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    Any opinions on the best free file comparison utility

    I want to compare the contents of two external disks containing movies. I want to consolidate and free up one of the disks without accidentally deleting something that's only on one disk.

    Thanks - rev

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    Actually, what you are looking for is usually called a "Duplicate File Finder", since you are not going to be interested in comparing the files to show the differences, you just want to know if they are an exact match. File comparison utilities are more often used to show the differences in text files.

    Possibly useful links:

    https://lifehacker.com/the-best-dupl...ows-1696492476

    https://beebom.com/best-duplicate-file-finders-windows/

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    I found one called freefilesync which is working well for me. It shows the two disks side by side and lists the differences. You can Move, Copy, Sync, etc but I haven't figured out how to use those features yet. As long as I can identify the differences, I can work in two Explorer panes. DupeGuru only finds dupes in one location but it's good.

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