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 17 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 Sep 11, 2021

    1. Pulse, officially-sanctioned fork of Syncthing , is a free, secure, and distributed file synchronisation engine. Synchronise your files without also sharing them with a stranger in the cloud. Private & secure

      Discontinued

      As announced at https://ind.ie/blog/focus/ , Pulse will no longer be supported, but you can still download it from the official website and use it.

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    2. GNU Diffutils is a package of several programs related to finding differences between files.
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    3. JFileSync is a Java application used to synchronize directories of two different file systems. For instance, you want to synchronize a set of directories on your laptop with a set of corresponding directories on your workstation. English and German UI.
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      Best alternative IMO, functionality wise. You can setup profile to sync between 2 folders, you can preview what file to be synced, can exclude files.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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.
    4. A simple backup program in python with an emphasis on data integrity and transparent behaviour - Backup, Mirror, and Sync Modes - Compare files using attributes or CRCs - View changed file tree with curses - Detection and alerts of corrupted files - Detection and alerts of...


      • 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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    5. Kup is created for helping people to keep up-to-date backups of their personal files. Connecting a USB hard drive is the primary supported way to store files, but saving files to a server over a network connection is also possible for advanced users.
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