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There's a ton of file comparison programs, but I'm looking for something specific and haven't found it yet. I need a graphical file comparison tool for Windows, suitable for non-power users - it should have an intuitive, simple and non-overwhelming interface, showing differencies in a way similar to this (Meld) or this (Kompare).

It should be Free Software and it should have a simple Windows installer (so that inexperienced users can install it effortlessly).

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@dave-rook: I know that questions that are "primarily opinion based" shouldn't be asked here. But this question is not that much opinion based, I think: I listed specific requirements for the software. In other words, I don't ask "what do you recommend?", but "what programs fit my description?". –  Janek Warchol Sep 12 '13 at 12:33

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you are looking for winmerge.

for more alternatives see http://alternativeto.net/software/winmerge/?license=opensource.

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Can you add more details? –  Canadian Luke Sep 12 '13 at 13:04

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