FoldersSynchronizer
FoldersSynchronizer
5.0.1

3.8

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FoldersSynchronizer5.0.1

22 January 2020

Synchronize or backup files, folders and disks.

Overview

FoldersSynchronizer is a popular and useful utility that synchronizes and backs-up files, folders, disks and boot disks. On each session you can apply special options like Timers, Multiple Folders, Filters, Exclude Items, Auto-Mount local and remote volumes, launch your own AppleScripts, set how to resolve conflicts, execute an incremental or an exact copy, include locked files, and more.

Note: 64-bit app successfully tested on macOS Catalina.

What's new in FoldersSynchronizer

Version 5.0.1:
  • This is a 64 bit version, successfully tested on macOS 10.15 Catalina.
  • This version is Notarized by Apple. This means that at the first launch it doesn’t show the alert panel about unidentified developers.
  • Other minor fixes and improvement.

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39 Reviews of FoldersSynchronizer

Neutralzone
05 December 2019
Version: 4.3.1

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I've been waiting for a 64-bit Catalina-compatible version of this software, or maybe switching to Chronosync. I just visited the Softobe site and apparently they released a 64-bit Catalina-tested Version 5 back on November 25, but here, MacUpdate still lists version 4.3.1 as the current version. Time to update the MacUpdate listing, otherwise I'd like suggestions on which website to use to track non-App-Store updates. Because recently, MacUpdate has also been late listing other new versions, even for applications from major companies like Adobe.
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Neutralzone
05 December 2019
Version: 4.3.1
I've been waiting for a 64-bit Catalina-compatible version of this software, or maybe switching to Chronosync. I just visited the Softobe site and apparently they released a 64-bit Catalina-tested Version 5 back on November 25, but here, MacUpdate still lists version 4.3.1 as the current version. Time to update the MacUpdate listing, otherwise I'd like suggestions on which website to use to track non-App-Store updates. Because recently, MacUpdate has also been late listing other new versions, even for applications from major companies like Adobe.
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RogerKatz
26 August 2016
Version: 4.3
The current version is 4.3.1
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Ssj152
02 March 2016
Version: 4.3
4.3.1 is the current version.
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4.5
Schwity
10 November 2013
Version: 4.1.1
I like FS a lot. I use it for many years. It will be very cool, if the developer will add an Windows (portable) version, because I have different "workstations" and not only Macs. For this behavior I use Synkron at the moment… But FoldersSynchronizer is still smarter and I would like to use only one software.
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mrcndc
16 July 2013
Version: 4.1.0
Version 4.1.0 was released in April 2013 and it now appears in MacUpdate in July ??????
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4.5
Ghezzi
07 September 2012
Version: 4.1.0
I have been using this for years to sync between my mac at work and home via a 64gb usb stick. Now I am on mountain lion and it seems not to save the preferences, it keeps the multiple backup but sometimes forgets I set it to "show preview" and "don't ask confirmation". Occasionally ask me to run as root. Other than that, it's very fast fast now. I tried a few other sync software and, for my needs, this is still the best and easiest to use. Only orther minor problem, if you go to the softobe website and click the link "support" (I did for the issue above) you are directed to the link "startup"...
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Mikenesmith
17 August 2012
Version: 4.1.0
Crap software, and perhaps the most idiotic registration process every seen. Don't buy this. It's slow, it's registration process is uniquely poor, and it's nowhere near worth the money. It lives off one positive review from many years back. You've been warned.
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2.5
KBorhani
28 March 2012
Version: 4.1.0
Weak in stability and features. high possibility to lose your files. Not recommended for serious jobs.
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Sanchai
20 March 2012
Version: 4.1.0
One problem. When you use this software to sync between two folders or drive. If you travel and change time zone. It will resync all files and take me 7 hours to complete. When yoiu come back to your homw time zone, and time zone change again, it will resynce the whole files again. And it took me another 7 hours Other than this, it work OK
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3.5
Bigboysdad
09 December 2011
Version: 4.1.0
Once set up, this is just perfect for straight syncing of files between a Mac and a windows server. It would be excellent if Mac to Mac copying of metadata could improve and if archiving was enabled.
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5
gluhring
15 October 2011
Version: 4.1.0
I've been using FolderSynchronizer since March 16, 2000. It's so easy to use, I have it set up for multiple tasks. From syncing my iMac to my MacBookPro to using it for backing up my Androind. Sometimes if I have a ton of stuff to copy to a different server on the network, instead of draggin each folder or file by hand I just open FS, put everything I'm going to move in a Multiple list, set my destination and run a one-time backup and I don't even have to think about it. I can't think of a downside except that in version 3 I had to memorize what M F X Y V & S meant. I guess that's my own fault. And I see from the new product photos that with this new version I won't have to remember anymore since Multiple, Filters, Exclude, Conflicts, Volumes & Settings are written out. Really looking forward to trying out this newest version
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4.5
jmhbpc
13 October 2011
Version: 4.1.0
I love this app because it has the exact, easy to use, feature(s) I wanted, right off the bat, for my backup logistics.
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5
Fonsr
03 May 2011
Version: 4.0.7
Downloaded FoldersSyncronizer and thus far have found it to be excellent. Quick to set up, fast to sync. Not sure what the difficulties people are writing about are. And - the support has been very responsive.
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4
Macdavid
26 April 2011
Version: 4.0.6
Works but a bit pricey. Interface difficult to understand. I prefer a self-made rsync script.
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5
Machine
14 April 2011
Version: 4.0.4
I bought Buffalo Cloudstor which is PogoPlug powered and I have PogoPlug Pro. I FoldersSync ny local disk to my "Cloud" storage and I can access from anywhere in the world. Ver. 4.04 or FoldersSynch is FAST! FoldersSynch is top notch software!
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4.5
Schwity
12 April 2011
Version: 4.0.4
Hi. I added the following error message in the field of troubleshooting, but I have the feeling that this rubric not really in front of the most visitors. Therefore I replay my message here: [ I'm using FS 4.0.4 under 10.6.7 to made an exact sync between two external disk drives (FAT32) and therefor I 've notice the following error entry in the log file: FS doesn't sync files if they are bigger then 4 GB or greater! I hope the developer could help as soon as possible, because I think it is a bug in version 4, isnt' it?!? ] Otherwise the program is a great utility and I use it for years. Additionally the contact possibilities should been better. Unfortunately I found no hints to contact the developer direct by e-mail..... Thanks for listening.
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Schwity
12 April 2011
Version: 4.0.4
Hi. Yesterday I'm using FS 4.0.4 under 10.6.7 to made an exact sync between two external disk drives (FAT32) and therefor I 've notice the following error entry in the log file: FS doesn't sync files if they are bigger then 4 GB or greater! I hope the developer could help as soon as possible, because I think it is a bug in version 4, isnt' it?!? Thanks.
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5
Itty
20 February 2011
Version: 4.0.1
This is a must have utility for me. Simple yet powerful. Good for back ups and keeping multiple folders and hard disks synchronized. This upgrade is well worth the $12 price.
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Gioman
23 September 2009
Version: 3.6.4
I have been fairly happy with FS for a long time. Today I went to their site and noticed that the current edition is 3.6.3 and I had DL 3.6.4 from here. I also noticed that one of the features mentioned in 3.6.3 is not in the program. Someone here mentioned they had written the developer and never got a reply so I don't have much hope of getting my questions answered it seems. Too bad, still a pretty decent program. keith
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Backpacker
20 August 2008
Version: 3.6.4
v3.6.4 doesn't show up in the developer's site anymore, and they've not notified anyone, even when I emailed Softobe to ask why.
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Backpacker
24 June 2008
Version: 3.6.4
About the full-featured FS Preview window: Can that window be entitled with the task-in-process (ie Exact Synch, Incremental Synch, Exact BackUp etc.) to dispel any doubts about what is being previewed ? Might it even be possible to change tasks from within the Preview window, just by changing the window-title ? Thanks for the ongoing work on FolderSynchronizer.
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4.75
Freedman
09 October 2006
Version: 3.6.1
I have been using this software from its early Mac OS 9 days and have never had a problem with it. I use it to sync my desktop to my laptop. I suspect that many of the probems reported by other users having less success with thios program is related to other causes, such as not properly maintaining the system software. I would like to see a more elegant user interface for the settings, but otherwise thsi is a first rate product.
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4.5
Harold-Roeth,
25 April 2006
Version: 3.6b
I just noticed that there has not been any recent comment on this fine program. I use it with OS 10.4.5 to regularly back-up certain important files. I also use the timer option with FS running in the background to backup important publications I am working on every 5 minutes, LotÕs of uses for this program as their web site indicates. Never any problems. (v3.5)
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Anonymous
25 April 2005
Version: 3.5
Thank you, nice updates in 3.5.
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3.25
Anonymous
06 March 2005
Version: 3.4.9
This looked quite promising. It worked nicely for me a few times, but then it crashed and would no longer launch without crashing each time. I desintalled, reinstalled, reset my preferences and it crashed again. Not sure why, but I think it was something to do with auto-mounting the remote volume. Shame. I'll wait for the next update.
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5
Anonymous
03 March 2004
Version: 3.4.7
I just got done buying a site license for this. I have to day I evaluated this software for 30 days or so (I initially bought 1 full license). I tried to find a comparable free software, needless to say I couldn't find one with all the features this has. I emailed them saying I need to be able to run a few in OS 9. Within a half hour they told me they would give me serial numbers for OS 9 also if I would just email them. So I bought the software, and they saw my order and just sent the OS 9 serials along with the OS X serials. GREAT customer support.
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4.25
Anonymous
28 January 2004
Version: 3.4.6
This program works consistently well. I have played around with others and found them either flawed or too cmplicated to mess with. I use it both to back up my documents folder and to sync my desktop with my laptop.
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4.75
ProwessSol
13 January 2004
Version: 3.4.5
After evaluating several products, I settled on FoldersSynchronizer because of the quality of the copies and the ease of use for multiple source-destination pairs. When I recently had a problem, my queries to the developer were answered within a couple of hours and a solution was available the next day! I certainly got more than I paid for. Kudos to Softobe for treating their customers like kings.
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Anonymous
13 December 2003
Version: 3.4.5
Good program, responsive developer, but perpetual upgrade costs. I bought v1, then v2,and when he started charging for point releases I gave up.
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5
Anonymous
18 July 2003
Version: 3.3.3
Bud, I don't know what you were on when you wrote that and I couldn't disagree more!! Outstanding program, simple yet powerful interface, fast and amazing support.Did I mention amazing support?? Never had a single problem with this, and I would recommend it to anyone!
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4.5
Anonymous
28 May 2003
Version: 3.3.1
Great program and keeps getting better.
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5
Anonymous
28 May 2003
Version: 3.3.1
Does what it says on the tin! Synchs folders and as quartered my daily back up time!
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4.5
Anonymous
16 May 2003
Version: 3.3b8
Very useful program. I use it to periodically backup several key folders.
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4.5
Anonymous
11 March 2003
Version: 3.2b22
I have tried them all (well nearly all) including ExecutiveSync, and keep coming back to FodersSynchronizer. I've stopped using Retrospect and CCC since beta22.
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Kyle Williams
05 February 2003
Version: 3.2b8
For half the price you can get a much better solution in Executive Sync. http://www.executivesync.com. Don't waste your time
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Anonymous
27 November 2002
Version: 3.0.1
Dear smwweb (see below), the bug you met in the "beta" version has been fixed one month ago.
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5
Anonymous
11 June 2002
Version: 3.0
The version 3.0 is really GREAT! Thanks Softobe.
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4.75
Anonymous
19 April 2002
Version: 2.2.1
Best tool I found after much testing of different sync/backup utilities. Worth every cent just for the Preview feature. Shame the sync doesn't quite work properly yet on OSX - you have to boot in OS 9 in the meantime to get the date comparison to work.
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5
Mark
01 September 2000
Version:
Very fast, powerful and easy utility to sync and backup on macintosh. And a very low cost (20$). Elegant interface and quick support by Softobe. Well done!
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