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Filter for WinMerge

July 2007

A lot of web development tools like Dreamweaver and FrontPage like to create annoying files and folders throughout a build. I’m sure they’re useful to somebody, but they just get in the way when you’re doing a comparison of two builds.

I thought I’d share a basic filter I’ve made for WinMerge, which makes it ignore any junk files created by Dreamweaver, FrontPage and Windows.

  • Folders ignored:
    • _vti_cnf
    • _notes
  • Files ignored:
    • Thumbs.db
    • _vti_cnf
    • dwsync.xml

I’ll probably add more files to this list as I discover them, but for now please feel free to download the filter. If you have any suggestions, please add a comment to this post.