Finding identical items

To find items that are identical to an item you’ve already found, use the Duplication Fingerprint metadata field in an advanced search.

To find identical items:

  1. Find the duplication fingerprint of your item

  2. In Query Builder, search for that fingerprint

    Duplication Fingerprint search in Query Builder

Alternatively, for a specific set of files you can export the URI of the file and their duplication fingerprint and run a script or Excel pivot table using the duplication fingerprint.


NOW Privacy creates a duplication fingerprint based on the content of the item it ingests.

If it has extracted a significant amount of text (more than 1000 characters) from the file it uses that text to calculate a fingerprint. Otherwise it uses the entire content of the original file.

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