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  • Alignment of files in "flattened" view

    I really like the "Ignore folder structure" option in BC3.

    One issue I have found, though, is that the files appear to be aligned based on oldest to newest in each folder structure rather than looking for files that have timestamps that match. I have included a sample folder comparison report below.

    Is there a way to have BC look for files that match first so the the matching files are reported as such and the older files are reported as orphans?

    What I am seeing now is the new file on the flattened side is reporting as an orphan and the older file is a mismatch with the newer file on the other side?


    Folder Compare
    Produced: 1/5/2009 5:47:51 PM

    Mode: Left Newer and Left Orphans
    Filters: 7532??ch.tif
    Left base folder: P:\IMAGE LIBRARIES\StateFarmImageLibrary 05-2008\Updates
    Right base folder: P:\IMAGE LIBRARIES\StateFarmImageLibrary 05-2008\CHALF
    Name Size Modified Name Size Modified
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    753200CH.TIF 1,793,384 12/5/2008 4:09:24 PM
    753251CH.TIF 1,790,232 10/24/2007 6:17:58 AM
    753251CH.TIF 1,796,336 10/27/2008 12:37:02 PM 753251CH.tif 1,790,232 10/24/2007 6:17:58 AM
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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    Roger,

    It isn't possible to change this behavior in the current version of Beyond Compare. When you select flatten folders it will only align on filenames.

    Aligning files based on criteria other than filename is on our wish list for a future release.
    Chris K Scooter Software

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