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    Is there a way to select two files on the same side of a folder comparison, and compare them to each other rather than to a file on the other side? Situations that might require this would be where an editor leaves a backup copy or one copys a file and renames the original for a trial change.

    For example, I would like to compare the two files on the left side below:

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    Originally posted by kcalman View Post
    Is there a way to select two files on the same side of a folder comparison, and compare them to each other rather than to a file on the other side? Situations that might require this would be where an editor leaves a backup copy or one copys a file and renames the original for a trial change.

    For example, I would like to compare the two files on the left side below:
    I think what you want is "compare to". I usually use the context menu to set this up: right-click on, say, NOTICE_1.txt, which brings up the menu, select "compare to" (the menu then disappears), and click on the desired 2nd file.

    If you have a file already selected, then F7 gives you same function. In both cases, the 2nd file ends up on the right side of the file comparison.

    /dps

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    • #3
      Hello,

      If you select exactly two files, you can right click and select Quick Compare to open a child compare comparing just those two files. How does this work for you?
      Aaron P Scooter Software

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      • #4
        Originally posted by snidely.too View Post
        I think what you want is "compare to". I usually use the context menu to set this up: right-click on, say, NOTICE_1.txt, which brings up the menu, select "compare to" (the menu then disappears), and click on the desired 2nd file.

        If you have a file already selected, then F7 gives you same function. In both cases, the 2nd file ends up on the right side of the file comparison.
        /dps

        Originally posted by Aaron View Post
        Hello,
        If you select exactly two files, you can right click and select Quick Compare to open a child compare comparing just those two files. How does this work for you?
        Both of these worked for me, I don't know why they weren't obvious to me that that is what they would do... Thanks.

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