How to compare folders?

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vitar
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How to compare folders?

Post by vitar » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:58 pm

Hello!
Is there a way to compare folders using XnView? So far I didn't manage to open two instances of the Browser, thus I have to use Total Commander or just Windows folders side by side.
Thanks.

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Re: How to compare folders?

Post by Peter2 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:27 pm

vitar wrote:... So far I didn't manage to open two instances of the Browser, ...
:?: :?:
Have you disabled

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"Options - Category: General - Tab: Operations - First command: Only one instance"
vitar wrote:...I have to use Total Commander ...
Good idea.
vitar wrote:....or just Windows folders side by side....
Maybe not a good idea.
You could also use Winmerge (freeware): http://winmerge.org/?lang=en

IMHO compare folders / synchronization could be a rather complex thing, and this is always the point where I would say:
Where is the separation between an "Image Tool" and a "File Manager"? Maybe this feature belongs to specialized file tools. But this is only my personal opinion.

Peter
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vitar
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Re: How to compare folders?

Post by vitar » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:40 pm

Peter2 wrote: Have you disabled

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"Options - Category: General - Tab: Operations - First command: Only one instance"
Thanks! Good idea, I forgot about it. I was trying to open two browsers inside the main window.
Peter2 wrote:
vitar wrote:...I have to use Total Commander ...
Good idea.
Unfortunately TC builds thumbnails very slowly, thus it is not very convenient for visual comparison.
Peter2 wrote:IMHO compare folders / synchronization could be a rather complex thing, and this is always the point where I would say:
Where is the separation between an "Image Tool" and a "File Manager"? Maybe this feature belongs to specialized file tools. But this is only my personal opinion.
You are right, but XnView is actually an Image File Manager :)


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Re: How to compare folders?

Post by vitar » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:38 am

Thanks!

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