FreeFileSync
FreeFileSync
11.0

4.8

FreeFileSync free download for Mac

FreeFileSync11.0

22 July 2020

Backup software with cross-platform file synchronization.

Overview

FreeFileSync is a free backup app that helps you compare and synchronize files and folders on Windows, Linux, and OS X. It is designed to save time setting up and running backup jobs while having nice visual feedback along the way.

Features
  • Detect moved and renamed files and folders
  • Copy locked files (Volume Shadow Copy Service)
  • Detect conflicts and propagate deletions
  • Binary file comparison
  • Configure handling of Symbolic Links
  • Automate sync as a batch job
  • Process multiple folder pairs
  • Comprehensive and detailed error reporting
  • Copy NTFS extended attributes (compressed, encrypted, sparse)
  • Copy NTFS security permissions
  • Support long file paths with more than 260 characters
  • Fail-safe file copy
  • Cross-platform: Windows, Linux, OS X
  • Expand environment variables like %USERPROFILE%
  • Access variable drive letters by volume name (USB sticks)
  • Native 64-bit support
  • Keep versions of deleted/updated files
  • Prevent disc space bottlenecks via optimal sync sequence
  • Full Unicode support
  • Highly optimized runtime performance
  • Include/exclude files via filter
  • FreeFileSync portable and local installation available
  • Handle daylight saving time changes on FAT/FAT32
  • Use macros %time%, %date%, etc., for recurring backups
  • Case-sensitive synchronization
  • Built-in locking: serialize multiple jobs running against the same network share

Note: FreeFileSync is donationware. Donate here.

What's new in FreeFileSync

Version 11.0:
  • Revised file layout on main grid
  • Skip download/upload when copying Google Drive files inside account
  • Support moving Google Drive files between shared drives and My Drive
  • Support copying Google Drive shortcuts between accounts
  • Support copying Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc. within account
  • Fixed parsing uninitialized Google Drive modification time
  • Fixed Google Drive file already existing check running too late
  • Ignore slash/backslash differences during manual search
  • Avoid creating orphan database entry if one DB file fails to load
  • Limit modification time error count for log file warning message
  • Support copying WSL symlinks
  • Avoid duplicate MTP/Google Drive item creation from multiple threads
  • Fixed TMPDIR not found during startup (macOS)
  • Added sync variant icons
  • Avoid redundant icon format conversions
  • Buffer high-DPI image scaling results
  • Improved MTP thumbnail scaling performance
  • Avoid race condition during parallel file icon rendering (Linux)
  • Allow creating folder name with leading/trailing spaces
  • Start supporting GTK3 (Linux)

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How would you rate FreeFileSync app?

14 Reviews of FreeFileSync

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4.5
802redwood
22 April 2019
Version: 10.11

Most helpful

Somehow I just discovered this. I used Unison, bsync, ChronoSync and this is by far the easiest, most useful, and quickest. Someone hit it with an ugly stick, but I can live with that since it works so well.
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1
Geography Is Destiny
15 July 2020
Version: 10.25
Starting with v. 10.25, you must give them a credit card and set up an account to download the app! GOODBYE, JERKS.
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5
ddemidov
20 June 2020
Version: 10.25
Best file sync software.
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4.5
802redwood
22 April 2019
Version: 10.11
Somehow I just discovered this. I used Unison, bsync, ChronoSync and this is by far the easiest, most useful, and quickest. Someone hit it with an ugly stick, but I can live with that since it works so well.
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4.5
Phillat5dock
19 March 2018
Version: 9.8
This is a terrific application. I have used Carbon Copy Cloner for years, but I wanted to copy the files from my NTFS Windows 10 drive to an external drive. It is easy to use, despite it not being a "typical" Mac application. I was also pleased with its speed. I will definitely be using it on a regular basis now. And it is Free!!
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5
Lounge-Deluxe
31 December 2015
Version: 7.6
Excellent app, I also use it on my Windows system from work. Easy to configure and it has all the options I need. I also have a license to ChronoSync but I actually prefer FreeFileSync as it works much easier and can be set up much quicker for ad hoc sync tasks.
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4.5
Daniel-Deimert
23 May 2015
Version: 7.0
Free, works great and is easy to use. Very capable. Actively developed. Can be recommended.
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Pfackelmann
19 May 2015
Version: 7.0
Re: Support synchronization with MTP devices (Android I tried wireless and USB - no success I asked Zenju - no answer So?
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Pfackelmann
19 May 2015
Version: 7.0
Re: Support synchronization with MTP devices (Android I tried wireless and USB - no success. I asked Zenju - no answer. So?
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Volcanus
22 December 2014
Version: 6.12
File permissions are improperly set. Very inconvenient if owner and user are not identical.
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Amcarter3
06 October 2014
Version: 6.5
Works better than every other sync tool I've tried. However, the instructions presume the user has significant tech background -- way too much techie jargon. Lot's of information is provided that is meaningless to the average computer user. IF the user help file explained more in simple English, it would be MUCH better. NOTE: It would also help if the app revealed its VERSION #.
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