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Author Topic: Compare 2 files and list differences...  (Read 4810 times)
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« on: May 15, 2010, 05:57:49 PM »

I need a program that would take 2 folders (say A&B) and compare everything in them...Then list what file "A" has that "B" doesn't have
and vice-verse...If all is the same just say...No Diff.???  Something like that...

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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2010, 06:43:48 PM »

WinMerge?
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2010, 07:11:38 PM »

Take a look at CSDiff. I found it pretty unique among freeware in that you can compare folders, then drill down to compare files. Also instead of showing the files side by side, you can choose to show it as the old file marked up, in a style similar to Microsoft Word, to show the changes required to create the new file.
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2010, 09:13:08 PM »

most file-managers would have this covered but for a single-purpose tool, i second ewemoa's suggestion.

btw, mouser did a comprehensive review for compare tools some time back. do take a look.

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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2010, 11:11:15 PM »

Thanks for the quick answer folks..I'll check them all out...
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2010, 11:23:30 PM »

Total Commander will do this if you are looking for a general purpose tool that does this.

Beyond Compare will also do this if you are looking for a single purpose tool that does this.

(Oddly enough, they are both roughly the same price, although TC has free lifetime updates & BC doesn't.)
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2010, 10:14:03 AM »

+1 for Total Commander.  I also have a license for ExamDiff Pro; I personally only used it for file differences, but it will compare and synchronize directores as well.
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2010, 11:15:05 AM »

+1 for Beyond Compare
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2010, 05:12:29 AM »

Compare++ is good. The folder comparison is so fast.
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I am sales representative of Compare++, any question, you can ask me. Thanks a lot.
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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2010, 07:45:21 AM »

I might just point out that the above poster, liuxin4335, has just joined the forum and has posted four messages, all promoting Compare++.  I don't know whether this person has a connection to the software, but he has gone to the trouble of finding some old threads just to push this app.
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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2010, 08:02:58 AM »

I might just point out that the above poster, liuxin4335, has just joined the forum and has posted four messages, all promoting Compare++.  I don't know whether this person has a connection to the software, but he has gone to the trouble of finding some old threads just to push this app.

i too posed the question to him here.
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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2010, 06:51:11 PM »

@liuxin4335: thanks for clarifying your position.
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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2010, 04:43:08 PM »

I just grabbed this screenshot off the CSDiff web site.
I really like the friendly view file comparison, this is what I was calling "Microsoft Word" tracking style (although Microsoft probably didn't invent it).

CSDiff has not been updated since 2005, however, so I'd like to reconsider what's out there. Do any of the others above have this feature?
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