Search: 

Machine translation:
MBBSoftware
Creating software for businesses, professionals, and the home
our sites: MBBSoftware - Custom Image Presenter - Authenticate Testimonial
Act On File 2012 - The comparator Module - The compare files and folders Functionality Hi guest
Sign up
Login
Act On File Home Discover Modules Download Activation Awards Community Service  
Attributor Authenticator Comparator Compressor Cryptor Eraser Locator Protector Quantifier Act On File TV  
Compare Files and Folders Compare File Properties  

Compare Files and Folders - Identify Different and Duplicated Files and Folders.

Act On File Windows Compatibility Seals

This section discusses the Compare Files and Folders functionality of the Comparator module.
The Compare Files and Folders functionality is used to compare files and folders by their generic properties, such as: content, filename, size, times and attributes. The Compare Files and Folders functionality helps find matching, duplicated, derived and otherwise related or non-related files and folders by choosing the appropriate comparison conditions and running the comparison process. The functionality is also able to scan and compare files and folders located inside of nested folders and recognized archives.
Capture: Compare Files and Folders
Compare Files and Folders

Operation

Select the files and folders that you want to compare. Select the comparison criteria. Click the Compare button. Once the comparison process is complete, you can see the results listed in the results window. Each selected file or folder establishes a new column while each (unique) matching value is placed in a new row. The filename of each matching item is placed on the respective row, in its own column or in the column of the folder or archive containing it (which was selected and defined the column). Thus, each row contains all filenames of the items matching the property represented by the row, and each cell may have more than one filename in it. For example, if a folder has been selected then it will have its own column, then if it so happens that two or more files in that folder are identical then their names will be placed in the same cell under the column of the containing them folder separated by ";" and in the row representing that match. Select a row (only one raw can be selected at a time) to list the filenames contained in that row from the Selected Match/Equivalence-Class view. The Selected Match/Equivalence-Class view is used to display all files and folders which match the comparison condition used for this comparison operation. Using the context menu in the Selected Match/Equivalence-Class view, you can perform typical file/folder manipulation operations and locate the item in the selected items view (if it is present there), and in the file system or archive.

Controls

  
Selection Controls
Compare Files and Folders Selection Controls
These controls are used to select and display the files and folders for the operation. In addition to the Add Files, Add Folders and Remove buttons, you can use the standard clipboard, drag and drop, and keyboard operations.
Traverse nested foldersSet this checkbox to request from the module to compare all items in the whole directory tree beneath any selected folder and not only the items immediately under the selected folder.
Treat archives as foldersSet this checkbox to request from the module to treat any archive as a folder, and the files and folders in the archive as if they are an intrinsic part of the file system. Clear this checkbox to have the module treat any archive as a file.
Show full path in folder resultsWhen listing a folder, all files contained in it are listed in the folder column. Set this checkbox to show the full path for every contained item or clear it to show only the relative path starting from the folder.
Operation Controls - Compare Conditions
Compare Files and Folders Operation Controls
These controls are used to control the operation of the module and thus directly affect results.
Logical Operator combo-boxSelect the logical operator to be used when more than one comparison criteria is selected.
AND - conditionsUse logical AND - all selected conditions must match.
OR - conditionsUse logical OR - at least one selected conditions must match.
ContentCompare files and folders by content.
NameCompare files and folders by names.
SizeCompare files and folders by sizes.
AttributesCompare files and folders by attributes.
Creation TimeCompare files and folders by creation times.
Last Write TimeCompare files and folders by last write time.
Last Access TimeCompare files and folders by last access time.
Results Controls
Compare Files and Folders Results Controls
and also The Selected Match/Equivalence-Class View
Compare Files and Folders Results Controls Equivalent Class
These controls are used to display the results and the selected matching line.
and also the Selected Match/Equivalence-Class view Context Menu
Compare Files and Folders Results Controls Equivalent Class Context Menu
This context menu is used to manipulate any matching items selected in the Selected Match/Equivalence-Class view.
Locate ItemLocate the selected item: (1) In Container - on the disk or inside of an archive; (2) In Selection - in the selection view control, if the item is present there (items contained in a selected folder or archive are not visible in the selected items view).
OpenExecute "Open" shell command on the selected item.
EditExecute "Edit" shell command on the selected item.
ExploreExecute "Explore" shell command on the selected item.
Cut ItemsCut the items; same as if the cut was performed in the item container.
Copy ItemsCopy the items; same as if the copy was performed in the item container.
DeleteDelete the items; same as if the delete was performed in the item container.
Window Controls
Compare Files and Folders Window Controls
These controls have generic meanings.
On TopSets and clears the Always On Top flag on the window. This checkbox adds or removes the window from the group of Top-most windows.
CompareCommits to compare the selected items.
Community Content
(To enter your comments you must be signed in. Log in or create FREE account.)
MemberComments
Be the first to comment.
Products
Act On File
Audio Control
Custom Image Presenter
Photo Window
Vat # Validator
Custom Image Presenter
Homepage
for Galleries and Museums
for Hotels, Resorts and Cruises
for Parks of any kind
for Any Business
Learning
Encryption and Authentication
Safe Online Communication
Authenticable Website Testimonials
Learn how to store private keys
Make The Most From Your Files
Convenient Volume Control
Photo Window - an Awesome Gift
Support
My Account
FAQ - Forum
 
Community
Blog
Email this page
Newsletter
MBBSoftware
About
Contact
Buy Now
Download
Public Authentication Key
Public Encryption Key

Sitemap
Disclaimer
Privacy
Antispam
© Copyright 2017 MBBSoftware. All Rights Reserved.

Email this page
To:
use semicolon to separate emails eg: joe@abc.com; lea@abc.com
Subject:
Message:
a link to this page will be automatically added to your message
From:
Please type the anti-bot text below.
Type text:
Thank you for subscribing to the MBBSoftware newsletter.
Enter your email address:
Please type the anti-bot text below.
Type text: