Krusader contains several compare functions: Compare by Content, Compare Folders and the Synchronizer compare function.

Compare by Content

Select one file in each panel and use FileCompare by content.... Krusader will open an external graphical difference tool that is configured. Kompare, KDiff3 and xxdiff are supported.

Compare Folders

Compare the files of each panel by using EditCompare Folders. By default newer and single files will be selected in each panel, this behaviour can be changed in the Compare Setup menu.


The files are not compared by content but by their names and dates only.

EditCompare Setup

Configures the Compare Folders function.

  • Select Newer and Single (default)

  • Select Single

  • Select Newer

  • Select Different and Single

  • Select Different