More is not good ...
I did a clean install of Win7. I'm happy with it, but only time will tell if I feel as confident with it as I did with XPpro.
Yes, I did "take ownership" of My Docs. I am trying to keep the C: as lean as possible insofar as I made it rather small thinking of the old days when Win would only recognize a partition of a small size. So took ownership and tried to relocate My Docs in a larger partition (D
of my primary drive. I can see where that might result in some duplications.
I am trying to move everything that is static to the large 1Tb "book" and leave max room for working stuff, and in my eagerness to do an absolutely clean install of Win7, I moved everything
to the Book. I thought I might have more duplications than necessary, so I was going to check and clean stuff up as I had time. I started with Drive C: since that holds the OS. I employed Glary Utilities dup finder to see how I liked it, and I also used Duplicate Finder. Dup Finder scanned all
files: 92117, and found 17243 groups of duplicates for a total of 40,958 duplications. This seems a bit huge to me.
On the other hand, Glary Utilities scanned only the common files like .avi .mpg .wmv .wma .mp3 .wav .mid .m3u .zip .rar .txt .rtf .doc .xls .wri .pdf .gif .jpg .bmp .png .exe and .odt for nearly the entire list. It scanned 16578 files and found 2950 duplicates. This doesn't seem quite so extreme.
I have attached a .jpg of the relative sizes of my partitions and drives. Maybe this will be some help. I also rarred-up a .xls file that lists about half of the duplicates ... this will be a certain help to the discerning eye in diagnosing my problem (he rashly hoped).
Perhaps, as the Digerati suggests, I am merely being too effing fastidious. But, man, those dup figures seem mighty high.