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FreeFileSync 6.15

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 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: 09 April 2015
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Developer: FreeFile Sync Project
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FreeFileSync
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 6.15?

- Revert to log file naming convention without colon character
- Prevent endless recursion when traversing into folder on corrupt file system
- Fixed view filter button rendering issue for RTL languages
- Fixed grid losing far scroll positions when increasing icon sizes
- Flush file buffers before verifying file copy
- Update existing items when retrying failed folder traversal
- Harmonized bitmap file loading by removing format variance
- Fixed invalid argument error when setting file times (Linux)
- Fixed application hang when loading icon for named pipe (Linux)
- Improved file copy read-ahead performance (Linux)
- Use native file I/O for stream operations (Linux, OS X)
- Fixed file copy creating zero-sized files (OS X)
- Automatically create Minidump files during an application crash (Windows)
- Check for missing service pack to help diagnose crash (Windows 7)
- New menu item with download link after a version update
- Work around C-function memory race condition when formatting time
- Added Hindi language

Verdict:

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

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