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    Question File diffs in Folder Compare

    Hi, in the Folder Compare view, say I compare some folders and I see files with differences in their contents. If I double click one of those files, the diff opens up in a new tab. Is there a way to do this for more than one file at once? I'd like to open tabs for all the diffs of the files I selected.

    Thanks!

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    Hello,

    Yes, you can enable a Rules-based scan to 'automatically double click all of the files'. The default comparison for the Folder Compare is timestamp/size/override, but you can additionally enable a Rules-based scan in the Folder Compare's Session menu -> Session Settings, Comparison tab.

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    Thanks Aaron, perhaps I didn't make my question clear. My request is purely on the UI side (nothing to do with the comparison method). Starting from results in a folder compare view, how can I open individual file diff tabs for files with differences? Right now I have to double-click each and every file I want to view, which is cumbersome.

    Thanks!

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    Beyond Compare doesn't provide a method to launch multiple Text Compare sessions from a Folder Compare session. However, after you double click to open a pair of files in the Text Compare, use the Search > Next Difference Files (Control+M) or Search > Previous Difference Files (Shift+Control+M) to cycle through different files.
    Chris K Scooter Software

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    Reading Your question I had this idea, You have to check if it suits Your needs. I put here a screen-shot with my own settings.
    You can add an "Open With" entry, that points to B.C. itself, with parameters %f1 and %f2, and mark: Accept files; Accept folders; Multiple instances.
    Now, You can select many couples of files, then right click and choose "Open With" and then choose this new entry (BC).
    In my case, it opens new instances of B.C., each one for a couple of files.


    Regards

    Rodolfo Giovanninetti
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    Hello,

    This can open in Windows or Tabs depending on the Tools menu -> Options dialog, Open sessions in new window/tab settings.

    Also, you'll want to add quotes around the paths to handle whitespace:
    "c:\program files\beyond compare 4\bcompare.exe" "%f1" "%f2"
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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