03-17-2014, 08:54 AM
pendlewitch, I have laughing at myself after reading your solution...ashamed at myself! I switched to iMac last year and had just about 'unlearned' all my Windows power user knowledge, so what you suggest was something I just plain did not think about.
I reorganized the folders in Documents and in Pictures (over 100 GB of images, video, and word-processing files) recently and my sync software used with my portable drive was overwhelmed.
I ended up with over 160 GB of duplicates and MacPaw's Gemini is overwhelmed and I can't wait until they implement the fix in their next update.
What was driving me nuts was how to merge the folders, since Mavericks (OS X 10.9.2 to be exact) won't merge if their is one real duplicate file...and I have many!
Your solution is so practical and simple, I kick myself for even buying Gemini (a duplicate finder app).
God Save the British and their practical approach to Mac computing!
Thanks, and you will ever be my hero on this Forum, my friend.