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Bruno Verschraegen Hi Deltawalker team.

What happened between yesterday and today? Yesterday I was reading old comments to avoid asking a question wo which a reply had already been given, when suddenyl the deal went offline (status said "Deal Expired") and today I see that the deal description has changed.

Yesterday's text mentioned XLS/DOC/PPT, which are pre 2007/2010 file formats, and I meant to ask if XLSX/DOCX/PPTX are covered too.

PS: What happened nopw to the old comments?
Jul 30 2012 at 2:25am Copy Link
Eddie Tex @Bruno, go here:
Jul 30 2012 at 7:09am Copy Link
Bruno Verschraegen Tx. Eddie Tex. What about Office: does it cover 2007/2010 versions?
Jul 30 2012 at 7:27am Copy Link
Eddie Tex If I'm not mistaken, Office documents (as of 2007) are stored as XML files, so theoretically it should work though I believe you might be viewing the document in its XML format. If the developer doesn't respond soon, the best way to find out is to test it.
Jul 30 2012 at 8:19am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Eddie's right, 2007 onward Office docs are zipped XML. DeltaWalker however doesn't compare them as ZIP or XML files, although it offers special handling for both these formats; rather it compares them the same way it compares the older Office docs - it extracts the text and compares the documents as text.
DW 1.9.9 offers a uses a new version of the library it uses to extract the text from Office docs; since the 1.9.9 release, that library was updated yet again and the latest version offers even better extraction for Office docs, particularly Excel files. DW has been upgraded to it, we'll be releasing DW ~ Aug 10 - it'll be a free upgrade.
Deltopia - Jul 30 2012 at 11:33am Copy Link
Jon Spain The code doesn't seem to lead to a discount, with the full $39.95 shown at checkout. As I bought Oro last time, I'm not sure what I should be looking for now. any comments, please?

Jul 31 2012 at 12:32am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi Jon,

What is the browser where the promo code doesn't work? Would you make sure JavaScript is enabled on it?

As to what you should be looking for now - if you bought DW prior to August 17, 2011 and you'd like to use the imaging functionality in DW 1.9.9, or you simply want to buy the DW 2.0 upgrade at 50% off, today is the day; if not you are all set - DW 1.9.9 is a free upgrade, except for the image visualisation and comparison.
Deltopia - Jul 31 2012 at 12:43am Copy Link
Jon Spain Yolian

Thank you, I'm using IE9, which is all I have available at work and JavaScript is enabled. As I bought in March 2011, I would like the extras for $20!

Jul 31 2012 at 1:00am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Strange indeed... IE 9 is one of the browsers we test with and it's working fine on this end... perhaps a Ctrl+F5 to force a full refresh?

The price of the upgrade will likely be $10 in your case: an upgrade to DW 2.0 for existing customers is 50% of current price; today's promo cuts this down by another 50%, so if you are simply upgrading a Standard Edition license, your cost should be $10.
Deltopia - Jul 31 2012 at 1:22am Copy Link
Jon Spain No, I have Oro, not Standard so I assume I should be paying $20. Well, I tried again with control-F5 and I still don't get the $20. Yes, I have double-checked that javascript is enabled! Will BdJ object to a private link being provided direct to

Jul 31 2012 at 1:31am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov I just sent you an email with further details; we balance things out at the end of the promo with BDJ, so no worries there. Thanks, Jon.
Deltopia - Jul 31 2012 at 1:43am Copy Link
VLM Yolian, Does DeltaWalker perform duplicate identification and elimination?
Jul 31 2012 at 2:11am Copy Link
Gonzo Does 1 license cover all 3 platforms? (or at least 2? I currently use Windows and GNU/Linux)
Jul 31 2012 at 3:08am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi VLM,
DeltaWalker is not a duplicate finder; it can come close to one, but in a very roundabout way where it looks for duplicates in pairs of folder hierarchies. A duplicate finder is, of course, a lot more efficient at this.
Deltopia - Jul 31 2012 at 7:09am Copy Link
Anggie Bratadinata I was looking for an alternative to scootersoftware's Beyond Compare, a slick diff & merge util which isn't available for mac. Glad I found this :-)
Jul 31 2012 at 7:13am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Gonzo,

A single DeltaWalker Oro license covers all three platforms; a Standard license covers a single platform. Thank you.
Deltopia - Jul 31 2012 at 7:15am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Angie, for BC user DW you should feel familiar. Thanks.
Deltopia - Jul 31 2012 at 7:20am Copy Link
PG The discount isn't working on the Deltopia website. I was just billed the full $39.95.
Jul 31 2012 at 9:25am Copy Link
Jon Spain Pam

I had the same problem and I dealt directly with Yolian this morning on the basis that he'll settle with BdJ. Just email Yolian at but they're in a different time zone!

Jul 31 2012 at 9:41am Copy Link
Software Guy Been using deltawalker for some time now and find it invaluable. I also use Beyond Compare on another set of computers and find the two programs very similar functionally. I tend to favor deltawalker slightly, but both are very good. If you need this type of software, especially for comparing MS Office files,then take advantage of this good deal today. DeltaWalker is a real timesaver when multiple edits of a single file exist.
Jul 31 2012 at 10:19am Copy Link
Bruno Verschraegen Tip to people for who the discount is not automatically applied. It may be as simple as removing an empty space at the end of the coupon code after you have copied and pasted that into the buying (pricing) page. That's what was about to happen to me; when I removed the empty space the discount was applied.

PS. Have not purchased yet because I saw on the pricing page the difference between personal and commercial prices - and now pondering what to do.
Jul 31 2012 at 11:09am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Software Guy, thank you for the kind words! Sincerely appreciated.
Deltopia - Jul 31 2012 at 1:49pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Bruno, thanks for the tip, most certainly that's what's been tripping people off. We'll make the necessary adjustment promptly.
Deltopia - Jul 31 2012 at 1:50pm Copy Link
Faisal Humayun Failed to load the JNI shared library.
Cannot run the program with JRE 6 or 7, separately added to the folder.
Win 7 64 bit MSI installation.
Jul 31 2012 at 11:31pm Copy Link
SoftCollector One of the better file comparison products on the market today. Useful to compare different versions of a file, check what changes have been implemented by a collaborator, etc.

DeltaWalker is being actively developed which makes it not only a good choice, but an investment, as some of its rivals seem to slowly turn into 'deadware'.

Yolian is very responsive and is a pleasure to communicate with.
Aug 1 2012 at 4:05am Copy Link
Stefan Hauber Do I understand this right?

Buyers before August 17th, 2011 can purchase a DeltaWalker 2.0 license key (when DW arrives) at 50% and buyers after that date will get it free?
Aug 1 2012 at 7:09am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Faisal, if the issue you are seeing is still present, please make sure that the JRE installed **and active** on your machine matches the installed DeltaWalker package. I.e. if your JRE is 64-bit, DW also needs to be 64-bit. Please note that a 32-bit JRE can be installed on a 64-bit OS. The easiest way to see what JRE is installed and active is to type "java -version" on the command line, without the quotes. If the problem persists, please contact our support team.
Deltopia - Aug 1 2012 at 7:49am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov SoftCollector, for your unwavering support and kindness - thank you!
Deltopia - Aug 1 2012 at 7:51am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Stefan, your understanding is correct: if you've purchased a license prior to Aug17, 2011 you get a free DW key to unlock its imaging functionality and you'll be entitled to a free upgrade to DW 2.0 when released later this year. If your license was purchased earlier, you can upgrade at 50% current cost. Today's promo cuts that cost by another 50%.
Deltopia - Aug 1 2012 at 7:57am Copy Link
Bill Davidson Let's say I have a dozen files, all with the same name, residing on different parts of my computer, and i want to narrow it down to only one. Is this the product for that? How does it (if it does) handle merging them into one? What if they have different names (i.e. balloons01.docx, balloons02.docx, etc.)
Aug 1 2012 at 9:32am Copy Link
Olivier User I have not received a license key 3 hours after ordering. I requested a refund and I'm still waiting for that.
Aug 1 2012 at 9:57am Copy Link
Richard Andersen I'm a bit confused about the upgrade price. I already own DW Oro Personal, and as I understand you, normal upgrade price (inclusing 2.0 license) is 50% of the current price, i.e. $37.98. With the BDJ discount you get an extra 50% discount, i.e. about $19. Is that correct?
Aug 1 2012 at 11:17am Copy Link
B Josephs @ Yolian - thanks for the deal. Let me get this straight - the difference between Standard and Oro, aside from being cross platform is the ability to compare 3 files/folders simultaneously? What about more than 3?
Aug 1 2012 at 11:54am Copy Link
Faisal Humayun Thanks Yolian - i downloaded the 64 bit jre and installed it into the deltawalker 64 bit folder and it works now.
Aug 1 2012 at 2:05pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Olivier, apologies for the delay in receiving your license key. Emails on the email server at our hosting company have started queuing up since ~midnight PST. We contacted them earlier this morning and the issue got resolved. Please let us know if your license email hasn't reached you. Thank you.
Deltopia - Aug 1 2012 at 2:23pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Richard, your understanding and the example you give are both correct.
Deltopia - Aug 1 2012 at 2:24pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov B Josephs, these are the main differences, plus a couple others:
- DW Oro allows you to visualize XML files as structures, not only as text, useful when wanting to eliminate diffs due to formatting or attribute ordering
- Folder comparison alignment override, which is the ability to instruct a folder comparison to compare files with different names, incl. extensions, using a variation of regular expressions. Not the most common of features, but very powerful in certain scenarios.

There are no current plans for providing support for comparing/merging/syncing more than 3 files/folders at a time. Even the 3-way comparison has a somewhat specialised application rooted in the context of collaborative software development. There's more info about, incl. examples, in the DW online documentation.
Deltopia - Aug 1 2012 at 2:30pm Copy Link
Richard Andersen @Yolian

OK, thanks. Then I must have done something wrong for I paid $37.98 for the upgrade. I selected these options:

License: Personal
Edition: Oro
Upgrade to 1.9.9 image comparison & 2.0 (when available): yes

The BDJ code didn't have any effect though, so I thought it only applied to new licenses, not upgrades.

In any case there seem to be a bug in your cart - it doesn't always seem to update correctly. For example it is possible to buy a new Oro license for $39.95 (and for the half if you use the BDJ code) by checking the radiobuttons and the checkbox in a certain order. Can send you a screenvideo to document it if you like.
Aug 1 2012 at 3:14pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Richard, when trying it from here selecting Personal, Oro, and Upgrade to 1.9.9/2.0, then entering DWPC-50-BDJ results in $18.99. In other words a video, or an outline, of the steps that lead to a miscalculation will be most helpful. In the meantime, I'll gladly refund the difference to your PayPal account. Thank you.
Deltopia - Aug 1 2012 at 5:27pm Copy Link
Bruce HI, (I didnt see this on first day)

Any one able to provide a pros/cons comparison to 'Beyond Compare 3' (which I am familiar with) ?
How is this one significantly better, different, user-friendliness - that sort of thing.
Aug 1 2012 at 6:01pm Copy Link
Software Guy The upgrade code, with or without the space still does not seem to be working. Hopefully Deltopia will find some way for current users to upgrade at discount. Thanks.
Aug 1 2012 at 6:55pm Copy Link
Richard Andersen @Yolian

Thanks for the refund, much appreciated. I'm still able to reproduce the problem, both in IE8 and Firefox. Here's a screenvideo showing what happens:
Aug 1 2012 at 6:56pm Copy Link
B Josephs @Yolian Thanks again - I just purchased the standard license. When I went to install, I noticed the prerequisite of JRE. I'm not too comfortable about that. Is there any workaround in the making?
Aug 1 2012 at 7:35pm Copy Link
Bruce B Josephs,
Looking at the app, I see a lot of the components are .jar files. And on their Download page is stated: "All platforms: DeltaWalker requires Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.6 or newer. "

So Java is necessary and required to use DeltaWalker. At least for now in current implementation.
Aug 1 2012 at 7:59pm Copy Link
B Josephs Bruce - yeah, I got that. I just didn't catch it until I purchased :( I haven't installed JAVA on any of my machines for quite some time, and was pondering if this app is worth the potential issues associated with Java. My question was if this requirement is a permanent fixture or maybe will will change (unlikely, I assume)
Aug 1 2012 at 8:06pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Software Guy, the trimming of space in the beginning or end of the promo code has been added and that should no longer be a problem. We test with all A-grade browsers on all 3 supported platforms so I'm not sure what else we could do repro what you are seeing; suggestions are welcome.
Please drop our support a line, we'll help you take advantage of the promo price. Please excuse the inconvenience. Thanks!
Deltopia - Aug 1 2012 at 8:29pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov B Josephs, the pros and cons of java have been too debated to even scratch that topic, but if there's anything we could say that might calm your concerns, we'll be glad to (support(at) I would only add that we made an informed choice to use java on the back end for portability reasons 7 years ago and that if we have to chose again the choice will be the same. I'd even say that we'd make that choice even if we didn't have to deal with portability. One more point, if I may: consider file IO, one of java's traditional weaknesses - at present DW has, according to our measurements, the fastest overall folder comparison on any platform. On OS X, it's about 70x faster (attribute-based comparison) than Araxis Merge, a Cocoa-native application.

Should you have regrets about your purchase, please let us know by the end of tomorrow, Thu (as this is a joint promo b/n BDJ and Deltopia).
Deltopia - Aug 1 2012 at 8:49pm Copy Link
B Josephs @Yolian
I agree that Java certainly has benefits. I've just been happy not to need it for anything until now and be able to avoid the potential issues. However, Deltawalker looks rather useful, so I was just wondering if I'm absolutely commited to JRE from now on. In the meantime, I guess I'll play with it and see if it wins me over.
Aug 1 2012 at 9:24pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov From the minimalist's point of view, which I believe I share, dealing with one more runtime is... dealing with one more thing, no question about it. Too bad the world of software cannot be a more united/standardised place. Apple has been pretty good with regards to Java so far; even in Lion/Mountain Lion where it needs to be installed, it's just a click away.
As to DW going forward - there's too much investment, and equally importantly, there's nothing else out there that would give us the ability to run on 3 platforms with native UI and relatively homogenised codebase to consider replacing Java.
Deltopia - Aug 1 2012 at 10:02pm Copy Link
Jerry S I purchased, but I am unclear as to what the "imaging capabilities" are. Please explain.
Aug 1 2012 at 11:25pm Copy Link
J S yep the Discount code doesn't appear to work for me either the standard price is still $39.95.

Q1. I would also like to know as PayPal doesn't allow the buyer to enter a License name of their own choice (unlike Google Checkout which does allow different License name(s)): Will I be able to get the License name changed to suit my preferred license name after I have purchased the program?

Q2. If we purchase today during the BdJ promotion do I leave the "Upgrade to 1.9.9 image comparison & 2.0 (when available)" unchecked?

I just do not have enough time to get my head around the purchase options before the time expires, so I hope you will be able to help me afterwards if i make a mistake
Aug 1 2012 at 11:56pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi Jerry, imaging capabilities in DW refers to the ability to visualize and compare various image formats - JPEG, PNG, PSD etc. If you are a photographer, or simply someone working with/having images, it can be a useful feature.
Deltopia - Aug 2 2012 at 8:28am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi J S:
Q1. yes
Q2. yes

If you already purchased DW, or you intend to do so, and we can be of further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact support.
Deltopia - Aug 2 2012 at 8:44am Copy Link
Dennis Burns Wanted to take a look at this for a client, but the website must be down, maybe taken down temporarily by the developer?
Dec 15 2012 at 7:03am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi Dennis, not sure why this might have been the case. It might have been a connection issue or a problem with our hosting company. Please try again; if the problem persists please send an email to support at indicating your browser and OS.
Deltopia - Dec 15 2012 at 11:18am Copy Link
PJ Harr Will the "ORO" version be available as well?
Dec 15 2012 at 2:17pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Yes, you'd be able to apply the promo code to both the Oro and Standard editions, Personal and Commercial type licenses.
Deltopia - Dec 15 2012 at 2:21pm Copy Link
Dennis Burns avast antivirus identifies the website as a malicious url.

panda security does not.
Dec 15 2012 at 3:59pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Yes, rather pathetic. It's due to browser re-direct used in many places to offer content tailored to visitor's OS. We're almost done refactoring this to a server-side redirect; the transition should be completed by Monday at the latest.
Deltopia - Dec 15 2012 at 7:12pm Copy Link
Dennis Burns ok. just thought you might like to know. sounds like you already know about it. . . . .
Dec 15 2012 at 7:44pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Appreciate it, Dennis! It's been a few weeks we first learned about it indeed. Almost there...
Deltopia - Dec 15 2012 at 7:49pm Copy Link
Sam S I am running windows 8 and I get a java runtime error indicating that java is not installed either in the deltawalker directory or on the system path. I currently have JRE 7 update 10. I would appreciate any help in getting it to work. Thanks
Dec 16 2012 at 7:32am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi Sam, we just responded to you via email re: the JRE issue above. Thanks.
Deltopia - Dec 16 2012 at 10:06am Copy Link
Sam S Dear Yolian, Thank you very much for the reply, it works perfectly now.

In case other readers experience this problem on Windows 8 64 bit, please download the java 64 bit runtime from the oracle website and install it, since the regular java download automatically does a 32 bit install. Thanks again Yolian.

Dec 16 2012 at 9:07pm Copy Link
Karl M. The Java issue happens on Windows 7 64 bit too.
Dec 17 2012 at 3:39am Copy Link
nylg Cannot access your website via any means because Avast Antivirus says that although it is a legitimate website, it is nevertheless contaminated by a virus that is using the site as a pace to hide and then contaminate people's machines.

Is there anything I can do to access you site as I would like to take a look at what your software does?

Dec 17 2012 at 7:51am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi Glyn,

To say that this is inacceptable is an understatement; last night we completed the changes to our website that, according to 3rd party URL risk analyzers, could've been tripping avast yet it appears that it's still a problem for people out there. avast has been installed on several machines here, both Windows and Macs, and it never flagged any issues with We are working with their tech support, we also opened an emergency ticket.
Another customer who wrote us earlier about the problem just contacted us to say that they uninstalled avast altogether as it started blocking other legit sites and apps.
So, not sure what we can advise further - we cannot repro the issue on our side, avast is not saying what exactly makes it unhappy, the potential issue identified by URL risk analyzers has been taken care of, we are working with the avast tech support... perhaps turning avast temporarily or simply replacing it with a better anti-virus software. We've been using here Microsoft Security Essentials, also a free software, for over 2 years and it's been flawless.
Deltopia - Dec 17 2012 at 11:11am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Karl, we just sent you an email re: the JRE issue above.
It's worth pointing out that DeltaWalker includes a private JRE, i.e. it'll not depend on what JRE is installed, or not, on the user's machine. So, going forward this will be a no-issue.
Deltopia - Dec 17 2012 at 11:23am Copy Link
Karl M. Hi Yolian,

I solved this issue with JRE with installing the 64 bit JRE.

But I have the same issues with Avast Antivirus too. I solved it with temporarily disabling avast.

Dec 17 2012 at 11:49am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Glad to hear it, Karl.

Re: the avast antivirus issue - we are on it!
Deltopia - Dec 17 2012 at 11:52am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov We can say now with a high degree of certainty that now, as well as before, the problem with accessing from a machine with avast installed on it has been squarely with avast. We are still waiting to hear more from them, but every other trustable source we know of shows no problems whatsoever. Even the browser-side redirect that we thought might have been an issue, was not - it's has worked fine for 6+ years.

Both Google and Norton offer online tools to check the safety of web sites:

So, in the way of suggestion - current Windows avast users might find that Microsoft Security Essentials offers much more reliable and transparent antivirus and anti-malware protection.
Deltopia - Dec 17 2012 at 2:42pm Copy Link
Lupke Brother This looks like a great tool to me and with a free upgrade.

If anybody had the time to compare this with another great tool on BDJ, Ellié computings ECMerge pro tool I would like to hear something about this!
Dec 18 2012 at 2:01am Copy Link
Tortuga I wd have the same question as Lupke ;)
I bought Ellié for a specific task on my husband's machine

As I've never heard of this app before, any comparison from trusted BdJ'ers is welcome
Dec 18 2012 at 3:36am Copy Link
Rick F Hi, I am very interested in this program for office docs, mostly excel and word, but also for PDFs. I tried the trial version no Excel and PDFs but it appears to only occasionally catch differences in both doc types. Any thoughts on what may be happening here?
Dec 18 2012 at 4:50am Copy Link
Diego SEO Hi,

I purchased Deltawalker ORO in 2011 but did not install until last summer.

After that, I faced a problem with UTF encoding. Diacritics are not displayed properly (á é í…).

I sent a support request on July 21 with the details and never got a reply.

I can't work without UTF so I resigned and discarded the Software.
Dec 18 2012 at 6:17am Copy Link
Hazen Hoffpauir I tried to D/L the trial, but Norton identifies it as having the WS reputation virus and deletes the file from my system. Are you aware of this problem?
Dec 18 2012 at 6:29am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Rick, could you send us more details on the issue you are seeing? Steps to reproduce it as well as snippets of the documents in question that illustrate the problem would be very helpful. You could send us this info using Help Submit Feedback - it'll allow you to attach the DW log file(s) as well as system info. Thanks.
Deltopia - Dec 18 2012 at 7:29am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Diego, sincere apologies for not answering your inquiry; it's very rare, but it can happen.
A lot has changed in DW with regards to auto detection of character encoding since the summer of 2011. It now uses a different library that does an excellent job, including and specifically, detecting UTF-8 encodings. Please get the latest from here and give it a try. Do let us know the outcome (support at and, if necessary, we'll take it from there. Thanks.
Deltopia - Dec 18 2012 at 7:36am Copy Link
DroidLuvr @Deltopia: I have seen a few questions about about the features/capabilities of DW compared to Ellie and Beyond Compare,but I haven't seen any response. Could you elaborate any on the comparison of these software products? Also, as far as the "sync" versus comparison features: what key differences are there between DW and GoodSync Pro -- a software I AM familiar with and use :)

Also: could you highlight the differences between Standard vs. Pro, as well as Personal vs. Commercial. Being very new to this type of product, I am quite overwhelmed by the choices... Sorry if this has already been covered somewhere...

Edit: I found the comparison chart of the Standard vs. Pro at your website here:[url] [/url] but I still have the rest of the questions above...
Dec 18 2012 at 8:43am Copy Link
Justine Jordan I have Norton Internet Security and was able to download and install the trial version. I haven't allowed Norton to upgrade to the latest version yet so maybe that makes a difference in its reporting. Anyway, I also tried ECMerge and find in my brief testing that the differences are a matter of individual preferences. DeltaWalker, for instance, recognizes .pdf files as text files and ECMerge looks at them as binary. Maybe conversion is needed for certain file types for ECMerge that might not be necessary when using DeltaWalker. ECMerge has more options for exporting to reports. It took over 7 mins. to produce a report with links in ECMerge and when I tired to produce a similar report in DeltaWalker, I hit a snag. A pop up dialog informed me that more memory is needed to perform the current operation and refers to FAQ 10. I don't know if I am looking in the wrong place but I cannot find the FAQ section on DeltaWalker's site/page.
Dec 18 2012 at 9:05am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hazen, we are aware of that now. This approach seem to have evoked quite a backlash, but it is what it is. Just submitted a request to Symantec to white-list DeltaWalker. The approval process should be quick, yet updating their definition files can take weeks.
You could help too by flagging this as a false positive here:
Deltopia - Dec 18 2012 at 9:09am Copy Link
Rick F please send me your email address so i can send you waht you request Yolian. Thanks.
Dec 18 2012 at 10:13am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Rick: support at Thank you.
Deltopia - Dec 18 2012 at 10:29am Copy Link
Rodney A. 1) Does this support comparing Word files?

2) If so, can you describe how it is different from Word's built-in comparison features?

Dec 18 2012 at 10:46am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Lupke, Tortuga and DroidLuvr: everything that will be said below should be taken with a grain of salt as undoubtedly any statement from us may and will likely be perceived as biased, but since you are asking: :))

- The ECMerge, Beyond Compare (BC) and DeltaWalker (DW) feature lists are long enough for even us developers to get lost into them, yet the overlap is far greater than the differences. If you are looking for a specific feature, or feature set, please let me know and I'll be able to provide a specific answer.

- Having taken a look at both products at different points in time, I think it's fair to note that we, at deltopia, have picked up the Apple design philosophy bug a lot earlier, and have been affected by it to a much greater extent than either product. It would appear that ECMerge, and otherwise capable product, is rather immuned to it.
One thing stood out for us as we got more and more fascinated with the overarching simplicity and elegance of most Apple products and started applying it to DW some 5-6 years back was that as the feature list got longer and longer, the UI kept getting simpler and simpler. We kept taking out toobar buttons, various UI elements from the main windows... We became obsessed with performance as well - BC is truly exceptional in that it's the only product we know of whose folder comparison performance is comparable to that of DW; with most other folder comparison diff and sync tools the difference in speed is one or two orders of magnitude.

- We try hard not to ask the user questions we can find the answers for e.g. in DW you don't need to choose upfront what kind of comparison you want to make - text, image, folder; just drag-and-drop your resources and DW will determine their type and open the right type of comparison.

- Currently, BC is available on Windows and Linux; ECMerge and DW are available on the Mac as well. DW is the only diff tool, not just compared to these two, that has 100% native UI on all three platforms. Yes, it uses Java for the logic, but all the UI controls are the native UI controls of the respective platform. For many, especially in the Mac community this is a deal-breaker.

- We work equally hard to offer transparent support for all supported file types; in the area of various documents e.g. Office, iWorks as well as images, I believe DW offers the widest range of formats and the user needs not to worry about installing and configuring plugins, etc.

- One thing many users have told us find invaluable is the ability, and ease, of opening files for comparison from within a folder comparison - they simply open side-by-side (below default, can be easily customized) the folder comparison in their own window. You no longer need to switch b/n tabs or windows to see where exactly you were when you opened a pair of files for comparison.

In the end, as Justine Jordan's comment above suggests - one really needs to try the tools for him/herself. We have many users of either of the above two tools tell us they've switched to DW after owning one or the other. Of course, it's entirely possible that the opposite is also true, we just haven't been told about it. :)

As to GoodSync Pro - another fine tool - it's purely a folder comparison and synchronization tool and even as such, I'm not sure it has as many different ways of synchronizing folders e.g. high-level semi-automated sync options as well as lower-level where the user can select the [groups] of resources to sync and then trigger the sync. What truly separates the two however is that with DW you also get a state-of-the-art file comparison tool. This is important as it allows you, when in doubt and only you can determine if a file/folder can and should be overwritten by another one, to just double-click on the resources in question and see the differences with the best diff tool there is - your eyes.
Deltopia - Dec 18 2012 at 11:36am Copy Link
Bob Horton I've just sent a screen shot of the Norton False Positive to your tech support email address.

Dec 18 2012 at 11:40am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi Rodney,

The Word built-in comparison compares two documents, as seen, including any stylesheet changes for example. Sometimes this may be exactly what you need, but most often one cares about the changes in text and not in stylesheets, fonts, etc. The problem with including stylesheets changes in the comparison is that an innocuous change in font can turn the entire comparison into a see of red or crossed/underlined text and it becomes darn hard to find a changed word, even paragraph.
DeltaWalker, on the other hand, extracts the text only and compares it as text, stripping away any formatting, images, etc.

Deltopia - Dec 18 2012 at 11:42am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Justine, if you could provide us with info as to what might have gone wrong in the report generation in question, we'll gladly take a look. The best and easiest way to do that is by going to Help Submit feedback.
Also, could you tell us the rough size, in total terms of number of items, of the folders you tried to generate a linked comparison report for? Were there very large text files in it i.e. bigger than 10MB?
Deltopia - Dec 18 2012 at 11:45am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Thanks, Bob, we received it. As I noted above, a request to Symantec to white-list DeltaWalker was submitted earlier today. The approval process should be quick, yet updating their definition files can take weeks.

You could help too by flagging this as a false positive here:
Deltopia - Dec 18 2012 at 11:56am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Rodney, we'll contact WebSense as well. Thanks for the heads-up.
Deltopia - Dec 18 2012 at 11:57am Copy Link
dzsi no bought the oro version last year, after a couple of times i gave up on using it: i found interface to be clumsier than i expected (not native and it shows), didn't add much to my workflow over eclipse's compare or diffmerge.
also: it's oro 2011, haven't used it for months now but no updates since..
Dec 18 2012 at 12:07pm Copy Link
Doremi Fasol Is DeltaWalker portable? I don't have admin authority to install.
Dec 18 2012 at 12:07pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Doremi, yes, DW is portable. You need the zip installer, not the MSI or DMG.
Deltopia - Dec 18 2012 at 12:13pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov dzsi no - it's regrettable to hear DW didn't offer you the value you expected. As to upgrades - there have been several, significant once since 2011:

The Software Update feature in DW 1.9.8 however cannot detect those updates.
Deltopia - Dec 18 2012 at 12:16pm Copy Link
dzsi no Yolian: thanks, i'm downloading the update (you were right, the in app update haven't picked it up, strangely), i'll give it another shot. Thank you for your answer.
Dec 18 2012 at 1:05pm Copy Link
Ralph Bressler I ordered DW last year, installed it and then uninstalled it since I didn't use it. I just reinstalled it to try again. The installation version is 1.9.8. Even when my key is present it states it is a trial edition. Also it says there are no new version but there are. How do I fix both these problems?
Dec 18 2012 at 8:34pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Ralph, please download and upgrade to DW Go to Help "Install License..." and enter your license key; it'll work for everything except for image visualization and comparison. 1.9.8 cannot detect the presence of updates before 2.0. When 2.0 is out it'll be properly detected.
Deltopia - Dec 18 2012 at 8:41pm Copy Link
Ralph Bressler How do I get the "image visualization"? Is this in or only in 2.0?
Dec 18 2012 at 9:45pm Copy Link
Ar Ache i keep getting sent to delta walker when i am trying to buy acronis 2013. what am i doing wrong??
Dec 18 2012 at 10:04pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Ar Ache, the BDJ guys are in a better position to answer this question.
Deltopia - Dec 18 2012 at 10:09pm Copy Link
Ralph Bressler Hey Yolian, what about my question?
Dec 18 2012 at 10:14pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Ralph, the image visualization and comparison is available in 1.9.9.x yet as one of the core 2.0 features, it does require an upgrade. Today's promo allows you to do that at 25% of the cost of a new license ($9.99 for a DW Standard license). And it buys you the entire 2.x release cycle upgrades. If you decide to do that, go to and select the "Upgrade to 1.9.9 image comparison & 2.0 (when available)" option. Thanks.
Deltopia - Dec 18 2012 at 10:16pm Copy Link
Ralph Bressler I am comparing from local disk to FTP. Why does DW bring up files, say they are different sizes but then give no differences? How can I exclude just one file at a time rather than "exclude all..."?
Dec 18 2012 at 10:19pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Re: individual file exclusion - you need to use the Folder Comparison Filters preference page for that session (File Comparison Settings) to specify the file(s) you want to exclude. If further help is needed, please drop us a line at support at Thanks.
Deltopia - Dec 18 2012 at 10:33pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Deltopia has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 19 2012 at 12:11am Copy Link
Mitchell Kastner Does the program compare different versions of the same MS Word file?
Dec 19 2012 at 6:51am Copy Link
Lupke Brother @ Justine Jordan
Thank you for taking the time to do this.

@ Yolian Ignatov
Much appreciated when a developer dares to compare his product with other software.
Dec 19 2012 at 7:14am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi Mitchell, typically the versions need to be saved as separate files so that DW can open and compare them. If one has a single Word file with 'track changes' turned on and one can get to a version of interest a copy it to the Clipboard, then one can paste it and DW and compare it to any other version. I'm not sure, however, that Word gives that kind of access to older versions saved as part of the same file. Thanks.
Deltopia - Dec 19 2012 at 9:32am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Thank you, Lupke!
Deltopia - Dec 19 2012 at 9:32am Copy Link
Faisal Humayun This app has been a fantastic asset and has become a vital part of my "must have" tools. Just recently I used this to merge folders from a failing hard drive to a new one. Deltawalker kept track of what still didn't get copied over and continued the migration process without restarting over again. A happy customer looking forward to version 2.0.
Dec 19 2012 at 2:11pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Faisal, how generous of you to say that! Thank you and Happy Holidays!
Deltopia - Dec 19 2012 at 2:15pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Avast, WebSense and Symantec have all confirmed today that, and DeltaWalker in the case of Norton Antivirus, are on their respective white lists. Most changes should be effective shortly, some may take a bit longer to propagate fully.
Thank you all for raising the issue!
Deltopia - Dec 19 2012 at 6:30pm Copy Link
Amit Can this software - be used as a complete duplicate finder ?

And it can find duplicates - like 10 duplicates too on harddrive + merge not just 2-3 but like 10 images too - one below another ?
Dec 19 2012 at 8:40pm Copy Link
Tortuga @Yolian Ignatov
Many thanks for your detailed & useful answer ! :)
I am mighty impressed that you took the time
And it was quite clear, I actually understood everything !!! ;)
Bravo - Merry XMas to you & family
Dec 19 2012 at 9:05pm Copy Link
Doremi Fasol Is there a delay in receiving the License key after paying thru Paypal?
Dec 19 2012 at 9:38pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Amit, DeltaWalker is not a duplicate finder. It can help you determine in more ways than one if two, or three, files and/or folders are the same or different and if different, how they are different. Unlike a duplicate finder, however, given a folder hierarchy it wouldn't go out and look for two or more copies of the same file. Thanks.
Deltopia - Dec 19 2012 at 10:05pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Tortuga - you are most welcome! Merry Christmas to you and your family! :)
Deltopia - Dec 19 2012 at 10:06pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Doremi, the delay is typically no more than a few minutes... if you haven't received your license key yet, please drop us a line at support at and we'll re-send it. If you have an email filter, please add support at to it, or provide an alternative email address we can send it to. Thanks.
Deltopia - Dec 19 2012 at 10:11pm Copy Link
Michael R. The Fine Print says:
This promotion can be used to upgrade or extend an existing license.

Does that mean, a former customer of version 1.x as me can upgrade to this current version 1.9.9+2.x for 50% of the original upgrade-price, which means 25% of the regular 2.x price, which means for $9,99?
Nov 4 2013 at 12:13am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Yes, Michael, that's correct, the 50% off can be applied against the upgrade-price as well.
Deltopia - Nov 4 2013 at 12:33am Copy Link
Michael R. Thanks, Yolian, for the fast (and positive) answer.
Just bought it and took the ocasion to get the 'oro'-version instead.
So, I'm looking forward to try out the image-comparison functionality (now) and the new v2.0 features (later).

Btw if anyone has difficulties with the purchase-form with IE: I had this too. So I switched to Firefox and there it worked without flaws...
Nov 4 2013 at 1:29am Copy Link
Lupke Brother Nice to see the 'Oro' version included in this deal too. That makes it much more interesting.

Is there anybody who compared DW with another good product on BDJ. I'm talking about Ellié computing merge:
Nov 4 2013 at 1:50am Copy Link
Bob Levy Is this the standard or ORO? version
Nov 4 2013 at 6:12am Copy Link
Lupke Brother @ Bob,

Hi Bob, please read before posting ;-) You can apply the discount code to buy both versions
Nov 4 2013 at 6:42am Copy Link
Bob Levy I did read, and just re-read and the Text does not mention which version which is why I posted. Need I click the BUY now to see the discount code?
Nov 4 2013 at 6:54am Copy Link
Lupke Brother @ Bob,

Yes, if you click buy now, you see the discount code (copy this) and click on continue. The order page opens. You can choose between the two versions and don't forget to paste the discount code, otherwise you pay full price
Nov 4 2013 at 7:04am Copy Link
naveed It's interesting that the Oro to Oro upgrade is more expensive than the Standard to Oro upgrade.
Nov 4 2013 at 7:17am Copy Link
Candice Robertson This deal permits a free upgrade to version 2.0.

Does that mean the entire 2 series will be available without additional cost?

Nov 4 2013 at 11:08am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Yes, Candice, all 2.x releases will be available free of charge for purchases made as part of this promo. Thanks.
Deltopia - Nov 4 2013 at 11:10am Copy Link
DroidLuvr Hi, Yolian:

I purchased the Oro version here at BDJ during your last offer in December of 2012; at that time, the offer was that version 2 would be included in the purchase, so I shouldn't need to purchase again. Am I correct?

Also: FYI, I've never been able to get the "automatic updates," or even the manual "check for updates" to work. I didn't know this version was out until today :(

(I have, by the way)

Nov 4 2013 at 11:13am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi DroidLuvr,

You are correct - you don't need to purchase DW again.

The "Check for Updates... " feature in 1.9.9.x doesn't detect newer 1.9.9.x releases. By design - the feature does not check the qualifier segment, i.e. the 4th segment. We simply ran out of release version numbers prior to the 2.0 release. Once 2.0 is out, updates will be properly detected again.

Deltopia - Nov 4 2013 at 12:05pm Copy Link
DroidLuvr OK - thank you for your prompt response!!

DeltaWalker has been really great, and I'm looking forward to version 2 :)
Nov 4 2013 at 12:47pm Copy Link
naveed I bought it on July 31 2012, am I eligible for the 2.0 upgrade?
Nov 4 2013 at 1:26pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Thanks!!

We should have a stable early access 2.0 build any day now. If you, or anyone else, is interested in taking it for a spin and giving us a hand with getting out any remaining issues, please let us know by dropping us a line at Thanks in advance!
Deltopia - Nov 4 2013 at 1:34pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Yes, Naveed, your July 31 2012 DW purchase is eligible for a free 2.0 upgrade.
Deltopia - Nov 4 2013 at 1:35pm Copy Link
naveed Thanks for the quick reply Yolian. I'm really impressed with your company.
Nov 4 2013 at 1:42pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Thank you, Naveed!! Very kind of you to say that.

All the best to you!
Deltopia - Nov 4 2013 at 1:49pm Copy Link
Matt Hi Yolian.

DeltaWalker is a very unusual name. I would have never guessed the purpose of this software without reading the description. What does the name mean?

Also, I recently purchased EC Merge Pro, a very nice, top-seller here on BDJ. Can you tell me how your software might compare to EC Merge?

Thank you.
Nov 4 2013 at 9:14pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Deltopia has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 5 2013 at 12:11am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi Matt,

I was asked a similar question during our previous BDJ promo. Little has changed in my view since then, so here's the link to that response:

I would only add a couple things to that:

1. Getting the functionality right is where things begin for us; we spent the bulk of our efforts getting the details right. For instance, for DeltaWalker 2.0 artwork, we've teamed up with some of the best graphic designers to offer a dramatically different icon design reflecting current trends in computer UI and aesthetics.

2. A quote by Robert Hayes, Harvard Business School, 1998:

Deltopia - Nov 5 2013 at 12:33am Copy Link
Stephen Kreyling What does the ORO add to the software?
Nov 5 2013 at 2:58am Copy Link
Lupke Brother @ Stephen K.

Comparison matrix:
Nov 5 2013 at 4:15am Copy Link
Nelson Therrien Personnaly, I really like BeyondCompare.

It has all the features (and more) and there's no personnal vs commercial license (you do have a standard and pro versions, but it's just that the pro version has more feature, and not for commercial).

The price is a little bit higher than today's promotion, but a lot cheaper than the regular price (30$ for standard and 50$ for pro).

I'll pass on this one, since I already have BC3 pro, but for those of you who don't have any, download both trial and test to see which one best suits your needs (
Nov 5 2013 at 5:54am Copy Link
getraf I purchased DeltaWalker Oro Edition as part of a MacUpdate bundle back in September 2013 (less than two months ago). Am I already eligible for a free upgrade to 2.0 Oro Edition as part of that purchase? or do I need to purchase the software through BitsDuJour again in order to receiving the special upgrade pricing to 2.0?
Nov 5 2013 at 5:58am Copy Link
Hazen Hoffpauir I purchased DeltaWalker yesterday and you sent me a license code for Linux. The code shows invalid (As expected) I need code for Windows. Check your email I sent a request for this. Thanks.
Nov 5 2013 at 6:06am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Matt, as far as the name: Delta, in mathematics, stands for the variation of a variable, i.e. the difference b/n two values. With DeltaWalker, we wanted to convey that it's something that allows you to walk/navigate differences. In a niche where everything is called compare this/compare that, or merge this/merge that, we thought the name stoke a good compromise b/n being descriptive, yet unique.

getraf, no need to purchase DeltaWalker again; the MUPromo bundle purchase offers you the same 2.0 upgrade benefit.

Hazen, a new license key was just sent out to you.
Deltopia - Nov 5 2013 at 8:01am Copy Link
Lito @Lupke Brother: I have done a comparison between Delta Walker and EC merge. For me if I had to have only one, it would be EC Merge. DW has a better interface IMO. It looks cleaner when comparing source code (I used some C code I wrote that had different versions). DW was easier to see the differences and where they went, while EC showed the differences but it looked a bit more cluttered. The Word 2010 docs I checked (.docx) both programs compared the files similarly enough that they were essentially the same for me. But where ECmerge beat DW, was in binary file comparison. In ECmerge, if you compare 2 binary files, it brings up 2 hex editor like views, while nothing got shown in DW. DW only offered to compare the 2 files, and tell me if they were the same (which with the trial Win64 version it said they were the same, but they were not). That said, I only did a quick test between the two and to be fair I was comparing the full version of ECmerge to DW win64 trial version. Also note that DW doesn't specifically say it does binary file comparisons, while ECmerge does, but it was a requirement I had for this kind of software.

Hope that helps you.
Nov 5 2013 at 8:02am Copy Link
Cary Adams After reading that DroidLuver purchased 1.x in December 2012 with the promise of a free v2 upgrade, nearly a year has passed. Not to be rude, but where is v2? ETA?
Nov 5 2013 at 8:03am Copy Link
Lupke Brother @ Lito,

Thank you, much appreciated!
Nov 5 2013 at 8:08am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Cary, the comment is valid! The key new feature in DW is scripting and the thing with scripting API is that you have one good chance to get it right. We spent way too long fine tuning it, but we are finally happy with it. We had to make some fairly dramatic changes that on the surface might seem trivial, but changing them in a backward-compatible way had ripple effects throughout the entire app.

2.0 is in beta testing now, if you'd like to take it for a spin, please let us know.

ETA - by the end of the month. Thanks!
Deltopia - Nov 5 2013 at 8:10am Copy Link
Rodney Riggs Since it allows "all owned computers" can I download both the Mac & Windows versions with the single purchase? My work computer is a Mac, my home computer is Windows PC. I would love to have the same compare program available on both systems.
Nov 5 2013 at 11:57am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Rodney, a DeltaWalker Oro license is just that - a single license that allows you to run DW on multiple platforms/machines.
Deltopia - Nov 5 2013 at 12:57pm Copy Link
Matt Hi Yolian.

Thank you for the link to the comparison. Sorry I missed your earlier post.

And thank you for telling how you chose the DeltaWalker name.
Nov 5 2013 at 3:06pm Copy Link
Wol Barabas I'm sorry but I can't see the usefulness. I have Duplicate File Detective which shows the duplicate files and allows me to select either all of the first or second duplicates for deletion. This is what I want, fast and easy deletion of duplicates.

I downloaded the demo of this program and was unable to do the same. So how in the heck do you delete duplicates? Manually? Otherwise the program works faster than Duplicate File Detective, but it has no use for me unless the function of deleting duplicates is hidden somewhere. If that is the case then it needs to be more apparent, as it is with Duplicate File Detective, takes 2 seconds to figure it out... I'll wait a year for the next offering of this software and see if it works better.
Nov 5 2013 at 9:54pm Copy Link
Strata Cast Does the upcoming Delta 2.0 still dependent to java?
Nov 5 2013 at 10:09pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Wol, DeltaWalker is not a duplicate finder, it's a file and folder comparison, merge and synchronization tool. Duplicate finders, as suggested by their name have a far less ambitious goal.
Deltopia - Nov 5 2013 at 10:13pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Strata, 2.0 will still be using Java for most of its logic. UI and file IO will remain native. DeltaWalker ships with a private JRE i.e. no JRE needs to be installed on the clients machine.
Deltopia - Nov 5 2013 at 10:14pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Deltopia has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 6 2013 at 12:11am Copy Link
David Volle I downloaded the trial, but have several problems.
1st when I click the icon to pick a folder for comparison the dialog only shows desktop and my user specific files, not my computer, not even C:
2nd after working around the first issue, I compared a folder full of images, and every image is shown as different due to a one hour difference in the timestamp on the files. (They were copied while in a different time zone) I looked for how to ignore this, but didn't find a way, and the compare is worthless if I can't choose to ignore the 1hr timestamp difference on the file!
Nov 6 2013 at 4:40am Copy Link
Strata Cast @yolian ok let see ...

I have already own ORO btw. One thing I hate on Delta Walker is its slow starts up (it's java to blame). Hopefully the performance will be significantly improved in v 2.0
Nov 6 2013 at 5:55am Copy Link
Andrew Tsai Hello, I just purchased an ORO, but I wonder why after properly inserting the license, name and email on "Install License Key" under Help, after closing and re-starting, there is still a Purchase on the welcome screen. And also, when I opened "About Deltopeia Deltawalker" under Help, it shows a truncated license with spaces in between, and both my name and email address are gone. Done this twice with the same result.
Nov 6 2013 at 6:32am Copy Link
Norm Sash Apologies if this ends up being a duplicate post... I don't see my original post showing up...

Can someone comment on how to use this with FTP servers? Does DeltaWalker have its own FTP client that can map a drive, or do I need a separate FTP client. Can DW map FTP locations so they show up as a drive letter and can do sync compares that way?

And the same questions for cloud services like Amazon S3 or MS Azure.
Nov 6 2013 at 8:20am Copy Link
David Volle One more question, this is supposed to scan zip files too correct?
I just scanned two zip files with different versions of a software project, and DeltaWalker showed them the same, even though I know for a fact they are different and have multiple files internally that are different.
How should zip archives be scanned as a folder or a file?
Nov 6 2013 at 8:33am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Strata, DeltaWalker's startup time is something we have a plan for and we expect to get under the 1second threshold (on modern HW) shortly after 2.0 ships. It's easy to blame Java for it, but the reality is that it's the underlying app framework used by DW that negatively impacts the startup time. The framework, and by extension, DW is highly componetized, 135 plugins to be exact - a wonderful thing if one is looking to build a reusable and maintainable app, not so if a dozen+ plug-ins need to be loaded at startup and users expect a snappy launch. A C/C++ app with this level of componetization will have similar startup performance. The time it takes for the JRE to load is the time it takes for the DW splash screen (on Windows/Linux) to come up, typically a fraction of a second, even on an average machine. If still in doubt about Java's overall performance compare DW's folder comparison performance - arguably the most CPU-intensive operation, heavily multi-threaded - with that of any other diff tool, native or not.
We've tested, we've measured, we've prototyped and we know we can bring the statup time dramatically down. As an aside, the current DW release would be up in about 1-1.5 sec on a machine with a PCIe SSD DW.

Bear with us, we'll get there! Thanks!
Deltopia - Nov 6 2013 at 10:35am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Andrew, we'll need some diagnostic information; could you please fire up DW, then go to Help Submit Feedback... and hit Submit. You can preview the information to be send, prior to sending it. Thanks.
Deltopia - Nov 6 2013 at 10:37am Copy Link
David Volle Don't worry about my questions above, I've gone with something else.
Nov 6 2013 at 10:41am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi Norm,

DeltaWalker has its own FTP client, no need to use another one, although you can (assuming that other FTP client maps the drive in Finder/Explorer).

Yes, you can do (S)FTP(S) compares and syncs of files and folders, all from inside DW using its own FTP client; it won't map the FTP location in Finder/Explorer though.

Amazon S3 or MS Azure are currently unsupported, however support for them is planned for the 2.0 release stream.
Deltopia - Nov 6 2013 at 10:43am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Ok, David.

For anyone else's benefit, the short answer to both of David's questions is 'yes'.
Deltopia - Nov 6 2013 at 10:46am Copy Link
Strata Cast @yolian one more thing, please consider a more native looks on mac, maybe something like this :
Nov 7 2013 at 12:40am Copy Link
Jeff Titamer How do we upgrade from version 1.9 that came with the free upgrade to version 2. I tried the key I had and it doesn't work for the new version.
Apr 25 2014 at 11:34pm Copy Link
eb235 Re: upgrade to DW 2 -- I had a look at In a nutshell, a new key is required. You can either ask for it right now to support or wait a bit and use Deltopia's service at their website (but it's not available now). In the meantime you can use DW 2 trial free for 30 days. Hope that helps.
Apr 26 2014 at 12:14am Copy Link
Jeff Titamer OK, I can be patient just like to know what the normal way they are planning on letting us know the update is ready, or is it up to us to check. Another matter I might add is that if I check for update in version 1.9 it says there is none.
Apr 26 2014 at 2:46am Copy Link
Tim Jenks Hi Jeff,
I just got a new key this weekend. Just forward the license key email they sent you last November, to, requesting the version 2.0 key. (there was also a single day/date earlier in 2013 that qualifies for an upgrade to version 2.) Yoli with Deltopia responded promptly with a version 2 key.
Apr 27 2014 at 4:25pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Jeff, we haven't turned on the SW Update notification mechanism yet; we'll do so as soon as the unattended v2 upgrade is available on our web site. In the meantime, should you require a v2 license key, just drop our support a line and we'll be happy to provide you with one. Thanks!
Deltopia - Apr 27 2014 at 9:40pm Copy Link
Bruce HI, looking at this - I have been using various tools, including Beyond Compare and other File Sync/Compare and File managers, to deal with the tasks of both finding dups and comparing files and directories.
I have both PC and Mac, and wonder if it will run on my Mac Mini, 10.6 Snow Leopard ?
Apr 28 2014 at 2:25am Copy Link
Gde Swart I was pleased to discover that the 50% off coupon code also applied to the Pro version (and Oro) since the added XML features are of special interest to me.
I've been looking over DeltaWalker for a little while and I finally decided to make the purchase. Nice software guys, very nice.
Thanks for the deal Deltopia and BDJ.
Apr 28 2014 at 2:33am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi Bruce,

DW v2 runs on Snow Leopard - please use the 32-bit download; we'll soon be making a 64-bit v2 build capable of running on SL available as well. Thanks.
Deltopia - Apr 28 2014 at 6:50am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Gde Swart - thank you!
Deltopia - Apr 28 2014 at 6:50am Copy Link
Toni McConnel A little confusion here - it looks like Pro edition is half off $50 and that this license is for both Windows and Mac, but the buy form further down on same page requires that I choose either Windows or Mac, does not offer option for both. Clarify, please.
Apr 28 2014 at 8:58am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Toni,

Re: the license editions - Pro offers all features on a single platform; Oro offers them on all platforms. If you need all features on both Windows and OS X, the Oro edition offers the best value.

Re: the problem at start-up - please email support with information on the platform you are seeing the problem on, the steps to repro the problem on our side, and if you are able to launch DW at all, the log file(s) - Help Submit Feedback... Thanks!
Deltopia - Apr 28 2014 at 9:21am Copy Link
Chris I have emailed support twice for my new serial key and have not received any reply. The first time I forwarded my original email I received after I purchased last year and the second was just a follow up in case it was missed the first time.

Thank you.....
Apr 28 2014 at 3:36pm Copy Link
Bruce HI, thanks for the reply re OSX 10.6.
I am confused on the platforms pricing.
At first I thought it was both Mac & PC in Std for the $15. So I think I will buy the Std for $15 to cover both my Windows PC and my Mac.
I do not have Linux, so do not wish to pay for it.
Then, when I go to the Pricing page, it states:
"DeltaWalker Pro includes all standard features, plus:
Scripting, integrated script editor and runner.
Three-way file and folder comparison and automatic merging.
Structure visualization and comparison of XML files.
All three platforms—Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux."
So it looks like I should buy the Pro, at 50% off $50 = $25... Which I can swing and looks like a good deal to get both Mac and PC pro version for $25. So I decide to do that, then at last moment, I double check details,...
Then I look at Features page, and it contradicts the forgoing Pricing page, stating that Std and Pro support a single platform choice out of three... which then suggests that I'd have to buy the ORO to get both Mac and PC, which now brings price up to 50% off $80 = $40, which is definitely getting out of discretion purchase zone. Cheaper but not nicer to buy 2 x standards to get both Mac and PC.
Sad that the sale does not any more look as good for a low-budget two computer user like me any more. I would like to get the Mac + PC Pro, no linux, for the 50% off $50 = $25 which the Pricing page suggests is possible.
Can I do this?
Apr 28 2014 at 5:46pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Chris, as far I was able to verify, we are current on all requests for v2 license upgrades. It's possible that your emails got blocked... could you please re-send us your email to Thank you.
Deltopia - Apr 28 2014 at 8:16pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Bruce & Toni,
The point is valid - the way Pro was described on our store page conveyed the impression that it applied to all three platforms while in reality that's true only for the Oro edition. This has been corrected, please excuse the confusion it might have caused. Thank you.
Deltopia - Apr 28 2014 at 8:19pm Copy Link
Chris @Yolian

I forwarded the original email I received to the mentioned email you gave. I purchased in December of 2012. My email is AOL if that helps you. Don't know why AOL emails would get blocked, but you never know.

Apr 28 2014 at 8:28pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Got it and just responded to it, Chris. No prior emails from you have reached us... rather strange indeed...
Deltopia - Apr 28 2014 at 8:57pm Copy Link
K. Christoph Hello !
I've tested DeltaWalker.
I like ist.
At this time there is the only way to pay with the "help" from PayPal.
I do not like PayPal !!!
When PayPal is flying to the moon I will buy and I think other people too !
Greetings to the DeltaWalker-Team !
Thanks !
Apr 29 2014 at 5:00am Copy Link
Kenneth Floyd I purchased Oro 19.9 with the understanding I could upgrade to 2.0. I looked forward to doing so, but I couldn't find a download for Oro offered anywhere so I downloaded 2.0 standard and my key was invalid.
I have removed Deltopia from my computer.
Apr 29 2014 at 7:38am Copy Link
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Apr 29 2014 at 10:10am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Kenneth, DeltaWalker v2 requires a new license key and your purchase qualifies for a free v2 upgrade. Your new v2 license key was just sent to the email address we have on file for you. Should you not receive it shortly, please drop our support a line. Thank you.
Deltopia - Apr 29 2014 at 10:45am Copy Link
Kenneth Floyd I just received it and checked back in to let people know that you sent me a license key without me going thru any hassle. It surprised the hell out of me in a very nice way. Thank you.
Apr 29 2014 at 2:06pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov The pleasure was ours, Ken.
Deltopia - Apr 29 2014 at 5:43pm Copy Link
Rory Briggs To Deltopia:

To those who purchased the "version 1.9 with free upgrade to 2.0" offer, you said in April that the unattended v2 upgrade was not yet available on your web site.

Is it now available? If not, can you please let us know when it is likely to become available?

Also, will you be emailing all those who purchased that offer to let them know that version 2.0 is now available?

Thank you.
May 30 2014 at 9:12am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov The unattended web site-based v2 upgrade is not yet available, Rory. We are working on an entirely new web site and we decided to roll out everything together.

For a user, obtaining a new v2 license key is as easy as dropping us a line with the same information that'd need if they were to use the unattended upgrade, namely email address used at the time of purchase. To obtain yours, please drop us a line.

We'd like to have the unattended web site-based v2 upgrade mechanism up and running before we a) turn on the DW SW upgrade notification mechanism and b) send a notification email for the DW v2 availability.

Deltopia - May 30 2014 at 9:45am Copy Link
Overtkill How would this tool differ from IDM Computer Solutions Ultra Compare? I currently use UC with UltraEdit Studio for my web coding needs, and Visual Studio 2013 for the rest.

What I really want to know is if your tools offer anything better in the way of CSS and other web based scripting.

Thanks! :)
Sep 23 2014 at 8:16am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi Overtkill,

I haven't looked at Ultra Compare up until your question. Just downloaded the Mac version to try the features you expressed interest in. Perhaps their Mac release is still new, but after an out of memory message at startup and having to Force quit the app because I attempted a folder comparison with ~50k files and it froze, I just tried opening a small .css file. It showed it as plain text, meaning no syntax highlighting. Same for a .js file. My goal here isn't badmouthing the competition, just sharing my brief first experience. Their Windows version might as well be more stable and/or feature rich.

As far as comparing .css, JavaScript, PHP, and other popular markup and programming language source files, DeltaWalker offers syntax highlighting (for a total of some 50 programming languages). You also might appreciate its speed, polish and overall minimalist design.
We are just a few days away from releasing DW 2.1 with a long list of new features and enhancements; if interested in trying it out, please drop us a line and we'll share the latest early access with you by the end of today.
Deltopia - Sep 23 2014 at 9:00am Copy Link
Overtkill Sounds interesting. I look forward to giving your utility a try. :)
Sep 23 2014 at 11:06am Copy Link
John H Great software for sorting out failed synchronizations.
I have been using this for years to sort out cloned folders and poorly managed backup data. Great program. My DropBox Folder recently decided to make a clone copy of itself onto all my computers. this will be invaluable to sort that mess out.

I quit Dropbox and now use AeroFS to do what Dropbox does except it does not store any data on a cloud and is free to use. BDJ might want to put up an offer for the paid version

Oh, wait ..... This is about DeltaWalker. It's a great program, buy it!
Oct 6 2014 at 8:10am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Thank you, John!
Deltopia - Oct 6 2014 at 9:00am Copy Link
Glen Allan I have just sent an email requesting a new license key, I never got one when you upgraded to version 2.

Please respond to email request.

Nov 12 2014 at 6:29am Copy Link
Jonathan Prusky I just tried to purchase this for $29.95 and I was redirected to a site that was charging $39.95 -- and only for the Mac version. What happened to the Windows version and the combo variation?
Nov 22 2014 at 10:00pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Jonathan Prusky - Could you please browse here:

The smallest price I see in that page is $29.00. Also, at the top of that page I see the following:
"DeltaWalker comes in three editions—Standard, Pro and Oro (Spanish for Gold, Deltopian for Ultimate). DeltaWalker Standard is a full-featured, integrated file and folder comparison and merge application for one of the following platforms—Mac OS X, Windows or Linux. DeltaWalker Pro includes all standard features, plus:"
and then:
"DeltaWalker Oro offers everything Pro does, but on all three platforms—Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux."
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 23 2014 at 1:28am Copy Link
Glen Allan Deltawalker honoured their agreement to upgrade my version to the new one, I'm a very pleased customer, they got back in touch after my email enquiry within a day and provided the upgrade free of charge.

Result and impressed with the company and the new features in the software.
Nov 23 2014 at 5:59am Copy Link
SFuji Is Deltawalker portable, i.e. can it be run from an USB drive?
Jan 12 2015 at 7:24pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi SFuji,

Yes, DeltaWalker is portable. The only thing to keep in mind is to have your license key handy in case your use of DW on a particular machine (even though you may run it from a USB stick/drive) extends beyond the 30 day-free-trial.

Thank you.
Deltopia - Jan 12 2015 at 10:25pm Copy Link
garrett james Hi, I bought this program 2 years ago but never really used. I have 8 different external hdd now to sync up so i installed but my...but license key is being rejected.what do i need to do Thanks
Jan 14 2015 at 12:36am Copy Link
Curt de Thurah @garret james: >"License includes: Lifetime email support. Free upgrades until next major release."< So, the answer to your questions is, you need to upgrade your license from version 1, to version 2.
Jan 14 2015 at 1:28am Copy Link
Indusekar SK there should be some special discounts for upgradation, I trust. If so, let me know the links or coupons to upgrade from standard edition
Jan 14 2015 at 1:58am Copy Link
Danilo Coccia Just purchased the ORO version, but when tried to download the Windows ZIP version, got an "Access denied" error.
That happens on just the two Windows ZIP's, all other downloads work fine.
Can you please fix this?
Jan 14 2015 at 2:16am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov hi garret james & Indusekar SK: indeed DW v2 requires a new license key. Please drop our Support a line and depending on your date of purchase we'll provide you either with a new key, or with a promo code to upgrade your existing key.

Danilo, thanks for the heads up, the Windows ZIP links are now functional.
Deltopia - Jan 14 2015 at 2:48am Copy Link
William Looks terrific! The real value for me would be to compare binary files. Does this have the capability to display the hexadecimal data and highlight the differences?

Thank you.
Jan 14 2015 at 3:10am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi William,

Thanks! Hex comparison and visualization of binary files is one of the next big things we'll be focusing efforts on; that is, it's not yet available.

Thank you.
Deltopia - Jan 14 2015 at 3:14am Copy Link
William Yolian,
I'll be eagerly watching here for the next version. Thanks, again.
Jan 14 2015 at 3:21am Copy Link
Jon Spain Hi, I purchased Oro in July 2012; how much do I have to pay for an upgrade (apologies if this has already been asked and answered!)?

Jan 14 2015 at 3:45am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi Jon,

DeltaWalker licenses purchased in July 2012 qualify for a free upgrade. Please contact support to obtain your new v2 license. Thanks.
Deltopia - Jan 14 2015 at 7:56am Copy Link
S User I purchased the DeltaWalker Pro this morning but still have not received my license. Paid by PayPal.
Jan 14 2015 at 6:02pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi Stanley,

I just forwarded the inquiry to the BitsDuJour folks, they’ll be able to better assist you with it. Thanks.
Deltopia - Jan 14 2015 at 6:05pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Deltopia has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 15 2015 at 12:11am Copy Link
Robert User I just purchased the Pro version but the download page showing all the downloads fails for all the actual downloads. Apparently, the cloud server is not available:

Also, the Deltopia website does not indicate where a customer might have access to Support. That leaves me with an uneasy feeling and I am sure, might affect other customer sales. If there is no access to Support, what do customers do when there are problems?
Jan 15 2015 at 1:44am Copy Link
Susan Epstein The Deltawalker website is all about the Mac version. When I searched for reviews, everything was on the Mac. How long has the Windows version been out and how well does it stand up? Often when software is ported from one operating system to another, it takes a while to work out the "idiosyncrasies".
Jan 15 2015 at 4:04am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi Robert,

If the cloud server was down for a moment, that's the first as far as we are concerned; Amazon is as reliable as they come, yet it could happen in the best of families.
As to access to Support -, and the app itself make references to it:
-, it's the section
- - the to top navigation bar
- DeltaWalker itself - the Help > Submit Feedback... menu item

Your comment is perfectly valid though and we'll make access to support more prominent, particularly on

Thank you.
Deltopia - Jan 15 2015 at 5:24am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi Susan,

It certainly has been a design goal for us to have offer a balanced content for all supported platforms. If you arrive on it from an OS different than Windows, you'll need to click on the little Windows toggle in the center of the page to get to Windows content - screenshots, downloads etc.

DeltaWalker was first released on Windows, the OS X and Linux releases followed shortly. Windows is, and always has been, a top platform for us. I can think of several reasons why there may be a bit more attention to OS X in terms of user reviews and marketing effort:
- DeltaWalker exhibits a minimalist design approach that, at least historically, has been an Apple trademark. It would seem that this approach has resonated well with OS X audience.
- Mac users, at least historically, have been a bit more vocal and engaged when it comes to software, hence the majority of the reviews and feedback are from Mac users.
- When DeltaWalker was releases 8 years ago, the Mac diff tool space was a lot less crowded than the Windows one, so it made a bit more sense for us to focus our marketing efforts in an area with bigger return on investment.

That aside, DeltaWalker is not a port of one platform to another; every bit of functionality is available on all three platforms, short of a few obscure file ops that are just not easily/universally available on Linux. It's probably more accurate to say that it blends, what we find to be ,the best of all three supported platforms.

Thank you for the thought-provoking question.
Deltopia - Jan 15 2015 at 5:49am Copy Link
Gerald Koeder @Yolian:

> DeltaWalker licenses purchased in July 2012 qualify for a free upgrade.
> Please contact support to obtain your new v2 license. Thanks.

Sounds great. I wrote four mails the last two weeks regarding the update to deltopia support-mail without any answer ...
Jan 16 2015 at 12:56am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Dear Gerald,

We always answer upgrade requests, most often within few min to few hours. I see that you are a registered customer of ours, however I'm not seeing any recent emails from you; nothing in the spam folder either.

Could you please email us at ? Your v2 key will be on its way in no time. If we don't hear from you, we'll simply send it to the email address we have on file.
Deltopia - Jan 16 2015 at 7:24am Copy Link
Gerald Koeder Hi Yolian,

thanks for the fast response - I sent a mail to your gmail-account.
Jan 16 2015 at 8:46am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Thank you, Gerald. It was received and responded to.
Kind regards.
Deltopia - Jan 16 2015 at 8:59am Copy Link
Tiffiny Email received with 15% off DeltaWalker2 ($25.50) but the resultant link is an expired 50% off ($19.97)... something is screwy with the coding somewhere...
Apr 27 2015 at 5:33am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Tiffiny User, I am sorry about the issue. The EveryDay day deal for this product has ended a long time ago (had an end date which has already passed) but our system considered this EveryDay deal active because it didn't take into consideration the end date. We are going to have this fixed. The EveryDay deal for this product is now entirely removed.
BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 27 2015 at 6:11am Copy Link
B Josephs Hi. Thanks for the deal. I never upgraded to version 2, but I'm see I'm missing out on a lot!
Does it still use Java?
Jun 9 2015 at 7:39am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi B Josephs,

Yes, many reasons to upgrade to DeltaWalker v2:

Java is still the language/runtime of choice. Since ~ couple years DW ships with its own, private JRE so Java needs not be installed on the host computer.
Deltopia - Jun 9 2015 at 10:25am Copy Link
Daniel Gaudet I purchased DW 2 Oro as part of the promotion today and I have a few questions.

First the license shows up as "Deltopia DeltaWalker Oro Edition Personal". Should it not show up as a Professional license instead of Personal?

The second question has to do with XML support. I have a couple of XML files (SAML Assertions in a SOAP envelope) that I am trying to compare, but I don't see anywhere to compare the structure. All I see in the lower left corner is UTF-8. Is there anything I need to enable to compare the structure? The file names have .xml for their extension.
Jun 9 2015 at 5:16pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi Daniel,

Considering that you purchased DeltaWalker Oro, the About dialog correctly shows Oro for the edition; your point is also valid as Oro is essentially Pro on all supported platforms. Personal is a leftover from an earlier licensing type that no longer exists - Commercial & Personal. It's been taken out in the upcoming DW v2.1.2.

As to comparing XML files - we dropped the structure XML comparison in favor of XML beautification and canonicalization - two options available in the context sensitive menu when a file is recognized as XML. Beautification typically offers a more compact and better aligned representation, while retaining comments. Canonicalization, on the other hand, is more conservative in deciding which space & new line characters can be formatted out or not, ensures that attributes are alphabetically ordered and strips away all comments.

Please contact our support if we could be of further assistance on the subject.
Deltopia - Jun 9 2015 at 8:38pm Copy Link
B Josephs @ Yolian
I like the enhancements and feature set. I assume that the private JRE is maintained and updated entirely through Deltopia, and that by design it's less prone to security issues. Is this correct, or does it only mean I don't have to bother installing JRE from Oracle?

Thanks for the offer - I probably will go pro...
Thanks BDJ!
Jun 9 2015 at 8:42pm Copy Link
Daniel Gaudet @Yolian: Thanks for the prompt response. Thanks for clarifying the licensing question.

I do have some additional questions regarding XML comparison which I will send to your support organisation.
Jun 9 2015 at 8:50pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov @ B Josephs: Indeed, every DeltaWalker release ships with the latest JRE at the time of that release. We are not aware of a single security issue related to private JRE installations; all Java security issues we know of are related to the Java browser plugin, so yes, by its very of scope and usage, a private JRE is as safe a runtime as they come. The private JRE also means that you need not bother installing the Oracle, or any other, JRE in order to run DeltaWalker.

Deltopia - Jun 9 2015 at 9:38pm Copy Link
Daniel Gaudet @Yolian: I wasn't able to find a link to support within the software or on your website, so I used the feedback function within DeltaWalker. I did not receive any acknowledgement via e-mail about my questions yet.

Will I receive anything to let me know that you are looking into it? Is there a different process for contacting support other than the feedback function?
Jun 10 2015 at 7:40am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi Daniel,

A touch of telepathy... I'm actually writing the response to your email. :)
Deltopia - Jun 10 2015 at 7:42am Copy Link
Daniel Gaudet Thanks for the update Yolian!
Jun 10 2015 at 7:48am Copy Link
Francis Pillow is there an upgrade price?
Jan 5 2016 at 6:10am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi Francis,
The upgrade price is 50% off; if you are interested in upgrading an existing license, please drop our Support a line. Thank you.
Deltopia - Jan 5 2016 at 6:30am Copy Link
Jo Ann Rice Anyone looking for a great app to help compare files and merge them, this is definitely the one to get. I got this on BitduJour a few years back and it has been extremely helpful. Worth every penny and then some.
Aug 7 2016 at 8:19am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov How kind of you to say that, Jo Ann Rice! Thank you!!
Deltopia - Aug 7 2016 at 9:48am Copy Link
Gonzo What would be the upgrade price (or discount) for the Oro version? (ie. I buy Oro today, and sometime from now you release a new major version, how much would I have to pay for it?)
Aug 7 2016 at 1:33pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi Gonzo,
The current terms - 50% off - when upgrading from DeltaWalker v1 to v2 can serve as a guidance when upgrading from v2 to v3. Thank you.
Deltopia - Aug 7 2016 at 1:49pm Copy Link
Gonzo Thanks for the quick reply Yolian. One more question:
Is there an upgrade path between editions? How about between platforms?
Say, today I buy the Standard version for Windows. If tomorrow I want to buy the Pro version for Windows, or maybe the Pro version for Linux, or simply upgrade to Oro... do I have to pay full price? Or are the discounts for existing users of "lower" editions?
Aug 8 2016 at 9:33am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi Gonzo,
Upgrades between editions only entail paying the difference in price, for instance $20 when upgrading from Standard to Pro. Just drop us a line at support at or sales at Thank you.
Deltopia - Aug 8 2016 at 9:53pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov A license for a different platform counts as a new license; in that case the best approach is usually getting the Oro version - you get the full functionality on all 3 platforms.
Deltopia - Aug 8 2016 at 9:56pm Copy Link
J Hi Yolian,

When might you expect to release version 3?

I wouldn't want to purchase DeltaWalker 2 today if version 3 is to be released in the near future.

Thank you.
Aug 9 2016 at 4:47am Copy Link
John H This has been a very helpful program over the years.
I currently have 2 piles of Dropbox files from a broken sync that need to be merged back together. A project I am dreading but Deltawalker is the tool.

How much for an upgrade for the standard version?
Aug 9 2016 at 5:23am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi J,
It's unlikely DeltaWalker 3.0 will be available before the end of 2016. Thank you.
Deltopia - Aug 9 2016 at 8:01am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi John,
Thank you for the kind words. Indeed, the current version of DeltaWalker supports Dropbox and Google drive, please note however that Pro or Oro edition is required.
If you are upgrading from DW v1 to v2 the upgrade is 50% off current prices; the same 50% can be applied in you upgrade to Pro or Oro at the time of v1 to v2 upgrade.
If you are upgrading from DW v2 Standard to v2 Pro/Oro you only need to pay the difference in price.
Thank you.
Deltopia - Aug 9 2016 at 8:08am Copy Link
J Hi Yolian,

Thank you for your reply.

Your said "It's unlikely DeltaWalker 3.0 will be available before the end of 2016."

"... it's unlikely" is certainly making me hesitate on making a purchase of your 'Pro' version. Your 1.x version existed for around six years and ended with the high version number of

Do you plan on having the current version 2 to go up to the same high version number (ex. 2.9.x.x)?

I'm in no immediate need for DeltaWalker as I'm currently using a competitor's software. I'd like to take advantage of today's sale price but not if I knew version 3 is releasing early next year or sooner.

Would you allow for a free upgrade to 3.x if DeltaWalker 3 is to release in the next x months?

Also, do you have plans for the comparison of binary files?

Thank you.
Aug 9 2016 at 11:33am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi J,

I wish I could be more specific about the timeframe for the DeltaWalker 3 release, however our major releases are feature/product-driven rather than calendar-driven and they are ready when their features have been completed.

When we know that DW v3 release is imminent, we'll likely announce specifics on the upgrade policy, it's a bit early to commit to that now as well.

The one thing I can commit however is the availability of binary file comparison and editing.

Thank you.
Deltopia - Aug 10 2016 at 7:39am Copy Link
J Hi Yoli,

Thank you for your detailed reply!
Aug 11 2016 at 4:24am Copy Link
K. Christoph Nice to see you !
No chance to get Deltopia-support by email !
I bought DeltaWalker Standard in 2016.
Just I had to set up my system (win10 pro 64bit) once more.
No chance to install !
I tried it several times ...
"DeltaWalker 2.3.2 installer ended prematurely because of an error.
Your system has not been modified ..."
What to do ?
Thanks !
Jul 15 2017 at 11:40am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi K. Christoph,

The DeltaWalker Windows installer requires admin privileges to run; if the installer is failing when run with admin privileges, then please drop our support a line and we'll offer troubleshooting ideas.

Please note that we'll be providing a zip installer within a week or so which will not require admin privileges - a simple unzip is all it takes to install DW. If you can wait for it to become available, that might be the easiest way around the problem you are seeing.

Deltopia - Jul 15 2017 at 2:18pm Copy Link
K. Christoph Yolian !
Greetings full of sun from Hannover, Germany !
Thanks for your very quick answer !
I can wait for the zip-installer or I will try to contact your support once more ...
Let's have a wonderful weekend, a peaceful time !
Thanks ! Danke !
Jul 15 2017 at 11:47pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hey KChristoph,

the DeltaWalker Windows zip installer is available here:

Deltopia - Jul 27 2017 at 5:49pm Copy Link
No Name Is licensing on a per user or per machine basis?
Jun 29 2019 at 9:10am Copy Link
H. H. Is there any important feature that delta walker 2 has,
that is mssing in scooter beyond compare?
Jun 29 2019 at 10:04am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov DeltaWalker is licensed per user:

@ H.H. - most users will find a good deal of functional parity b/n these two apps. That said, I encourage you to try DeltaWalker - the UI is different in many ways, some people prefer one vs the other.
Deltopia - Jun 29 2019 at 10:25am Copy Link
Stephen Warkentien Do you have an upgrade special on Deltawalker Oro?
Jun 29 2019 at 11:48am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov We offer 50% off to DeltaWalker v1 customers wishing to upgrade to v2.
Customers interested in upgrading their edition e.g. from Standard to Pro or to Oro would pay the price difference- $20 and $50 respectively.
Deltopia - Jun 29 2019 at 12:06pm Copy Link
No Name Thanks for the answer!
Jun 29 2019 at 12:16pm Copy Link
Stephen Warkentien @Yolian: How do I upgrade? I have an Oro license and would like to upgrade.
Jun 29 2019 at 12:53pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov @Stephen - please drop us a line at to obtain the v2 upgrade promo code.
Deltopia - Jun 29 2019 at 1:11pm Copy Link
PortablesFan Hi Yolian,
I have a personal license (two, actually—oops!) for v1, and I see you offer an upgrade discount to v2 by request. I don’t suppose that discount can stack with today’s BdJ discount, can it? :-)
Jun 29 2019 at 2:31pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov @PortablesFan - it’s a fair question, but I’ll have to answer No to it, as a Yes would’ve been the equivalent of giving DeltaWalker away for close to nothing.
Deltopia - Jun 29 2019 at 2:35pm Copy Link
PortablesFan Sure, expected answer and fair enough. Worth asking, though! Thanks for the quick response.
Jun 29 2019 at 2:39pm Copy Link
Noggin The Nog On the download page the current version is marked as "64bit", but it also indicates compatibility with XP. Can the 64bit version be installed on 32bit XP Pro installed on a 64 bit machine, or is there a 32 bit version?
Jun 6 2020 at 3:37am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov hi @Noggin The Nog,
The current DeltaWalker version is only 64-bit and can only be installed on a 64-bit OS.
Deltopia - Jun 6 2020 at 7:16am Copy Link
Noggin The Nog Thanks. What is the latest version that will run on 32bit XP, and can it be downloaded from your website?
Jun 6 2020 at 7:53am Copy Link
John H I have been using this for years to manage my external hard drives. Was essential when Drop box somehow created a partial clone of itself and had to be re merged.
Jun 6 2020 at 7:55am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov @John H - thank for the kind words! They make it all the more worthwhile for us to keep doing what we do!
Deltopia - Jun 6 2020 at 10:29am Copy Link
Dunking Just tried the trial version of this and on first run got told I had 0 days left. I could either buy or quit. So far as I know I've never tried this before.

Any way to get a trial of it?

[Edit] Seems I did try it 4 years ago. Can't recall why I didn't purchase then, but maybe it's changed since.
Jun 7 2020 at 1:19am Copy Link
Kat D Have been using for years. One of the smoothest, cleanest, and fastest programs I own. Kudos!
Jun 7 2020 at 4:53am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov @Dunking - please drop our support a line, we'll be happy to send you new 30-day trial key.
Deltopia - Jun 7 2020 at 9:59am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov @Kat D - thank you!!
Deltopia - Jun 7 2020 at 9:59am Copy Link
Noggin The Nog What is the latest version that will run on 32bit XP, and can it be downloaded from your website?
Jun 7 2020 at 10:42am Copy Link
Dunking Thank you @Yolian Ignatov, that's very good of you.
Jun 7 2020 at 11:01am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov @Noggin The Nog - looks like v2.3.0 is the last 32bit Windows release we had:

or the zip package:
Deltopia - Jun 7 2020 at 12:17pm Copy Link
Noggin The Nog Thanks Yolian.
Jun 7 2020 at 1:54pm Copy Link
Lito Hmm playing with the trial now for v2 and I already have an issue with file compare. When I click the browse file option and select a file from the dialog box it doesn't work. If in the top bar I type the file path in manually it works. So some kind of bug? Console has a bunch of errors (top 6 here):
2020.06.23 10:30:58:072 ERR eclipse [1]: org.eclipse.core.runtime: Unhandled event loop exception
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: uiCharset is null
at com.deltopia.util.Checker.notEmpty(Unknown Source)
at Source)
at com.deltawalker.ui.EncodingChooser.getSelectedEncoding(Unknown Source)
at com.deltawalker.ui.FileDialogExtensionComposite.getSelectedEncoding(Unknown Source)

Works fine when I try to pick folder comparisons, but not file comparisons.
Jun 23 2020 at 7:34am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov @Noggin The Nog - 2.3.0 referenced in the above links is the last version supporting 32-bit OS.
Deltopia - Jun 23 2020 at 9:49am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov @Lito - thanks for reporting this. It is indeed a problem specific to current DeltaWalker for Windows release. The problem has been fixed and will be a part of the next DeltaWalker update. If you'd like to receive an early access to it we could make a dev build available to you.
Deltopia - Jun 23 2020 at 10:10am Copy Link
Noggin The Nog Sorry - I cannot see any links that appear to relate to v2.3.0. How may I download it?
Jun 23 2020 at 10:59am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov @Noggin The Nog - they are a few posts above; here they are again, just in case:

or the zip package:
Deltopia - Jun 23 2020 at 11:32am Copy Link
Noggin The Nog Thanks Yolian.
Jun 23 2020 at 2:33pm Copy Link
William W. User How do I get the 32-bit version of this most recent release for Windows 7?
If it is available only in 64-bit, which is then the most recent 32-bit version, and can I get a download link to that version?

William W. Geertsema
Mar 27 2021 at 8:21pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi William,

Thank you for your question and glad you found the answer to it.

In general, as time goes by, supporting older OS-s becomes prohibitively expensive and, as is the case with offering a 32-bit build, it becomes impossible when the key frameworks and libraries DeltaWalker is build upon, are no longer offered in 32-bit.
Deltopia - Mar 27 2021 at 11:44pm Copy Link
Hrvoje Muzina Windows version does nothing except print exception reports.

1. I select two cpp files, right click, select "Compare with DeltaWalker". DeltaWalker opens up after considerable delay (i7, SSD) with no files loaded. Instead, it says to drag and drop files than click Compare button.
2. I drag and drop two files, click Compare button -- nothing happens.
3. Open Settings and change a few things -- NullPointerException:

2021.03.29 13:58:49:997 ERR FactoryInfo [55]: Couldn't load factory
org.eclipse.core.runtime.CoreException: Plug-in com.deltawalker.bin was unable to load class com.deltawalker.bin.internal.BinDocFactory.
at org.eclipse.core.internal.registry.osgi.RegistryStrategyOSGI.throwException(
at org.eclipse.core.internal.registry.osgi.RegistryStrategyOSGI.createExecutableExtension(
at org.eclipse.core.internal.registry.ExtensionRegistry.createExecutableExtension(
at org.eclipse.core.internal.registry.ConfigurationElement.createExecutableExtension(
at org.eclipse.core.internal.registry.ConfigurationElementHandle.createExecutableExtension(
at com.deltopia.eclipse.util.FactoryInfo.getFactory(Unknown Source)
at com.deltopia.eclipse.util.FactoryFinder.getFactories(Unknown Source)
at com.deltawalker.DocFactory.getFactories(Unknown Source)
at com.deltawalker.ui.ViewBoss$ Source)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.deltawalker.bin.internal.BinDocFactory
at org.eclipse.osgi.internal.loader.BundleLoader.findClassInternal(
at org.eclipse.osgi.internal.loader.BundleLoader.findClass(
at org.eclipse.osgi.internal.loader.BundleLoader.findClass(
at org.eclipse.osgi.internal.baseadaptor.DefaultClassLoader.loadClass(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at org.eclipse.osgi.internal.loader.BundleLoader.loadClass(
at org.eclipse.osgi.framework.internal.core.BundleHost.loadClass(
at org.eclipse.osgi.framework.internal.core.AbstractBundle.loadClass(
at org.eclipse.core.internal.registry.osgi.RegistryStrategyOSGI.createExecutableExtension(
... 10 more
at com.deltawalker.DocFactory.ensureTextFactoryFirst(Unknown Source)
at com.deltawalker.DocFactory.getFactories(Unknown Source)
at com.deltawalker.ui.ViewBoss$ Source)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$
2021.03.29 13:58:50:000 ERR eclipse [55]: Unhandled exception in thread Thread[pool-2-thread-15,5,main]
java.lang.RuntimeException: java.lang.NullPointerException
at com.deltawalker.ui.ViewBoss$ Source)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
at com.deltawalker.DocFactory.ensureTextFactoryFirst(Unknown Source)
at com.deltawalker.DocFactory.getFactories(Unknown Source)
... 4 more

How do I get a refund?
Mar 28 2021 at 6:14pm Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hrvoje, thank you for reporting this. The problem has been fixed in the 2.6 pre-release, we should be publishing a windows build within the next couple days.

If you still would like to get a refund, please contact BitsDuJour.
Deltopia - Mar 28 2021 at 10:21pm Copy Link
Hrvoje Muzina Git integration does not work.

Attempting to rebase a branch will pop up in three way merge configuration but applying changes to BASE and saving does nothing useful -- conflicts are still unresolved.

Also, if you switch from three way merge to two way and then back to three way it will forget about LOCAL.

Switching back to KDiff3. I hope I'm not too late to get that refund.
Mar 29 2021 at 10:45pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Hrvoje Muzina, I just sent you an email regarding your comment above.
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 30 2021 at 4:10am Copy Link
Stephen Warkentien Which edition of DeltaWalker 2 is this?
Do you have a special upgrade price from DeltaWalker 1 Oro?
Nov 11 2021 at 9:20am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov Hi Stephen,

This promo is for all editions.

We also do offer 50% off to DeltaWalker v1 holders wishing to upgrade to v2.
Deltopia - Nov 11 2021 at 11:33am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Deltopia has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 12 2021 at 12:11am Copy Link
BackuPs what is the difference between normal and pro? Do i have to buy a seperate license for windows and mac?

Can i install the ORO edition twice? On my windows PC and Mac? or only once?
Nov 12 2021 at 2:57am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov The difference between DeltaWalker Standard and Pro is in the feature set:

If you need to run DeltaWalker on both Windows and macOS, the Oro edition is a good choice - it offers all the features on all 3 platforms.
Deltopia - Nov 12 2021 at 10:05am Copy Link
BackuPs @Yolan Ignatov.. The deal has already expired. To bad i am too late.
Nov 14 2021 at 4:00am Copy Link
fpi fpi It's from the version 2.0 to 2.6.4, that you offer a free upgrade.
Or it's only from the version 2.63 to 2.64?
Thank you to specify, what is a minor version.
Apr 5 at 10:28am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov @fpi fpi all version upgrades within a major version e.g. v2 are free, including upgrading from 2.0 to 2.6.4.

Please note that DeltaWalker 2.6.4 will be released later today.
Deltopia - Apr 5 at 10:31am Copy Link
fpi fpi Thanks for your reply.
Version 2.0 is dated March 8, 2014.
Do you plan the version 3.0 in a short time?
Apr 6 at 3:41am Copy Link
Yolian Ignatov The likelihood for a major DeltaWalker release this year is low.
Deltopia - Apr 6 at 8:45am Copy Link

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