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Program to compare all files in directory


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#1 gx240

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 07:09 AM

I'm trying to find a simple, straightforward opensource Windows program to compare all files within a directory to all files in a different directory in order to ensure that they are completely identical (basically to verify backups). I'm looking for something more reliable than simply comparing file sizes or dates. I would think the most efficient way to do this would be by using some fast and simple file hash (md5?) to compare the two.

 

I looked through the "Freeware Replacements for Common Commercial Apps" post, but I didn't see anything like this. Does anyone know of a program like this?



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Posted 23 October 2014 - 09:58 AM

Beyond Compare (not freeware): http://www.scootersoftware.com/features.php



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Posted 23 October 2014 - 02:16 PM

Take a look at FreeFileSync and see if it meets your needs.

 

http://sourceforge.net/projects/freefilesync/






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