Freeware application that enables you to sync or compare two folders
FreeFileSync review by Download.hr Team on 09.12.2014
is an OpenSource folder comparison and synchronization tool. It can watch the original file and upon saving changes, apply the changes to copies saved elsewhere.
It takes just a couple of seconds to have FreeFileSync
up and running and you can choose whether to install it the traditional way or as a portable application. If you choose to use it as portable application, you can store FreeFileSync
on a USB flash drive or some other removable apparatus, save it to any computer and directly run its executable file. Therefore, you can always carry FreeFileSync
with you when you are on the more. What is more important is that the Windows Registry is not updated with new entries, and no leftover files can be found on the hard drive after application removal.
lets you pick one of two modes for the comparison procedure, by file time and size, or by file content. When you click the Compare option, in the top left corner of the interface, FreeFileSync
will show the contents of the selected folders right away. Compared files are aligned automatically, so you can spot any differences much quicker. If an item exists in a single folder, its corresponding entry will be blank. The program shows a series of icons between the files to let you know which files are identical or not.
Additionally , you can choose a variant for the synchronization mode, between 'two way' and 'mirror'. Plus, you can make FreeFileSync
dismiss all errors dialogs which pop up, send files to the Recycle Bin or permanently remove them from the system when deleting items, configure filters, as well as save the configuration settings for future projects; the file list can be exported to file.
Filters help users control which files are overwritten, ensuring that nothing important is lost. Everything about FreeFileSync
is simple to use, but the software still includes a comprehensive Help file which contains plenty of information about its moreadvanced features.
For anyone who wants to synchronize folders
and files, FreeFileSync
is a great choice.
Download and install FreeFileSync
safely and without concerns.
FreeFileSync highlights and features:
Detect renamed and moved folders and files
Copy locked files (Volume Shadow Copy Service)
Detect conflicts and propagate deletions
Binary file comparison
Configure handling of Symbolic Links
Automate sync as a batch job
Process multiple folder pairs
Complete and comprehensive error reporting
Copy NTFS extended attributes (compressed, encrypted, sparse)
Copy NTFS security permissions
Support long file paths with more than 260 characters
Failsafe file copy
Crossplatform: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X
Expand environment variables like %USERPROFILE%
Access variable drive letters by volume name (USB sticks)
Native 64bit support
Keep versions of deleted/ updated files
Prevent disc space bottlenecks via optimal sync sequence
Complete Unicode support
Highly optimized runtime performance
Include/exclude files via filter
FreeFileSync local and portable installation available
Handle daylight saving time changes on FAT/FAT32
Use macros %time%,
FreeFileSync Change info
Show sync start time and date in progress dialog title
Added duration of comparison to log
Show all total times in full HH:MM:SS format
Added sync start time to log file header
Add Windows Defender exclusions to fix CURLE_OPERATION_TIMEDOUT
New RealTimeSync option to hide console window
No special requirements
FreeFileSync user interface supports the following languages:
English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, ChineseSimplified, ChineseTraditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Gaelic, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slov
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