Understanding the Folder Merge Display

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The Folder Merge display uses color cues to highlight the differences between the base folders.  By default, the color meanings are:


 

Gray

Unknown or older


 

Black

Same


 

Teal

Left change


 

Magenta

Right change


 

Orange

Mergeable


 

Red

Conflict

Pick View > Legend to display a guide to the various folder icon color combinations.

To change the default colors, pick Tools > Options , switch to the Colors, Fonts > Folder Views page, and find the Merge colors settings.

You can temporarily hide the Center Pane to give the left and right panes more room.

Merge actions

Regardless of merge target:

No action required

Automatic merge

Manual merge required

When merging to left:

Copy to left

Delete left

When merging to right:

Copy to right

Delete right

When merging to other:

Take left

Take center

Take right

Delete