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 6.12?
- New "Actions" menu bar entry with basic operations
- Fixed crash after comparison while needlessly copying traveral results
- Support auto-updater URL redirection (Linux, OS X)
- Merged installer translations into .lng files
- Fully translated FreeFileSync context menu options and file types in Windows Explorer
- More structured symlink handling options
- Scroll to active selection in config list box on startup
- Fixed delete key to remove items in config history panel (OS X)
- Fixed language file parser showing incorrect row on error
- Fixed crash during sync due to unsupported SSE instructions (Server 2003, XP 64-bit)
- Fixed startup error due to invalid handle type
- Always log folder pair paths even if there is nothing to sync
- Updated translation file