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USBFlashCopy v1.16 Updated

billon on 26 Sep 2020
  • 302KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by guinness

USBFlashCopy backs up/synchronizes from external storage on the fly. The program runs in the background and copies all or select files from inserted media to a destination of your choice. Includes available copy throttle speed, minimum free space check to avoid filling up your drive, file filters, and can even be set to only copy from selected drives (by serial number).

New drives plugged in are prompted for a new copy profile and transfers include a progress bar. Ideal for people who do much of their work on remote computers and need to automate the process of backing up their files.

Functional in 64-bit. Note that fully transparent operations (no user notification; runs entirely in background) are only available in the registered version.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download "(No installer)" usbflashcopy.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new? See:
https://usbflashcopy.com/download/download.html
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Midas on 2012-06-08 08:38

For a more in-depth review, read *webfork* excellent post in the forum: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=51049#p51049

webfork on 2012-06-09 17:11

:) thanks Midas

hamasaki on 2020-09-26 00:59

I can never get this to work. I have to two USB drives plugged in all the time, drives q and z, but the software says no removeable media found.

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SyncFolders v3.4.555 Updated

billon on 25 Sep 2020
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by smaragdus

SyncFolders supports 3 synchronization modes - Copy, Backup (Mirror) and Two-Way Synchronization on an unlimited number of files and folders. Other features include preview, file comparison by date and size or by content, integration with Windows task scheduler, filters, connections from or to UNC paths, multiple rules in a single rules file, and deleted or overwritten files can be moved to the recycle bin or to a time-stamped history folder. It even can ignore one-hour time stamp differences caused by DST switch for synchronization to FAT file systems.

The program includes logging, command-line parameters and more. SyncFolders is multilingual and comes with a detailed help file.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Stealth: ? No. Creates an empty folder in AppData.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SyncFolders.exe.

Optionally you can delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: DirSync Pro, DSynchronize, jaBuT Backup, Zback
What's new? New:
  • Subfolders in the target folder can also be skipped if synchronization type is Back up.
Changed:
  • Improved handling of mapped network drives when running SyncFolders as administrator.
Fixed:
  • SyncFolders stopped the synchronization for the rule when a file did not have a last modification date. However, it should continue with the remaining files and folders.
  • The option 'View Log File' does not show the right log file if the command line option /log: is used to indicate an alternative log file location.
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hamasaki on 2020-09-26 00:06

Fantastic software, use it on a daily basis with hardly any issues. Simple and easy to use.

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Toucan v3.1.8.1 Updated

billon on 2 Aug 2020
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by Dormouse

Toucan is an advanced synchronization and backup tool with a variety of options including mirroring, incremental (only copy what's changed), encrypted, compression and many more. File sets can be added or excluded using name, size, date, or regular expressions.

Compression formats include ZIP or 7-zip, and all encryption uses standard AES 256. Includes command line tools and advanced scripting for automated / batch jobs.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Toucan.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See:
https://github.com/PortableApps/Toucan/blob/master/help/source/changelog.txt
Latest comments
Meks on 2009-02-23 05:05

Same with me, doesn't work from the stick.

billie on 2009-03-14 07:57

nothing comes close to rsync. Go check it out then you'll agree.

Mixture on 2012-09-18 21:48

I have used version 2.2.1 for years and have had no problems at all.
Lucas, PeZett, Midas, Meks: Sorry to hear you cannot work Toucan.
billie: 'nothing comes close to rsync' ON YOUR PC, you mean. I have no need to go to another backup program. Good luck with your rsync software.

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jaBuT Backup v2020.07.31542 Updated

billon on 5 Jul 2020
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by smaragdus

jaBuT (just another Backup Tool) Backup is an easy, flexible, powerful backup and synchronization program. It supports different processing modes including copy, move and compress with and without file comparison, as well as mirror and sync. The program includes exclusion/inclusion of processed data, a variety of profile options, scheduled execution and a variety of file comparison options.

Supports batch processing, GUI customization, rich tray control, the command-line options and more.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Cardware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch jaBuT.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Back4Sure, Directory Compare, DirSync Pro, Zback
What's new? See:
https://jabut.de/en/changelog-release/
Latest comments
Midas on 2018-04-07 20:47

If two different users click the delete button, the comment will be deleted. I tried just now with the repeated comments but could only make one of them go away...

__philippe on 2018-04-07 21:18

Hehe, didn't know that...;-)

Anyway, just heeded your tip, and blasted the last offending repeater to smithereens !
How satisfying...;-)

jabuTBackup on 2019-02-11 07:32

Recent statement
--- I am developing jaBuT 32 bit only because to compile it in 64 bit too it would be cost a bunch of money to get a proper developer licence ---

jaBuT Backup is now 32 bit and 64 bit due to some licence changes.

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DSynchronize v2.47.1 Updated

billon on 6 Sep 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by milentechie

DSynchronize lets you copy, move, or synchronize folders on your computer or over a network. The program can sync in both directions, making both folders up-to-date with the latest data, do realtime sync where any changes copied to destination and even verify it's transfers. The program can schedule operations, add timestamps to the destination folder and keep multiple backups (iterations).

If in use, the program can even eject a USB device when an operation is complete.

WARNING: DSynchronize is meant for power users! By default the program does not send deleted files to the Recycle Bin, but are instead deleted outright. Use caution in initial sync tests with sensitive data.

Category:
Runs on: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: MSVBVM60.DLL
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DSynchronize.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FolderSync, Zback
What's new? See:
https://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/DSynchronize-Changelog-34408.html
Latest comments
webfork on 2018-11-03 12:13

Sinchu: Emphasizing that I've used Dsyncronize for years and it's definitely my go-to sync program, I acknowledge any program that deletes files should probably send them by default to the recycle bin. I've added something to the entry.

Whitelist on 2019-06-17 16:01

Webfork: I had the same problem as sinchu. The program deleted around 500gbs of data overnight. Is there any way I could get this data back? I'm not super knowledgeable in IT but I have a general understanding of how things work. Is there a specific software I could use to get the data back since I don't have any previous versions of the data to restore. Thank you.

webfork on 2019-06-19 09:40

@Whitelist: I recommend you post in forums about that. Short version: disconnect the drive that lost data until you're ready to test and look into data recovery programs such as Recuva.

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Zback v2.90.0.a

billon on 2 Apr 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by grannyGeek

Zback is a backup and synchronization tool with a small footprint. Copy modes include update files, refresh existing files, or mirror source to target and can be run manually, from batch/script, or from the command line. Users can filter files based on extension, size, date, subdirectories and preview their backup/sync before running.

Category:
Runs on: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch zback.exe.
What's new?
  • Show or hide modes.
  • Sleep & Shutdown PC on all Modes.
  • Calc remaining copy time.
  • Action Menu.
  • zback.exe is no longer UPX compressed.
  • Small fixes and additions in application and guide.
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-08-03 12:49

Thanks.

domestique on 2016-11-21 16:34

Zback copies Folder Properties, which most backup software does not, according to numerous tools I've tested. For that reason alone I can forgive the rather clunky UI. Love it :)

FileHandler on 2018-05-01 03:28

The interface is a bit of a challenge, not very intuitive. But you're rewarded by outstanding features that are hard to find elsewhere, such as:
- Existing Files only = to refresh a target
- one-click creation of batch-files for commandline
- a kind of fallback-mechanism - it can check for the existence of more than volume label + path, so you don't have to create multiple profiles for different targets that will hold the same backups

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linkMaker v1.1.1

billon on 4 Dec 2019
  • 340KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Nov 2019
  • Suggested by Special

linkMaker provides a better interface to create shortcuts, symbolic links and ntfs hardlinks/junction points. It makes all options available on one screen, and tries to auto-fill as much info as it can.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0+
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch linkMaker.exe.
What's new?
  • Changed: Symbolic link creation now uses Unicode safe call.

Folder Sync v1.0.0 build 222 Adware

billon on 25 Jul 2019
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Folder Sync is a backup program that can performs comparisons between two directories and then reports new, updated, renamed, moved and deleted files. The program can performs synchronization, as well as full or differential (only items that have changed) from the source to the destination path.

Category:
Runs on: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Choose "Manual Installation" and drag FolderSynch.EXE to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch FolderSync.exe
What's new? See:
https://www.saleensoftware.com/FolderSync
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-09-19 17:39

smaragdus: this is really something we should get into in the forums.

mukhi on 2016-04-10 05:16

Folder Syncv1.0.0 build 208 is crashing in Win7Pro32. I use Folder Syncv1.0.0 build 110, and have Folder Syncv1.0.0 build 205, too; neither of these two crashes.

hamasaki on 2018-04-19 01:38

Creates 'Saleen Software' folder in Appdata/Roaming.

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Exiland Backup Free v5.0

billon on 28 May 2020
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 May 2020
  • Suggested by exiland

Exiland Backup Free is a flexible file backup and folders sync software. It lets you easily copy your important files and duplicate your backups to various locations: local or network drives, FTP servers, or other removable media (such as flash drives or external HDD).

Commercial versions of the program are available with additional features.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ExilandBackup.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Back4Sure, DirSync Pro, DSynchronize, jaBuT, Zback
What's new? See:
https://exiland-backup.com/backup-history-free.html
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2019-08-07 23:01

Not sure how this is stealth, it created a 'temp' folder in the root of my drive and added a startup entry.

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WinDataReflector v1.8.1.1

billon on 5 Sep 2018
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

WinDataReflector is a lightweight file synchronization and backup tool. It combines rapid file comparison and fast transfer algorithms into a simple and clear interface, offering a visual comparison of files and folders before synchronization / backup. It supports two-way synchronization and customizable rules.

The program can run operations in the background while you configure new ones in a separate tab.

Note: Linking to an older version (thanks smaragdus) as the latest "free" version cannot be used to synchronize more than 150 files, create more than 3 tasks or use automation (realtime, USB detection, scheduler).

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract either the Portable or Portable x64 ZIP file to a folder of your choice. Launch WinDataReflector.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Zback
What's new? See:
https://veridium.net/windatareflector/changelog/
Latest comments
REVerdi on 2018-03-20 06:28

I downloaded version 2.0.0 thinking it was 100% freeware, but the free version can not be used to sync more than 150 files, create more than 3 tasks or use automation.

MIKLO on 2018-03-23 13:22

Well that sure SUX, I don't understand why they put stuff in freeware and then hobble it so it can't really be used efficiently. Its like offering you a free sandwich with no bread, just doesn't make any sense. I don't even waste my time on this kinda stuff, as soon as I find out its so limited in what you can do I bail. That's why the comment section is so important.... at least to me it is :)
MIKLO

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