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ozstar
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Need text compare program suggestions

Post by ozstar » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:54 am

Hi,

I have MyInfo in Dropbox and keep getting 'Conflicted copies' whci now load when we streat MyInfo.

So there are now 2 data files and some data ends up in each. I need to get all the data back into just one file.

To do this I will need to see what pages have been created or changed in each file.

I assumed a text compare program would be okay however it seems the text in MyInfo is in code so that is all I got when I put both files into it.

Anyone know what program may help me compare my .mio files.

Thanks

oz

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Post by ozstar » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:08 pm

I tried to use WinMerge however the data shewed up as code not text.

Any help here please?

oz

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Post by Petko » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:39 pm

MyInfo uses Zip Archive files (but with changed file extension) for storing its data. Although there are programs that can compare such files, I do not advice you to rely on such, because the topic structure and document files in the archive are binary, so you end up seeing "code" again..

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Post by ozstar » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:38 pm

Okay so that explains that and I understand what uou are saying.

If you had two or 3 versions of the same mio file how would you find out which 'pages' are in one or two but not the other. I could get it if I had a date on each page every time we make an new page or change a page.

There has to be a way without having tp trawl through a few thousand pages one by one.

Thanks for the reply.

oz

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Post by Petko » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:17 am

MyInfo already has this information. It is stored in the Modified At attribute for each document.

The easiest way to quickly see which are the recently modified documents in a topic is to create a "Recently Modified" filter:
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If you want to see all documents, instead of just documents modified in the last 7 days, just modify All Documents filter by adding the sort by Modified At.

Then you will see a list of recently modified documents, sorted from the most recently modified to the oldest:
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Post by Coolrat » Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:36 pm

Thanks for posting this!
I used your instructions to create a "Modified in last 7 days" and "Created in last 7 days" filter.
This is very useful indeed!

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Post by ozstar » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:39 am

Hi,

Haven't had time to try it yet but this looks like what I need.

Thanks

oz

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