rsync Alternatives for Windows

Popular Alternatives to rsync for Windows. Explore 25+ Windows apps like rsync, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

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. If your looking for more info about rsync like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 5/21/2018 7:09:00 AM

Alternatives to rsync for Windows with any license

  • Syncthing

    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, if it is shared with some third party and how it's transmitted over the Internet. Private. None of your data is ever stored anywhere else other than on your computers. There is no central server that might be compromised, legally or illegally. Encrypted. All communication is secured using TLS.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... BSD Self-Hosted Cloudron

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  • FreeFileSync

    FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files. Instead of copying every file every time, FreeFileSync determines the differences between a source and a target folder and transfers only the minimum amount of data needed. FreeFileSync is Open Source software, available for Windows, Linux and macOS.

    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux openSUSE CentOS ... Ubuntu Debian

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  • Rclone

    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 - Yandex Disk - The local filesystem Features - MD5/SHA1 hashes checked at all times for file integrity - Timestamps preserved on files - Partial syncs supported on a whole file basis - Copy mode to just copy...

    • It works very well on many platforms. The only complaint is that, much like rsync, you have to familiarize yourself with a bunch of "command line" parameters to be able to use it. varian93Aug 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Solaris ... FreeBSD NetBSD OpenBSD

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  • GoodSync

    GoodSync is a high-end professional easy and reliable file backup and file synchronization software. The software automatically backs up and syncs your files between any computer, mobile device or drive; with or without using the cloud. There is a free trial period of 30 days, after which usage is severely restricted (down to 3 jobs and 100 files). - File Sync 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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  • SyncBack

    SyncBack is a tool to backup, synchronize, and restore data files. · Free: SyncBackFree (Windows) is a simple backup and restore solution at no cost. · Paid: SyncBackLite (Windows) is for home users who want file backup and synchronization application. Each license can be installed on up to 2 Windows computers. · Paid: SyncBackSE (Windows, macOS*, Linux* and Android*) is a Windows solution for home users to backup their personal data.

    • Only supports insecure remote backups, very irresponsible Guest • Nov 2015 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet

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  • Unison

    Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows. It allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to the other. Unison shares a number of features with tools such as configuration management packages (CVS, PRCS, Subversion, BitKeeper, etc.), distributed filesystems (Coda, etc.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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 folders and no triangle-sync as only Allway Sync, Synkron, SyncLess or GoodSync can do. No VSS-support, not portable.

    • Discontinued Latest version 2.1 published on 11/24/2009

    Free Windows

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  • grsync

    Grsync is a rsync gui, a graphical user interface for the rsync file synchronization and backup tool. It works on linux, solaris, windows, mac os x and maemo. It uses the gtk libraries and can work under the gnome desktop. It doesn't need the gnome libraries to run, but can of course run under gnome pretty fine. It can be effectively used to synchronize local directories and it supports remote targets as well (even though it doesn't support browsing the remote folder).

    Free Open Source Windows Linux Xfce

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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 backups with terabytes of data, intelligent and discrete update mechanism. Ideal for backups going to external USB drives and NAS devices.

    Commercial Windows

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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. Synkron is able to synchronise multiple folders at once, analyse folders before sync, restore overwritten or deleted files, plan synchronisations and much more.

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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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  • DirSync Pro

    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. Using DirSync Pro you can make incremental backups. In this way you'll spare lots of time because you don't have to copy all the files each time you want to update your backup; only new/modified/larger files would be copied.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Create Synchronicity

    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 "MyUSB"). Its open source, fully portable, and multilingual ; and it can schedule backups and has many advanced options like DST correction and regexp settings.

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 6.0, released in March 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Toucan

    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. Features: * Five synchronisation modes, Copy, Mirror, Equalise, Move and Clean. These can be combined with a variety of file checks such as File Size, Modified Time and a File Header Check to minimise the amount of copying needed.

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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  • SyncFolders

    SyncFolders helps you to synchronize the contents of two folders, including any subfolders. The folders may be on different disk drives, on the network, or storage devices attached to the USB port, including external hard disk drives, flash drives, and any other type of USB storage device. The program allows you to easily copy new and updated files and folders in either or both directions. SyncFolders is a very useful tool for backup and synchronization purposes.

    Free Windows

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  • Arq

    Arq is super-easy online backup Back up your files automatically, to your own cloud account, with Arq. Just connect Arq to your own Google Drive account, Amazon Web Services account, SFTP server, Greenqloud account, DreamObjects account, or any S3-compatible server. Everything is encrypted before transfer, so your files are safe and secure. Arq backs up your files automatically, every hour.

    Commercial Mac 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 is relatively easy to use and efficient, while offering many advanced storage management features that make it easy to find and recover lost or damaged files. In technical terms, it is an Open Source, enterprise ready, network based backup program.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux FreeBSD OpenBSD

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  • Allway Sync

    Allway Sync is a file and folder synchronization software for Windows. It is FREE for personal use (with limitations), however, you should pay for a Pro license if you use this software for a commercial purpose or to process more than 40,000 files in a 30-day period. It is together with GoodSync the only free high professional synchronisation tool, able to address WebDAV-Remote Memory, Windows Mobile SD-Cards, all Windows Mobile files, FTP Remote Memory or Amazon S3 online storage.

    Freemium $ $ $ Windows PortableApps.com

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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 synchronisation), saving bandwidth and time. This is not a cloud service like dropbox or sugarsync, but will sync between two computers over the net, a lan or to an external drive.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Veeam Agents

    Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and Veeam Agent for Linux work with Veeam Availability Suite to deliver Availability for ALL workloads — virtual, physical and cloud — from a single management console, extending Veeam’s leadership position from being the best for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V to #1 Availability for any app, any data on any cloud.

    Freemium $ $ $ Windows Linux

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  • Robocopy

    Robocopy, or "Robust File Copy", is a command-line directory replication command. It has been available as part of the Windows Resource Kit starting with Windows NT 4.0, and was introduced as a standard feature of Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. Robocopy is notable for capabilities above and beyond the built-in Windows copy and xcopy commands, including the following: • Ability to tolerate network interruptions and resume copying.

    Free Windows

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  • Duplicity

    Duplicity is a software suite that provides encrypted, digitally signed, versioned, remote backup of files requiring little of the remote server. Duplicity devises a scheme where the first archive is a complete backup and subsequent backups are only adding differences from the first backup. Chains consisting of a full backup and a series of incremental backups can be recovered to the point in time that any of the incremental steps were taken at.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Syncovery

    Back up your data and synchronize PCs, Macs, servers, notebooks, and online storage space. You can set up as many different jobs as you need and run them manually or using the scheduler. The software comes with support for FTP, SSH, HTTP, WebDAV, and Amazon S3. You can use ZIP compression and data encryption. On Windows NT/2000 or higher, the scheduler can run as a service - without users having to log on.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • Areca Backup

    Areca Backup is a file backup software which can be run on Windows or Linux. It creates backup copies (which can be encrypted and compressed) of your files and stores them on external drives, USB keys, FTP servers, supporting incremental, differential and full backups. It also allows you to browse your backups and navigate among different version of the files contained in your archives.

    • Discontinued Last Update: 2015-08-26. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/areca/

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • ViceVersa

    ViceVersa does File Synchronization, File Replication, File Backup and File Comparison. It can automatically verify data using a CRC32 checksum. ViceVersa lets you synchronize files, replicate folders, perform backups and do file and folder comparisons like never before: innovative, fast and time-saving. ViceVersa works between computers, e.g.

    Freemium Windows

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  • rdiff-backup

    rdiff-backup backs up one directory to another, possibly over a network. The target directory ends up a copy of the source directory, but extra reverse diffs are stored in a special subdirectory of that target directory, so you can still recover files lost some time ago. The idea is to combine the best features of a mirror and an incremental backup.

    • Discontinued The product seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.2.8, released in March 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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