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Beyond Compare is a directory compare utility and a file compare utility wrapped in one. Synchronize files between laptop and PC, home and office, etc. Compare directory trees side-by-side with mismatches highlighted. Display text files side-by-side with changes highlighted. Great for merging changes to source code. Supports minor editing, Unicode text files, and Delphi form files. Save favorite sessions for quick access. Built-in FTP and zip support.

New Features in BC3

Here are some of the significant new features in Beyond Compare 3. Items flagged with are available in the Pro edition of BC3.


Any comparison can be saved as a session, not just folder comparisons
Plug-ins are now built-in session types
Saved sessions can be organized in folders
Auto-saved sessions

Unicode filenames now supported as well as unicode file content

Tabbed interface for session views
Handy "home" view for launching and managing sessions
Layout of open sessions can be saved, restored
Built-in "Check for updates"

Folder icons colors now match your preferences
Multiple operations can be queued
File actions now respect filters by default
Dedicated folder sync session
Touch and Attrib commands can now recurse through subfolders
Attrib supports Unix attributes
New Ignored command flags mismatched file as OK
New Move to Folder command
Flatten folders lets you compare differing folder structures
Alignment overrides

Full in-pane editor with dynamic re-comparisons
Syntax highlighting
Adaptive gutter buttons for copying sections
Unlimited undo after save
Grammar-based comparison rules
Independent file formats for each side of the comparison
New Ignored command flags mismatched sections as OK
Multiple bookmarks
Hex display option for line details
3-way text merge
· Fixed crash when loading archives containing file paths of just '\' or '/'.

Data Compare:
· Fixed lines between grid rows being overdrawn by text rect.

File Formats:
· Fixed "Perl Scripts" handling of escape before apostrophe or quote in
· default text

File Views:
· Fixed codepage auto-detection defaulting to UTF-8 instead of ANSI if a
· better match isn't available.

Folder Compare:
· Added support for setting timestamps of symbolic links/reparse points.
· Fixed crash when using "Up One Level on Both Sides" and the current base
· folders are filtered out in the parent comparison.
· Fixed using "Move to Other Side" to overwrite a file in a subfolder when
· flattened.
· Fixed "Move to Folder" moving excluded items within selected folders.
· Fixed parsing Charon VAX 5.4.2 FTP listings.
· Fixed crash when adding '//' to the end of an FTP path in a file view.

Hex Compare:
· Fixed setting "Bytes per line" to 1.
· Fixed crash on systems using a Far East system locale. Removed buggy
· support for showing double byte character sets in the ANSI column.

· Fixed activating a tab from a minimized window on Vista/Windows 7.
· Fixed toolbar dropdown button width on Windows 8.

Picture Compare:
· Fixed support for DIB, MSK, and RLE bitmap file alphablending.
· Registry Compare
· Fixed key coloring after swapping sides.

· Fixed applying changes to display filter mode in setup dialog.

Source Control:
· Comparisons launched from PVCS no longer disable editing of files with
· titles in order to improve compatibility with later PVCS releases.

Text Views:
· Fixed delimited grammar item handling of escape character across multiple
· lines.
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