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WinMerge is an Open Source differencing and merging tool for Windows

WinMerge is a Windows tool for visual difference display and merging, for both files and directories. It is highly useful for determining what has changed between file versions, and then merging those changes. WinMerge has Unicode support, Flexible syntax coloring editor, Visual SourceSafe integration, and Windows Shell integration. Regexp filtering for filenames and lines. Side-by-side line difference and highlights differences inside lines. A file map shows the overall file differences in a location pane. The user interface is translated into several languages.
 WinMerge Web Site
 File Management, Version Control   
  GNU General Public License version 2.0 (GPLv2) 
  • Visual differencing and merging of text files
  • Flexible editor with syntax highlighting, line numbers and word-wrap
  • Highlights differences inside lines
  • Difference pane shows current difference in two vertical panes
  • Location pane shows map of files compared
  • Moved lines detection
  • Compare folders in one level or recursive
  • Can show folder compare results flat or in a tree-style view
  • Regular Expression based file filters allow excluding and including items
  • Compares binary files in folder compare as well as text files
  • Shell Integration (supports 64-bit Windows versions)
  • Archive file support using 7-Zip
  • Fast compare using file sizes and dates
  • Creates patch files (Normal-, Context- and Unified formats)

Additional Project Details
Basque (Euskara), Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian

Intended Audience
Developers, System Administrators

User Interface
Win32 (MS Windows)

Programming Language


What is WinMerge?

WinMerge is an Open Source differencing and merging tool for Windows. WinMerge can compare both folders and files, presenting differences in a visual text format that is easy to understand and handle.

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WinMerge 2.14.0 - latest stable version

WinMerge 2.14.0 is the latest stable version, and is recommended for most users.

WinMerge 3

WinMerge 3 will be modern compare/synchronization tool. It will be based on Qt library and cross-platform. You can use the same tool in Windows and in Linux.

WinMerge will not be just WinMerge 2 with new GUI. There will be radical changes in how WinMerge works and how it looks. Many features won’t be available anymore and new features will be added.

Read more and get involved!


If you need support, look at our support page for more information how you can get it.

WinMerge is an open source project, which means that the program is maintained and developed by volunteers. If you are interested in contributing work to the project, see our developer page for further information on how you may contribute.

In addition, WinMerge is translated into a number of different languages. See our information on translating WinMerge into your own language.


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