what to do with duplicate files

  metamorph 18:58 19 Mar 2004

i have been using system mechenic to clean and tidy my computer, problem is its found 294MB in 4112 duplicate files. how do i know which to keep and which to remove?. my hard drive is partitioned in 2 and apart from a bacup file is empty can i just dump them all in a folder in there or will this stop things working? alot are from my childrens sims game
some say program files some WINNT system32 files, any advice would be great

  metamorph 19:04 19 Mar 2004

there are also alot of service pack files

  metamorph 19:25 19 Mar 2004

have rescanned excluding the WINNT folder,
this time came back with 84MB of duplicates,
this time their mostly games files netscape, adobe, mozilla, internet explorer, symantec etc,

Delete them shall I!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  metamorph 20:31 19 Mar 2004

ok thanx

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