File comparison is the process of comparing the contents of files, finding their common contents and their differences, usually using an automated tool

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How to highlight all keywords in a piece of text?

We are using a large common spammer phrase list as part of our spam filtering system. Any matches in the subject or message body of an email cause it to go straight to our Office 365 hosted ...
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Excel, compare cells in different sheets in a workbook

I am a real nooby and I have some questions. I have 5 sheets (A,B,C,D,E). Each sheet has numbers in it (10 rows-15 lines) A1 to I15 Now I want to make a 6th sheet in which I can compare the cell ...
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How to compare two OneNote sections (*.one files)

I am syncing my OneNote notebooks using Cubby (something like Dropbox) and sometimes, it generates "conflicts", i.e. suddenly there are two sections like this: MyNotes.one MyNotes (conflict at ...
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Comparing images

I'm making a website for a company, only the previous webmaster resized all the images and pasted a watermark on them in the bottom right corner. Now I've got this huge 64GB folder with photos in ...
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Folder diff tool that allows easy comparison of large number of files

I'm trying to verify that a tool to export data from one source control platform to a second works properly before we spend money on a non-demo license. The demo version only exports the first half ...
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Find missing files from multiple backups, regardless the folder location

I have 6 backups of my PC wasting a lot of space, on an external hard disk, because all of them are full backups (not incremental) of my PC, meaning that the majority of the contents are duplicated ...
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Compare two computers

I would like to compare my notebook with my iPhone (about power (speed)). i need something that is really "official" or let's me make a clear statement because I'm using it for a bachelor thesis. is ...
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Check if there are changes on file system (Ubuntu 10.10)

I have to get my PC to the service because sometimes the system hangs and suddendly reboots without any reason. Anyway, I will create a test user if they want to start the computer. Moreover I think ...
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Smarter “Confirm File Replace” dialog on Windows

In Windows (XP at least), when you drag a file to a folder that already has a file with the same name, you get a dialog like this: Does anyone know of a replacement for that dialog that adds a ...
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How do I assign a number value to a non-numerical value in Excel

I have some survey responses with values like "VU" for "Very Unlikely" and "S" for Sometimes. Each survey response occupies a cell. For each cell containing a survey response, I want to fill another ...
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Translation comparison tools for PO format?

I am using POEdit to modify the localization file of some projects. Unfortunately it seems not able to do comparisons with different versions. Do you now if it does exists a comparison tool for ...
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Compare between Excel worksheets

All my product's SKU and prices are in an Excel document in different columns (Sheet1). In the same spreadsheet, but on another worksheet (Sheet2), I have distributor data with product SKU and prices. ...
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What's a normal file-copying speed these days?

What is a normal speed for copying large files within the same hard-drive on a modern desktop PC (7,200RPM SATA single-drive, Quad-Core CPU, plenty of memory)? And how fast can you go if you really ...
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Formula to conditionally format a cell if the cell value (text) is not in row above

I need a formula to format a cell if the value of the cell is not in the row above. I have to compare 100 rows of 10 columns sorted by date with the column above it. Column A has the date and ...
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How to make compressed iso images?

I have a disk image file (iso) which is about 2.5GB, but when I mount and extract it, 13GB of files comes out. It means that it strongly compressed. I have UltraIso 9.5 but, it can not compress it as ...
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Command-line option to compare 2 images in FastStone Image Viewer

I find FastStone Image Viewer a useful freeware to compare 2 images side by side, by selecting the images (by holding down Ctrl and clicking) in its Browser view, then pressing P. Is there a ...
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Check for duplicate files in two collections, ignoring duplicates within A

I have four similar large collections of website files. They are archived copies of a similar directory tree from different times in the past. I want to merge them all to the most recent collection, ...
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Pixel pushing power comparison: GeForce 8600 GT and modern Intel HD Graphics?

There's a similar question here. The answer has a useful link to a table on Tom's Hardware, however I don't think it entirely covers my question. The reason is that the latest generation Intel ...
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TextPad Tortoise Merge Tool

I am trying to create a custom tool in TextPad to call the Tortoise SVN merge tool. If I have two files open in TextPad, I want to diff them with TortoiseMerge by going to Tools -> TortoiseMerge in ...
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Have Total Commander notice file changes when using FTP

I'm using Total Commander to copy compiled files to a server with FTP, but Total Commander often misses changed files during comparing if the file sizes haven't changed. Since I'm using FTP I can't ...
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How can I compare two files, from a website, on the command line?

I need to do the following: Basically, I want to be able to compare two text (or text-equivalent, i.e. not binary) files which are held on a website, e.g.: ...
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What does Windows 7 Professional have that Home Premium doesn't?

The compare site lists XP mode, Join Domain and network backup. There must be other differences. If not, what are the real values in these features? I'm trying to decide which to get. I will be ...
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How can I compare the content of files in 2 different directories

Can you please tell me how can I compare the content content of each files under 2 different directories hierarchy? I am on MacOS X platform? Thank you.
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ISO on DVD differing across platforms?

I have the 32-bit ISO of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and I burned it to a DVD (using Nero Express on Windows XP) to install in VirtualBox on my other computer (running Fedora 15). The problem ...
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How do I test network performance between server and smart-devices

I am currently working on a test use case where I need to test performance (benchmark) between a server/computer and smart-devices (tablet, smartphones etc.). The benchmark I want to do is based on ...
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WinTV or Windows Media Center?

I have Windows 7 Professional. I just bought a Hauppauge dual tuner card. It says I can install WinTV or use Windows Media Center. Which is better/has better support for all cable streams? What ...
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Would Windows XP provide better performance than Windows 7 on Intel Atom Z520?

I've bought a netbook Asus Eee 1101HA with Intel Atom Z520 1,33GHz and Windows 7. Even though it is used for basic things (web browsing and simple photo edition in Picasa), its performance is ...
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What are the differences between the ATI Mobility Radeon 3470 and the ATI Mobility FireGL V5250?

I'm considering getting a new laptop soon (probably once Windows 7 comes out), and I'm looking at the Lenovo T400 series, which has the ATI Mobility Radeon 3470 graphics card. Everything else is a ...
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Which RAID configuration should I go with for fault-tolerance?

On my work PC, I'm running a RAID 1 currently. I have an opportunity to upgrade my system and I'm wondering what is the best setup I can use. I have 4 available hard drives and I definitely need ...
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How can I binary compare two large files in Windows?

I have two 4GB temporary files. I did a quick visual inspection using a hex editor and see they appear to be the same but command can I use in something like PowerShell to binary comapre the two so I ...
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How can I compare effective power usage of two CPUs / CPU+Mobo+Mem combinations?

I have this server which does mostly file sharing (with the associated storage). No serious number crunching and it isn't the firewall. My current box has a Celeron D processor (Prescott 336 2.8 GHz); ...
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Excel - Compare two cells and display the larger number?

Can someone tell me how to compare two cells (numbers), and then display the larger cell? Cell C1 = IF A1 > B1 then display A1 else display B1 Sorry I'm not an excel pro.
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How do modern smartphones compare to Apollo mission computers? [closed]

I saw an article some time ago that compared smartphones to the computers that had put mankind on the moon. I can't remember the exact comparison and I can't find an accurate comparison online, as ...
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Tool to help compare mp3 bitrate quality?

So I've got 2 mp3 files 320 kbps 192 kbps However it's hard for me to notice any differences at all (it seems there's none). Is there a tool to help compare bitrate quality? I wanna find out what ...
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Compare cells based on dropdown

I have multiple products, each with various features. I would like to choose a product from a dropdown list and then populate its features below, then do the same for a second product next to it. My ...
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Know any file compare utility for chunks of text?

Is there any file-compare utility-software that can help me compare chunks of text from two text files ? As in, I want to know what chunks of text that are in one file can be found again in the ...
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Multi-platter hard disk performance guidance

I have a 1TB hard disk, and it has three platters. If I make three partition on each platter (where partitions C:, F:, and I: will be on the starting part of each platter) and I install as follows: ...
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Whats the difference between Acer Aspire AS7740-5691 and Acer Aspire AS7740-5142?

Acer Aspire AS7740-5142 Acer Aspire AS7740-5691 I'm scratching my head over the large ($150+) price difference that I'm finding between these two problems. The only thing I can see is that one ...
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Up to date NVIDIA vs ATI list

It used to be simple... there were 4 NVIDIA cards and 4 other cards (long long ago :p) But today both NVIDIA and ATI have so many graphic cards at the same time it's near enough impossible to compare ...
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Westell vs. Linksys - which one should I keep around?

So Verizon is offering a free netbook to new DSL subscribers, and I don't have any particular affinity for Comcast, so I decided to try it out. With Comcast (which is actually still running), I have ...
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How to compare databases?

I tried using meld on two dumps from two different databases from the same RDBMS, but it seems that those dumps are not comparable because not being canonical. I tried both pg_dump ... (standard) and ...
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Compare two excel files

I need to compare two Excel Spreadsheets to see if values of each user in a specific column were changed. The new Spreadsheet may have additional users that were added making the row old users ...
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Find my look a like in a stack of photos [closed]

I am looking for my own look a like in my school. I have 1500 photos that were made on photo day, including my own. Now I want some way to find the face that looks the most like me. How would I go ...
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What sound card is better and what should i take into consideration to consider it?

I have a Sound Blaster Live ! 24-bit 7.1 and a onboard sound card Realtek ALC889A codec High Definition Audio 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel that comes on my gigabyte motherboard. What should i take into ...
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Software to compare music file quality

Is there some software (ideally free and for MS Windows) which can compare the quality of two (or more) files containing the same song? It should be able to take into account the quality loss due to ...
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Will the newer of these processors be faster?

Here is a comparison of the processor in our current laptop, and a new laptop I'm considering buying: http://ark.intel.com/Compare.aspx?ids=27231,42791, Although the newer one is 1.3 (as opposed to ...
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Have you used DiffVue? It is a diff utility but I don't know much about it

When I search download.com, I found this diffvue software, and it sounds quite promising with cheap price. But its size is huge comparing to other software. I tested only a basic things and I like ...
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Compare 1 column with 3 others and extract values from col1 that do not appear in other cols

Hey I have column A that has a list of text values, and have columns B,C,D which contain some of the same text values. I want to extract the values from Column A which do not appear in column B,C or ...
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Comparing files in two folders with different hierarchies and renamed files

I had a folder on my PC, and copied it to my laptop. Since than, I have changed some files on each of the folders (file modification, renaming, putting into folders an vice versa). How can I re-sync ...
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comparing two columns for matches then return values meeting certain conditions

I have the following: column D ( 300 values representing the average of three cells, A1:A300 & B1:B300 & C1:C300) column H ( 50 values ) column E & column F & Column G; they are to ...