Compare two files with UltraCompare file compare utility

UltraCompare Professional is a windows file compare utility - compare two or three text files, compare binary files, or compare and merge source code files. To use UltraCompare to compare files, go to the Mode menu and select Text mode. This mode allows you to compare the text content of files. (You can also compare text without opening actual files.)

two-way file compare

To launch the compare of two files, go to File -> Open First, then browse to and select the first file in Windows that you would like to compare. Do the same for the second file by going to File -> Open Second. Once both files have been chosen, you should see the file paths in the two address bars directly above the compare frames. Finally, click the green "Play" button between the two to launch the compare of the two files.

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The compare will launch, and you will see the text of the two files as well as the differences between the two files. Text that is different will be highlighted in red with a blue background, and text that is the same will display normally - black text on a white background.

Popular UltraCompare file compare tutorials:

  • Compare text snippetsA tutorial showing you how to compare text snippets without having to save your snippets into a file. Diff your snippets, merge your changes, save the result as a separate file, then clear out the snippets (and their temp files...)
  • Ignore optionsSetting ignore options for file/folder comparisons in UltraCompare
  • Command line quick difference checkRun a quick difference check between two files to quickly see if they're the same or different
  • Ignore/compare column rangeSet parameters to ignore or compare up to 4 unique columns of data.
  • Web CompareIf you work with web files, you are probably accustomed to downloading the file via FTP or viewing the source, saving the text, then doing a compare. We're sure you'll agree, this process is clunky and mechanical....

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