March 12, 2017

FreeFileSync 8.10

FreeFileSync is an open source folder comparison and synchronization tool

FreeFileSync is an open source folder comparison and synchronization tool for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. It's designed to save your time setting up and running backup jobs while having nice visual feedback along the way. FreeFileSync also supports portable installation onto USB memory sticks or external hard drives.

FreeFileSync Key Features:
  • Easy to use and intuitive interface
  • Highly optimized run-time performance
  • Detect moved and renamed files and folders
  • Detect conflicts and propagate deletions
  • Fail-safe file copy prevents data corruption
  • Synchronize network shares and local disks
  • Synchronize via SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)
  • Copy NTFS extended attributes (compressed, encrypted, sparse)
  • Comprehensive and detailed error reporting
  • Use macros for recurring backups
  • Automate sync as a batch job
  • Full Unicode support

Last Update: March 12, 2017

Current Version: 8.10

License: Freeware

Languages: Multiple Languages

Supported Operating Systems:
Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (32-Bit, 64-Bit)
Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later

Developer: Zenju


  • Fully preserve case-sensitive file paths (Windows, macOS)
  • Support SFTP connections to local hosts
  • Warn if versioning folder is contained in a base folder
  • Use natural string sorting algorithm for item lists
  • Consider exclude filter settings for folder dependency checks
  • Fixed file not found error on case-sensitive SFTP volume
  • vFixed failure when creating MTP sub directories
  • Fixed crash when loading database file during comparison
  • Refactored UTF conversion routines
  • Use pipe symbol as filter separator instead of semicolon
  • Iterate over all matching SFTP connections available on a server (macOS)
  • Reduced folder matching time by 12%, average memory use by 11%
  • Added experimental FTP support