Windows 10: Directory / Folder compare program

Discus and support Directory / Folder compare program in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi there Has anybody got a link to either a Windows or Linux Directory / Folder compare program ? I just want a SIMPLE program that simply lists... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by jimbo45, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. jimbo45 Win User

    Directory / Folder compare program


    Hi there

    Has anybody got a link to either a Windows or Linux Directory / Folder compare program ?

    I just want a SIMPLE program that simply lists Files in A that don't exist in B and Files in B that don't exist in A. No Syncing etc etc required.

    I don't want contents of files compared or any of the other stuff these sorts of programs seem to have -- just a Bog standard NAME comparison -- don't care about dates / file sizes etc etc --just a simple list of Files in A that aren't in B and files in B that aren't in A. Just a NAME compare -- nothing else.

    Should be simple but all the one's I've looked for want to compare File contents too --if say you are running through a whole list of music mp3's or DVD iso's this will take a long time !!!! as a file contents compare would then have to read sector by sector !!!!.

    A CLI would do if there isn't a GUI around.

    Edit -- Found the answer --really neat one is kdiff3 in Linux (you need the KDE desktop though) - extremely quick amd flexible -- was already installed on my sytem/


    Directory / Folder compare program [​IMG]


    I think there used to be a built in windows program windiff but I think that's gone now,

    Cheers
    jimbo

    :)
     
    jimbo45, Apr 6, 2016
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  2. DonBozman Win User

    Unable to free up drive space

    Have done the disk cleanup. download folder and delivery optimization folder are empty. Size of Software Distribution is not comparatively large.

    The backup folders (multiple) are subfolders of SystemRecovery folder which is not under Windows. It is in root directory.
     
    DonBozman, Apr 6, 2016
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  3. Windows 10 & SSD's?

    Hi Martin,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    Any hidden directory is to be tampered with caution. And just like the Windows directory, there may be files in the Program Data directory that are safe to delete, but it is best to leave the directory alone if you do not know what to delete.

    If you insist on deleting any file or folder from the directory, make sure you know what it is you are deleting.

    1) Does it show any error when you try to delete folder?

    Program Data folder is like the Local Settings folder in Windows 10, it's not for deleting, it cotains the setting of your installed programs. Any missed files in that directory it could lead to non-working programs.

    Let us know the status of the issue.

    Thanks.
     
    Anil Madishetty, Apr 6, 2016
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