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Compare Folders

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Folder comparison for the rest of us: simple, fast and accurate.

Compare at a glance two folders, even with thousands of files, taking into account file and subfolders content, creation & modification dates, permissions and more. Easily filter the results to only show what matters to you.

What's New in Version 1.1.4

Bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

File Checksums problem **UPDATE-problem resolved**

Using the in-app purchase menu, I purchased the “File Checksums” add on feature. The app store authenticated me and then charged my account the $4.99. The feature didn’t activate in Compare Folders. It still gives a link to “learn more…” about the feature. The screen shot in the app store shows the feature with a check box to use. I’ve tried the “Restore Purchases…” menu in Compare Folders and it either doesn’t do anything or displays an error trying to connect to the app store. I’ve purchased plenty of other apps on the app store with no problem. Seems like a bug. There doesn’t seem to be a way to get my money back and the support link directs you to an issues page on the developer’s github site. I created an “issue” and will see if there is any response. I’ll update my review if the problem gets resolved.
The developer responded to my support issue very quickly. The solution: I had to delete the app, reboot and then reinstall the app. That fixed the problem and the checksum feature was activated.

Very useful utility

This application just saved me lots of trouble.

My primary OS X system boot drive became un-bootable and I had to recover by booting from a backup drive that was made many months ago. During the interval (too long) between backups I had upgraded and/or installed a number of applications. I was able to mount the unbootable drive and compare the applications folder on it to the applications folder from the backup system drive. The Compare Folders application made it easy to identify the upgraded and new apps which I then copied from the un-bootable drive to my current system drive. In my case this included 69 applications!

Thank you for creating a very useful utility!

Just saved hours

This app coupled with OSX’s built-in FileMerge, just saved me from a lot of head-scratching and swearing.
I wish good things to the people behind this. Thank you.

Compare Folders
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  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.4
  • Size: 0.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. File Checksums$4.99