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FreeFileSync

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.6
  • Total Downloads:
    99,152
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 08, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    9.79MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    223
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #48 in

Editors' Review

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FreeFileSync provides a straightforward way to compare two files and then synchronize them through one of several methods to free up space.

Pros

Comparison options: In order to find similarities between files, you can choose from several comparison options. For instance, you can compare file time and size, or you can look at actual file content. And there are also several filters you can put in place to fine-tune your results further.

Clear process: To compare files through this software, all you have to do is select two files and click compare. All advanced options for filtering and other features are clearly displayed, should you want to use them. When your comparison is complete, you can quickly decide if you want to synchronize the files and what method you'd like to use for this.

Cons

Insufficient Help: The Help file is really just a list of features without much explanation or context. While the app is pretty straightforward, novice users would probably benefit from guidance.

Bottom Line

FreeFileSync is a good tool for helping you to consolidate and update your files. Its smooth interface and clear options let you add and compare files quickly, and although there isn't much in the way of Help, most users can carry out the basic software functions without it.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Installs Results Hub malware"

October 13, 2015  |  By wdhbro

2015-10-13 22:56:23  |  By wdhbro

 |  Version: FreeFileSync 7.2

Pros

User to be good

Cons

Latest version from freefilesync.com installed Results Hub malware extension and hijacked Firefox and Chrome new tab pages to go to Yahoo search (through an akamaihd redirection) even though I selected not to change my default search engine. Never trust it.

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1 stars

"Virus Detection"

July 09, 2015  |  By jaq2012

2015-07-09 11:20:50  |  By jaq2012

 |  Version: FreeFileSync 7.2

Pros

None. I can't run the install file. I give 5 stars for past versions of the software.

Cons

My anti-virus software will not allow this program to run. It finds a WS.SecurityRisk.3 and quarantines it. A google search shows this as a dangerous risk to your PC. CNET should correct this.

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1 stars

"Crashes after specifying folders..."

May 12, 2015  |  By Kristoffer Kassel

2015-05-12 00:13:05  |  By Kristoffer Kassel

 |  Version: FreeFileSync 6.15

Pros

Nothing .. crashes before any work can be done

Cons

crashes before any work can be done... GUI 1990-style

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5 stars

"Can't live without it!"

March 07, 2015  |  By NeonScales

2015-03-07 15:15:21  |  By NeonScales

 |  Version: FreeFileSync 6.12

Pros

Easy to use and extremely flexible.

Cons

Have not found any after using it for nearly 2 years.

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1 stars

"Site block as malicious"

February 03, 2015  |  By djirvincee

2015-02-03 04:26:11  |  By djirvincee

 |  Version: FreeFileSync 6.12

Pros

Is a good software

Cons

What happened ?
All the download site are blocked/reported as malicious.

Summary

I'm very much afraid to use it now, since the added soem malware in it. And now all the download sites are blocked and report as malicious, so that makes me not wanna use it anymore.

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5 stars

"time saver !! the greatest file sync software"

January 13, 2015  |  By ewclam9

2015-01-13 18:07:13  |  By ewclam9

 |  Version: FreeFileSync 6.12

Pros

- fast to compare thousand of files and directories !
- easy to use and easy to understand
- customized options to copy/remove/delete in all type of situation.
- and it comes with a script s/w to handle any real time sync !!! WOW !!!

Cons

It only took me couple minutes to learn this software. Is that a cons ?
My malware did not detect any melware in this software. Someone mentioned Search.conduit melware, I am not sure about that....

Summary

My first comment at download.com, this software is so handy that I must give it 5 stars.

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5 stars

"Great support!"

December 03, 2014  |  By davidmenges2

2014-12-03 12:20:31  |  By davidmenges2

 |  Version: FreeFileSync 6.7

Pros

The best of all I tried (Synctoy, Robocopy, etc.) for backing up 50 laptops to a server. Simple config, nice features: versioning, omitting select folders (like /AppData), daily logs for checking health. Easily automated using Windows Task Scheduler.

Support is excellent, better than I've ever seen from anyone! Zenju quickly found and fixed an obscure bug that was actually Task Scheduler's fault.

Cons

Some download sites may include adware. I don't like it, but it's easy to uncheck.

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5 stars

"Well designed and very fast"

November 21, 2014  |  By peterungar

2014-11-21 18:17:34  |  By peterungar

 |  Version: FreeFileSync 6.7

Pros

I got version 6.11.0.0 (I use Windows 7, 32 bits and 64 bits) in mid-November 2014. The review of the editors, to be seen above, is an accurate description of the program. The only thing I can add is that the present version is twice as fast as version 4 which I have used for a long time.

Cons

Try to download this from the site to which the Freefilesync website directs you. Even so, be very careful to decline other stuff they want to install, even if you have the impression the whole installation will be aborted if you decline.

Summary

Great program.

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1 stars

"New version contains a lot of malware"

November 17, 2014  |  By north wood

2014-11-17 21:20:11  |  By north wood

 |  Version: FreeFileSync 6.7

Pros

Not worth to mention.

Cons

Without your permission, it changes your browser, search engine, MALWARE etc which are difficult to remove.

Summary

stay away

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1 stars

"MALWARE MALWARE MALWARE"

June 30, 2014  |  By Setnara

2014-06-30 09:15:32  |  By Setnara

 |  Version: FreeFileSync 6.0

Pros

Easy of use

Cons

MALWARE is the price you pay

Summary

Very expensive indeed!!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.6
Create missing synchronization base folders only on demand. Improved main grid text search performance by 40%. Restore correct main dialog height after restart (Linux) [...]. Keywords: free backup software, synchronize folders, synchronize files.
General
Publisher Zenju
Publisher web site http://www.freefilesync.org/
Release Date October 30, 0015
Date Added November 08, 2015
Version 7.6
Category
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Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.79MB
File Name FreeFileSync_7.6_Windows_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 99,152
Downloads Last Week 223
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations
Price Free

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