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PureSync

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jan 22, 2015

PureSync works with external hard drives, network volumes, and even digital cameras. With this application, you can automate dull tasks such as periodically backing up your files to keep them safe or importing your photos from your digital camera whenever you plug it into your computer.

Pros

Synchronization wizard: Using PureSync's synchronization wizard, you can easily set up a sync between two folders, with the possibility of setting advanced filters and schedules along the way. While the wizard is indeed bursting with options, in most cases you can create a working synchronization without having to fiddle with every single feature.

Powerful scheduling features: One of the app's greatest strengths is being able to automate synchronizations. You can choose among myriad scheduling rules. In our tests, we successfully created two synchronizations: one that worked when the PC was idle for more than 1 second and one that synced every minute regardless of PC load and activity.

Compression/encryption: A really nifty option is the ability to automatically compress the second folder's files in order to save space. You may also opt to encrypt the second folder with a predefined password.

Cons

Unintuitive workflow: When you first start using the app, we recommend you stick to the wizard and apply as few options as possible because there is a definite learning curve due to all the options that are available. Once you're comfortable, you can start branching out and experimenting.

Bottom Line

If you have an external hard drive or a folder on your local network where you like to keep backup copies of your stuff, an app like PureSync is exactly what you need. The best thing about it is that after the initial setup you can completely automate the backup process.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.6.4.0

  • Sending emails did not work in previous version
  • Fixed problem creating folders with more than 259 characters
  • Automatic sync/backup was not started in some cases
  • Removed or renamed folders were sometimes not synced
  • Fixed minor bugs

General

Release May 16, 2018
Date Added May 16, 2018
Version 4.6.4.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 30,837
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

PureSync synchronize files and folders, backup files, copy files from a digital camera to your computer with ease. With preview of what is synchronized, many filters, FTP and network drives supported such as \\server\folder. Can copy open or locked files (only Windows XP, planned for Vista). A setup wizard helps to easily start a new synchronization or backup. Backups can be encrypted and zipped (compressed) A synchronization can be started automatically e.g. when a USB drive or digital camera is plugged in or a file has been modified. Support server paths and detection of conflicts.

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