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    [hello] Loungers

    I have two folders, call them Target Folder and Source Folder.

    When I use the right-mouse-click on the folders and choose Properties I get these numbers:

    Target Folder:
    Size: 200GB (214,910,527,259 bytes)
    Size on disk: 200 GB (215,523,098,624 bytes)
    Contains: 34,907 Files, 6182 Folders

    Source Folder:
    Size: 200GB (215,417,061,134 bytes)
    Size on disk: 201 GB (216,031,887,360 bytes)
    Contains: 35,011 Files, 6190 Folders

    OK what is the best strategy to find these 104 files in these 8 folders that are on the source but not on the target? Is going down the list folder by folder the only way, or is there an automated way which will give the differences between the folders?

    Thanks for any help.

    Cordially

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    [quote name='Wassim' post='770687' date='15-Apr-2009 15:13']OK what is the best strategy to find these 104 files in these 8 folders that are on the source but not on the target?[/quote]
    I use WinMerge every so often and it has helped me in the past. It works for folders and text files but at last look will not compare binary files.

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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='770692' date='15-Apr-2009 15:29']I use WinMerge every so often and it has helped me in the past. It works for folders and text files but at last look will not compare binary files.[/quote]

    Thank You Big Al

    I will check it out and see how it works. It seems a good thing to have.

    Thanks again

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    [quote name='Wassim' post='770687' date='15-Apr-2009 20:13'][/quote]
    I would use ROBOCOPY with the /L switch, to see what would have been copied (as new or changed) had the /L switch not been present. For certainty, you'd need to perform the check 'both ways'...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher' post='770752 View Post
    I would use ROBOCOPY with the /L switch, to see what would have been copied (as new or changed) had the /L switch not been present. For certainty, you'd need to perform the check 'both ways'...
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    That seems like a lot of work for what WinMerge will tell you in one viewing.

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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='770763' date='16-Apr-2009 10:10']That seems like a lot of work for what WinMerge will tell you in one viewing. [/quote]
    It's all right for you with your new-fangled GUI ways...!
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    [quote name='BATcher' post='770818' date='16-Apr-2009 10:29']It's all right for you with your new-fangled GUI ways...![/quote]
    Always keep 'em laughing... I used to be a BATch file "semi-pro" years ago, but I gave that up. Nowadays, CHKDSK is about the only thing I do regularly...

    Hey Wassim, have you tried either method yet?

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