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 7.5?

- Detect moved files on source even for targets with no (SFTP) or unstable (FAT) file id support
- Improved performance for detection of moved files by over 50%
- Added folder picker to select SFTP paths
- Support additional SFTP ciphers by building upon OpenSSL backend
- Added 10-seconds time out when SFTP command is hanging indefinitely
- Work around unexpected SFTP session termination on Synology servers
- Fixed various libssh2 and OpenSSL memory leaks
- Fixed FreeFileSync taskbar link reuse (Windows 7)
- Avoid last error code being overwritten by certain C runtimes before evaluation
- Run online update check asynchronously (Windows)
- Check source item existence before cleaning target during versioning (Linux, OS X)
- Check folder recursion limit to catch stack overflows
- Doubled potential folder traversal recursion depth (Windows)
- Consider child elements of excluded folders during database clean up


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