Filter for WinMerge

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.

2 thoughts on “Filter for WinMerge

  1. Paul Robson Post author

    Frontpage also produces _vti_pvt folders and files, so you should add that too.

  2. Edward Savage

    I get “Page not found” when trying to download this. Any chance you still have the filter around somewhere?

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