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FreeFileSync

CNET Editors' review

File management isn't always an easy task, especially when you run the risk of accidentally overwriting or deleting important information. If you're trying to keep the contents of your USB drive matched up with a folder on your computer or otherwise need to synchronize files, try FreeFileSync. This easy-to-use program makes file synchronization a breeze, even for novices.

FreeFileSync's interface is attractive and intuitive. Large buttons with tool tips guide users through each step of the process. Simply browse to the two folders you want to compare, click the Compare button, and FreeFileSync will tell you exactly how the folder contents differ. Files can be compared either by content or by size and date. Users can then sync the folders automatically or just move selected files manually between the folders. Syncing can update changes in both folders, create a mirror backup of one folder, or move all updated or changed files to one folder. Users can also create their own synchronization rules. Filters help users control which files are overwritten, ensuring that nothing important is lost. Everything about FreeFileSync is easy to use, but the program still comes with a detailed Help file that contains a lot of information about its more-advanced features. Overall, we were quite impressed with FreeFileSync; it's versatile, commonsense, and a great choice for anyone with file syncing needs. Inexperienced users will be pleased with its intuitiveness, while more experienced users will benefit from its array of configurable options, including symbolic link handling, and FTP capabilities.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.8 stars

    out of 43 votes

    • 5 star: 25
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 11
  • Current version:

    2.6 stars

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 1.0 stars

    "STAY AWAY!! will change all creation dates to yr 2052"

    April 9, 2014  |   By jjmich

    Version: FreeFileSync 6.0

    Pros

    Seems nice and full featured at full glance.

    Cons

    RUINS the backup ...and CORRUPTS the SOURCE. YES ...it changes all the creation dates on the source drive to a date 40+ years in the future. MAJOR BUG!! ...and the company keeps explaining it away. NO OTHER backup software ever did this.

    Summary

    I don't understand why people are rating this so highly when clearly it has a major flaw.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "MALWARE - heed the warnings"

    April 5, 2014  |   By Walawallawalla

    Version: FreeFileSync 6.0

    Pros

    doesn't matter

    Cons

    Conduit !!!! Say no more

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best synchronization program I have tried."

    April 5, 2014  |   By HassanJHabib

    Version: FreeFileSync 6.0

    Pros

    - simple software and not complicated for all users
    - fast & accurate
    - Free software
    - has most that you need from a file only sync software

    Cons

    - I wish it has better interface
    - it will be far better if the real-time sync was integrated within the main interface & not being separated with an outside shortcut !

    Summary

    Very good free software.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "WARNING Includes Malware Search.conduit STOP"

    March 7, 2014  |   By CBRGeek

    Version: FreeFileSync 6.0

    Pros

    Great utility that I have been using and recommending for years.

    Cons

    Now contains Malware that you can not get rid of and you can not choose not to install.
    Unless you understand how to manually clean your registry settings post install and wish to spend hours fixing your search providers. DO NOT download this version.
    It does NOT give you a choice when installing to not install the Malware search conduit. Yet another search malware. ahhhh.

    Summary

    Was great tool. Now due to a money grab or some stupid idea it is now useless to the masses.
    Free File Sync developers. Please find another way to make money and do not include search tools in your great product.
    Standard users that are not microsoft engineers. DO NOT install as you will not get rid of the search tool it installs.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works great, great feature set."

    February 5, 2014  |   By S1lent Echoes

    Version: FreeFileSync 6.0

    Pros

    Works as advertised with a great feature set, all for free.

    Cons

    None that I have ran into yet.

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