Directory Toolkit 5.4

Editor’s choice: ZIP archive comparison

Directory Toolkit 5.4 is a folder/archive management solution. Although it is not specifically designed for folder synchronization projects, it allows the user to efficiently compare directories and ZIP archives. Directory Toolkit has some visual file comparison functionality as well.


Standard features
– Intuitive user interface
– Localization in multiple languages
Powerful directory and archive management functionality
– Side-by-side comparison
Diverse synchronization methods
– Synchronization of entire directory trees
Compare archives similarly to disk directories: support for ZIP, multi-span ZIP, TAR, GZ, Z, LZ, JAR, and CAB formats
– Compare files by size, timestamps, attributes and by content; the user can apply various “ignore” options for advanced file comparison
Synchronization preview
– Full range of file management options (including creating/deleting/renaming files, or opening files in third-party application)
Powerful file filters (by file mask, date/time, size and attributes)
– Advanced file sorting options
Simple file comparison functionality (the user can view diffs in both files in a side-by-side panel, although no merge functionality is supported)
Export custom project information to a specified file
– Save file settings to script
– Comprehensive help manual

Advanced file management features
– Modify the file date/time stamp and attributes (“Touch” dialog)
– Duplicate files search
– “Split file” functionality, allowing the user to split large files into smaller sections (for external storage, etc.). This tool allows the user to split the file by its size, or create sections before/after the specified string (this might be useful for developer’s projects). Similar concatenation functionality is also available
– Encode/Decode files in email attachments using various formats

Directory Toolkit 5.4

– No support for byte-by-byte comparison
– File comparison functionality is insufficient


Directory Toolkit is a powerful software for directory and archive management. However, users who seek an efficient and easy-to-use folder synchronization tool might prefer other solutions (the list of featured synchronization tools is available here).

We recommend Directory Toolkit for professional and consistent directory management projects. Directory Toolkit is also our Editor’s choice for efficient ZIP archive comparison and synchronization.

Our rating for Directory Toolkit is 8/10.

Price: $25 USD (FREE TRIAL)

Diverse comparison methods

Three-way comparison

Text navigation

Report functionality

Merge functionality

Integration with version control systems
Folder comparison

Folder hierarchy synchronization

Custom file filters

Byte-by-byte comparison