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Windows 7 / Vista / XP
3 Apr 2014
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FreeFileSync Review

Felix Cheng

Synchronize files, synchronize folders and backup data for free

A review of FreeFileSync by Felix Cheng

FreeFileSync is a backup manager which can synchronize changes instantly; it can watch the original file and upon saving changes, apply the changes to copies saved elsewhere.

You can check changes by file size, date or even actual content. You're able to use it in mirror mode which can apply changes to entire folders, whiling also deleting files which have been deleted from the original folder. Other modes include Update Mode and Two-Way Mode

FreeFileSync saves to CSV files.

Installation note: During the first few steps of installing FreeFileSync on your PC, you may be asked to install 'additional offers', all of which are unnecessary and we recommend declining.

FreeFileSync features and highlights:
  • Detect moved and renamed files and folders
  • Copy locked files (Volume Shadow Copy Service)
  • Detect conflicts and propagate deletions
  • Binary file comparison
  • Full support for Symbolic Links
  • Automate sync as a batch job
  • Process multiple folder pairs
  • Copy NTFS extended attributes (compressed, encrypted, sparse)
  • Copy NTFS security permissions
  • Support long path names > 260 characters
  • Fail-safe file copy
  • Cross-platform: Windows/Linux
  • Expand environment variables like %USERPROFILE%
  • Access variable drive letters by volume name (USB sticks)
  • Native 64-bit support
  • Keep versions of deleted/updated files
  • Optimal sync sequence prevents disc space bottlenecks
  • Full Unicode support
  • Highly optimized performance
  • Include/exclude files via filter
  • Local and portable installation
  • Handle daylight saving time changes on FAT/FAT32
  • Use macros %time%, %date%, et al. for recurring backups
  • Case sensitive synchronization
  • Built-in locking serializes multiple jobs running against the same network share

FreeFileSync is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from backup software without restrictions. FreeFileSync 6.4 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware). Though marketed as 'freeware', FreeFileSync actually includes adware or something which resembles adware like toolbars or browser modifications.

Filed Under:

  • Freefilesync Virus
  • Freefilesync Malware
  • Freefilesync 5.20
  • Freeware Backup Software

Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine on Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. A separate x64 version may be available from ZenJu.

FreeFileSync has been picked by our editors as very good.
FreeFileSync has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested FreeFileSync 6.4 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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