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Compare Two Files or Folders In Windows 8 | 7 | XP

Date added: December 13, 2013

Sometimes a situation may occur where you have to compare two files or two folders to sort out the duplicates or to merge them.

Here in this article I am going to tell you about the softwares that are used to compare two files or folders on windows operating system. These tools help you to find the difference between the two files or directories side by side in a visual format.


Free Files And Folder Compare Softwares


WinMerge is an open source freeware software, which is used to compare files and folders side by side on a visual editor.

Using WinMerge we can compare files like Microsoft Word Documents, Excel Sheets, PDF files and the differences are highlighted and shown side by side.

The software works only on Windows Operating system and Available in multilingual.

Download WinMerge Here

Directory Compare

Directory compare is a free utility tool used to compare two directories side by side.

Using directory compare you can copy, rename, move files between the directories or other directories.

The software is a fifteen days trial version works on windows operating system.

Download Directory compare software here

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FreeFileSync is a free software developed on Sourceforge used to compare and Synchronize files between two directories.

The tool has a complex user interface and High optimized performance available in Multi languages.

Download FreeFileSync here


PathSync is also a similar tool used to compare two directories.

It provides nifty statistics during synchronization. After comparison, the user can select which file to overwrite and which file to delete.

Download PathSync here

I hope you all like this article, If you know any other softwares which belongs to the above category let us know through comments

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  1. Great List ! Actually i’ve used Directory compare a long ago. But you’ve added some new software in my to-try list ! Let me try that too.
    Thanks for this awesome share.

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