Difficulty comparing folder contents

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reddwarf4ever
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Difficulty comparing folder contents

#1 Post by reddwarf4ever » 26.08.2022, 19:09

I am sure i am missing something I have a folder and subfolder with JPG files, i have another folder also with JPG files, I suspect that many on folder 1 are duplicates of some on folder 2

I select the teo folders Left and Right, then chose View plain view files, then folder compare, but it just reverts back to showing the folders again, i tried compare initially with the folders before expanding them but nothing happened

help would be greatly appreciated thanks

horst.epp
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Re: Difficulty comparing folder contents

#2 Post by horst.epp » 27.08.2022, 12:01

In the actual FC version its easy.
Left and right side in the starting dirs
Menu Folder / Synchronize
Fill out your criteria and hit the Compare button.

Btw. why don't you upgrade to a newer FC version ?
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reddwarf4ever
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Re: Difficulty comparing folder contents

#3 Post by reddwarf4ever » 27.08.2022, 14:23

Thanks
Clicking on synchronise to do a comparison is scary, I wouldn’t know what that would do, it could have messed up my folders, I don’t want them synchronised. Seems an odd step Tom get to get to compare. I could upgrade, but like all such utility programs, I only use them once in a blue moon.

Thank you

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Re: Difficulty comparing folder contents

#4 Post by horst.epp » 27.08.2022, 16:34

reddwarf4ever wrote: 27.08.2022, 14:23 Thanks
Clicking on synchronise to do a comparison is scary, I wouldn’t know what that would do, it could have messed up my folders, I don’t want them synchronised. Seems an odd step Tom get to get to compare. I could upgrade, but like all such utility programs, I only use them once in a blue moon.

Thank you
It doesn't do anything automatically
and you can change what to do on the compare results.
Its a simple and reliable way to compare folder contents.
You can of course also use a free tool like WinMerge and add it as a FC favorite.
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Re: Difficulty comparing folder contents

#5 Post by reddwarf4ever » 27.08.2022, 23:23

Yes I know that now….but so often a button is provided which says some command, and just does it, other times it may have a box with options…..that’s why I’m reluctant to click on something, that I’m not sure of the reaction…..thank you

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