Windows utility that combines directory compare and file compare

Beyond Compare

Beyond Compare

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  • Latest Version

    Beyond Compare 4.4.7 Build 28397 LATEST

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    Michael Reynolds

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    Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10

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    Scooter Software, Inc. / External Link

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Beyond Compare allows you to quickly and easily compare your files and folders. By using simple, powerful commands you can focus on the differences you're interested in and ignore those you're not. You can then merge the changes, synchronize your files, and generate reports for your records.

Compare Files and Folders
You can compare entire drives and folders at high speed, checking just sizes and modified times. Or, thoroughly verify every file with byte-by-byte comparisons. FTP sites, cloud storage, and zip files are integrated seamlessly, and powerful filters allow you to limit what you see to only what you're interested in. Once you've found specific files you're interested in, Beyond Compare can intelligently pick the best way to compare and display them. Text files can be viewed and edited with syntax highlighting and comparison rules tweaked specifically for documents, source code, and HTML. The text contents of Microsoft Word .doc and Adobe .pdf files can also be compared but not edited. Data files, executables, binary data, and images all have dedicated viewers as well, so you always have a clear view of the changes.

3-Way Merge
Beyond Compare's merge view allows you to combine changes from two versions of a file or folder into a single output. Its intelligent approach allows you to quickly accept most changes while carefully examining conflicts. Color coding and a section highlighting allow you to accept, reject, or combine changes, simply and easily. When merging files you can change any line in the output with the built-in syntax-highlighting editor. By using the app Compare's powerful file type support and ability to favor changes from one file, you can trivially accept many changes without even seeing them.

Synchronize Folders
The tool Compare's intuitive Folder Sync interface lets you reconcile differences in your data automatically. You can efficiently update your laptop, backup your computer, or manage your website, and the app Compare will handle all the details. You can copy to and from disks, FTP servers, and zip files, all using the same interface. Anything you don't want to be affected can be easily filtered out, and all of the powerful comparison techniques are available, making the backup as fast or robust as you need.

Note: 30 days trial version.

Also Available: Download Beyond Compare for Mac

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What's new in this version:

Notable Changes:
- macOS: Fixed blurry text on Intel CPU systems with retina displays running macOS 14 Sonoma
- Linux: Fixed typo in RPM uninstall script in 4.4.5 and 4.4.6. To upgrade/uninstall those versions see
- Fixed hex compare incorrectly marking single matches as different
- General updates and stability fixes

File Formats:
- Windows: - Updated pdftotext to v4.04

Hex Compare:
- Fixed incorrectly marking single matches as different

- macOS: Fixed blurry text on Intel CPU systems with retina displays running macOS 14 Sonoma.
- macOS: Fixed "Beyond Compare" top level menu item not appearing in macOS Sonoma betas
- Windows: Fixed showing menu items as checked on Windows 11

- Windows: - Fixed Options dialog "Explorer Integration" saying it's a portable install if BC was installed and registered by an administrator and is run by a limited user