I’m migrating away from a few external hard drives that had a lot of smaller files (music, documents, etc).
Carbon Copy Cloner alerted me that some metadata files weren’t copied and some of the Omnifocus Disk Sweeper totals don’t match up. I want to find out what files are different between the original drive and the destination drive.
An app called Path Finder 8 came up in my searches, but reviews on this version aren’t great.
I would use Chronosync for this - set up a sync between original and copy then run a trial sync (i.e. without actually copying, just to check file differences). Lifetime upgrades for free and you spare yourself the trouble of learning rsync etc. on the command line.
In addition to Beyond Compare mentioned above, Compare Folders is free (so it’s worth a look), but limited without the $4.99 IAP. The in-app purchase will do file checksums. It does not highlight within files where differences might be, however, merely showing files that have differences.
If you install the macOS development tools you can use the FileMerge app – also launchable through the command utility opendiff
Thanks for the reco! - I would say that I’m comfortable going in there and copying and pasting from trusted sources, but wouldn’t go in and know what to on my own… Yet… I think I’m going to try jec0047 suggestions below.