FreeFileSync
FreeFileSync
10.18

4.8

FreeFileSync free download for Mac

FreeFileSync

10.18
20 November 2019

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 10.18:
  • Save/load database files in parallel
  • Show item count for each view filter category
  • Group config history items via background colors
  • Allow grid sort by category and sync action
  • Reduced file accesses for faster start up
  • Buffer redundant database loads
  • Fix ibus initialization hang on Ubuntu 19.10
  • Defer showing progress panel for short-lived tasks
  • Calculate stable scrollbar dimensions on GTK2
  • Log mod time errors even when sync is cancelled
  • Show progress and errors when updating sync directions
  • Detect MLSD support despite invalid FTP FEAT response
  • Improved GUI responsiveness during config load
  • Added Vietnamese translation

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12 FreeFileSync Reviews

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802redwood
22 April 2019

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.
Like (2)
Version 10.11
802redwood
22 April 2019
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.
Like (2)
Version 10.11
Phillat5dock
19 March 2018
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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Version 9.8
Lounge-Deluxe
31 December 2015
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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Version 7.6
Daniel-Deimert
23 May 2015
Free, works great and is easy to use. Very capable. Actively developed. Can be recommended.
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Version 7.0
Pfackelmann
19 May 2015
Re: Support synchronization with MTP devices (Android I tried wireless and USB - no success I asked Zenju - no answer So?
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Version 7.0
Pfackelmann
19 May 2015
Re: Support synchronization with MTP devices (Android I tried wireless and USB - no success. I asked Zenju - no answer. So?
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Version 7.0
1 answer(s)
Panocha
Panocha
07 November 2015
so, you leave negative feedback because it doesn't do something, that it doesn't claim it can do???
anyone with 1/2 a brain would put in a feature request, or a comment, but why bring down the rating for something that is not listed in the features?
MU should delete your rating.
Like (3)
Volcanus
22 December 2014
File permissions are improperly set. Very inconvenient if owner and user are not identical.
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Version 6.12
1 answer(s)
steve-c-323
steve-c-323
18 November 2018
I just used it to sync between a folder on a mac and a networked folder on a pc, so that doesn't seem true, although maybe it would happen mac to mac. But the comment is also 4 years old at this time.
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Amcarter3
06 October 2014
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 #.
Like (1)
Version 6.5
1 answer(s)
Amcarter3
Amcarter3
06 December 2014
NOTE: Contrary to what the Developer says, just hitting the DELETE key does NOT delete a saved configuration.. However, there are two ways to delete a saved configuration:

1) Control Click (Right Click) on the configuration and delete it.
2) hit Function key AND Delete key simultaneously.
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Runty
20 April 2014
Version 6.4 is out.
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Version 6.3
Jazzyguy
04 March 2014
Very like Chronosync,I like it and it is FREE!
Like (1)
Version 6.3