Home » Products » UltraCompare » UC Features

UltraCompare file and folder compare full feature list

This page contains a list of all features in the application. Related features are grouped into different categories. Click on a category to jump to those features.

UltraCompare Lite users: Most of these features are not available in UltraCompare Lite. See UltraCompare Lite features, or see the difference between UltraCompare Professional and Lite.

Text compare features
  • Large file support for comparison of files several GB large
    • (Note: UltraCompare does include a memory threshold limitation so as not to consume all of the free RAM on your system. This threshold is based upon a variety of factors but ultimately is determined by the amount of memory required to complete the compare versus the amount of free memory on your system.)
  • Powerful three way text file compare
  • Windows explorer shell integration (right click menu in Windows Explorer) (not yet available for 64-bit systems)
  • Ability to edit text lines and merge within UltraCompare
    • Changes can either be saved or merged to other file
    • Changed lines are highlighted until they are saved
  • Download webpage or web file for text compare by typing its URL into the file address bar
  • Manually re-sync two lines and begin the compare from those chosen lines
  • Copy/paste multiple selected contiguous lines to clipboard
  • Copy compare frame to clipboard
  • Ability to compare whitespace differences between text files (tabs and spaces)
  • Inline editing of text files
  • Full Unicode support
    • Load files with Unicode file paths/names
    • Display and diff Unicode/UTF-8 data
  • Set tab value to a specific number of spaces (like UltraEdit/UEStudio)
  • Compare column ranges of data
    • Set column range(s) to be compared
    • Set column range(s) to be ignored
  • Ability to compare text snippets, including ability to:
    • Paste text into blank compare frames
    • Clear compare frames (temp files are automatically deleted)
    • Merge and save compare results as a separate file
  • Bookmark support
  • Ability to delete lines from file
  • Line-by-line compare of individual text files
  • Status bar shows number of lines/blocks with differences
  • Dockable "Legend & Filters" pane provides quick reference to compare symbols and colors, plus quick access to compare filters
  • Dockable output window with difference summary (cut/copy/paste output)
  • Compare difference summary includes:
    • data in source but not in destination file (or vice versa)
    • character differences between files on the same line
  • Launch folder compare or text compare from command line
  • Ignore options:
    • Ignore case
    • Ignore spaces
    • Ignore blank lines
    • Line terminator differences
    • Lines which begin with: <character or string>
    • Lines which contain: <character or string>
    • Lines which end with: <character or string>
    • A defined number of lines at the beginning of file
    • A defined number of lines at the end of file
  • EBCDIC compare supported
  • Double-byte compare supported

Back to Top

Folder compare features
  • 2-way folder compare
  • Threaded compare engine for quick handling of large directories
  • Intuitive tree-style view
    • Includes open/close nodes for subdirectories
    • Double-click a compared file or folder to launch a new compare in a new session
  • Compare three folders at at time
  • Mark and hide or unhide files and folders
  • Compare remote (FTP/SFTP/FTPS) folder to local or remote folder
  • CRC support for FTP compares (avoid downloading files to compare them)
  • Compressed archive compare
    • ZIP file compare
    • ZIP file password support
    • RAR file compare
    • Java JAR file compare
  • Side-by-side directory compare presentation
  • Windows explorer shell integration (right click menu in Windows Explorer) (not yet available for 64-bit systems)
  • Switch comparison method on the fly (basic, full, or smart [includes text compare])
  • Dockable preview pane to preview text content of files
  • Dockable "Legend & Filters" pane provides quick reference to compare symbols and colors, plus quick access to compare filters
  • Compare files based on time, date, or size
  • Optionally ignore user-specified directories and file types
  • Optionally ignore file timestamp differences
  • Full Unicode support - compare folders from Unicode paths
  • Ability to customize display of file date/time format in folder compare
  • Set a NOT operator for filter (ie, NOT *.bak, etc.)
  • Provide live update on progress (useful when working with large nested directory trees)
  • Favorite files and folders allow quick access to commonly used compare items
  • Explore source or destination directory by right clicking in folder compare mode
  • Compare individual directories
  • Recursive compare of directories (includes subdirectories)
  • Difference summary includes:
    • same named files with different sizes
    • same named files with different creation dates/times
    • file type: binary or ascii
    • option to automatically display immediately following directory compare
  • Select files with different names in folder compare mode and compare them
  • Right-click on column headings and select fields

Back to Top

Folder synchronization features
  • Folder Synchronization (check "Folder sync" option at bottom of folder compare)
    • Quickly sync different files between two folders (including subfolders)
    • Use pre-defined, customizable sync rules for determining how to handle differences
    • Create your own sync rules
    • Sync local, networked/shared, and remote/FTP files
    • Adjust sync actions for individual files as needed
    • Review sync actions before executing synchronization
    • Organize folder syncs in "Folder Synchronization" sessions
    • Launch folder sync session directly from UltraCompare's Windows explorer context menu integration
    • Schedule folder sync tasks for full automation
  • Find Duplicates
    • Quickly locate duplicate files between two or more folders (including subfolders)
    • Specify criteria for what constitutes a duplicate file (name, size, date, and/or content)
    • Set ignore options system files, hidden files, recycle bin, etc.
    • Set include/exclude filters to optionally include and exclude files/folders
    • Search for duplicates in local, network/shared, and remote/FTP files
    • Browse list of found duplicates and specify which to keep and which to delete

Back to Top

Word/PDF compare features
  • Compare Microsoft Word documents
  • Compare .doc and .docx files (.docx requires MS Word 2007 or later)
  • Compare text of PDF files
  • Compare RTF Files

Back to Top

Fast binary compare features
  • Byte-for-byte binary comparison
  • Binary compare from command line
  • Option to display decimal offset rather than hexadecimal

Back to Top

Smart binary compare features
  • Binary comparison allowing for shifted data
  • Command line invocation
  • Option to display decimal offset rather than hexadecimal

Back to Top

Merge features
  • Undo merge
  • Merge compared lines/blocks between files for two and three way text compare
  • Merge compared files between directories for two and three way folder compare
  • Selected line merge capability
  • Accept all (or merge all) button for text mode, and folder mode
  • Word-level (or selection-level) replacement and insertion
  • Mark merged lines for review
  • Enhanced merging - allows changes to be added to changes in other file
  • Merge contents of compared directories
  • Automatically move to the first difference when loading
  • Automatically move to next difference after merge

Back to Top

Print/output features
  • Print compare results in color
  • Ability to use UltraCompare in batch files to produce reports, side-by-side difference output
  • Print right or left compared file from File menu
  • Print compare difference summary showing matching lines or differences only
  • Print and save differences in context
  • Print and save differences of one file
  • Print and save files side by side
  • Print and save differences from binary compare
  • User configurable report headers/footers

Back to Top

File management features
  • FTP support
  • Open left/right compare file independently
  • Drag and drop files to compare frame from Windows explorer
  • Close All in the file menu and as a button
  • Automatic file change detection

Back to Top

Display features
  • Integrated IE browser support - display and compare HTML files as they would appear in the browser
  • Show file in browser
  • Full theme support
    • Manage Themes dialog for creating and modifying themes:
      • Skin the entire application (dockable panes, menus, toolbars, file tabs, status bar, etc.)
      • Set compare colors for text, folder, and binary mode
    • Switch themes with a single click
    • Use one of several pre-defined themes or create your own
    • Import, export, and share your themes with others
  • Text relational lines mode
  • Full width display of active line of each compared file at bottom of application
  • Ability to word wrap compare files
  • Graphical scrolling display to easily locate changes
  • Synchronized horizontal scrolling
  • Flip comparison frames to switch source/destination files/directories
  • Toolbar customization
  • Display line number and column number in the status bar

Back to Top

Miscellaneous features
  • Version control support via extended command line options and file path aliasing
  • Execution control toolbar to start, stop, or refresh a compare
  • Tabbed sessions allow you to run multiple concurrent compares within one instance of the application
  • Workspace manager (file explorer tab)
    • Browse all system and network drives
    • Drag-and-drop to compare frames
    • Optionally display, browse, and open files from FTP accounts in explorer tree
    • Filter files
  • Workspace manager (sessions tab)
    • Save, name, group, and organize compare sessions for quick access to frequently-used compares
    • Launch and execute sessions directly from session list
    • Set compare/ignore/other options for each session in new session properties dialog
    • Recent sessions option provides quick access to sessions from your last UltraCompare session
  • Set UltraCompare to single instance
  • Manual check for updates
  • Set filter to specify file types to be displayed during folder compare
  • Configurable key mapping
  • Set font for text file compare panes
  • Optional FTP account sharing with UltraEdit/UEStudio
  • Customize/manage toolbars and menus
  • Command line option for quick difference check

Back to Top

UltraCompare Lite features
  • Text compare
    • Support for line-by-line text compare of individual files
    • Status bar shows number of lines/blocks different
    • Compare difference summary includes:
    • data in source but not in destination file or vice versa
    • data difference between text files on the same line
  • Invoked from UltraEdit or UEStudio
  • HTML help

Back to Top


Buy Now
Upgrade
Download

Get your solution today!

Save when you bundle and complete your solution.

Application Screenshots

Screenshots

Portable Apps

Unleash the power of the total file management solution on your flash drive!

Still not using UltraCompare Pro?

Pro vs. Lite