Compare contents of two folders in Windows XP


In Windows XP, it is possible to integrate a function to compare the contents of two folders. Let us see how to compare folders.

This may be especially interesting if they contain a lot of elements therefore a manual comparison is more practical. For this, you need an installation CD of Windows XP.

  • First insert the CD (if the autorun window opens, close it)

  • Open My Computer, then right click on the CD, then click Explore

  • Open the file SUPPORT / TOOLS, run the setup.exe file and follow the instructions.

  • At the end of the installation, open the Start Menu> Run and type WinDiff and confirm.

  • In the window that opens, go to the File menu, then Compares directory

  • Enter full paths to compare two folders in the fields Dir1 Dir2 and then submit.



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    Comments

    Guest Author: Allen13 Feb 2015

    Really good information for Windows XP users. Is it possible to compare the text contents in two different word document file or excel document file or power point document file. Is there any software utility or default windows program available to check this?



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