Compare two folders with UltraCompare Professional
UltraCompare Professional completes your text editing solution. It's loaded with features to enable you to easily compare, track and merge differences between text files and folders. UltraCompare Professional is fully integrated with UltraEdit and UEStudio to enable a seamless unified editing solution. Together, UltraEdit and UltraCompare Professional provide an unrivaled text editing solution.
Two Way Folder Compare allows you to compare two directories with the option to recursively compare all contained subdirectories with full merge capabilities.
View Directory Structures Intuitively with Tree-style Interface
You are no doubt accustomed to navigating through folders in a tree view fashion. So... shouldn't your folder mode compare results follow suit? Folder mode now displays the compare results in an intuitive tree-view style making it easier to quickly identify differences. Open and close directories using the expand/collapse nodes. Double-click any file or folder to launch a new compare of that file/folder in a new session.
Change Folder Compare Method on the Fly
Sometimes you need to compare the file and folders content, sometimes you only need to compare the dates. UltraCompare places the folder compare type options at the top-level so you can switch modes on-the-fly - perform a basic compare (size and timestamp); a full compare of the file contents (binary); and even a smart compare (full compare using text mode compare and ignore options).
Full Control Authority Over Compare Execution
Have you ever started comparing a large directory structure only to realize you mis-configured the desired options? What did you do... Force quit? When you're working with large directory structures, you need to have full control over the execution of the compare. UltraCompare's execution controls put you in control. Prepare your compare, click "play" to start... Need to stop entirely? Simply click stop to halt the comparison process altogether.
Navigate quickly between compare differences by clicking on the "go to next difference" and "go to previous difference".
View Directory Compare Results in the Differences Summary/Icon Pane
The differences summary on the left provides a quick visual overview of the status of the compared directories. The compare summary will indicate whether compared directories and compared files are newer, older, or contain identical content, and whether items are present or absent in the compared directories. Filter your directory compare results, using view filters, to make navigation of your compare results easier.
Quickly Merge Differences Between Directories with Quick Merge
Click the quick merge icons to merge individual differences, or click the merge all button to merge all differences. Merging a file that exists in one folder only will create a new copy of the file in the destination directory. Note: this is also available in the context menu.
Compare Subdirectories with Recursive Compare
Configure directory compare mode to display the contents of the subdirectory compare in the top level window or a click-through directory structure when doing by clicking the recursive compare button on the toolbar. Additionally, recursive compare will cause the selected directories to be compared a second time so that more information is provided regarding subdirectories found in the specified search directories.
View the Active File in the Preview File Pane
The Preview file pane allows you to see the contents of the active file in your directory compare. Simply right click to toggle between the first or second directory file.
Easily Switch Compare Views
Toggle easily between comparison view types (all, different, matching) by clicking on the All, Just Differences, and Just Matching icons.
Change Text Compare Modes on the Fly
Switch between all compare types: text compare, binary compare, and folder compare - from the main toolbar.
View comparison results tiled either horizontally or vertically depending on your preference.
Zip, RAR, JAR File Compare Support
Compare your compressed zip file archives: UltraCompare will extract the contents of your .zip archives, .rar archives, and Java .jar files to a temporary directory and perform a directory compare.
Multi-task with Tabbed Sessions
Sessions are your way of working with multiple compares regardless of mode - all within one application. The tabbed interface allows you to easily toggle between multiple sessions. Double-clicking a file/folder in folder mode will open a new session within the same instance of UltraCompare.
FTP/SFTP File/Folder Compare
Access FTP files from a remote server. Use UltraCompare to execute a FTP directory compare and sync your local and remote directories. You can even use it to create a local backup of your website. Visit our FTP directory compare power tip to set this up in UltraCompare Professional.
The workspace manager allows you to access your files/folders from within the application. With its drag-and-drop functionality, you can locate the file(s) or folder(s) you wish to compare, drag them to the compare frame, then run your compare. The workspace manager also includes the session list for accessing and executing your saved sessions.
The session manager (located in the workspace manager) provides you with a list of all of your saved sessions and recent compare sessions. Right-click anywhere in the session manager to add the active session. Or, need to organize different types of sessions? Simply add a new session group. Last but not least, you can also right-click an existing session to rename, delete, or edit its properties.
Session Properties dialog
For your existing sessions, the session properties dialog gives you a way of accessing and changing your settings. The session properties dialog includes settings for two and three-way file and folder compare modes as well as binary compare modes. You can use the session properties dialog to set the paths of the compare (both local and FTP/SFTP), ignore options, column compare, display settings, and so much more.
Shell integration allows you to use UltraCompare in the right-click context menu, in explorer, on the files/folders you want to compare. Simly select the files/folders and then launch UltraCompare... all from within Windows explorer.
UltraCompare also gives you directory compare reporting/output capabilities. Configure folder compare output to print and save directory differences in context, differences of one directory only, and side by side comparison.