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Ability to compare different versions of a file from the version history

Ability to compare different versions of a file from the version history

New member | Level 1

There are many times that I have wished that I could see the differences between two versions of a file in the version history.

I know that there are other ways to do this but they either don't work all the time or involve me giving someone/thing else access to my dropbox files.

I really think this would be an excellent and often used piece of functionality.

4 Comments
Dropboxer

This idea is going to need a bit more support.

We've updated the status to encourage more users to back you up!

Status changed to: Needs more votes
Explorer | Level 3

A great resource to have and one that should be considered a must-have. We need to be able to identify the specific changes easily not simply that one document is different to another. I spend hours sometimes wading through excel worksheets playing spot the differences. 

 

DropBx knows it is different so why not share the knowledge by identifying the differences 

 

I tried to upvote but it didn't work

 

New member | Level 2

I am copying current files out of one folder into another, planning to keep the old files in the first folder as an archive.  Would like to be able to compare the new folder to the old folder so others can review what I chose to copy and what I left behind.

Explorer | Level 4

I think that this feature should definitely be implemented for text files. It would support the growing number of people who use code. My main concern about giving collaborators edit access to my files is that I would find it difficult to stay on top of all their edits, however small their edits may be. The current solution with Dropbox is to download the previous version, then use WinMerge to compare the two text files. That's too time-consuming. I have to resort to using GitHub, so that I can easily see changes to code that I share.

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