FoldersSynchronizer
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Synchronize or backup files, folders and disks.   Shareware ($40.00)
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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 download (default) runs on OS X 10.7 only; see 'Related Links' below for other versions.
What's New
Version 4.1.1:
  • Successfully tested on OS X 10.9.
  • Email Log File. Since the Mail application by Apple doesn't let longer other applications read the account parameters to send emails, we have provided a panel in the Preferences:Log area to enter those parameters: From, To, SMTP, Port, Password, SSL. The default port is 25, so in case it matches your port you can even leave the Port field blank. We have successfully test this feature with a mac.com account, a gmail.com account and our softobe.com (generic) account on both OS X 10.8 and 10.9. On this panel you can quickly verify that FS can quite send emails using the parameters you have entered, simply clicking on the "Send Test Email" button. If the Log text is longer that 200,000 bytes, it will be included in the email as attachment and the email body will contain just the header of the Log text.
  • Fixed a rare bug which displayed the License panel at launch even if not necessary.
  • Other minor fixes and improvement.
Version 4.1.1:
  • Successfully tested on OS X 10.9.
  • Email Log File. Since the Mail application by Apple doesn't let longer other applications read the account parameters to send emails, we have provided a panel in the Preferences:Log area to enter those parameters: From, To, SMTP, Port, Password, SSL. The default port is 25, so in case it matches your port you can even leave the Port more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later





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FoldersSynchronize... User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
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+6

Schwity reviewed on 10 Nov 2013
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.
[Version 4.1.1]


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mrcndc commented on 16 Jul 2013
Version 4.1.0 was released in April 2013 and it now appears in MacUpdate in July ??????
[Version 4.1.0]


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Ghezzi reviewed on 07 Sep 2012
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"...
[Version 4.1.0]


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Mikenesmith reviewed on 17 Aug 2012
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.
[Version 4.1.0]


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-3

KBorhani reviewed on 28 Mar 2012
Weak in stability and features. high possibility to lose your files.
Not recommended for serious jobs.
[Version 4.1.0]


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+1

+37

Sanchai reviewed on 20 Mar 2012
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
[Version 4.1.0]

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Robert Dobkin replied on 01 Jul 2012
In preferences, you can set it to ignore certain differences.
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+390

Bigboysdad reviewed on 09 Dec 2011
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.
[Version 4.1.0]


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+20

PaperCutPro reviewed on 14 Oct 2011
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
[Version 4.1.0]


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+3

jmhbpc reviewed on 13 Oct 2011
I love this app because it has the exact, easy to use, feature(s) I wanted, right off the bat, for my backup logistics.
[Version 4.1.0]


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+21

Fonsr reviewed on 03 May 2011
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.
[Version 4.0.7]

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Fonsr replied on 11 Jun 2011
Update 6/11/11. Things have gone downhill since writing the original review. Had difficulty syncing my documents folder because FoldersSynchronizer said one file was a folder and the other a file. That was not the case. Support was responsive, but they did not provide a solution. Used another sync app (Mimmac) and simply replaced the older files. The problem may have been due to an older format used in Pages on one of the files.

Also, tried the "Multiple Folder" option to sync several folders in my Library. Kept getting "insufficient privileges" messages. Support said read the "backup the boot disk to remote voulume" instructions. I did and tried it. No luck. Again, while support was responsive, again they had no solution. Connected the external drive (MacBookPro) via FireWire and used target mode and reverted to Mimmac to back up these folders. All went well. No errors. Maybe it would have went well with FoldersSynchronizer had I used FireWire and Target Mode, but that was not a suggestion in their instructions (unless I missed it-?) nor in support response. May because this app seems to have developed from Windows is why the support was not aware and why the instructions for this procedure were so convoluted.

Oh well, others have had good luck, so evidently my experience is not the norm. But, if interested you may want to try Mimmac - only $10.
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+21
Fonsr replied on 11 Jun 2011
My apologies - I said in the post below that FoldersSynchronizer instructions did not suggest using FireWire and Target Mode. At the very end of a LONG and rather involved set of instructions, a "work around" mentions this procedure. My oversight.And, going back and looking carefully at support responses, I see they did mention briefly about Fire Wire mode being a work around.
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Softobe (developer) replied on 05 Jul 2011
FS doesn't replace a folder with a most recent file to avoid a great loss of data. In your case, since you didn't see any folder involved, we suppose that the folder was indeed a FilePackage. A FilePackage is a folder looking like a file, e.g. an application .app or a the iPhoto library. You can inspect the content of a FilePackage (thus be sure it's indeed a FilePackage) by clicking on its icon holding down the Control key and choosing the menu item "Show Package Content." We could add a new option on the Conflict panel as:

• In case a most recent file is going to replace an old folder (having the same name), do:
- Do not replace the folder. Skip.
- Replace the folder.
+ Ask me in any case.
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+6
Schwity had trouble on 12 Apr 2011
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.
[Version 4.0.4]

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Machine replied on 14 Apr 2011
Syncs my blu-ray movies fine and they are larger than 4GB.
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JonyHolt replied on 19 Dec 2011
Anything larger than 3 GB cannot exist on a FAT32 Volume. You'll need to reformat the drive to NTSF or Mac Journaled.

Eat_A_Peach rated on 19 Apr 2014

[Version 4.1.1]



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[Version 4.1.1]



Ckorn rated on 02 Apr 2013

[Version 4.1.0]



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Carreiro rated on 31 Mar 2013

[Version 4.1.0]



Mrscramble rated on 04 Dec 2012

[Version 4.1.0]



Stefan Reeder rated on 30 Nov 2012

[Version 4.1.0]



ashishuf rated on 26 Nov 2012

[Version 4.1.0]



BIGFATBEAR rated on 14 Nov 2012

[Version 4.1.0]



jes55 rated on 08 Nov 2012

[Version 4.1.0]



devonskye rated on 02 Nov 2012

[Version 4.1.0]


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Type:Utilities : Backup
License:Shareware
Date:10 Nov 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $40.00
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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 download (default) runs on OS X 10.7 only; see 'Related Links' below for other versions.


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