I hope I have learned my lesson to cull as I go and backup as I go so that I don’t have another mess like the one I created over the last ten years. Here is what I have been doing:
First two weeks-
First a myriad of duplicates destroyed
Imported the remaining into the library
The duplicate/similar program choked
Many photos had same name, but different photos from different cameras
Sorted photos by camera
Exported photos (eight groups)
Searches for duplicates in each group
Third week (this one) Culling and more deletions.
One group almost done with first round.
This project of just photos will take another month or more depending on the time I can endure sitting at the computer.
I am finding lots of smiles and deleting the frowns. 😃