Binary compare for backup?

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Binary compare for backup?

Postby Paul1962 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:24 pm

Hi, I am new to WinMerge, trying to establish wether it is a good solution for me. I am looking for a way to compare files and folders (compare my files and the backup). I would like to compare all files (binary and others), of all file types. Compare only (no merging).

So far so good, I tried comparing a folder. WinMerge found files missing, it found files different and most files are identical. So I know that file size, date, file name and so on are fine.

However for my backup I would like to establish wether the files are identical at "bit" level. What does "full contents" mean? Does WinMerge actually read all data and compare each bit of both files?
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