FreeFileSync

FreeFileSync

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 49 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.12
  • Total Downloads:
    81,580
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 18, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    11.86MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    285
  • Platform:
    Windows

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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Results 1–10 of 49

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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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.12
  • New "Actions" menu bar entry with basic operations
  • Fixed crash after comparison while needlessly copying traveral results
  • Support auto-updater URL redirection (Linux, OS X)
  • Merged installer translations into .lng files
  • Fully translated FreeFileSync context menu options and file types in Windows Explorer
  • More structured symlink handling options
  • Scroll to active selection in config list box on startup
  • Fixed delete key to remove items in config history panel (OS X)
  • Fixed language file parser showing incorrect row on error
  • Fixed crash during sync due to unsupported SSE instructions (Server 2003, XP 64-bit)
  • Fixed startup error due to invalid handle type
  • Always log folder pair paths even if there is nothing to sync
  • Updated translation files
  • General
    Publisher Zenju
    Publisher web site http://www.freefilesync.org/
    Release Date December 18, 2014
    Date Added December 18, 2014
    Version 6.12
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory File Management
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 11.86MB
    File Name FreeFileSync_6.12_Win_Setup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 81,580
    Downloads Last Week 285
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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