FreeFileSync

FreeFileSync

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 46 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.7
  • Total Downloads:
    78,159
  • Date Added:
    July 31, 2014
  • File Size:
    10.13MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    313
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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Results 1-10 of 46

  • 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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  • 1 stars

    "MALWARE - heed the warnings"

    April 05, 2014   |   By Walawallawalla

    Version: FreeFileSync 6.0

    Pros

    doesn't matter

    Cons

    Conduit !!!! Say no more

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  • 5 stars

    "Best synchronization program I have tried."

    April 05, 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 stars

    "WARNING Includes Malware Search.conduit STOP"

    March 07, 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 stars

    "Works great, great feature set."

    February 05, 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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  • 5 stars

    "Works fantastic"

    November 16, 2013   |   By senginc

    Version: FreeFileSync 5.22

    Pros

    Fairly intuitive interface
    Very fast
    I am Sync directories of 50 gb and thousands of files and subdirectories with no problems.

    Cons

    Be very careful on installation or you could end up with a bunch of junk programs being installed.

    Summary

    I have been looking for a replacement for FileSync (a program from 1998) for several years. FileSync had some problems with Win 7 32 bit. FreeFileSync runs perfectly.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great piece of software (except the bundled crapware)"

    November 04, 2013   |   By morganmsuk

    Version: FreeFileSync 5.22

    Pros

    Great software - I use it to sync my files (tens of gigabytes) between two laptops and my Synology NAS.

    Cons

    Installs crapware toolbar / search hijacker (LinkUry SmartBar ToolBar or Conduit ToolBar/Engine - it's changed between releases).

    SELECT CUSTOM INSTALL OPTION AND UNTICK THOSE OPTIONS

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 6.7
  • New options for automatic retry after error
  • Improved compliance with Windows User Experience guidelines
  • Harmonized popup dialog layouts
  • Correctly show program menu when main dialog receives focus (OS X)
  • Revised configuration dialog layouts and designs
  • Fixed crash on startup for CPUs without SSE2 support (Windows XP)
  • Work around wxWidgets bug for sorted list boxes (Linux)
  • Updated and revised help file
  • Early parameter validation for filter and sync config dialogs
  • Fixed followed directory symlinks being incorrectly excluded
  • Automatically calculate best initial message box size
  • Progress graph and status icons support high contrast color schemes
  • Include directory child-elements when manually setting filter
  • Allow manual filter for short name on overview panel
  • Don't treat file drops on directory input fields as URI (Linux)
  • Updated translation files
  • General
    Publisher ZenJu
    Publisher web site http://zhnmju123.users.sourceforge.net/
    Release Date July 31, 2014
    Date Added July 31, 2014
    Version 6.7
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory File Management
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 7
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 10.13MB
    File Name FreeFileSync_6.7_Windows_Setup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 78,159
    Downloads Last Week 313
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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