Compare and Sync Folders with Code Compare
If you are searching for a superior software to compare folders, look
no further. Advanced directory compare utility, implemented in Code Compare tool
can easily solve every possible problem caused by folder differences. Files from
a project developed by a whole team of developers can quickly become a mess. The
proposed solution allows detecting the tiniest changes between folders by means
of comparing and merging the entire folder hierarchy.
While applicable to all kinds of files, folder synchronization utility is
especially useful for comparison of source code or web pages. The differences are
highlighted using standard colors, set in the Options menu of Code Compare.
All other Code Compare options are applied for folder merge as well. Also this functionality
can help you to compare and merge entire branches taken from the version control
Using the synchronize folder popup menu you can not just to compare folders, but
also synchronize them.
You can start to compare folders by selecting two of them in Windows Explorer and
choosing Compare with Code Compare option from the context menu. Another
way to add your folders is pressing the Browse button in Code Compare and
selecting them from the appearing browser window.
The folders are then placed in two panes, with difference highlighted in preset
colors, so that you can compare folders just like you compare your files.
From here you can copy added or modified files from one pane into the other by selecting
them and choosing the Copy to Right (Left) option from the context menu.
In order to make folder comparison within Code Compare directory compare
utility more convenient for you we have included a comprehensive filtration menu,
which allows hiding the files and folders you don’t need at the moment.
The folder comparison tool provides a simple way to hide identical files and folders.
Just right-click on the control bar and choose Hide identical. The identical
files will be excluded from the comparison window making visual comparison even
easier for you.
The example below shows how to hide *.suo files as well as bin and obj folders.
Open the Tools -> Options menu, move to the Folder - Filters option
and set filtration preferences as required. You can exclude certain file names,
extensions or folders from comparison as well as specify the ones to be compared
primarily. Other possible filtration criteria include system/hidden files, empty
folders and files with certain size or timestamp.
Code Compare will filter the chosen content and the resulting folder comparison
window will look like this.
For details on the major feature set of our file diff and merge tool, refer to the
overview page of Code Compare.