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Posted on 2006-06-14
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Hi All.

Im a novice poking around on a windows 2000 box and i need to compare the differences between 2 folders.

I published an output from a cms to Filesystem to 2 destinations at the same time, but one output delivered 35000 files and the other outputted 35017.

so i need to find out the 17 files diffences between the 2 folders.

is there an easy way to do this without installing any software on the box?

Neil
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dir patha /s /b /one > patha.txt
dir pathb /s /b /one > pathb.txt
fc patha.txt pathb.txt > diff.txt
start diff.txt

I.e. makes a directory listing of all files in both areas in name order then compares them for differences

Steve

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Hi Steve,

Just tried it and i get an error message.

resync failed. files too different?
and the diff.txt opened up in excel

any ideas?
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Try  /LB option onf fc.exe to increase lines to sync after differences - not on windows at the moment to check syntax - try fc /?

you could also push these files through windiff (gui compare program - google for it)

sorry no more detail, using a naff keyboard on a pda while stuck in hospital waiting ..

Steve
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On a proper machine today, did you get anywhere with this?

Steve
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