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Old 08-31-2005, 01:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default file checking between volumes.

my dad has an external HDD with some stuff on it he backed up earlier. he wants to check what is on the external, as it may contain some stuff he wants, but may since have deleted without meaning to from his mian HDD.

is there any way of comparing the two volumes?

he wants to just compare my docs on his main HDD and my docs on the external rather than the WHOLE volumes, as it would just pull up a huge list of all the system files that arent on the external. im sure ive read about this before...

thanks in advance.

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Old 08-31-2005, 02:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yer message is a little criptic but I think I got the meat of it...

Probably yer best bet is to just copy-n-paste from the new to the old (or the other way around if you want) which will fill in the gaps and bunt out all the duplicates (you'll get messages about them all).


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Old 08-31-2005, 02:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i tried using the "comp" command in the command prompt, but i can only make it compare the files within the folders i specify, not the folders within the folders i specify. anyone know how to make it include folders aswell?

this is in the wrong section really, isnt it?
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