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  • Compare Drive A to Drive B Independent of Folders

    I'm brand new to Beyond Compare so pardon what might be a newbie question, but I've searched a bit and haven't found an answer. BTW, I think BC is great so far!
    I have 2 external drives, call them Drive A and Drive B. Drive B was once a backup of Drive A, but A has evolved and changed. I'd like to know what files exist exclusively on Drive B independent of the folder in which it resides, i.e. I don't want to know about a file that may have moved folders, just that it exists exclusively on Drive B. Is that possible with BC?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Load Drive A and Drive B in Beyond Compare's Folder Compare, then select View > Ignore Folder Structure. This will align files for comparison based on name, while ignoring subfolder path.
    Chris K Scooter Software