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    Is there a way to open multiple file compares at a time from the compare folder view? Right now, if I want to open all files with diffs, I have to individually click/select each of them, which takes forever.

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    Hello,

    If you launch a child diff view from a parent Folder Compare, the child view has a "Next Different File" command you can execute. This allows you to hop to each difference in the parent without needing dozens of open tabs or going back to the parent Folder Compare. The default hotkey is Ctrl+M, and if you use the Next Difference command (Ctrl+N) and hit the last difference in the current file, we pop-up a prompt with a clickable Next Different File link and hotkey.

    Or, for generating a single large report, you can use the Folder Compare Display Filters to show only differences, then the Edit menu -> Expand All, Edit menu -> Select All Files (leaving you with a selection of just Different Files), then the Actions menu -> File Compare Report. Set this report to generate only differences, and it will be a report of any different text in all selected files.

    Update: your first post required an approval process before it is visible to help control spam. We were closed over the weekend, but have approved this post this morning.
    Last edited by Aaron; 21-Nov-2016, 09:41 AM. Reason: update with forum policy
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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    • #3
      Oops. Sorry about the double post. I hadn't noticed the mention of the post approval until I submitted my second post, and by then it was too late.

      Your first suggestion still has the same basic issue, as most of my files are in different folders, and the "next file" seems to only work within its current folder. I also prefer to keep them open in separate tabs so i can keep the ones open that I need to.

      The second suggestion does not work either, as these are all binary image compares :-\

      Any other thoughts?

      Originally posted by Aaron View Post
      Hello,

      If you launch a child diff view from a parent Folder Compare, the child view has a "Next Different File" command you can execute. This allows you to hop to each difference in the parent without needing dozens of open tabs or going back to the parent Folder Compare. The default hotkey is Ctrl+M, and if you use the Next Difference command (Ctrl+N) and hit the last difference in the current file, we pop-up a prompt with a clickable Next Different File link and hotkey.

      Or, for generating a single large report, you can use the Folder Compare Display Filters to show only differences, then the Edit menu -> Expand All, Edit menu -> Select All Files (leaving you with a selection of just Different Files), then the Actions menu -> File Compare Report. Set this report to generate only differences, and it will be a report of any different text in all selected files.

      Update: your first post required an approval process before it is visible to help control spam. We were closed over the weekend, but have approved this post this morning.

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      • #4
        Hello,

        Whoops, sorry, there's a configuration I forgot would be needed:
        Tools menu -> Options dialog, Next Difference section: disable "Limit Next Difference Files to current folder"

        This will then hop to the next difference in any subfolder. How does this work for you?
        Aaron P Scooter Software

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