@Dezoaan Thanks, I got the sfv working now.
This might be a bit confusing but where you save the SFV file is important in relation to which files are in the list:
- Files that are on the same drive as the saved SFV file path are saved with paths relative to the save folder.
- Files that are on a different drive than the saved SFV file path are saved with full paths.
Thank you for the reply, but as an average user, it IS rather confusing for me why the location where the sfv file is saved should matter. It's especially hard to understand just from reading the two sentences.
BtW, by "same drive" do you mean an entire physical hard drive itself or just a logical partition?
I've managed to accomplish the initial goal of comparing those two folders by saving the sfv file first inside the first folder. After some more time testing and using SFV Ninja, I do have some additional questions:
There are some cases where it's not possible to save the sfv file in the exact same location as the files/folders the checksums were being generated for. For example, when reading the contents of a networked drive or an optical disk/image. The original path might be read-only. Is it absolutely necessary to save the checksum in the exact same path? Is there another way?
Also, it would be helpful to be able to export the results of the checksum comparison report as a txt or html formatted file. I've tried to directly use Ctrl + C to copy the results and paste it into notepad, but it appears the contents are not possible to copy into clipboard.