Notepad++ compare files

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It often happens, when you have to work with a lot of data, to need to know differences between two sets of text data.

A simple solution to know quickly if data set look alike or not, or to have an overview of different lines, is to use Notepad++.

You will also have to install Compare plugin. To do so, go on SourceForge, and download the latest plugin version. You then just have to extract downloaded archive in your Notepad++ installation folder.

Then, open your 1st file, and the second one, using Notepad++, and when the two files you want to compare will be the two last files open in the software, start comparison with Plugin => Compare => Compare, or keyboard shortcut Alt+D.

Notepad++ compare files : First text file to compare
First text file to compare
Notepad++ compare files : Second text file to compare
Second text file to compare
Notepad++ compare files : Comparison function in Notepad++
Comparison function in Notepad++

Your two files will then be, after processing, displayed with their differences : lines deleted (-) and lines added (+). Lines found in both files will remain displayed with a white background.

Notepad++ compare files : Text files comparison results in Notepad++
Text files comparison results in Notepad++

Update July 2018 : Notepad++ compare two xml

It is also possible with Notepad++ to compare xml files. Simply follow previous steps, which are Notepad++ compare plugin install, open xml file in Notepad plus plus, and comparing them using the menu Notepad++ Plugins Compare.

XML compare for free in Notepad++ will be done instantly, showing the lines removed, the lines added, the text modified in same line. Notepad plus plus probably is the best XML editor as it works also as an XML formatter, and a great xml editor windows 10.

This is how to edit xml files in notepad, but also how to save xml file in notepad.

Notepad++ compare files : Notepad++ compare two xml files free
Notepad++ compare two xml files free
Sample XML file used to compare two xml notepad++
Compare plugin for notepad++

Notepad++ compare two files – update August 2018

Acting as a great file compare tool, you can also compare text files with this text compare notepad++ trick. Even compare two word documents by copy pasting the text in Notepad++.

Compare two text files with the notepad plugin compare, which is used to compare 2 files in notepad++ and compare text files notepad++.

How to compare two files

Download the notepad++ file compare plugin and install it, in order to use the notepad plus plus compare plugin to do a notepad++ compare two text files.

compare two files in notepad++

It is that way possible to compare the content of any type of file.

The main usage is to compare two text files notepad++.

But the notepad compare plugin can also be used by pasting data from any files in the application, and using the notepad++ diff to show all differences between the files content.

That way, notepad ++ compare tool can help checking differences between any type of file.

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  • Notepad++ compare files : First text file to compare First text file to compare
  • Notepad++ compare files : Second text file to compare Second text file to compare
  • Notepad++ compare files : Comparison function in Notepad++ Comparison function in Notepad++
  • Notepad++ compare files : Text files comparison results in Notepad++ Text files comparison results in Notepad++

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Comments (8)

Moses Allen, 2018-08-19
Increíble, ¡ahora es mi turno de probar!
Jeannie Austin, 2018-08-19
Ecco come lo facciamo, bello saperlo
Woodrow Warren, 2018-08-19
A avut o mare ocazie de a citi aceste informații, să păstreze lucrarea bună
Katherine Hughes, 2018-08-19
ว้าวมันง่ายจริงๆที่จะลองตอนนี้
Jacqueline Richardson, 2018-08-19
Nie mogę uwierzyć, że w końcu znalazłem rozwiązanie, to był koszmar od dawna, teraz rozwiązany
Freezinger, 2018-08-19
それは私のためにうまくいったので、これ以上見る必要はありません
cargaderad, 2018-08-19
Geweldige site, ga alsjeblieft door
Jacu79, 2018-11-05
Dzięki przydało się :) Notepad ++ faktycznie jest super, ale tej funkcji nie znałem.

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