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I am trying to figure out the best way to compare files on a back-up dvd with
those on my hard drive - what is the best way using XP tools?
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thanx TV
 
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windiff.exe (File comparison utility) see Windiff.hlp.

Windiff compares directories or files showing the results graphically.
This is to DIFF as graphs are to columns of numbers.

windiff.exe is part of Windows Support Tools.

Windows Support Tools is on the XP CD.

Drive:\SUPPORT\TOOLS

Along with many useful tools built into the Windows operating system, over
40 additional Support Tools are included on the Windows CD.

To install Windows Support Tools
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/tools_howto.mspx

Windows Support Tools
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/using/productdoc/en/default.asp?url=/windowsxp/home/using/productdoc/en/tools_overview.asp

Windows XP Service Pack 2 Support Tools
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=49ae8576-9bb9-4126-9761-ba8011fabf38&displaylang=en

Using the Windows XP support tools
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=%2Fdirectory%2Fworldwide%2Fen-gb%2Futility.asp

Using the Windows XP support tools (Part 2)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=%2Fdirectory%2Fworldwide%2Fen-gb%2Futility2.asp

Using the Windows XP support tools (Part 3)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=%2Fdirectory%2Fworldwide%2Fen-gb%2Futility3.asp

After installation, there should be a shortcut to Support Tools Help.
Start Menu\Programs\Windows Support Tools

And a shortcut to the Release Notes (readme.htm).

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:A16B456E-2569-4D47-AF4B-0679A58714FC@microsoft.com,
TVAL1965 <tvalue65@bull.com> hunted and pecked:
> I am trying to figure out the best way to compare files on a back-up dvd
> with those on my hard drive - what is the best way using XP tools?
> --
> thanx TV
 

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