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  1. 1. Well, when I run the conversion, both %s and...

    1. Well, when I run the conversion, both %s and %o provide the same file spec while %t is a temporary file, which BC then uses to perform the comparision. (Note that I do not have editing enabled for...
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    This sounds more like a task for a de-duplicator...

    This sounds more like a task for a de-duplicator than for BC. I actually have a need for this, but also between directories; however I just wrote my own tool to do it (which is very limited in...
  3. Questions about text format conversion settings

    1. What is the difference between %s for source file and %o for original file? Aren't they the same?

    2. I've not managed to make this work unless I use (on Windows, obviously) 'cmd.exe /c start...
  4. I'm just trying to use BC4 to compare two files...

    I'm just trying to use BC4 to compare two files from a command prompt and get a return code. I supply /silent and two file names; what I get is a prompt asking me to "Open View" or "Cancel". I don't...
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    For me, this is the one really irritating change...

    For me, this is the one really irritating change from BC2 and BC3. I have no need whatsoever of the drag/drop area, and although I can make all the icons disappear onto its other page, I can't make...
  6. bcomp.com opens compare window, ignores /silent

    BC 4.0.6.17929. bcomp.com is supposed to be a console program, but instead of using the console, it opens a normal compare window. Specifying /silent does not stop it doing this.
  7. This isn't another PC's registry file, it is a...

    This isn't another PC's registry file, it is a backup, on a (currently) local disk, of this PC's registry in a whole disk image which is mounted on another drive letter.

    I'm trying to discover...
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    I've just clobbered a whole bunch of NTFS...

    I've just clobbered a whole bunch of NTFS permissions using BC4 because of instead of warning you before it doesn't copy them, it carries on regardless. I've had BC3 set up to run in administrator...
  9. I have an image backup which is mounted, so I am...

    I have an image backup which is mounted, so I am actually trying to open an actual registry hive file in its \windows\system32\config directory,
  10. How to compare registry with a registry file?

    Now I've got BC 4 Pro, I'd like to use its ability to compare registries so I can compare the current registry with a backup copy on disk. Selecting the current registry is easy: use "Open...
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    Poor selectivity in text compare

    I find the text compare to be quite disappointing in BC3. The problem involves alignment of similar lines, and no amount of tweaking the alignment settings seems to help.

    Quite often text files...
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    The problem with "ignore folder structure" is...

    The problem with "ignore folder structure" is that is exactly what it does, so if you copy a file from one side to the other, you have no idea where it will end up.
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    Sorting by most recent contained file

    I don't believe this is currently possible, but I would like to be able to sort the displayed folders by the date of the most recent file contained therein - at whatever depth. This would help to...
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    I must say that this "refreshing" issue is quite...

    I must say that this "refreshing" issue is quite tedious, not least because it is inconsistent. Yesterday I was using BC3 to make two very similar directories different.

    To be more specific, I was...
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    Now I've started using BC3 instead of BC2 for...

    Now I've started using BC3 instead of BC2 for some of the things I do regularly, I'm seeing this slow refresh, but not under the same circumstances. I see it when I tell BC3 to delete files on the...
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    Whatever other one is currently selected and...

    Whatever other one is currently selected and "Always Show Folders". Of course, that would require the previous state to be saved so it could be restored.

    Personally, I doubt I'd ever toggle...
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    Well, a 4-way requires twice as many clicks as we...

    Well, a 4-way requires twice as many clicks as we used to have doesn't it? There may be reasons to double the effort required to do something, but this is what ultimately leads to a user interface...
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    Now we've got "Always Show Folders" back, why was...

    Now we've got "Always Show Folders" back, why was it decided that it cannot be put it on the toolbar as a button?
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    Thanks for listening: I'm looking forward to it!

    Thanks for listening: I'm looking forward to it!
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    My 2 cents worth

    Let me explain why I'll not be using BC3 if it doesn't have "Always Show Folders" as a quickly accessible button.

    When I'm comparing folders, I use the two sides first to copy new files which have...
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    Re: Errors copying files

    Exactly. This is not a normal symptom of a firewall problem. It would require the firewall to be randomly blocking an occasional packet for no good reason. Not actually impossible, but it would...
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    Re: Errors copying files

    I followed this up by deleting the target (on the target system), emptying the recycle bin, setting OldCopyMethod to 0, restarting BC2 and copying the set of files again. 12 got error 53 and did not...
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