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FreeFileSync 10.9

Keep the contents of folders synchronised for backup purposes

by Bob Thornton

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 11 February 2019
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Developer: FreeFile Sync Project
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FreeFileSync 10.9
Keep your important files synchronised with FreeFileSync

One of the most common reasons for wanting to keep the contents of two folders synchronised is to ensure that a backup copy of important files is also available. However, there are numerous other uses for synchronisation including using network storage to keep data synchronised between multiple computers.

File syncing tools have a tendency to be very complicated affairs, but this is not the case with FreeFileSync. As the name would suggest, the program is available free of charge and it makes light work of ensuring that you always have copies of the latest version of the files you are working with in the folder you need them.

A simple, unclutter interface means that setting up folder pairs is quick and painless and there are a range of file synchronisation options available. Files can be compared using the date of last access, or by performing a bit by bit comparison. There is no limit on the number of files that can be included in a synchronisation job so the program is suitable for even the most demanding of user.

Batch jobs can be created to help automate the process of synchronising a large number of folder pairs, and the option to move files to the Recycle Bin rather than simply deleting them, means that a safety net is always available. With fast operation and fast, simple setup, FreeFileSync enables you to synchronise files free of fuss.

What's new in 10.9 (scroll down on this page to view the changelog)?

- Added FTP, SFTP, Google Drive support for Linux
- FreeFileSync Donation Edition available for Linux
- Compress file stream during Google Drive upload
- Navigate beyond access-denied parents in SFTP folder picker
- Fixed unexpected stream size error during FTP upload
- Support native recursive deletion for Google Drive
- Support native recursive deletion for MTP
- Deterministically save Google Drive state during exit
- Work around missing TMPDIR variable (Linux)
- Support SFTP servers returning large package sizes during folder reading
- Start with home path when using SFTP folder picker
- Aggregate device authentication prompts during comparison
- Clean up temp file after unexpected stream size error
- Work around FTP servers not supporting HELP command
- Support parsing path by volume name when volume is missing
- Parse and streamline Google Drive error messages
- Load next item after deleting from config history
- Avoid redundant Google Drive syncs after file/folder creation
- Avoid duplicate MTP item creation by multiple threads

Verdict:

A deceptively simple file synchronisation tool which is packed with features.

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