Evaluate Pro when Licensed for Standard

BC3 logo BC version 3 or 4

If you are licensed for Beyond Compare Standard Edition but you want to evaluate Pro Edition features, you can place BC back into trial mode.

To restore trial mode, rename the file where your license key is saved.  If you registered for the current user, it would be saved as something like C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Scooter Software\Beyond Compare 4\BC4Key.txt.  If you registered for all users, it would be in C:\Program Files\Beyond Compare 4\BC4Key.txt.

Close Beyond Compare, then rename the file to something like "BC4Key.back".  Run Beyond Compare, then select About from the Help menu.  Check Evaluate Pro Edition features.  Restart Beyond Compare.  When you are finished evaluating the Pro Edition, rename BC4Key.back to BC4Key.txt to restore your license.

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