You may often need to keep a duplicate or backup copy of your important files and folders. For instance you are working on a project and need to modify your files on a daily basis. But after a few days, you may need to go back to the previous version of a file. You can do this, if you have saved the previous version in a backup or duplicate folder.

In such situations, you may often need to compare two directories and files contained in those folders. There is a freeware tool which allows you to compare two windows directories easily.

Directory Compare is a utility to help you keeping copies of your important directories (documents, programs under development and so on) in a backup hard disk or any other storage system (like 100Mb diskettes). The backup may be made automatically (in unattended mode) or by using a friendly user interface.

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Directory Compare shows you side by side the source and backup directories so that you can easily select the files to by copied (from the source to the target or in both directories) and even delete from both directories auxiliary files.

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