FreeFileSync is a user-friendly, open-source application for comparing folders and synchronizing files. Its primary purpose is to make it quicker and easier to back up your data by carefully examining the differences between the source and backup folders to ensure that all files are kept up-to-date at all times. As completely free and reliable solution, FreeFileSync is designed to save your time and minimize the risk of human error when it comes to keeping your data safe. File synchronization works very quickly thanks to automating the process and the option to create batch jobs. You don’t need to access any cloud services, and the program scans in parallel to ensure that folders are accurately compared as quickly as possible, also using a binary-comparison if needed. In other words, it works much like a file comparison tool, but on a folder level instead.
This powerful file synchronization tool provides a wealth of useful features while still retaining its excellent ease of use. New in Version 7.0 is support for synchronization with devices that use the MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) such as smartphones and tablets running iOS or Google Android as well as digital cameras and various other multimedia devices. Unlike normal mass storage devices, smartphones do not have regular file systems, and therefore many synchronization tools simply won’t work with them. However, with this tool, you’ll be able to access and synchronize files on such devices as if they had a standard file system. At the same time, the user interface is devoid of any unnecessary complexities, and since the program can make smart decisions by itself, it requires minimal user interaction.
Another primary features of FreeFileSync is to offer excellent performance. We all know how long it can take to back up a large amount of data on a regular basis, but thanks to automated batch processes and optimized file I/O, this program provides optimal performance at all times. Additionally, the software implements excellent error handling to ensure that any errors during file transfers are reported immediately to the user. After all, reliability is one of the key tenets of any reputable file synchronization or data backup software. Ultimately, if no errors are reported by the program, users can rest assured knowing that their data is being transferred as safely as possible at all times.
FreeFileSync provides a wealth of additional features, which make it truly unique among file synchronization software. For example, it can detect moved and renamed files automatically, process multiple pairs of folders, copy NTFS security attributes and extended file attributes and work across platform with Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It also provides native support for 64-bit operating systems for improved performance on these platforms. Full Unicode support, and support for environment macros and file paths longer than 260 characters place it among the most versatile tools currently available. If you’re looking for a fast and reliable tool to back up your data or synchronize it across multiple devices, then FreeFileSync is the tool that you’re looking for!