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  1. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    I'm looking for Freeware to find the differences between two text files .. For Windows 7
    Any Suggestions ???
     
  2. stantley

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    Try WinMerge. It says it's compatible with Windows 2008 which is what the earlier version of Windows 7 was called.

    If that doesn't work try ExamDiff which may or may not work with Windows 7.
     
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    Thanks ... I'll try WinMerge first
    If it wont work on W7 .. I can always move to XP ..
    But I'm trying to find out what changes in W7's registry when I do something.
     
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    Looks like WinMerge works in W7 ... Many Thanks
     
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    WinMerge looks like it does what I wanted ... and I found the Parts of the registry that changes.

    I'm backing up with Acronis before I go changing things when I don't know what I'm doing.
    [​IMG]

    Wish me luck ... Maybe I can get W7 to work as good as XP
     
  7. stantley

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    Well, if you can make that happen let us know your magic tweak. :)
     
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    I've found one Registry tweak where I can customize the R Click Context menus ...
    for Irfanview Images .. Like one could in XP.
    I hate having to take the "Open With" >> "Multiple Choice Test" route every time.

    There's also a registry hack to get the small Shortcut arrows on Icons.

    I'm now trying to figure out how to shut off the Thumbnail viewing on the Desktop so I can see Icons ....
    without disabling all Thumbnail Browsing.

    Thumbnails of some, but not all Images, on the Desktop is Stupid ... I can't see what I'm working with in W7
     
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