How to install windiff in windows 10



WinDiff is a small and lightweight freeware program which provides a quick and easy way to identify duplicate files and folders while highlighting the differences between the items. windiff is a tool used to compare given files contents and print the same and different lines. WinDiff can be found in Options Packs for most Windows versions. Still a lot of people are searching the internet, trying to get WinDiff without downloading huge Option Pack. Due to multiple requests, we have decided to make WinDiff available for download directly from our site, since we have here comparison charts anyways.

Since WinDiff is no longer available from Microsoft’s website or other distribution platforms, you have to procure it from a third party site which is also home to some of the very advanced file comparison tools. The downloaded file is just a ZIP archive containing the essential files to run WinDiff – one of them is windiff.exe and another is windiff.hlp. The first one is the program and the second one is the help file.

Because WinDiff is originally from 1992, you will find that it has a very dated user interface. You have to start by choosing to either compare files or folders from the menubar. In either case, you will have to type in the full path of the filenames or folders that are to be compared. As soon as you click OK, it calculates the checksums of files and shows you a big list of results. Files that are different are shown in red color. If the files are only in one folder then you can see this information in the comments for that file.

How to install windiff in windows

Download the Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 support tools.

If you’re feeling lazy, you can go ahead and install it. I personally only wanted Windiff, and not all of the old Server 2003 tools, so here’s what I did.

With your trusty Compression / Zip utility, extract the contents somewhere (I used the folder I saved the file in, and used 7-Zip).

Double click on Support, it’s a cabinet file, and Windows will open it natively.

Find Windiff , right click on it, and choose extract. Save it somewhere that you’ll be able to find it.

Then you can run it from wherever you extracted it to. Feel free to create a shortcut.

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