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techidave
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« on: January 09, 2009, 07:31:21 PM »

maybe a possiblity for a coding snack.  After searching DC for a simple folder compare tool and not finding one so here goes.

I am looking for a small program that will compare the contents of two folders and show me the files that make up each folder and then highlight the oddball file that shows in only one folder.  In this example, they will be .txt files but may not always be that way.

I need to transfer some folders between computers but would like to know what is different before copying.

I am just looking for a simple program, nothing fancy. 

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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009, 12:45:04 AM »

Are the following options too complicated?

- CSDiff
- WinMerge
- DiffMerge (free for single user)

Personally, I liked the CSDiff product a lot (freeware, good manual and can be expanded with CS versioning).
WinMerge I know and did not like at the time I was looking (many many many(!) moons ago).
DiffMerge is completely unknown to me.
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2009, 02:29:06 AM »

DirDiff

Directory Compare (This one is more of a backup utility)
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2009, 10:25:51 AM »

 smiley I use ViceVersa from http://www.tgrmn.com!

Very powerful, the pay versions may be overkill?
There's a freeware version at http://www.tgrmn.com/free/

Skrommel
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2009, 02:01:36 PM »

thanks for all the great links.  I will check them out.
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2009, 05:31:18 PM »

I tried them all and found out of the box, with default options, ViceVersa Free wins hands down.  Some of the others had more capabilities that I didn't need.  At least, not at this time.

This tool will come in very handy and I plan on adding to my list of default software that I install on my own computers.
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