Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2012 8:29 PM (in response to dsmithhhi)
Why do you think that you have duplicate files? You can just open your Applications folder and look at your apps and decide yourself on the apps you don't use and no longer need. If they come with an uninstaller, use that. If they don't, use the free AppCleaner to delete the apps and any auxilary files.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 7:00 AM (in response to clintonfrombirmingham)
Looking into the Applications folder will absolutley NOT give him any idea as to how many times each application has been accesses, that's a waste of the Internet saying what you said. Apple has built into iTunes play count for each song, but not into the Finder unfortunately. I am not aware of anyway of tracking how many times each file has been opened, other than some kludgy unix tools. But they are not very user-friendly I warn you now! There are tools that can track EVERY file that the system opens or uses, thus there are tools that can keep track of how many times this has happened for a given file. You'll have to Google around for it though, sorry, I don't know the specific name.
Apple has done a crappy job of providing useful tools within the Finder, as usual
Finding duplicates? The only solution I know is again a unix one. Look at the two tools called ls and diff. ls gives you a directory listing, and diff compares two files and shows you the difference. So you could use ls to dump the contents of a folder (directory) into a text file, and then run it again for another folder into another text file and then use diff to compare the two text files. Simple? It's not intuitive, it's not efficient, it'll waste your whole day, that's what unix is all about, but it's doable. There might be much more efficient methods, I simply don't know them. Sorry.
Apple has failed again with their friendly OS