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  • Program to compare multiple files (Windows)

  • Marina Cotrim

    January 4, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    For my work, I have to back up every editing project in a server. I do this manually because the files have to be organized in a certain way in the server and the same folder can be used and modified by other editors, which means that the main folder of each project in the server is not a mirror of the corresponding folder in my pc.

    So everytime I backup some files I have to manually browse each folder, to check for any error.

    Something I thought could help would be a program that checks if every file in the main folder of each project in my pc has a copy in the corresponding folder in the server (even if the folder in the server has other files that aren’t in my pc).

    Do you know about a program that could do that? Also, do you think there is something else I could try? I can’t change the way the files are organized in the server, but I was thinking about ways to automate some steps of the process if possible.

    Any advice is appreciated!

  • Tim Jones

    January 4, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    Why not reorganize your work folder layout to match the layout on the server? It’s a “Since the mountain won’t come to Marina, Marina will go to the Mountain” situation.

  • Marina Cotrim

    January 4, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    Thank you for the reply!

    The main problem for me is that the folders in the server almost always have more files than the ones in my pc (even if the folder structure is the same). So when I’m done copying the files to the server I can’t tell in a simple way if everything was copied correctly. Usually, when the file number is the same, I compare folders by size to see if they match (using Properties window). But when there is a different number of files, I have to browse every subfolder.

    I’m not an expert in this issue, so probably there is something that can be done in a simpler way.

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