Max File Size, Number of Files, Line Length (V3, V4)

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Folder Compare

Folder Compare capacity is limited by the number of files being compared.  On 32-bit Windows the limit is about 2.5 million files on each side of the comparison.  On 64-bit Windows the limit is about 5 million files on each side of the comparison.

Zip Files

BC 3.1 and newer support Zip64 for files over 4 GB in size.  Versions prior to 3.1 are limited to 65,535 files, with no file larger than 2 GB, and a maximum Zip file size of 2 GB.

Tar Files

Tar archives over 4 GB in size are supported.  The maximum size for individual files within a .tar archive is 2 GB.

Filename Filters

Filename filters are limited to a maximum of 65535 characters in the Folder Compare.

Data Compare

The characters per line limit is 65536 and is not configurable

Text Compare

The max file size supported is 500 MB for each file.

The default characters per line limit is 4096, configurable limit is 65536 characters

Hex Compare

The max file size supported is 700 MB for each file.

All file size limits were tested on 32-bit Windows unless otherwise noted.

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