Friday, January 16, 2009


Compare any two files with Comparer

Comparer is a free Windows utility that lets you compare detailed file information for any two files. Have two pictures that look a lot alike and want ot see which one was taken first or accessed most recently? Want to see at a glance whether one file is larger than another? Comparer can help.

The user interface is simple if not entirely intuitive. There's no File -> Open dialog. Instead, you just drag and drop any file you want to analyze from Windows Explorer into the Comparer interface. It took me a few minutes to figure out how to compare two files: You just select two files at a time and drag and drop them. If you select 3 or more files it won't do any good. Only two will show up in the utility.

Comparer can also use Total Commander's WDX plugins, which provide additional information like ID3 tag info for music files.