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Windows 7: Help!!! How can I view folder sizes in view details?

16 Feb 2014   #11
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Yet another solution

Your question rekindled an interest in comparing directories in Windows 7.

I looked around some more and previously I've used Treesize, DiskSorter. the Disk Analyzer that comes with SlimCleaner, WinDirStat and probably a few others as well.

WinMerge is new to me.

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I've just tried copying a directory and deleting two files from inside two folders to see what would happen.

After some fiddling about with the options and view settings here are the results I get when I compare those two near identical directories.

Help!!! How can I view folder sizes in view details?-winmerge.jpg

It clearly shows that the files readme.txt in the ClockSync folder and NP--Logo3.gif in the Passive TCP PortScanner folder are missing from the second directory (My Completed Download 2 - Copy) but exist in the original directory (My Completed Downloads 2).

Okay so it's not displaying folder sizes but that doesn't matter as the contents have been compared for differences!

WinMerge is free to download and use.




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17 Feb 2014   #12
alpesh

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18 Feb 2016   #13
Saginaw

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Your question rekindled an interest in comparing directories in Windows 7.

I looked around some more and previously I've used Treesize, DiskSorter. the Disk Analyzer that comes with SlimCleaner, WinDirStat and probably a few others as well.

WinMerge is new to me.

Screenshots

I've just tried copying a directory and deleting two files from inside two folders to see what would happen.

After some fiddling about with the options and view settings here are the results I get when I compare those two near identical directories.

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It clearly shows that the files readme.txt in the ClockSync folder and NP--Logo3.gif in the Passive TCP PortScanner folder are missing from the second directory (My Completed Download 2 - Copy) but exist in the original directory (My Completed Downloads 2).

Okay so it's not displaying folder sizes but that doesn't matter as the contents have been compared for differences!

WinMerge is free to download and use.
Thanks for sharing. I have noticed that WinMerge can take an awfully long time - far longer than the copying of the files take. Is that your experience as well?
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18 Feb 2016   #14
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saginaw View Post
I have noticed that WinMerge can take an awfully long time - far longer than the copying of the files take. Is that your experience as well?
It depends upon the size of the directories that have been selected for comparison. When using any file compare utility it can take time to produce results. Remember that it is comparing content ans displaying differences as opposed to those utilities that simply find duplicates and ignore differences.

Also if you are using any type of process tamer it can slow things down.
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