Last Updated on: 25th November 2023, 03:01 pm

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Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
First release: August 2008

FreeFileSync – a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files. Instead of copying every file every time, FreeFileSync determines the differences between a source and a target folder and transfers only the minimum amount of data needed. FreeFileSync is Open Source software, available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Main features:
– Synchronize folders on network shares and local drives
– Synchronize mobile devices via MTP (Android, iPhone, tablet, digital camera)
– Synchronize with Google Drive cloud storage
– Free FTP client: synchronize via FTP (File Transfer Protocol) and FTPS (SSL/TLS)
– Access files online using SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)
– Detect moved and renamed files and folders
– Manage versions and keep a history of deleted/updated files
– Compare and synchronize multiple files in parallel
– Show drive space usage as a directory tree
– Copy locked files (Volume Shadow Copy Service)
– Detect conflicts and propagate deletions
– Compare files by content
– 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
– Copy NTFS Alternate Data Streams
– Copy HFS+ extended attributes and ACLs
– Support long file paths with more than 260 characters
– Fail-safe file copy prevents data corruption

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