1. Le téléchargement de compare folder ne marche pas.
    The download of ” compare folder doesn’t work

    Comment by kathy h — September 17, 2005 @ 2:38 pm

  2. Fixed.

    Comment by Steve — September 17, 2005 @ 2:45 pm

  3. You need to select ‘Import Actions…’ from the Automator File menu and choose the downloaded action file.


    Comment by LG — December 11, 2005 @ 2:01 pm

  4. Hi,
    Generate Log option doesn’t show anything. need some way to see results, like a Spotlight window, so we can do some thing with them.


    Comment by Deb — January 15, 2006 @ 7:15 pm

  5. Deb – this action doesn’t have a log option, but the results are passed. You can view them with the “View Results” action.

    Comment by Steve — January 15, 2006 @ 7:22 pm

  6. Hi – I’m an OSX (leopard) newbie. I downloaded this action (if this works as it says, it come standard!) and imported the action, but when I tried to open it, the error message says:

    *** -[NSNull length]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0xa0272020

    Any hints? thanks.

    Comment by George — November 6, 2007 @ 1:49 am

  7. For one who is absolutely new to the Mac world and OSX; is in desperate need of a tool such as Compare Folders; and has downloaded and installed Compare Folders; are there any available instructions on how to run the program? I was able to bring up Automator Actions, but then have no clue on what to do next. Can you help me please?

    Comment by Robert — February 9, 2009 @ 10:40 am

  8. I’m new to mac too and I followed message 3 (Import…) and it worked well.

    You also need to put a command in automator (get selected finder items) before (ie above) the imported command that compares the folders. To do this drag and drop it from the list.

    You then select the folders in Finder and then run automator.

    Hope this makes sense? If not, maybe looking at an automator tutorial first would help you?

    Comment by Gill — September 2, 2009 @ 12:53 pm

  9. Hi, I’m using this command as part of a workflow that backs up data into an external hard drive. What I want is to check first if the copied files exist in the hard drive, and if not, to copy them. I tried running this several times selecting different options in the ‘after comparing return’ section but nothing seems to work. Any suggestions?

    Comment by Lara — July 20, 2010 @ 3:36 am

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