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Removal of (all kind of) duplicate files

For the removal of duplicate files (exactly the same) I use “fdupes /rdN .”.
Works super fast and reliable.
For the others (different file sizes and MD5 signatures) I then use SongKong.

fdupes is fine for identical fields, but much harder to find duplicates when different formats or even different audio, this is why we have a number of choices to make regarding what is a duplicate

That is correct. I use fdupes for 100% identical files, regardless of whether they are music files or others, so that SongKong no longer has to deal with them. For tag-based searches, SongKong is my first choice.