Open Source FreeFileSync Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to FreeFileSync is Syncthing, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to FreeFileSync and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to FreeFileSync are rsync (Free, Open Source), Rclone (Free, Open Source), Restic (Free, Open Source) and Unison (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 13, 2021

    1. Syncthing replaces proprietary sync and cloud services with something open, trustworthy and decentralized. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored.
    2. 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.
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      Most users think rsync is a great alternative to FreeFileSync.


    3. Rclone is a command line program to sync files and directories to and from:- Google Drive- Amazon S3- Openstack Swift / Rackspace cloud files / Memset Memstore- Dropbox- Google Cloud Storage- Amazon Cloud Drive- Microsoft One Drive- Hubic- Backblaze B2-...
    4. Easy: Doing backups should be a frictionless process, otherwise you are tempted to skip it. Restic should be easy to configure and use, so that in the unlikely event of a data loss you can just restore it. Likewise, restoring data should not be complicated.
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    5. Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows.
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      Some users think Unison is a great alternative to FreeFileSync, some don't.
      It simply works, no hassle, no issues during many years of use and simple interface
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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    6. DirSync Pro is a small, but powerful utility for file and folder synchronization. DirSync Pro can be used to synchronize the content of one or many folders recursively. Use DirSync Pro to easily synchronize files from your desktop PC to your USB-stick.
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      Simpler but still as advanced as FreeFileSync. The JobSets tree gives a very clean overview for someone besides the original backup operator to take over the backup process. Also multi-platform and portable as FFS.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    7. Toucan is a small portableapp utility allowing you to synchronise, backup and secure your data with more options than the built in suite utilities. It is split up into 7 tabs, allowing you to easily find the function that you want.
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      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.
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      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.

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

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    8. Create Synchronicity is a nice, lightweight backup program with a very user-friendly - yet powerful - interface, that synchronizes files and folders extremely quickly (it can even recognize paths such as "MyUSB"\MyFolder, and locate the USB drive called...

      Discontinued

      The project is on a long hiatus. Last version, 6.0, released in March 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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