Geek Software of the Week: Free File Sync!

What if there was an Open Source project that provided a file synchronization tool for both Windows OR Linux? What if it was free, and allowed tweaking and updates to make your file directories, whether on USB sticks, the network, or local disk drives match each other?

Well, here you go! Free File Sync!

Free File Sync

“What is FreeFileSync?

FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization tool providing highly optimized performance and usability without needless user interface complexity.

Key Features

Detect moved and renamed files and folders
Copy locked files (Volume Shadow Copy Service)
Detect conflicts and propagate deletions
Binary comparison
Full support for Symbolic Links
Automate sync as a batch job
Multiple folder pairs
Copy NTFS extended attributes (compressed, encrypted, sparse)
Copy NTFS security permissions
Support long path names > 260 characters
Fail-safe file copy
Cross-platform: Windows/Linux
Expand environment variables like %USERPROFILE%
Access variable drive letters by volume name (USB sticks)
Native 32 and 64-bit builds
Keep versions of deleted/updated files
Optimal sync sequence prevents disc space bottlenecks
Full unicode support
Highly optimized performance
Include/exclude files via filter
Local and portable installation

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