copy" simply "File (2).ext". It's a good habit to create backup copies of the current state of a game, the so-called SaveGame folder, if only to be able to transfer it to another machine if needed. These items can sometimes get quite large, and the number of duplicates can quickly run into the dozens. To make some space you would like to simply delete the oldest ones, but if you do that, the numbering starts again from 1 and you lose the time line.
This is where Duplicate Truncator can help: Instead of deleting the items, it simply sets their sizes to zero. File contents are deleted, folders are emptied. This trick keeps the numbering and yet you have freed up some drive space.
- The stamp 'Last Modification' of the truncated items will remain unchanged. This guarantees that the order of the items stays the same if the File Explorer window is sorted according to this column.
- In a non-English Windows, duplicates are searched in local language and if there are none also in English. The format for finding duplicates in local language can be set in the settings.
- You can activate Duplicate Truncator also by right-clicking on one of the duplicates of the series in File Explorer or also from a command line.