can anyone recommend a file manager that will do a simple byte comparison of two files ?
Do you mean, a built-in "diff" tool? If you do, Total Commander has it. You can compare as binary, or not (i.e. as text).
well, in DOpus you can synch folder contents by doing a "byte comparision"
I actually dont want to have to look at text & compare it (or even know where the differences are) - I just want to know if they're the same or not
If the two files are identical, you don't have to look at the text. Total Commander just pops up a little box that says "Compare - The two files are identical! [OK]"
You can make it do CRC/md5 checks as well, but you'd have to examine the results.
Maybe I should just ask DonL seeing as I have XYPlorer liscence...
Please do. I have a license too, and would like to know if that sort of feature is available or planned.
Would you find a duplicate finder helpful? If you don't already have a favourite, try the excellent Double Killer
by Jan Schlüter, who posts here on DC sometimes.