18 March 2013

WinMerge: A groovy little app for comparing files and folders in Windows


I've been using Auslogics Duplicate File Finder for a couple years now to help me rein in the unintentional duplicate files that inevitably occur in my ever-growing disk spaces, and it's been a big help. But what it's not good at is helping one know what differences exist between two directories, which is often more useful information. I discovered this open source app -- WinMerge -- today and am quite impressed with it. It's lightweight and works like a champ.

​You might find it handy, if you've not already got a similar tool at your disposal.

Update: I am squealing with delight (internally) because I just learned that WinMerge not only compares two directories and their subdirectories, but it allows you to select the group of files that exist in one directory and not the other and either move or copy them over in one step. How cool is that?

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