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SyncBackFree

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 396 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.3.2.9
  • Total Downloads:
    774,391
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 10, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    13.53MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    326
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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SyncBackFree allows you to create backups of your computer quickly and efficiently, with clear directions to help even inexperienced users make the right decisions. In addition to creating backups, this program also can synchronize files and create mirror profiles, and you can choose to compress your files or not each time you run a backup.

Pros

Thorough instructions: Instructions for this program are available in multiple formats including online, a PDF, and an HTML Help File. No matter what form you choose, you'll find thorough and clear explanations for how to complete each step of the backup process and why it's important.

Simulated report: After you set up your backup, but before you actually run it, you can have the program generate a simulated report to show what will happen when you do actually put the process in motion. If you're satisfied with the results the report provides, you can quickly run the backup as well.

Automatic backup schedule: In addition to running manual backups through this program, you can also set it up to run them automatically, at whatever intervals you choose. In fact, you can create multiple backup profiles for different sets of files and folders, and then run backups for each of those on different schedules and at different intervals.

Cons

Difficult interface: The interface is not intuitive at all, and it is hard to figure out without consulting the Help file. This is a fine option for inexperienced users, as long as you don't mind spending some time reading through the detailed instructions provided. But experienced users probably don't want to go over a bunch of information they already know just to find out where certain features are, and that means a lot of poking around before you can actually get the program to do what you want.

Bottom Line

SyncBackFree offers a good number of useful features and valuable functionality, although the interface is a bit lacking.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Easy setup for basic users & options for expert users!"

March 25, 2015

 |  Version: SyncBackFree 7.0.14

Pros

Ease of use
Speed
Detailed options

Cons

Some features not available for free, but none of the important ones.

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5 stars

"SyncBackFree is a KEEPER!"

March 25, 2015  |  By Dr. Berts

 |  Version: SyncBackFree 7.0.14

Pros

SyncBackFree is incredibly powerful, flexible, reliable, and easy to use. I've used it for years without a single problem. An early version had problems with daylight savings time but that was fixed many years ago, and even then the program had the flexibility to work around the problem. There are so many bad programs (especially the free ones) that one can easily get 'search weary'. End your search now. Use SyncBackFree!

Cons

None than I have experienced.

Summary

A Great Program at a Great Price that has withstood the test of time.

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5 stars

"Kept returning back to use Syncback"

November 30, 2014  |  By peong1

 |  Version: SyncBackFree 6.3.13.0

Pros

Can access backup files directly without the SyncBack app.

Cons

Cannot backup mobile phone connected via MTP

Summary

I had switched to other backup software, but kept returning back to use Syncback again.

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3 stars

"Works most of the time. V6.5.30 is a bit buggy"

May 09, 2014  |  By johnroth26

 |  Version: SyncBackFree 6.3.13.0

Pros

Price
Features

Cons

see summary

Summary

- V6.5.30 is a bit buggy
Several checkbox options are not saved correctly.

When copying a profile, the file selections of the 'copy from' profile are retained even though the folder path is changed and completely different.

Sometimes erroneous error are displayed after a profile has run indication that it could not copy a file. However, the file it reports the error on is in a completely different folder!

- Bizzar user interface decisions
The developers have made some very strange user interface decisions.
Examples below.

There is no way to clear the status of a profile once if has been run. However, if the profile is part of a group, the status of ONLY the group can be cleared.

When copying a profile, the file selections of the 'copy from' profile are retained even though the folder path is changed and completely different. There is a cleanup button to remove the erroneous files / folders from the list. But why include them in the first place? They don't belong! There is a checkbox to automatically clear these erroneous files / folders from the list. However, the placement of this checkbox forces you to see the erroneous data before you are able to clear it. In addition, the cleanup automatically checkbox is only saved sometimes.

There is a button panel toolbar that allow quick access to popular items. Unfortunately, the developers have decided the buttons that are displayed and have provided no way for the user to change them.

Hope you like 8pt font size. ALL data and labels through the entire application is fixed at 8pt. There is an option to change the font face but NOT size! This is just unacceptable!

There are nagging prompts for everything. The good news is that there are checkbox options to silence them. Unfortunately, these checkbox settings are on a per profile basis and NOT global. So you get to set them for every profile!

Each profile has an encryption option. Oddly, when you select this option in the left pane, a blank right pane is displayed with the message "Click here for encryption information". Why not just show the encryption information when the encryption tab is selected???

Very strange user interface in spots!

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5 stars

"Great for file mirrors"

April 09, 2014  |  By vgevge

 |  Version: SyncBackFree 6.3.13.0

Pros

Runs in the background nicely.
Makes good file mirrors.
Easy setup and preset profiles.
Free.

Cons

Its hard to stop all scheduled operations temporarily.

Summary

This software is not only free, it is also easier to use, has more features, and runs more nicely than other paid file copy utilities.

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3 stars

"OK, but deeds 2x free disk space"

January 06, 2014  |  By csomervi

 |  Version: SyncBackFree 6.3.13.0

Pros

Backs up a drive without stopping for each file a regular copy might ask you some question for, or stop altogether.

Result is ZIP file - save some space.

Cons

Requires space on some disk partition for a work file as large as the eventual ZIP file, and then it copies the completed work file to the completed ZIP file.

I ended up using 7Zip for backing up my largest partitions.

Summary



Updated on Jan 6, 2014

Sorry: s/deeds/needs/ :-)

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1 stars

"Kept freezing my computer"

December 14, 2013  |  By Pids1

 |  Version: SyncBackFree 6.3.13.0

Pros

There are no pros. Kept freezing when attempting to run.

Cons

Tried it twice and both times froze my laptop. Took up many system resources. Very slow and unreliable program.

Summary

I would not recommend this backup software to anyone. It's better to just copy your files manually.

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1 stars

"SyncBack + Cripple Ware"

November 06, 2013  |  By ranger207

 |  Version: SyncBackFree 6.2.30.0

Pros

Good reviews, but in using, I don't see the attraction.

Cons

Can't even do a simple folder transfer / backup from one internal HDD to a second internal HDD, without upgrading to the SE or Pro ($35. $55.) version.

Summary

Plenty of good free backup programs without wasting time, only to find out it's cripple-ware.

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4 stars

"Very good software, just a bit slow"

September 14, 2013  |  By faldi66

 |  Version: SyncBackFree 6.3.13.0

Pros

It works, always

Cons

Slow (I must say I backup 2-3 GB, once a week)

Summary

Good but I hope they will increase its speed in checking and backupping just the newer files

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5 stars

"Good and free product for quick sync"

September 09, 2013  |  By MagisterCl

 |  Version: SyncBackFree 6.3.13.0

Pros

easy to use
free
works without flaws

Cons

I couldn't say any.

Summary

I like how the program works. I have it on my PC and use everyday for syncing my PC data to a External Drive. It works great for me.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher 2BrightSparks
Publisher web site http://www.2BrightSparks.com
Release Date July 10, 2015
Date Added July 10, 2015
Version 7.3.2.9
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 13.53MB
File Name SyncBack_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 774,391
Downloads Last Week 326
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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