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  • FreeFileSync icon

    FreeFileSync

    FreeFileSync is a free Open Source software to synchronize files and synchronize folders available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Bundleware The installer contains Opencandy. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
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    rsync

    rsync is a software application for Unix which synchronizes files and directories from one location to another while minimizing data transfer using delta encoding when appropriate. An important feature of rsync not found in most...

    Open Source Linux BSD Haiku

  • GoodSync icon

    GoodSync

    GoodSync syncs files between your computer, mobile devices, FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, Google Drive, SkyDrive, WebDAV, Azure.

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Synkron

    Synkron is an application for folder synchronisation and folder-backups that allows you to configure your synchronisations in detail. Despite having many features, the user interface of Synkron is very user-friendly and easy to use. ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Last Update: 2014-10-11, see https://sourceforge.net/projects/synkron/
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    Bvckup 2

    Simple fast backup for Windows. At a glance - small and very lean, very fast delta copier, excellent user interface, device tracking, shadow copying, move/rename detection, run-as-a-service mode, robust support for multi-million item...

    Commercial Windows

    • Much simpler and cleaner interface, better performance. Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    SyncToy

    SyncToy is a free PowerToy designed by Microsoft, that provides an easy to use graphical user interface that can automatically synchronize local or network files and folders, but not WebDAV-, "Windows Mobile" files or...

    Free Windows

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    Allway Sync

    Allway Sync is a free file and folder synchronization software for Windows for private use until max.20000 files/month. It is together with GoodSync the only free high professional synchronisation tool, able to adress WebDAV-Remote...

    Freemium Windows

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    Qtd Sync

    A graphical interface for the Rsync engine that will synchronise files between two computers either locally or over the internet. The beauty of Rsync is that it only transfers the exact part of a file that has changed (differential...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    DirSync Pro

    DirSync Pro (Directory Synchronize Pro) is a small utility for file and folder synchronization without bidirectional file-deletion. DirSync Pro can be used to synchronize the content of one or many folders recursively. In difference...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    SyncFolders

    SyncFolders helps you to synchronize the contents of two folders, including any subfolders, track file modifications and deletions in a local database, propagate deletions and detect file renames, which is a noteworthy feature.

    Free Windows

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    Bacula

    Bacula is a set of Open Source, enterprise ready, computer programs that permit you (or the system administrator) to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds. Bacula...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • PureSync icon

    PureSync

    PureSync is a professional file backup and synchronization software, that can automatically keep a backup of your important files, import files from your digital camera and synchronize the contents of multiple folders, but not from...

    Free Personal Windows

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    Yintersync

    Yintersync.NET is a client-server backup tool providing bandwidth and cost economic delta backups of multiple computers over SSL with open file support and reporting. .

    Free Windows

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    DSynchronize

    DSynchronize is a stand-alone utility that let you periodically synchronize two or more folders on Hard Disk, Floppy Disk, LAN, USB Key, CD-DVD (with packet writing software) and FTP server. It is also possible to specify the time...

    Free Windows

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  • Compare Advance

    Compare Advance makes comparing any two folders an easy job. The stylish interface highlights what's different between the two folders and a powerful synchronization dialog makes reconciling those differences easy too.

    Free Windows

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  • O&O DiskImage icon

    O&O DiskImage

    Prevent data loss easily and securely! With O&O DiskImage you can create images of your entire computer or individual partitions during operation. If data loss occurs, your imaged data (files, folders, partitions) will be...

    Commercial Windows

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    Bonkey

    Despite a name that conjures up comedic visions, Bonkey the Backup Monkey is a serious backup program with tremendous potential. Not that it isnt good now; The program is easy to use, puts all the relevant options at your fingertips...

    Open Source Mac Windows

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    Folder Sync

    An application to help you keep multiple pairs of folders in sync, quickly and easily. View differences between pairs of folders on screen using user defined coloured coding. Folder Sync allows you to utilise a fully automatic sync or...

    Commercial Mac

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    KLS Backup

    KLS Backup - Powerful backup and synchronization program with FTP, WebDAV and cloud support (Windows Azure, Amazon S3, Eucalyptus Walrus) KLS Backup is a powerful backup, synchronization and disk cleaner program that allows you to...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Karen's Replicator icon

    Karen's Replicator

    Automatically backup files, directories, even entire drives! Karens Replicator copies selected files from one drive/folder to another. Source and Destination folders can reside anywhere on your network. Options include repeated...

    Open Source Windows

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    Personal Backup

    Personal-Backup is an English/German program to save personal data to any destination folder. This folder may be located on a local fixed or removable drive, on a windows network server or on a FTP server. It runs under Windows 7 (32-...

    Free Windows

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    @MAX SyncUp

    @MAX SyncUp is a feature-rich utility for backing up and synchronizing data on a local network or over the Internet. @MAX SyncUp provides an Apple Time Machine style backup using hard links. It allows for the effective remote...

    Free Personal Windows

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    Syncless

    Syncless - An open-source and free synchronization tool so seamless youll forget about it What makes Syncless so unique is the way synchronization is performed. The current paradigm in the way file synchronization is done is to...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued This project seems to be dead, last Commit was on 22nd May 2010 as seen at: https://code.google.com/archive/p/big5sync/source/default/commits .
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    AISBackup

    AISBackup provides a Windows PC backup and Windows Server backup and restore utility program of data and the Operating System to Internal and External Disk drives, Network drives, FTP Servers, CD, DVD, and all other media that looks...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Backer icon

    Backer

    Leanware Backer is software for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 for... - Backup - Synchronization - Archiving - Transfer ... of your directories and files via... - Media like USB drives, CDs and DVDs - Network - Another hard disk...

    Commercial Windows

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  • AnyBackup

    AnyBackup is designed to keep two pools of volumes in sync with one another. The primary use case is backing up one large network array to several smaller volumes. These syncs are intended to be periodic and user initiated.

    Open Source Windows

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    MKSBackup

    MKSBackup is a free front-end for common backup tools like MS Windows ntbackup, and it successor wbadmin, Un*x tools like tar, but also popular ghettoVCB to backup Virtual Machine on VMware ESX(i) host. MKSBackup is developed in...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • WinDataReflector icon

    WinDataReflector

    WinDataReflector is a lightweight file synchronization and backup tool that wraps up fast file comparison and transfer algorithms into a simple and clear interface that offers you visual comparison of files and folders before...

    Free Windows

  • Foldermatch icon

    Foldermatch

    FolderMatch is a program that compares directories and files, showing the differences clearly. -Easily, quickly, and reliably compare and synchronize two folders, two drives, or two computers. -Safely backup photos, emails...

    Commercial Windows

SyncBack Comments

Good application - easy to use

Positive Comment by JoWo
about SyncBack Sep 2013

Syncback works as promised and without any hassle whatsoever. I recommend it!

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For the file/folder-backup Duplicati is the best free appFo ...

Comment by em4020
about SyncBack Jun 2011

For the file/folder-backup Duplicati is the best free app
For a good backup functionality is is necessary to cleanup more/older than x backups (CLU) not only older backups than x months, and to configure the schedule of a backup also for each 2nd Monday 10:00 and to pause if the system is busy (Sch).
Comparison of file/folder backup applications:
Comparison ...... CLU . Sch . Lang
SyncBack Free...... No ... Yes .. English only
Cobian Backup .. Yes .. No ... Many
Acronis True Im.. Yes .. Yes .. Many
Duplicati ...............Yes .. Yes .. Dan.En.Fr.Port.
Areca Backup ..... No .. Yes .. English only
Personal Backup No .. Yes .. Engl.+German
Saft Backup .........Yes .. No .. Engl.+German

Duplicati (1) is the best free backup application.
Acronis True Image (2) has all necessary functions, has multi-language UI and additionally can do harddisk images with best functions, but it is not free.
In difference to Duplicati Saft Backup can do backups with volume shadow copy (VSS), but cannot do a backup on each second Monday and has no flexible file filter.
(1) Small Duplicati iconDuplicati
(2) Small Acronis True Image iconAcronis True Image
(3) Small Personal Backup iconPersonal Backup
(4) Small SaftBackup iconSaftBackup

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SyncBack has no automatical symmetrical file-deletionNo aut ... 1 Helpful

Comment by em4020
about SyncBack Jun 2011

SyncBack has no automatical symmetrical file-deletion
No automatical file-deletion at the other side (equal which side) of a sync-folder-pair, if file-deletion-time was later than last-file-change-time at the side, where the file still exists, see screenshot.
Sync-Apps with symmetrical auto-file-deletion are: Allway Sync, PureSync, Synkron.

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No other free application than Allway Sync is able to sync ...

Comment by em4020
about SyncBack Jun 2011

No other free application than Allway Sync is able to sync directly and reliable a WebDAV-Folder or SD-Memory-Card from a "Windows Mobile" SmartPhone with a Vista PC Folder.
After detailed comparison with many other syncing applications I recommend Allway Sync as the best one, if you have no problems with the restriction of max. 40000 files per months for free private use.

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This program is by far the most sensible no hassle backup/s ... 1 Helpful

Comment by jamesdedogs
about SyncBack Jun 2011

This program is by far the most sensible no hassle backup/synchronisation software in the www. Love these guys for releasing a freeware old version. Hopefully when my needs require it, I will buy the SE new version because they know how to make software that just works. Thank you!

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