FreeFileSync
FreeFileSync
10.24

4.8

FreeFileSync free download for Mac

FreeFileSync10.24

18 May 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 10.24:
  • Increased SFTP buffer sizes for faster upload/download
  • New %WeekDay%, %WeekDayName", and %MonthName% macros
  • Support Linux systems without lsb_release
  • Don't exclude desktop.ini by default
  • Merge error messages of failed error handling
  • Added ".DocumentRevisions-V100" to default exclude filter (macOS)
  • Fixed deletion error not reported during versioning
  • RealTimeSync: don't block when command fails with exit code > 0
  • Visualize error status in macOS Dock and Windows Superbar
  • Show error code constants on Windows Shell errors
  • Suppport ProFTPD with "MultilineRFC2228 on"
  • SFTP option to enable/disable zlib compression

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How would you rate FreeFileSync app?

12 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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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.
(2)
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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4
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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Runty
20 April 2014
Version: 6.3
Version 6.4 is out.
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5
Jazzyguy
04 March 2014
Version: 6.3
Very like Chronosync,I like it and it is FREE!
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