Advanced Directory Comparison and Synchronization

Advanced Directory Comparison and Synchronization

Average User Rating:
4.8
out of 19 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.00 build 3
  • Total Downloads:
    35,386
  • Date Added:
    May 23, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $32.92 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    3.08MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    15
  • Platform:
    Windows

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5 stars

"Good sw and excellent Support"

July 10, 2011  |  By Reiper--2008

 |  Version: Advanced Directory Comparison and Synchronization 2.01

Pros

Easy to use, used since 2006 Feb on multiple platforms.
Support is WOW, fast and very thorough.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

Easy, visulizing, but allows also automation and wildcards.
Worked in XP 64-bit, Vista Ultime 64-bit, and now in win7 Ultimate 64-bit.
Really can recommend.

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1 stars

"Doesn't find changed file or directories"

October 30, 2008  |  By hendrikxix

 |  Version: Advanced Directory Comparison and Synchronization 1.21

Pros

Easy to download

Cons

User interface prevents viewing complete directory paths, folder comparisons failed to find MANY updated directories and files, uses the Nethood instead of the actual networked directories or mapped drives, left changed files out during syncing

Summary

The application does not synchronize files accurately. It missed new directories created on both my desktop and on the laptop that I was trying to sync. There is no simple way to sync between two directories, but a series of steps is needed: first choose the two directories with a path window that doesn't allow you to see the whole path, then add those files to the basket, making sure that you tell it to be recursive (check subdirectories) THEN you can sync the files and dirs, but it doesn't actually find the changed files and then you have to push another button to actually sync. I can't think of too many better words than "sucks" to describe this application.

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5 stars

"Intuitive, simple to use and fast"

March 15, 2008  |  By DKRene

 |  Version: Advanced Directory Comparison and Synchronization 1.21

Pros

I had been looking around for a good directory sync took, and I saw the ADCS reviews, and downloaded it to try it.

ADCS is so simple to use, has an intuitive user interface, and it is blazingly fast in directory/sub-directory comparisons. Previously I had tried to keep my external USB storage drives in sync using what I called uh... "manual asynchronous mirroring". In otherwords, painful file explorer copies.

In under an hour I had my three large external USB drives in sync (pictures, music, office files, etc., including the time for "Reading The Furnished Manual" user guide).

This is one of the best SW tools I own.

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5 stars

"It's so great, I'd feel guilty if I hadn't paid for it"

December 31, 2007  |  By Weblswobl

 |  Version: Advanced Directory Comparison and Synchronization 1.21

Pros

I've been using various versions of this program for about 2 years and it has absolutely saved my sanity. It's one of those programs that is fairly simple and straightforward for beginners, but also offers complex synchronization strategies for more advanced users. If you are trying to maintain duplicate copies of files between your home and work computers, or flash or external hard drives, don't let your head explode trying to figure out which files have been updated most recently, this program will do that for you and update the old file accordingly. The feature I love most about it is that you have complete control over which files get copied or updated - it tells you ever step of the way what will be copied, in which direction, and what will be overwritten (this is the part that offers the most customization options). The program works with any storage device attached to your computer - usb flash drives, external hard drives, and I have also been able to use it on two different local networks to update my files stored on the server. My purchased copy of this program also came with a lifetime upgrade, which I've taken advantage of for the past several upgrades. Great little program and highly recommended for everyone.

Cons

There are 3 main buttons that one ends up using over and over for selection of directories and synchronization activities. It would be nice to see those particular buttons more prominently displayed in the program (particularly for novice users).

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5 stars

"This is GOOD STUFF"

November 08, 2006  |  By Gerco de Jager

 |  Version: Advanced Directory Comparison and Synchronization 1.19 build 2

Pros

ADCS saves me a lot of programming (now what to do on dark evenings). Funny finding my concept entirely implemented... And even more!

Cheers,

PS: Registration will follow

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5 stars

"Great product!!!"

October 03, 2006  |  By John Lawler

 |  Version: Advanced Directory Comparison and Synchronization 1.19 build 2

Pros

Really works great... Removes the stress of trying to remember where the different versions reside!!!!

Thanks.

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5 stars

"This should be a must have on everybodys shopping list"

September 25, 2006  |  By John Servage

 |  Version: Advanced Directory Comparison and Synchronization 1.19 build 2

Pros

Overall I can not tell you how much time ADCS has saved me and protected me from deleting key files. I don't know how anyone who uses a backup drive, external drive, network drive or most importantly the increasingly large USB memory sticks could survive without this product. This should be a must have on everybodys shopping list.

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5 stars

"Very reliable and powerful file synchronization"

July 01, 2006  |  By pelicanpete

 |  Version: Advanced Directory Comparison and Synchronization 1.19 build 2

Pros

I have been using this product for over 2 years. I use it to synchronize my PC my backup DVDs, so that only the files necessary are copied. It is also an invaluable tool when comparing changes from my laptop to my PC, or to insure I have not accidently deleted files since the last backup. There are tons of options to satisfy most needs, very deep utility. Well worth the money.

Cons

No cons, I have been very satisfied.

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5 stars

"Great service, great product!"

November 17, 2005  |  By John Servage

 |  Version: Advanced Directory Comparison and Synchronization 1.18 build 1

Pros

Thank you for your Heatsoft ADCS. I have successfully installed build 2 and I appreciate not having to go through the registration thing. Great service, great product! It has saved me hours in keeping three different computers in sync between home and work. I was recently shocked to find that I have over 55,000 files alone on my home computer. I don't know how anyone with more than one computer could survive these days without this product.

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5 stars

"ADCS is very good tool"

October 19, 2005  |  By Bartolabac, Jerome J.

 |  Version: Advanced Directory Comparison and Synchronization 1.18 build 1

Pros

Hi,

The ADCS Tool has help me greatly with my folder rationalization. I was able to eliminate multiple copies of the documents and folders and was able to keep the necessary data that I only needed.

Your tool is very good and very user friendly.

Thank You!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.00 build 3
  • Support Unicode filenames.
  • Improved User Interface.
  • General
    Publisher Heatsoft Corporation
    Publisher web site http://www.heatsoft.com/
    Release Date May 23, 2009
    Date Added May 23, 2009
    Version 2.00 build 3
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory File Management
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows, Windows NT, Windows Server 2008, Windows Me
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 3.08MB
    File Name ADCSheat.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 35,386
    Downloads Last Week 15
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $32.92

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