External program for folder comparison

Discussion and questions - donor version.
Post Reply
Message
Author
mauri_va
Posts: 18
Joined: 17.11.2013, 16:25

External program for folder comparison

#1 Post by mauri_va » 18.08.2017, 08:53

Hi there!
Searched here bufind nothing...
Is possible to use an external program for folder comparison?
Is easy to set this for files comparison, but I don't know how to do this for folder...
Thanks!

horst.epp
Posts: 139
Joined: 15.11.2008, 19:18

Re: External program for folder comparison

#2 Post by horst.epp » 18.08.2017, 17:43

You can't define an external program for folder comparison
but its easy to define a favorite toolbar entry for any program you like.
I'm using Beyond Compare for example.

mauri_va
Posts: 18
Joined: 17.11.2013, 16:25

Re: External program for folder comparison

#3 Post by mauri_va » 18.08.2017, 22:04

Thank you for the answer.
Can you explain how you use beyond compare?
Many thanks!

m-a-r-k
Posts: 49
Joined: 03.06.2013, 18:43

Re: External program for folder comparison

#4 Post by m-a-r-k » 19.08.2017, 14:48

There's no better than Beyond Compare for disk, file and folder comparison.

In FreeCommander I have a Favourite Tool set up to call Beyond Compare with the Parameters "%LeftSel% %RightSel%". I have a folder or disk or file in both panes selected and then click on the toolbar button. Beyond Compare opens up and compares the 2 items.
You could also have parameters such as "%ActivSel%" for two files selected in the same pane. Depends on how you work.

mauri_va
Posts: 18
Joined: 17.11.2013, 16:25

Re: External program for folder comparison

#5 Post by mauri_va » 21.08.2017, 07:58

Thank you for your answer!
I added a new toolbar with a Beyond Compare button and all works as expected.
However the new toolbar (with a single button) is on a second row under the "standard" toolbar. There is a way to add the new toolbar on the same row as the standard toolbar? Or can I create a single button with the same behaviour (without create a new tollbar) and add this button somewhere in the standard toolbar?
I know that this is "basic" Freecommander functions, but I can know how...

User avatar
ralfso
Posts: 669
Joined: 31.10.2007, 17:21
Location: Gifhorn, Germany

Re: External program for folder comparison

#6 Post by ralfso » 21.08.2017, 10:40

Right click on toolbar
> chose "customize favorite toolbars..."
> tab "General options"
> select "Integrate favorite toolbars with action toolbar"


added question:
is it right that the commercial version of "Beyond Compare" is meant?
I think if you don't want to use FC-internal Synchronize ther are a lot of open source or freeware alternatives
(e.g. https://www.netzwelt.de/alternative-zu/ ... mpare.html)
Regards
Ralf

Win10 (64-bit), Intel i7-2600 (3,4 GHz), 8 GB Ram, 2x2000 GB HD, NVIDIA GeForce 545

mauri_va
Posts: 18
Joined: 17.11.2013, 16:25

Re: External program for folder comparison

#7 Post by mauri_va » 21.08.2017, 11:26

ralfso wrote:
21.08.2017, 10:40
Right click on toolbar
> chose "customize favorite toolbars..."
> tab "General options"
> select "Integrate favorite toolbars with action toolbar"
Thank you for your answer!
I'm using FreeCommander XE 2017 Build 753 64-bit, but I can't find the option "Integrate favorite toolbars with action toolbar"...
http://imgur.com/a/viTyG
ralfso wrote:
21.08.2017, 10:40
added question:
is it right that the commercial version of "Beyond Compare" is meant?
I think if you don't want to use FC-internal Synchronize ther are a lot of open source or freeware alternatives
(e.g. https://www.netzwelt.de/alternative-zu/ ... mpare.html)
I used a trial version of Beyond Compare only for testing, but I don't like the folder comparision in this tool.
Looking for another good software (free is better!). Thank you for suggestions!

Timon
Posts: 649
Joined: 13.09.2012, 06:51

Re: External program for folder comparison

#8 Post by Timon » 21.08.2017, 12:16

Thank you for your answer!
I'm using FreeCommander XE 2017 Build 753 64-bit, but I can't find the option "Integrate favorite toolbars with action toolbar"...
You opened Define actions toolbar. But you need to use Favorite tools edit (Shift-Ctrl-Y).

mauri_va
Posts: 18
Joined: 17.11.2013, 16:25

Re: External program for folder comparison

#9 Post by mauri_va » 21.08.2017, 13:54

Timon wrote:
21.08.2017, 12:16
Thank you for your answer!
I'm using FreeCommander XE 2017 Build 753 64-bit, but I can't find the option "Integrate favorite toolbars with action toolbar"...
You opened Define actions toolbar. But you need to use Favorite tools edit (Shift-Ctrl-Y).
My mistake! Thank you!

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests