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  • Duplicate Database files in Directory

    Good morning,

    Can someone tells me where the duplicate databases come from.
    For instance I have an application "Database for registre" in a directory on which I have been working quite a lot from a network NT station.

    Now I find some duplicate databases such as:

    Database(1) for Registre
    Database(2) for Registre
    Database(3) for Registre
    In the same directory I have also a DBF file called "Commandes" which is also duplicated the same way.

    Is it because I have been editing the tables separately ?

    Should I remove those duplicate files?

    Thanks you in advance for your usual cooperation.


    PS: What would I do without this board, it is my life line.Thanks again to everyone replying to my requests.

  • #2
    RE: Duplicate Database files in Directory

    Hi J-P,

    "Is it because I have been editing the tables separately?"

    Do you mean you were editing them outside of Alpha5, in Windows Explorer, par example? This is risky unless you are sure about what you are doing.

    Perhaps the database dictionary is corrupt. Compact the database and see if it helps.

    I wouldn't delete anything yet.

    Bill Hanigsberg


    • #3
      RE: Duplicate Database files in Directory

      Thanks Bill for your reply,

      I was editing the table with A5V4 . What I did, I opened the Tables alone without opening the Database itself.

      I did compact and it does seem to cause any problem except it may be confusing when you look at the directory files.

      I will not do anything for now.

      Thanks again for taking the time to reply.



      • #4
        Re: Duplicate Database files in Directory

        Here is a tool to find and remove duplicates with an accuracy in a minute, Duplicate File Finder, helped me to find and delete duplicate files and folders from the PC, it has great features that allow you to select the file before deleting them or move.


        • #5
          Re: Duplicate Database files in Directory

          Here is a good tool to find and delete duplicate files