Duplicate Values that are not exact match

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I have an excel file with names I need to clean up. I started with using conditional formatting to highlight all duplicate values and deleted the duplicates. There are still duplicates in the file that don't share the exact name. For example, there's one cell called "Blackline Safety", and another called "Blackline Safety Corp". These are duplicates, but I don't know how to do it without looking manually. Is there any way to get excel to find the duplicates like that?



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Thank you. I'll give that shot.


As variant you may try Fuzzy join in Power Query which could give something like


but that takes time to play with parameters.

Any Fuzzy tool won't give absolutely correct result, it's with some probability. We may improve result with options, but in any cased it shall be reviewed finally.