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    SyncToy is described as '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' and is a very popular File Sync tool in the backup & sync category. There are more than 50 alternatives to SyncToy for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Syncthing, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SyncToy are FreeFileSync, rsync, IPFS and SyncBack.

    SyncToy is mainly a File Sync Tool but alternatives to it may also be Backup Clients or Diff Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SyncToy.
    This page was last updated Apr 27, 2022
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    1. GoodSync is a high-end professional easy and reliable file backup and file synchronization software.
      Most users think GoodSync is a great alternative to SyncToy.
    2. 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.
      Syncthing vs SyncToy opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Syncthing is still a legitimate alternative to SyncToy, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      unlike sync toy folders on the same machine cannot be synced and this is by design .
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      SyncThing cannot synchronize on the same machine.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    3. FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files.
      FreeFileSync vs SyncToy opinions
      Most users think FreeFileSync is a great alternative to SyncToy.
      awesome piece of software. Got all I need and even options I did not think of. Will donate to developers for sure after some time.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      2
      Sadly was not stable- Crashed for me and never completed.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

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    4. 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.
      rsync vs SyncToy opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Rsync implementations on Windows are very slow when performing a first-time backup; two days or more in unacceptable for a task which SyncToy can perform in a few hours.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      0
    5. IPFS is a global, versioned, peer-to-peer filesystem. It combines ideas from Git, BitTorrent, Kademlia, SFS, and the web. It is like a single bittorrent swarm, exchanging git objects. IPFS provides an interface as simple as the HTTP web, but with permanence built in.
      IPFS vs SyncToy opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      it's completely different than synctoy
      Negative comment 27 days ago

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      IPFS is not for file comparison on different folders.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

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    6. SyncBack is a tool to backup, synchronize, and restore data files.
      SyncBack vs SyncToy opinions
      Almost everyone thinks SyncBack is a great alternative to SyncToy.
      alternativetosurfer Powerful, reliable, and easy to use, with excellent licencing options.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      0
      It's an FTP client, not a folder sync client.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

      -9
    7. GoodSync is a high-end professional easy and reliable file backup and file synchronization software.
      Most users think GoodSync is a great alternative to SyncToy.
    8. Simple fast backup for Windows.
      Bvckup 2 vs SyncToy opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Very clean interface and highly configurable
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    9. 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.
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