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FileMerge Alternatives for Windows

FileMerge is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is WinMerge, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to FileMerge and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to FileMerge are Meld, Beyond Compare, KDiff3 and Diffinity.

FileMerge alternatives are mainly Diff Tools but may also be Merge File Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of FileMerge.
This page was last updated May 15, 2022
  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac
  • Xcode

FileMerge lets you compare one file to another or one directory to another and merge the files or directories together.

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  1. 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.

  2. Meld is a visual diff and merge tool. You can compare two or three files and edit them in place (diffs update dynamically). You can compare two or three folders and launch file comparisons.

  3. Beyond Compare allows you to compare files and folders. By using simple, powerful commands you can focus on the differences you're interested in and ignore those you're not. You can then merge the changes, synchronize your files, and generate reports for your records.

  4. KDiff3

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    KDiff3 is a file and directory diff and merge tool.

  5. Diffinity is a diff and merging tool with focus on accurate and easy to read source code diffs. It will compare the content of two files and present the differences in an easy to read line by line and char by char basis.

  6. Compare

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Notepad++

    Comparison plugin for Notepad++ editor.

  7. Araxis Merge

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Merge is the visual file comparison (diff), merging and folder synchronization application from Araxis. Use it to compare and merge source code, web pages, XML and other text files with native application performance.

  8. WinMerge 2011

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Wine

    WinMerge 2011 series is a fork of the original WinMerge application that compiles without ATL/MFC dependencies to enable zero-budget developers to build WinMerge from sources using Visual C++ Express editions.

  9. WinMerge JP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    WinMerge JP is a fork of original WinMerge that incorporates many own features including 3-way compare, high DPI support and many more.

  10. DiffMerge is a graphical file comparison program for Windows, Mac OS X and Unix, published by SourceGear.


    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.2.0, released in October 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website

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