TimeTravelerTM allows you to compare document versions from different
points-in-point. Open a Windows Explorer window and select the file or folder
you are interested in. Upon selection TimeTravelerTM computes at which
points-in-time the file or folder was changed. The dark time markers on the
timeline are times at which the selection was changed. This guides you when
selecting the times you want to use for the comparison. Use the mouse to drag
the time cursor on the first point-in-time you want to use and then left-click
on it. It will become orange to indicate that it is selected for comparison.
Second, drag the time cursor on the second point-in-time you want to use for the
comparison. Third, right-click on the Explorer selection in the list view and
select "Compare Points-in-time". Figure 1 shows how to compare a prior
point-in-time version with the current one. You can compare any two
points-in-time. TimeTravelerTM opens up the best comparison program it can find
on your machine for the type of file you have selected.
Figure 1: Comparing a prior point-in-time version with the current one
On my machine, TimeTraveler opens up DiffMerge from SourceGear for HTML files.
Look at Figure 2. The right-hand side contains the version from August 4, 2009, 12:00:01 PM and the
left-hand side contains the current version.
Figure 2: DiffMerge from SourceGear showing the differences between two versions of ComparePointsInTime.htm
You can unselect a point-in-time either by clicking on it once
more or by selection another point-in-time. TimeTraveler currently supports the
following comparison programs: