Check for Possible Duplicate Media

This plugin checks all the media records in your project and compares the files linked to them looking for files which are identical it will pick up both records which are linked to the same file and to those where the names are different, but the contents are the same.

When complete it returns a result set containing the matching records.

By selecting each pair in turn, just drag over both cells, you can then select Edit>Merge Compare Records from the menu and merge the records together.

Once the process is complete, it is recommended to use the "Check for Unlinked Media" plugin to clean up any duplicate files.

V1.1 Add trap for Missing Files and report them on the Result Set.

V1.2 Add Caching of File details between runs

V1.3 Correct Issue with clearing the Cache (Thanks Mike)

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A "Must have" for me.

Found files that I had not realised were duplicates as well as the obvious duplicated census files.
The non obvious files were files I had wrongly saved by choosing the wrong file to link in the first place.
So even attached to different people, with different file names, the plugin still correctly found identical images.

John Morrison, October 5, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Ran and then came up with error message, "not enough memory. No changes have been made to data records."

Richard, April 15, 2017 at 11:08 am