#12 Runtime Error


After successfully installing kdiff3 in Windows 7 Ultimate (16GB RAM, 750 GB HD, Intel I7, latest updates), restarting and running the app, I get the followig message from Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library: \"The application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.\". By clicking OK, application closes.

Couldn\'t find anything on the internet relating this error with kdiff3.

In cmd prompt, running sfc /scannow shows no integrity issues related to protected systems.

See screenshot of error attached.

Please advise.

Thanks, OS


  • Joachim Eibl

    Joachim Eibl - 2012-06-26

    Your screenshot shows that your directories contain many files. (>800000). Perhaps the problem has to do with memory or memory fragmentation. (Even on Windows64 KDiff3 is a 32-bit app and can only use 2GB of your memory.)
    What kind of directory comparison mode are you using? (Binary comparison, full, etc.?)
    Does the problem also exist, when comparing only a sub directory or a single file?


    OSTWALD SCHWARZ - 2012-06-26

    Thanks for your prompt reply, Joachim.

    The mode is the default binary, left pretty much all defaults.

    Testing just a few files is ok, no problems at all, and the same applies to folders with say around under 1000 files...

    I was trying to compare to backup HDs, one 3.5" with 2TB capacity and the other 2.5" with 500GB capacity, both with roughly 400GB in files, mostly doc, xls, txt, pdf, jpgs, ppt, mov and the likes...

    So if that's the case, it defeats the purpose of using it the way I was trying to... I will have to "divide and conquer"?

    Again, thaks so much for your advice. Sehr Danke!



    OSTWALD SCHWARZ - 2012-06-26

    Hi Joachim, FYI: I ran KDiff3 overnight in a subfolder with under 700 subfolders and just under 100,000 jpg files with no issues at all, see screenshot attached.

    Thanks, OS


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