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Comparison of directories

Discussion in 'Software' started by Apexes, Jul 7, 2011.

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  1. Apexes

    Apexes Gigabyte Poster


    I have a folder full of around 250 .PCK files - these are compressed software source files, SCCM system de-compresses these into a another folder with the folder name the same as the file (Minus the ext.)

    For example: 0GL00532.PCK will decompress contents into another folder on the drive named 0GL00532 which the contains msi's etc

    Does anyone know of a way i can analyze, and compare the .PCK files, alongside the directories they extract to, so i can see which ones are then redundant?
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  2. fliquid

    fliquid Nibble Poster

    I might be talking a load of cack, but aren't there folder comparison tools available for this type of thing?

    I just googled "Folder Comparison" and there seems to be loads. Not sure if any are suitable for what you need though....

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  3. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

    So you want to run a search in a particular directory, to identify which compressed files you have already extracted (presumeably to remove them), is that right?

    I'm fairly sure you could do this with VBScript, or a Powershell script - or indeed any scripting language I would think.

    Basically, you need to write a script that will search the directory for .pck files, then attempt to identify if there is a directory within the specified location with the same name.

    It's been a while since I did any VBScripting, but you might want to look at the FileSystemObject within VBScript, as it has objects that allow you to get the files in a directory, and methods that let you get directories in another directory. I would suggest that you use this.

    I could probably put something together for you if you needed, but I wont at the moment. No point wasting effort if I got the wrong end of the stick, or you dont need it any more.
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  4. UncleBeard

    UncleBeard Nibble Poster

    My favourite folder backup / comparison / sync software: 2BrightSparks | Download SyncBack Freeware

    Freeware (there are also premium versions available), and it can run as a portable app if you download the Zip NI version.

    It's simple and powerful. I use it to backup my whole MP3 collection onto a second and third PC.
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  5. JK2447
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    JK2447 Petabyte Poster Administrator

    I use something called Tree Size when I need to move data to another server on that site.
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  6. Toasty

    Toasty Byte Poster

    Hi I have used Auslogics Duplicate File Finder to scan drives for duplicate files.

    Works well and you can delete files from within the program.

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