Author Topic: Trim off Excess Roms That Don't Have Wheel & Video Art?  (Read 506 times)

Coffee_Pyramid

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Trim off Excess Roms That Don't Have Wheel & Video Art?
« on: January 31, 2019, 07:10:42 AM »
Hi all,
I have about 600 video & wheel files and about 7,000 roms. I managed to name the video/wheel art to the rom names using FatMatch, but now I want to remove the roms that don't have any art/video files. What would be the best way to compare these 3 folders?

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Re: Trim off Excess Roms That Don't Have Wheel & Video Art?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2019, 09:40:36 AM »
In FatMatch* use artwork folder as rom, and rom as artwork - run the program at best match (should be 100% match in results which match). Ok to rename which will move the correct roms to a new folder. Move the rest of roms somewhere else (don't delete before checking) and matched roms back to its original position :D
« Last Edit: February 02, 2019, 11:02:32 AM by rand0m »

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Re: Trim off Excess Roms That Don't Have Wheel & Video Art?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2019, 03:35:34 PM »
I use an app called "Beyond Compare" and it works really well!
I use it all the time, it can match files with different extension, eg you can match mp4/png snaps/boxart/cartart against your roms.
You can then see the orphans (files that don't match to artwork) and delete them right from the app.

https://www.scootersoftware.com

Let m know how you go