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Standard User Schrodingers_Cat
(experienced) Fri 07-Mar-14 15:17:37
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Wanted : A Tool For Comparing Directories


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I don't use RAID, I just directly back up important directories to a backup disk. Having noticed some file loss and data corruption recently, I want to be certain this is not being copied to my backups. So I need some sort of tool that will compare the content of directories and tell me what files are different. Preferably a freebie.
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Fri 07-Mar-14 18:26:02
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Re: Wanted : A Tool For Comparing Directories


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http://winmerge.org/ Any good?


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Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 07-Mar-14 18:38:18
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I use Beyond compare from

http://www.scootersoftware.com/

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Standard User JPL
(committed) Sat 08-Mar-14 10:15:42
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Re: Wanted : A Tool For Comparing Directories


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WinDiff is the best tool for comparing directories; it can be downloaded as part of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 32-bit Support Tools. It works fine on Win 7 64-bit.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx...

DiffMerge, WinMerge, etc. are designed principally to compare different versions of program source files and the like.

JPL
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 08-Mar-14 15:41:47
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The easy cheap way is to use a Command Window to issue the commands:
DIR directory_n /a/s >textfile_n
for each dir and then compare the textfiles.

Other than that WINDIFF is the way to go.

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Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Mon 10-Mar-14 09:07:40
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Re: Wanted : A Tool For Comparing Directories


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In reply to a post by BatBoy:
http://winmerge.org/ Any good?
That's what I use. It needs a few options tweaking but otherwise a very good tool.

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