20614Re: [NTB] Backing up Settings
- Jun 30, 2008Alec,
Thanks for nothing! Based on your suggestion I googled KDIFF and
spent/wasted/invested the next 6 - 8 hours following various interesting
links: the status of the honey bee die-off, space activity, Ninja squirrel,
system utilities, trained monkey assistants, quirky houses, flooded
midwestetc, etc, etc <g>. Unfortunately, it doesn't take too
much to get me side tracked as I am interested in almost everything.
But now, at least, I'm smarter. Right?
BTW, I did find and DL KDiff. Looks interesting. I have been using Beyond
Compare (http://www.scootersoftware.com/) which is the best I have ever
seen to date but it doesn't do 3-way compares. (Just checked their website,
they just released a new beta - good until end of July if you want to try
Have a good week and keep up the attitude.
At 6/29/2008 02:45 PM, you wrote:
>Good point Eb - My normal practice when doing an install/upgrade,
>especially one that I know I have lots of customization of options, is
>to make a copy of the pre-existing program files folder (or
>documents+settings folder) then after install run KDiff3 against the old
>(copy) and new version after install. Current version of (free) Kdiff3
>(just google) can if requested add a context menu item so that when two
>folders (or files) are selected it will do a compare of the selected
>items. (It also supports three-way comparisons too which is occasionally
>useful - again from the context menu).
>This makes it super-easy to see what's been changed and even to edit
>either old or new versions by copying over specific lines. (This is
>ideal for merging INI files - keeping desired items from either old or new)
>Regards ... Alec (buralex@gmail)
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