Windows 10: How to compare directories ?

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  1. How to compare directories ?


    Good morning all I would like to compare two directories to see what files are in one directory but not in the other. Is this possible in Win10 ? In case I need third party software I would like to know what is your favorite tool to do this job. Thanks Lee

    :)
     
    GeneralLee01, May 4, 2021
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  2. 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/


    How to compare directories ? [​IMG]


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

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, May 5, 2021
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  3. Drone Win User
    Directory Size Utility

    First of all nice utility, Mindweaver!
    Second of all, it's so nice to see that this section ain't dead.

    I have a few questions/suggestions, maybe you'd want to see ...
    • maybe you rename Get Folder button caption to something more intuitive? Add Folder, Get Folder Size, Check Folder Size or something like that?
    • Could you add subfolder files to the right pane? (it can be a tickbox with include sub dirs)
    • maybe you also add export list to excel?
    • there's delete file button maybe you add delete folder button too?
    • and finally maybe you can add UP button for directories?
     
    Drone, May 5, 2021
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  4. How to compare directories ?

    Directory Size Utility

    New! Directory Size Utility BETA v1.1

    New features!
    • New button icons!
    • New Total selected directory size!
    • Made the Exit button text bigger!
    Download here
     
    Mindweaver, May 5, 2021
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