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Is there any way to diff two selected files from the context menu in Windows Explorer?

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Sounds like you need diff-ext!

This shell extension (diff-ext) makes it possible to launch file comparison tool for 2 or 3 files (depending on the tool) in the same directory or "save" a file(s) for later comparison. It acts as external most recent used (MRU) file list for the comparison tool.

I'm using it with KDiff3, but there are a number of other diff tools on the page it can be used with.

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Thanks chief! :-) –  leeand00 Feb 19 '10 at 20:18
You're more than welcome! –  John T Feb 19 '10 at 20:27
Did not work well on my windows 7. I have configured it with the path to diff.exe and all I get is something blinking in front of my eyes. Is this application diff aware at all? –  Anders Lindén May 26 '14 at 7:30
Works OK on Win7 but I'm using Meld as my diff tool. –  JimFred yesterday

Beyond Compare and WinMerge can also do this if you enable Shell Integration during the installation.

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