FreeFileSync - Folder comparison and synchronization software

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  1. mood

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    FreeFileSync v11.0 (July 21, 2020)
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    FreeFileSync 11.0
    Jul 21, 2020
    • Revised file layout on main grid
    • Skip download/upload when copying Google Drive files inside account
    • Support moving Google Drive files between shared drives and My Drive
    • Support copying Google Drive shortcuts between accounts
    • Support copying Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc. within account
    • Fixed parsing uninitialized Google Drive modification time
    • Fixed Google Drive file already existing check running too late
    • Ignore slash/backslash differences during manual search
    • Avoid creating orphan database entry if one DB file fails to load
    • Limit modification time error count for log file warning message
    • Support copying WSL symlinks
    • Avoid duplicate MTP/Google Drive item creation from multiple threads
    • Fixed TMPDIR not found during startup (macOS)
    • Added sync variant icons
    • Avoid redundant icon format conversions
    • Buffer high-DPI image scaling results
    • Improved MTP thumbnail scaling performance
    • Avoid race condition during parallel file icon rendering (Linux)
    • Allow creating folder name with leading/trailing spaces
    • Start supporting GTK3 (Linux)
     
  2. EASTER

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    Interesting. Thanks @mood

    Gonna to have to give this one a whirl.
     
  3. Hadron

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    I wonder how this stacks up to what I use now, Bvckup2.
     
  4. paulderdash

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    Bvckup 2 does backup only (very well, as you know), no sync.
     
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    FreeFileSync v11.1 Released (August 31, 2020)
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    FreeFileSync 11.1
    Aug 31, 2020
    • New file group layout on main grid (reloaded)
    • Alternate colors for main grid folder groups
    • Added file group context menu
    • Quick selection of items in folder group
    • Fixed FTP access errors with Explicit SSL/TLS
    • Fixed Google Drive error when double quotes in file name
    • Fixed RTL layout bug with number input control
    • Fixed grid column default sizes
    • Fixed grid rendering performance during mouse scrolling
    • Update all config files transactionally
    • Respect user-preferred number/time format (Linux)
    • Fixed floating panels not being resizable (Linux)
    • Instantly open selection context menu on right mouse button down
    • Further improved high DPI support
    • Updated deprecated system API calls (requires macOS 10.10 or later)
    • Fixed crash when accessing Nexis storage (macOS)
    • Avoid buffer flush when aborting native file output
    • Clear preview after folder history selection
    • Pre-allocate target file without setting size
    • Unified system error message formatting
     
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    FreeFileSync v11.2 Released (October 2, 2020)
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    FreeFileSync 11.2
    Oct 2, 2020
    • Improved grid layout with file icons hidden
    • Improved rendering of inactive and disabled grid items
    • Remember last user-selected paths for file and folder pickers
    • Fixed folder name hidden in "item name" view type
    • Fixed determination of unsupported trash folder (Linux)
    • Fixed copying broken symlinks (macOS)
    • Fixed default action when pressing Enter in popup dialogs
    • Fixed default popup dialog size (macOS)
    • Use localized start of week for %WeekDay% (Linux, macOS)
    • Swap sides using CTRL+W instead of F10
    • Show confirmation dialog before swapping sides
     
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    And I thought development had ceased. The PortableApps.com version is still on v6.2. :eek:

    This on PA website:
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    Later Versions Broken and Pay-For-Portable: All versions of FreeFileSync after 6.2 are broken and can't be run from other apps. This prevents packaging, use of the base portable version with menus like the PortableApps.com Platform, use of the local version with a scheduler, use of the local version with an alternative start menu, etc. Details are in this bug report from March 7, 2014 which the publisher did not address. The current version of FreeFileSync can not be used portably without paying a fee, is no longer fully open source, and may be in violation of the GPL.
     
  8. bellgamin

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    Seems to be a very busy & complicated GUI for doing the simple job of synchronizing files. But... to each her (or his) own.
     
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    FreeFileSync v11.3 Released (November 1, 2020)
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    FreeFileSync 11.3
    Nov 1, 2020
    • Enhanced main grid color scheme
    • Mouse-highlight for file selection
    • Added file create/delete indicators
    • Show file list tooltip for missing items
    • Click folder name and scroll to group start
    • Log failure to create application default config folder
    • Added tooltips and fixed help link context menu
    • Fixed tooltip not updated when scrolling (macOS, Linux)
    • Move error dialogs to foreground during batch sync
    • Align context menu popup positions
    • Updated translation files
     
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    Thanks @mood! FreeFileSync is a superb app and (as its name says) FREE. Shazam!
     
  11. whitestar_999

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    Does it support preserving files & folders time stamps(created, modified, accessed) while copying/sync?
     
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    I gave Freefilesync a trial run because I enjoy messing around with other apps. However, SyncFolders is the synchronizer that I actually use, day in & day out. SyncFolders copies changed files from source to destination EXACTLY as they are, & that includes the time stamps. I *assume* that Freefilesync does the same.
     
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    Yes, FreeFileSync preserves time stamps.
     
  14. whitestar_999

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    That's good, I will give it a try.
     
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    I saw the thread but somehow confused it with freefilesync, will try it too.
     
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    SyncFolders has a portable version. It works exactly the same as the installed version BUT if you decide not to keep it, all you have to do is delete the file. Poof! It's gone and no uninstall is needed. :thumb:

    I hope SyncFolders meets your needs. As for me, I really like it!!!
     
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    +1:thumb:
     
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    FreeFileSync v11.4 Released (December 4, 2020)
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    FreeFileSync 11.4
    Dec 4, 2020
    • New progress graph "this one sparks joy"
    • Remember progress dialog size
    • New config file context menu option: Show in file manager
    • Work around libcurl performance bug during FTP upload
    • Only log modification time errors after comparing by size or content
    • Smaller icon size for efficient screen layout (Linux)
    • Use system-native recycle bin icon
    • Fixed DeviceIoControl(IOCTL_VOLUME_GET_VOLUME_DISK_EXTENTS): ERROR_MORE_DATA
    • Support MTP devices lacking a friendly name
    • Fix grid scrolling with small mouse rotations (macOS)
    • Faster mouse scrolling on high-DPI resolution displays
    • Keep previous windows size when maximized during auto-exit
     
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    FreeFileSync v11.5 Released (January 2, 2021)
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    FreeFileSync 11.5
    Jan 2, 2021
    • New configuration context menu option to delete from disk
    • Start auto retry delay at time of error instead of reporting
    • Added error details to status message before retry
    • Improved color scheme to better integrate with system colors
    • Keep partial SFTP results after network failure
    • Fixed incorrect panel font (macOS Big Sur)
    • Fixed SFTP retry not working after network drop
    • Fixed crash on exit with floating panels (macOS Big Sur)
    • Fixed auto-close option not being remembered
    • Fixed installer high-DPI scaling issues
    • Fixed mouse hover issues with grid column header
    • Fixed menu bar icons not showing (Linux)
    • Removed redundant GUI layout recalculations
    • Keep correct panel sizes after log panel maximize
    • Support modern folder picker in installer
    • Don't raise progress dialog after sync when resuming from systray
     
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    FreeFileSync v11.6 Released (February 1, 2021)
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    FreeFileSync 11.6
    Feb 1, 2021
    • New FreeFileSync installer (Linux)
    • New auto-updater for the Donation Edition (macOS, Linux)
    • Support reading FTP file symlinks
    • Added context menu option "Edit with FreeFileSync" (Linux, KDE)
    • Support starting via symlink (macOS)
    • Command line support with "freefilesync" symlink in /usr/local/bin (macOS)
    • Fixed starting via symlink found by PATH (Linux)
    • Preserve keyboard focus when starting sync via F9
    • Don't show relative parent path if folder does not exist
    • Added high-resolution application icons (Linux, macOS)
    • Work around "500 'HELP' command unrecognized" FTP error
    • Fixed menu bar icon not being removed immediately (macOS Big Sur)
    • Don't allow folder names ending with dot character (Windows)
    • Mitigate ERROR_ALREADY_ASSIGNED: Local Device Name Already in Use [Wnetaddconnection2]
    • Fixed startup failure when app folder contains back quote char (macOS)
    • Fixed network card not found error on virtual machine (KVM Linux)
    • Fixed RTL layout direction in popup dialogs
     
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    FreeFileSync 11.10 Released (May 9, 2021)
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    FreeFileSync 11.10
    May 9, 2021
    • Fixed comparison results cleared after mouse-scrolling the first folder pair
    • Stricter base folder existence checks before synchronization
    • Disable all file pairs when base folder status cannot be determined
    • Fixed sync statistics if base folder existence test failed
    • Work around glitch in grid scrollbar size calculation
    • Fixed folder drag and drop failing after locale conflict (macOS)
    • Fixed incorrect mime permissions after installation (Linux)
    • Stricter server response validation during update check
    • Fixed incomplete item path in log if source item is missing
    • Fixed installation error when running ConEmu
    • Support starting FreeFileSync as root login user (Linux)
     
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    FreeFileSync 11.12 Released (July 15, 2021)
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    FreeFileSync 11.12
    Jul 15, 2021
    • Native ARM64 build to support Apple silicon M1 (macOS)
    • Non-intrusive mouse highlight on file grid
    • Fixed /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1: version `GCC_7.0.0' not found
    • Parse file times with no limits on time span (e.g. year 0, year 3000)
    • Show folder icon during drag and drop (Windows)
    • Show user name for (S)FTP display paths
    • Fixed FTP connection lost error with TLS 1.3
    • Present file sizes in powers of 1000 bytes (Linux, macOS)
     
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    FreeFileSync 11.13 Released (August 17, 2021)
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    FreeFileSync 11.13
    • Manage default filter settings via GUI
    • Support arbitrary location for local app installation (macOS)
    • Fixed ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND masking real file access error (Windows)
    • Copy full file paths to clipboard (CTRL + C)
    • Preserve clipboard contents until after program exit
    • Always enable external command if independent of file items
    • Support installation without Rosetta2 on ARM64 (macOS)
     
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    FreeFileSync 11.14 Released (September 20, 2021)
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