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    I'm running BC3, and I just noticed when running Process Explorer (Sysinternals) that multiple instances of BCompare.exe are apparently remaining in memory. Windows Task Manager shows this too on the Processes tab. I'm using it via the TFS integration in Visual Studio 2008 and the Windows Explorer integration. Is this a known issue?

    Thanks much!

  • #2

    I am not familiar with this issue. Are you using the newest version (3.1.0) and BComp.exe as shown in our KB article?
    Beyond Compare is a multi-platform utility that combines directory compare and file compare functions in one package. Use it to manage source code, keep directories in sync, compare program output, etc.
    Aaron P Scooter Software


    • #3
      It happens with mine too. BC3 Version

      Attached is a picture of the Windows Task Manager showing only the internet explorer running. Also a picture of the processes running (sorted). and it shows two iterations of BC3.


      • #4
        Do you two have TFS integrated into BC using the Tools->"Source Control" dialog? Does it still occur if you remove that?
        Zoë P Scooter Software


        • #5
          I am not using TFS or source control. When I open Tools => "Source Control" it says No Providers Detected


          • #6
            I just opened BC3 to see what was in the "source control" dialog and then closed it. BC3 did not leave a third copy in memory. The first two (from the picture above) are still there.

            Many times I leave BC3 running for days while I'm working with my MP3 music files. I also leave my system on 24/7 and reboot once a month or whenever a new software download requires it.

            Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002 SP3 and all the latest Microsoft patches.
            RAM 4 GB
            Disk: 500 GB (120 GB free)

            This is not a new problem for me. It has happened with all versions of BC3. The first time I noticed it, I was trying to install a new version of BC3 and the installation told me I had BC3 running. It wasn't in the Applications window, but it was in the Processes window.
            Last edited by RunnerBiker; 15-Apr-2009, 04:19 PM.


            • #7
              Originally posted by Aaron View Post

              I am not familiar with this issue. Are you using the newest version (3.1.0) and BComp.exe as shown in our KB article?
              Running version 3.0.15 (build 9758), Pro Edition for Windows.

              Compare is set up in the VS TFS options as command:
              C:\Program Files\Beyond Compare 3\BComp.exe
              with arguments:
              %1 %2 /title1=%6 /title2=%7

              I just updated to the latest version and have not been able to replicate it yet.

              Thank you,