FreeFileSync
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Backup software with cross-platform file synchronization.   Free
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FreeFileSync is a free backup software that helps you to compare and synchronize files and folders on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It is designed to save your 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
What's New
Version 6.3:

Note: Finder does not report a version number for this app, but the developer refers to it as version 6.3.

  • Revised synchronization progress graph
  • Clean up "On completion" considering last usage
  • Fixed CTRL + C keyboard short cut in filter dialog
  • Resolved static initialization order issues
  • Reduced disk accesses when resolving directory name
  • Added view filter labels
  • Updated translation files
  • Updated help file

Version 6.3:

Note: Finder does not report a version number for this app, but the developer refers to it as version 6.3.

  • Revised synchronization progress graph
  • Clean up "On completion" considering last usage
  • Fixed CTRL + C keyboard short cut in filter dialog
  • Resolved static initialization order issues
  • Reduced disk accesses more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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FreeFileSync User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 6.x:
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burypromote

+42
Runty commented on 19 Apr 2014
Version 6.4 is out.
[Version 6.3]


burypromote
-5

+671

Jazzyguy reviewed on 22 Mar 2014
GREAT SOFTWARE!
[Version 6.3]


burypromote
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+671
Jazzyguy commented on 18 Mar 2014
GREAT SOFTWARE!
[Version 6.3]


burypromote
-6

+671
Jazzyguy commented on 13 Mar 2014
Some AH removed my Stars for this! I'll just put it back!
[Version 6.3]


burypromote
-6

+671

Jazzyguy reviewed on 04 Mar 2014
Very like Chronosync,I like it and it is FREE!
[Version 6.3]


burypromote

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Xenos commented on 04 Mar 2014
am i missing something? when (out of curiosity) i was opening the HELP, only examples for Windows seemed to exist; what about the Mac related things (although, for the most part, it will be possible to translate accordingly)
[Version 6.3]


burypromote
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+124
Aeschylus commented on 06 Jan 2014
This software may be brand new here on MacUpdate, but it has a solid long term presence on SourceForge, where people comment favorably about it by a wide margin.

While it may not be as Mac-like as the popular Mac full-featured backup software, for freeware it seems to offer a lot of capability and has a track record to show it isn't likely to be buggy.

Can anybody think of a reason not to try this? Freeware backup software on the Mac has not been quite this capable since CCC went commercial.
[Version 6.1]

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burypromote
+1

+26
cmotdibbler replied on 02 Feb 2014
I can see using this on windows but how is it different from timemachine? Aeschylus is correct though, this has a long history on SourceForge.
burypromote
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Abbott replied on 25 Feb 2014
I think this is more comparable to ChronoSync than CCC or Time Machine. Rather than being geared toward "backup" per se, FreeFileSync seems geared toward folder/directory synchronization among Macs.

I'd be inclined to use this software if I have, say, a desktop and a laptop and I want to keep user documents synchronized across the machines without having to go to a cloud-based product.
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Downloads:945
Version Downloads:454
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Free
Date:03 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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FreeFileSync is a free backup software that helps you to compare and synchronize files and folders on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It is designed to save your 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, Mac 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%, et al. for recurring backups
  • Case-sensitive synchronization
  • Built-in locking: serialize multiple jobs running against the same network share


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