Windows 10: Desperate Help Needed: How to check if files have been modified?

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  1.    05 Oct 2016 #21

    Also, ask the people who share your Dropbox account if they did in fact edit any of your pdf files.

    Consider controlling access to your files if it's that important.
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  2.    07 Oct 2016 #22

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there
    One of the best ways I know to do this is actually to use a Linux utility -- I know this involves a bit of extra work but IMO well worth while

    Load a Live distro of Linux and then install Kompare (or run from a Linux VM) -- you need KDE desktop (quite Windows like BTW)

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    Another good one also on Linux is Kdiff3 as this can compare directories as well plus etc all sorts of useful stuff. For example Files in Dir A that aren't in B, Files in B that aren't in A etc -- very handy when tidying up NAS servers etc.

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    Sometimes the best tools are on other systems --don't be afraid to use them. !!!

    I use these regularly - plus you avoid the NTFS restriction of File + directory name lengths.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    This looks perfect for me, but it seems like a lot of work to install a virtual machine or run a Linux distro via my DVD drive just to use one app... Do you know of any apps that are made for Windows and are available on the Microsoft Store?

    Thanks!
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       08 Oct 2016 #23

    NiceAndShy said: View Post
    This looks perfect for me, but it seems like a lot of work to install a virtual machine or run a Linux distro via my DVD drive just to use one app... Do you know of any apps that are made for Windows and are available on the Microsoft Store?

    Thanks!
    Yes, but it's not the built in W10 solution you said you wanted. The fc command is extremely simple unless you have many files to compare.
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  4.    08 Oct 2016 #24

    Steve C said: View Post
    Yes, but it's not the built in W10 solution you said you wanted. The fc command is extremely simple unless you have many files to compare.
    Thanks!

    I'd be happy I don't want to use a 3rd party app because I'm VERY worried about getting some malware that'll have access to all of my data. I'd install something from the Microsoft Store as I find this to be trustworthy.

    Is there anything you can recommend?

    EDIT:

    I really want an app that has a huge user base so I'm able to trust it with giving it access to all of my files on my HDD.
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