Article ID: 983179 - View products that this article applies to.
When you run the Diffmerge.exe tool in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to compare two files, you experience the following symptoms:
Hotfix informationA supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
PrerequisitesYou must have Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 installed to apply this hotfix.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply the hotfix if no instance of Visual Studio is being used.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.