I am trying to compare a folder with a zip file to see if there are any meaningful differences between the source files they contain.
I have set my compare to ignore the folder structure for simplicity, and checked the Ignore Unimportant Differences option.
When I perform the compare, it shows many files have binary differences (≠). However, if I open these files in a new view to see the differences, it shows that all differences are unimportant. When I go back to the folder view, I see the status has changed to the ≈ sign.
Is there any way to force Beyond Compare to automatically perform this comparison, so I don't have to do this manually? In the rules menu, I have checked "Compare contents" and "Rules-based comparison", but it does not seem to be working.
Is this a bug? Is this a limitation when comparing against zip files? Are my settings correct?