SyncToy Reviews

SyncToy fails to replace deleted backup files -1 Helpful

Negative Review by RedJon
about SyncToy Sep 2015

SyncToy will not copy a file more than once. If a file is deleted at the destination folder for whatever reason, it will not be replaced. This software is garbage. You've been warned. I recommend FreeFileSync, but watch out for the toolbar adware.


Simple 1 Helpful

Positive Review by ianmoore
about SyncToy Jun 2015

Wasn't looking for anything complex when syncing web site files between my local copy and the server. SyncToy simply did the trick with very little hastle. If only every Microsoft product worked in such a normal way.


Dropped Synctoy in favour of FreeFileSync -1 Helpful

Negative Review by mll
about SyncToy Dec 2013

OK, I reckon SyncToy served me well for many years, but one day it started to act weirdly. So I tried FreeFileSync, which works fine, is actively developped (main drawback of SyncToy), and gives a lot of handy options.


SyncToy: no VSS, not portable, no WebDAV-Sync 1 Helpful

Negative Review by em4020
about SyncToy and Syncless, Allway Sync, Synkron Jul 2012
  • Cannot synchronize WebDAV-files as only Allway Sync or GoodSync can do
  • Cannot synchronize "Windows Mobile" files or folders as only Allway Sync or GoodSync can do
  • No triangle-sync as only Allway Sync, GoodSync, SyncLess or FreeFileSync can do.
  • No VSS-support as FreeFileSync has, only with VSS-Support it is possible to sync open files
  • Not portable as FreeFileSync (with VSS-Support), SyncLess, Synkron or Toucan (no VSS-Support) is.

Reliable 1 Helpful

Positive Review by mll
about SyncToy Feb 2012

I've been using Synctoy since version 1 for years, on Windows XP, Vista and 7, in order to sync files between my desktop PC and server files and my laptop.

It just works - in a soooo non-microsoftish way ;) -, and cleverly shall I say (you know dealing with files renames or moves, etc).