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March 29, 2011
9:54 AM
kullanici
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Hi,

 

I am looking for
program which will compare two directories to identify duplicates and
differences. I understand earlier windows version of WinDiff
was published but not compatible for Vista. I did research in MS
support communities and etc but lost my confidence in finding a MS
solution. Do you guys/gals know any program you would recommend from
experience?

 

Thank you in advance. Also, please
forgive me if this has been discussed here previously. I used13 the
search forum tool to see whether this topic was mentioned and didn’t
see it.

March 29, 2011
2:09 PM
jayesstee
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@kullanici:  A simple freeware program called FreeCommander (http://www.freecommander.com/fc_downl_en.htm) is an old fashioned filemanager which can display different directories in separate veiwing panes (panels) and compare (same name) files for differences in size and date of last change.  Note you need to download both the setup and the help file(s) from the referenced site.
Incidently, the FreeCommander help file under “Settings”, states:
      “You can configure an external file comparison program (like i.e. ExamDiff,
WinMerge, TextDiff, CSDiff) which is used to compare the contents of
two files (typically on a text level).”
I have not followed these up, but if they are stand-alone programs (i.e. not plug-ins), then these may do what you want.  Worth a Google, I would think.
Anyway, put up a post on how you get on, it might help someone else.  Smile

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March 29, 2011
4:24 PM
kullanici
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Thank you Jay, at a first look, reviews are pretty positive for the freecommander.  I will give it a try and share my views afterward.  However, disclaimer here, I am pretty modest in comparison to many of you who appear to be very advanced on computer matters.

August 22, 2011
12:32 PM
jayesstee
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Hi kullanici,

I just found this reference to an app. called: “DiffMerge”.  This looks as if it can do a file compare and much more. 

Might be worth a look at:  http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/diffmerge-can-compare-2-files-folders-and-merge-3-files-into-one/#more-70156 

As before, put up a post on how you get on, it might help someone else.  Smile

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