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Need a strange program

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Allen, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. Allen

    Allen Flightless Bird

    Due partially to operator error, I would ike to find a program that will
    compare two directories and list all files that occur in either of the
    two but not both--just the opposite of the very handy DoubleKiller,
    which shows files that occur in both of two directories. This might seem
    like a trivial request, but the files in question are music files--210
    gb containing over over 12,000 files, and my backup, of roughly the same
    size but obviously not exactly the same. Has anyone ever encountered
    such a program?
    Allen
     
  2. Sunny Bard

    Sunny Bard Flightless Bird

    Allen wrote:

    > Due partially to operator error, I would ike to find a program that will
    > compare two directories and list all files that occur in either of the
    > two but not both


    http://winmerge.org/
     
  3. Mortimer

    Mortimer Flightless Bird

    "Sunny Bard" <sunnybard@txinfo.org> wrote in message
    news:hlss10$q3d$1@sunnybard.eternal-september.org...
    > Allen wrote:
    >
    >> Due partially to operator error, I would ike to find a program that will
    >> compare two directories and list all files that occur in either of the
    >> two but not both

    >
    > http://winmerge.org/


    Also Microsoft SyncToy (set to Synchronise) will list the differences and
    will then copy the differing files from folder A to folder B and vice versa
    until the two folders are the same - which is probably what you ant to
    achive once you've got the list of "in A but not in B" and "in B but not in
    A".
     
  4. Tom C

    Tom C Flightless Bird

    "Mortimer" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:hlsvt1$n8d$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > "Sunny Bard" <sunnybard@txinfo.org> wrote in message
    > news:hlss10$q3d$1@sunnybard.eternal-september.org...
    >> Allen wrote:
    >>
    >>> Due partially to operator error, I would ike to find a program that will
    >>> compare two directories and list all files that occur in either of the
    >>> two but not both

    >>
    >> http://winmerge.org/

    >
    > Also Microsoft SyncToy (set to Synchronise) will list the differences and
    > will then copy the differing files from folder A to folder B and vice
    > versa until the two folders are the same - which is probably what you ant
    > to achive once you've got the list of "in A but not in B" and "in B but
    > not in A".


    And I thought I was bad with 140 Gigs of mp3s and another 25 Gigs of music
    videos. I'm afraid to get any more because my iPod won't hold any more.
     
  5. EB

    EB Flightless Bird

    Total Commander www.ghisler.com simply the best file manager ever written.

    On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 20:36:16 -0600, Allen <allent@austin.rr.com> wrote:

    >Due partially to operator error, I would ike to find a program that will
    >compare two directories and list all files that occur in either of the
    >two but not both--just the opposite of the very handy DoubleKiller,
    >which shows files that occur in both of two directories. This might seem
    >like a trivial request, but the files in question are music files--210
    >gb containing over over 12,000 files, and my backup, of roughly the same
    >size but obviously not exactly the same. Has anyone ever encountered
    >such a program?
    >Allen
     
  6. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Tom C" <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:phogn.5449$Cw3.2140@newsfe21.iad...
    > "Mortimer" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    > news:hlsvt1$n8d$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>
    >> "Sunny Bard" <sunnybard@txinfo.org> wrote in message
    >> news:hlss10$q3d$1@sunnybard.eternal-september.org...
    >>> Allen wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Due partially to operator error, I would ike to find a program that
    >>>> will
    >>>> compare two directories and list all files that occur in either of the
    >>>> two but not both
    >>>
    >>> http://winmerge.org/

    >>
    >> Also Microsoft SyncToy (set to Synchronise) will list the differences and
    >> will then copy the differing files from folder A to folder B and vice
    >> versa until the two folders are the same - which is probably what you ant
    >> to achive once you've got the list of "in A but not in B" and "in B but
    >> not in A".

    >
    > And I thought I was bad with 140 Gigs of mp3s and another 25 Gigs of music
    > videos. I'm afraid to get any more because my iPod won't hold any more.


    Soon you'll have to upgrade to the iPod with wheels LOL!!
     
  7. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    EB wrote:
    > Total Commander www.ghisler.com simply the best file manager ever written.
    >
    > On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 20:36:16 -0600, Allen <allent@austin.rr.com> wrote:
    >
    >> Due partially to operator error, I would ike to find a program that will
    >> compare two directories and list all files that occur in either of the
    >> two but not both--just the opposite of the very handy DoubleKiller,
    >> which shows files that occur in both of two directories. This might seem
    >> like a trivial request, but the files in question are music files--210
    >> gb containing over over 12,000 files, and my backup, of roughly the same
    >> size but obviously not exactly the same. Has anyone ever encountered
    >> such a program?
    >> Allen

    >

    Expensive
     
  8. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "Mortimer" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:hlsvt1$n8d$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > "Sunny Bard" <sunnybard@txinfo.org> wrote in message
    > news:hlss10$q3d$1@sunnybard.eternal-september.org...
    >> Allen wrote:
    >>
    >>> Due partially to operator error, I would ike to find a program that will
    >>> compare two directories and list all files that occur in either of the
    >>> two but not both

    >>
    >> http://winmerge.org/

    >
    > Also Microsoft SyncToy (set to Synchronise) will list the differences and
    > will then copy the differing files from folder A to folder B and vice
    > versa until the two folders are the same - which is probably what you ant
    > to achive once you've got the list of "in A but not in B" and "in B but
    > not in A".

    Thanks for the tip, I used the SyncToy and it's a great option compared to
    how I've been doing it manually to keep a laptop, desktop and a thumb drive
    sychronized.
    Dave
     
  9. Allen

    Allen Flightless Bird

    On 2/21/2010 8:36 PM, Allen wrote:
    > Due partially to operator error, I would ike to find a program that will
    > compare two directories and list all files that occur in either of the
    > two but not both--just the opposite of the very handy DoubleKiller,
    > which shows files that occur in both of two directories. This might seem
    > like a trivial request, but the files in question are music files--210
    > gb containing over over 12,000 files, and my backup, of roughly the same
    > size but obviously not exactly the same. Has anyone ever encountered
    > such a program?
    > Allen

    Thanks to those who posted. I have downloaded both Winmerge and Synctoy
    and will give them a try. And, for those that were surprised at the size
    of my files, they are the result of burning hundreds of classical CDs at
    320. I haven't finished, though--I probably have about the same volume
    to complete. I mostly just play them on my computer--at least until I
    can afford a big player. I right now I'm using a small Zune with several
    32 gig DSHCs.
    Allen
     
  10. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 22 Feb 2010 19:28:00 -0600, Allen <allent@austin.rr.com>
    wrote:

    >Thanks to those who posted. I have downloaded both Winmerge and Synctoy
    >and will give them a try. And, for those that were surprised at the size
    >of my files, they are the result of burning hundreds of classical CDs at
    >320. I haven't finished, though--I probably have about the same volume
    >to complete. I mostly just play them on my computer--at least until I
    >can afford a big player. I right now I'm using a small Zune with several
    >32 gig DSHCs.
    >Allen


    Suddenly, my 41,000 file digital music collection seems excessive.
     

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