FreeFileSync

FreeFileSync

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 52 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.15
  • Total Downloads:
    88,077
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 10, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    11.45MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,032
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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5 stars

"Can't live without it!"

March 07, 2015  |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  Version: FreeFileSync 6.0

Pros

Easy of use

Cons

MALWARE is the price you pay

Summary

Very expensive indeed!!!

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5 stars

"It works very very nice"

June 24, 2014  |  By Miek_s

 |  Version: FreeFileSync 6.0

Pros

- fast
- very comprehensive
- you see what it wants to sync to and from and you can ajust it easily (delete instead of sync etcetera)
- very regular updates

Cons

None known

Summary

very good, works nice and easy, no mistakes and adjustable. And all of that free of charge. Chapeau.

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1 stars

"MALWARE!!!"

June 15, 2014  |  By uendelrocha

 |  Version: FreeFileSync 6.0

Pros

Realiza copias espelhadas de pastas e arquivos.

Cons

CONTEM MALWARE.

Summary

MALWARE!!! MALWARE!!!

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1 stars

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

April 09, 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.15
  • Revert to log file naming convention without colon character
  • Prevent endless recursion when traversing into folder on corrupt file system
  • Fixed view filter button rendering issue for RTL languages
  • Fixed grid losing far scroll positions when increasing icon sizes
  • Flush file buffers before verifying file copy
  • Update existing items when retrying failed folder traversal
  • Harmonized bitmap file loading by removing format variance
  • Automatically create Minidump files during an application crash
  • Check for missing service pack to help diagnose crash (Windows 7)
  • New menu item with download link after a version update
  • Work around C-function memory race condition when formatting time
  • Added Hindi language
  • General
    Publisher Zenju
    Publisher web site http://www.freefilesync.org/
    Release Date April 10, 2015
    Date Added April 10, 2015
    Version 6.15
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory File Management
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 11.45MB
    File Name FreeFileSync_6.15_Windows_Setup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 88,077
    Downloads Last Week 1,032
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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