Robocopy Alternatives for Mac

    Robocopy is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is FreeFileSync, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Robocopy and 12 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Robocopy are TeraCopy (Freemium), Unison (Free, Open Source), Ultracopier (Freemium, Open Source) and SuperCopier (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 18, 2020

    1. FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files.
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      Almost everyone thinks FreeFileSync is a great alternative to Robocopy.
    2. A free utility designed to copy files faster and more secure. It can verify copied files to ensure they are identical. It skips bad files during copy, not terminating the entire transfer. Seamless integration with Windows Explorer.
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      TeraCopy vs Robocopy opinions
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      james_PTG Robocopy have a lot of copy option (date range, tree structure etc..)
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

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    3. Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows.
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      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      SuperCopier replaces Windows explorer file copy and adds many features: Transfer resuming, transfer speed control, transfer speed computation, better transfer progress display, faster transfers, copy list editable while transferring.
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    4. SuperCopier replaces Windows explorer file copy and adds many features: Transfer resuming, transfer speed control, transfer speed computation, better transfer progress display, faster transfers, copy list editable while transferring.

      Discontinued

      The official website states "Deprecated, use Ultracopier".
      SuperCopier 1.4.0.8 was built 2016-01-02.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      MiniCopier is a multi-platform graphical copy manager. It lets you queue different transfers, resume a copy that has failed, limit the speed or pause the copy. If a transfer fails, an error is logged and the rest of the queue is treated.

      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.5, released in May 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    5. A graphical user interface for rsync, which looks-and-feels like a standard FTP client, but uses the rsync protocol ‘under the hood’ to boost transfer speeds. In technical terms, it’s an SSH browser with an rsync transfer engine.
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    6. A macOS GUI for rsync.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Lsyncd watches a local directory trees event monitor interface (inotify or fsevents). It aggregates and combines events for a few seconds and then spawns one (or more) process(es) to synchronize the changes. By default this is rsync.
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    7. Copy and Paste on Mac at Turbo Speeds with Turbo Copy Pro! Completes features which are missing from Copy and Paste on your Mac - Added Special XLogic to add Turbo speed boost while copying to Portable Drive.
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