Duplicate MP3s

I think a lot of people at this point have very large amounts of MP3s, and since iPods have become so widespread every person has a large collection. I know a lot of people with more MP3s then myself and they do enjoy using iTunes. I for one detest iTunes because of what it does to your system, and even when you uninstall it, you can feel the damn thing still hanging on, but there are alternatives though. But this isn’t exactly about my dislike of iTunes, but a problem I am facing due to have stored my music in so many different locations over the years I now have duplicates of songs within folders, duplicate after duplicate, sometimes their are three of four versions of the same song just by going a few folders into it. I previously didn’t have a system of organizing but at this point I do have a system that works. My problem is with all the files of the past, and how you are supposed to clean them up.

I have found a lot of programs which find duplicates and present them to you to clean them up. There are so many I am confused as to which one to go with, and some of them have to be purchased yet I don’t even know how they good they are even with their features.

Different ways of searching these files are by filename, CRC32, and byte by byte. Some do these searches or have limited kinds, but I’m still confused as to which one to go with to help clean up my files.

Softwares:

Duplicate File Finder

List of Other Softwares