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Folder Compare Apps [Solved]

#1 Post by KoO » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:54 pm

Looking for a good folder compare app for my music collection folders.
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Re: Folder Compare Apps

#2 Post by JmaCWQ » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:34 pm

I use FSlint for comparing files/folders etc., installed via Synaptic, works ok.

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Re: Folder Compare Apps

#3 Post by asqwerth » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:28 am

For simple comparisons like in your case (for music), I just use Sunflower, a dual-paned file manager, which is in the MX Repos.

The menu bar has an option "Mark". Click on it and there's an "compare directories" entry. It will compare the directories/folders opened in both panes.

You can also use F12 function key to start comparing the 2 folders.

All the files in each folder that are different will be marked. If you right click on any marked file in either pane, you will get an option to move or copy ALL the marked files from that pane (folder) to the other folder.

I use it often to compare wallpapers and music files. However, it may not work that well when you are comparing different versions of the same file which may have been last amended at different times.
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Re: Folder Compare Apps

#4 Post by Gordon Cooper » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:47 am

Double Commander is another file manager with a dual display but I have not used it very much.
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Re: Folder Compare Apps

#5 Post by skidoo » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:04 pm

The following installable packages are GUI applications dedicated to file/folder comparison:

meld http://meldmerge.org/

freefilesync https://www.freefilesync.org/ -=- https://freefilesync.org/screenshots.php

kdiff3-qt http://kdiff3.sourceforge.net/doc/screenshots.html

Also, the cross-platform "Beyond Compare" is commendable, IMO http://beyond-compare.com/

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Re: Folder Compare Apps

#6 Post by KoO » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:22 pm

Thanks everyone for your replying looks like I have lots of choices. :happy:
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