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Clueless in Seattle
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 8:01 pm    Post subject: How to compare contents of two folders (directories)?
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I'm transferring a bunch of files from multiple computers onto the
hard drive of a single computer via a peer-to-peer network.

I'd like to be able to check to make sure every file in the directory
on the source computer has been copied successfully over to the
directory on the destination computer.

Does Windows Explorer OR Windows 2K have a utility that will compare
two directories, and then tag the filenames of the files that do not
appear in the directory of the other computer?

And then, allow you to automatically copy over the missing files?

Back in the days of DOS there was a great little utility called XTree
that would do exactly that. And a guy named Kim Henkel created a
Windows clone of Ztree called Ztree, but I don't know how to make it
work across a network.

Will in Seattle
a.k.a. "Clueless"
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John John
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 12:24 am    Post subject: Re: How to compare contents of two folders (directories)? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Robocopy or SyncToy should do the trick. Search for them on the
Microsoft site.

John

Clueless in Seattle wrote:

> I'm transferring a bunch of files from multiple computers onto the
> hard drive of a single computer via a peer-to-peer network.
>
> I'd like to be able to check to make sure every file in the directory
> on the source computer has been copied successfully over to the
> directory on the destination computer.
>
> Does Windows Explorer OR Windows 2K have a utility that will compare
> two directories, and then tag the filenames of the files that do not
> appear in the directory of the other computer?
>
> And then, allow you to automatically copy over the missing files?
>
> Back in the days of DOS there was a great little utility called XTree
> that would do exactly that. And a guy named Kim Henkel created a
> Windows clone of Ztree called Ztree, but I don't know how to make it
> work across a network.
>
> Will in Seattle
> a.k.a. "Clueless"
>
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"Pegasus
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 1:22 pm    Post subject: Re: How to compare contents of two folders (directories)? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Clueless in Seattle" wrote in message

> I'm transferring a bunch of files from multiple computers onto the
> hard drive of a single computer via a peer-to-peer network.
>
> I'd like to be able to check to make sure every file in the directory
> on the source computer has been copied successfully over to the
> directory on the destination computer.
>
> Does Windows Explorer OR Windows 2K have a utility that will compare
> two directories, and then tag the filenames of the files that do not
> appear in the directory of the other computer?
>
> And then, allow you to automatically copy over the missing files?
>
> Back in the days of DOS there was a great little utility called XTree
> that would do exactly that. And a guy named Kim Henkel created a
> Windows clone of Ztree called Ztree, but I don't know how to make it
> work across a network.
>
> Will in Seattle
> a.k.a. "Clueless"
>

You can run this simple command from the command prompt. It will
list all missing files.

xcopy /L "c:\My Documents\Clueless\*.*" \\SomePC\SomeShare\SomeFolder\
or perhaps
xcopy /L /d "c:\My Documents\Clueless\*.*" \\SomePC\SomeShare\SomeFolder\
or maybe
xcopy /L /s "c:\My Documents\Clueless\*.*" \\SomePC\SomeShare\SomeFolder\
> c:\copy.txt
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alien612



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:03 pm    Post subject: compare folders [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Have a look at this compare directories utility. It is the best tool for your PC or laptop.

filesync.moleskinsoft.com
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