FreeFileSync can help you synchronize contents between two storage locations. The application has a nice and rather intuitive interface. Although the program functionality is limited to two main operations: comparing and synchronizing, using it can get a little tricky as there may be plenty of options to configure.
The tool displays two columns to which you add the desired locations. Then, you can click either the Compare or the Synchronize button, according to your purpose. In the case of comparisons, you can use any of three variants, including file time, file content as well as file size. Moreover, it’s possible to set some filters to either include or exclude files that meet given conditions. In turn, there are three synchronization variants, too. In this regard, a two-way synchronization identifies and propagates changes on both sides. Moreover, in mirror mode, a backup of the left folder is created on the selected destination. Similarly, an update synchronization copies new and modified files to the target location. Finally, you can create a customized synchronization based on your own rules. Luckily, if you don’t want to remember to synchronize important contents, there’s also the possibility of scheduling jobs.
In general, FreeFileSync is a great option available at no cost. It supports synchronizing and comparing not only local folders but networked and FTP locations as well. It is compatible with SFTP and MTP protocols. Additionally, it supports long path names. What’s more, it can detect renamed files and folders and copy locked files. But above all, it does its comparing job at lightning speed. Finally, the tool can be either installed or used as a portable application.
- It works very fast.
- It has a nice interface.
- It supports various types of locations.
- It allows scheduling.
- It supports various protocols.
- It can detect renamed files and folders and copy locked files
- Configuring additional options may get a little tricky