Windows file comparison tools are generally graphical, and often compare themselves to WinDiff, a utility that comes with Visual Studio, the Microsoft programmers' tool suite for various languages.

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Araxis Merge for Windows
Visually compare and merge files and folders.
Beyond Compare
Scooter software's Beyond Compare is a Windows utility that combines directory compare and file compare functions in one package. Use it to manage source code, and keep directories in sync.
Compare and Merge
Visual file and folder comparison utility. Product download, and an online user manual. [Shareware for Windows]
Compare It
A full-featured visual file comparison and merging tool. Enables you to compare and work with different versions of the same text file with a color-coded side-by-side comparison. [Shareware]
Directory Toolkit
Provides tools for archive management, directory comparison and synchronization, UUENCODED and decoding, and file splitting. Split and concatenate large files and display the differences between any two files. Rename long filenames with wildcards, and perform complex operations using scripting.
Detect duplicate images existing more than once on a computer system or network. It does not matter if these pictures have different sizes, different contrast, color or gamma values or different file formats. [Windows]
Freeware Windows 95/98/NT visual file comparison, can output Unix Diff format. Shareware ExamDiff Pro version has word-by-word diff.
File verification tool based on MD5 checksum algorithm, with two interfaces and a free edition. Includes tool for creation and verification of data fingerprints, damage detection and file comparison. [Windows 98\Me\NT\2000\XP]
Compare and synchronize PC folders or files between drives and other directories. Shareware.
Formula Software, Inc.
Active File Compare, utility for comparison and synchronization of any text files in visual mode that represents results of compare in two windows on screen side-by-side. The own File Manager allows you to compare contents of two folders.
Grig Software
Synchronize It (WinSin) synchronizes directories and archives. Compare It (WinCmp) visual file comparison and merging. Windows shareware.
Heatsoft Adcs
Advanced directory comparison and synchronization, includes file moving and renaming.
File synchronization utility software for laptop, Windows, and Macintosh files on Windows servers. "Mirrors" important folders on an NT/2000 server, checking for modifications at regular time intervals. French, English, and Portuguese language shareware from Soft Experience.
Open source application which generates and verifies md5 checksums.
A freeware standalone CRC creation / verification program to verify and create SFV, MD5, and M3U files for Win 9x/NT/XP written in C++.
Freeware CRC creation and verification utility for SFV files.
Visual file comparison utility. Windows 95 and higher.
TreeComp 3.x
Utility to keep 2 Win32 directory trees and the files within the directories in sync. Can monitor continuously. Freeware, part of the Pascal source code is on line.
Comparison, and synchronization utility to compare directories, whether they are located on disk or in archives. Results are displayed in a side-by-side scrolling window. [Shareware Windows 2000/NT/95/98]
Twin Folders
Shareware file, and folder synchronization utility.
ViceVersa Plus
Visually compare, backup and synchronize folders or files between drives and other directories.
Visual Comparer
Visual file compare and merge utility with syntax highlighting and a full-functional text editor.
Visual Merge version synchronization and file merging tool. Win32 shareware.
Open source tool for Windows for visual difference display and merging, for both files and directories.
Word Doc Diff
File compare using a visual file and directory compare utility. File comparison can be done with the command line. Compare Word, XLS, txt, rtf, htm files.
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