Though this program efficiently creates and synchronizes backup files, it doesn't surpass most tools in this class. IDSync's basic but easy-to-understand interface is marred by column headers that are not in English. This tool easily handles basic file synchronization, such as copying files from one folder to another based on search and exclude masks, or file age and size. The awkward synchronizing process forces the user to scan the source folder to enable synchronization. Still we successfully created backup and copied files not only locally but also over the network. Some backup programs still lack networking functions. IDSync easily creates multiple profiles for different synchronization needs. However, the lack of a built-in scheduler forces users to back up manually. Safety is also a big issue as the application lacks overwrite confirmations. Without functions to update Web sites through FTP, specific folder monitoring, or autobackup changes, this utility is only for basic backup use. IDSync is not going to wow advanced users, but novices looking for a basic backup tool might find this fits their needs.
What's new in version 1.2
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedJune 6, 2005
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional RequirementsWindows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 SErver
IDSync is a very powerful program to synchronize folders and files from a source directory to a destination. All files in this source are compared to the files in the destination and, in case of being of different date and time, proposed for copying during synchronization. In addition there is the possibility to specify options (filename, age, size) for the file' s qualification for synchronization. Through these features IDSync is perfect for keeping data on a portable storage in actual conditions. Using the Restore function synchronizes source with destination so that the files in the source directory can be updated regarding the modifications made in the destination.