SyncToy Alternatives for Linux

    SyncToy is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Syncthing, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to SyncToy and 16 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to SyncToy are FreeFileSync (Free, Open Source), rsync (Free, Open Source), IPFS (Free, Open Source) and SyncBack (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Dec 11, 2020

    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.
      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 10 months ago

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      SyncThing cannot synchronize on the same machine.
      Negative comment 10 months ago

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    2. FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files.
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      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 almost 3 years ago

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      Sadly was not stable- Crashed for me and never completed.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    3. 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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      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 8 months ago

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    4. IPFS is a global, versioned, peer-to-peer filesystem. It combines good 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.
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      IPFS is not for file comparison on different folders.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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    5. SyncBack is a tool to backup, synchronize, and restore data files. · Free: SyncBackFree (Windows) is a simple backup and restore solution at no cost.
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      Almost everyone thinks SyncBack is a great alternative to SyncToy.
      alternativetosurfer Powerful, reliable, and easy to use, with excellent licencing options.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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

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    6. Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows.
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    7. 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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      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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    8. Back up your data and synchronize PCs, Macs, servers, notebooks, and online storage space.
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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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