Cleaning is a good habit, when it comes to the computer it is very tough. Sometimes we knowingly or unknowingly save the files on two different folders on the same computer, this will lead to unnecessary consumption of hard disk space. Keeping multiple copies is good, but for very low spaced hard drives it becomes a mess.
Compare Advance is a free tool available for Windows which easily compares two folders. Compare Advance sports an explorer style interface with customizable menus. The user interface is very easy to understand, start to compare folders just click the folder icon in between Folder 1 and Folder 2 and select the two folders on your hard drive.
For testing purpose, we created two different folders on our Desktop with same and different files. After selecting two folders we also checked the boxes including sub-folders and root folders. Next click on compare icon to start comparing, the results displayed instantly. The results will be displayed in different categories like Folder 1 only, Folder 2 only, Same and Different. For easier identification, the files displayed on different color tags.
You can view the results List view, Tree view, and Explorer view. Right-clicking on any entry lets you open, copy, delete, Compare files, set source, hide show all and properties. You can customize the basic options of the software Tool–>Options in the main menu bar. The best part of the feature is, it lets you save the comparisons as a project file and you can Archive the folder pairs.
Overall Compare Advance is a very good utility tool for Windows users to compare folders easily. It is easily understandable and you don’t need to be a geek to use this tool.
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