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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
Latest comments
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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DirSync Pro v1.53

billon on 9 Mar 2018
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by karl_karlsson

DirSync Pro is a small but powerful utility for file and folder synchronization. The program can be used to synchronize the content of one or many folders recursively. The program can make both real-time sync (as it happens) as well as incremental updates.

Cross-platform (Java) with clients available for Mac and Linux. Alternatively, a WinPenPack version is also available.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Java JRE 1.7.0 or above is needed to run DirSync Pro.
Reported to work with jPortable with the jPortable Launcher.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DirSyncPro.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WinDataReflector
What's new? See:
https://www.dirsyncpro.org/news.html
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-05-22 04:59

Although I've been more focused on Bvckup 2 for Windows (due to the delta copy feature), DirSync Pro comes in handy on occasions and is far and away my favorite sync program on Mac.

smaragdus on 2016-05-22 06:15

@webfork
I also like and use DirSync Pro- it is packed with features and has a great preview (Analyze).

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PathSync v0.4 BETA 2

billon on 8 Dec 2017
  • 111KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Dec 2015
  • Suggested by dasfx

PathSync synchronizes the contents of two directories. You can choose to synchronize unidirectionally (local to remote, or remote to local), or bidirectionally. Various synchronization options are available, including files to ignore and filename mask. It also provides nifty statistics during the synchronization, so that the user is never wondering how much time is left.

Category:
Runs on: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL v2
How to extract: Download the installer, extract pathsync.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?
  • Preliminary unicode filename support (via UTF-8).
  • Uses more of WDL for file read/write.
  • Fixed bug in fn matching for directories.
  • Updated to latest WDL.
Latest comments
Maciej Tomczak on 2010-06-07 10:37

How does the PathSync compare the files? Are their hashes/content compared? What happens when Ignore files size/dates are on? Cheers.

DG on 2011-09-23 15:45

My only issue with this program is for some reason now it keeps making these "PSYN_TMP" files for most of the files I'm syncing, effectively doubling the size of the folder. Also some of the original files seem to be corrupted afterwards. Any idea why it's doing this & how to stop it?

I am Baas on 2012-01-02 08:33

PathSync v0.4 BETA (3/6/10) available. Tested portable.

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X-Unison v2.40.102 [rev3]

webfork on 17 May 2016
  • 37MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 May 2013
  • Suggested by dasfx

Unison is a synchronization tool that allows two collections of files and directories to be stored on different hosts or different disks on the same host. Unlike simple mirroring or backup utilities, the program can deal with updates to both replicas of a distributed directory structure. Updates that do not conflict are copied automatically while conflicting updates are detected and shown.

The program is cross-platform (OS X and Linux). X-Unison is a wrapper program for Unison.

Category:
Runs on: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PortableUnison.exe.

Note: a blank console window is always visible when you run Unison. This is explained on the author website.
Latest comments
Midas on 2013-05-24 11:28

Much needed portable (both as in platform independent as in system independent) utility for advanced users. Softpedia download links is dead, but BigD has a working solution (after proper launcher batch script customization) at the link in the previous post. :)

Pony on 2013-11-19 22:12

Download link results in "404 - page not found"

I am Baas on 2013-11-19 23:27

@Pony

Give X-Unison a try http://www.winpenpack.com/en/download.php?view.1344

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FreeFileSync Portable v6.2 Updated

webfork on 27 Sep 2020
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Feb 2014
  • Suggested by bassiliin

FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization tool. It supports filters, file sizes greater than 4GB, delete-before-copy for large sync operations, and creation of batch files for automated synchronization. After compare process (by date or content) operations can be customized on a file-by-file basis.

FreeFileSync Portable is in PortableApps.com Format, automatically adjusting paths.

Notes:

  • The latest version of this program is adware (offers for installation of 3rd party software), may not be open source, and locks itself to a specific path (only the drive letter may change), but a more recent version of this program (v7.9) can be made portable. Note that the update check will run whenever the runtime path changes even if you disable it.
  • FreeFileSync versions 6.3 and later can not be run from a portable menu or scheduling software due to a unfixed bug in the app.

Category:
Runs on: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv3.
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch FreeFileSyncPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WinDataReflector, FolderSync, DirSync Pro, DSynchronize, Zback
Latest comments
wagner reatto on 2017-01-25 12:36

I liked this utility very much, but it stopped being portable to non-donors (being a donor in Brazil is complicated for many reasons). I looked for other similar utilities. Here I found fastcopy, I found it interesting. I had the happiness of finding SyncFolders, which is also portable. You can find it here http://www.syncfolders.elementfx.com. I think portablefreeware.com could add it here.

Midas on 2017-01-25 13:07

@wagner reatto: SyncFolders has been suggested at the Forum (see https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=22039) where software garners more attention and testing. É só uma dica aqui do sítio... ;)

wagner reatto on 2017-01-25 13:17

thank you, Midas, i'll see.
(obrigado, Midas, verei).

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Bvckup 2 v68 (beta)

webfork on 19 May 2018
  • 589KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Dec 2014
  • Suggested by Midas

Bvckup 2 is a backup/synchronization tool that uses "delta" copy methods, meaning it only transfers changes to a file or files rather than recopying the entire set. This is frequently faster, saves bandwidth for network backups and can help flash media live longer by reducing the overall number of disk writes. The program can do real-time, periodic or manual backups, and also functions as a file copier that can pause and resume both local and network transfers.

Note: this program is an unsupported beta, meaning that the author provides a commercial version of the program that includes support. A previous, freeware version with fewer features is available from bvckup.com.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware (unsupported beta)
How to extract:
  1. Download the setup program according to your OS and install with defaults
  2. Copy bvckup2.exe to a folder of your choice
  3. Uninstall program
  4. Create an empty text file in this folder with the following content:

    SET conf-dir="%~dp0Config"
    START "" bvckup2.exe -c %conf-dir%


  5. Rename the text file bvckup2-portable.bat
  6. Launch bvckup2-portable.bat
  7. Under Options - Preferences - Software updates, select "Don't check don't remind" as this program will always suggest downloading the latest version, which is not freeware.

Note: Over time that the contents of the "Config" can grow to substantial size. If it grows too large for your storage device, start a new profile and delete the old folder.
Similar/alternative apps: AutoVer, FolderSync
Latest comments
Ding-A-Ling on 2019-06-03 18:27

@Midas

Yeah, sure I tested it.

Trashcan? Despite being logged in, I cannot see one.

From https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7616#p29747, I quote:
'Basically if you have a non-zero rank and you are logged in, you will find a "trash can" icon at the end of every comment.'

I infer that my rank is too lowly to even be allowed to take out the trash.

Ding-A-Ling on 2019-06-03 18:33

Link_www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7616&p=29747&hilit=comment+trash#p29747

Midas on 2019-06-04 06:28

If two ranked users click that trashcan icon, it will be deleted, too. I already did. :)

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AutoVer v2.2.1

webfork on 2 Sep 2019
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Apr 2014
  • Suggested by I am Baas

AutoVer is a highly configurable automatic or real-time backup and personal versioning system. The program can be used as a simple copy/sync tool or as a more complex, transparent version control system (like a realtime incremental backup) where every time you save a file it is copied to your backup folder, drive or FTP server. Supports filters, compression and more.

Great for backing up/synchronizing your work or home documents to flash memory or saving every change you make to your text, source code, images etc.

Supports 64-bit.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Stealth: ? No. In Windows 10, creates an empty folder in ProgramData
License: MIT License
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the contents of AutoVer-setup\{app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch AutoVer.exe
  4. Click the gears icon and select the Local/Portable option. Note that you may need to delete the contents of the Compare App box in order to close the Window
Similar/alternative apps: DirSync Pro, Zback
What's new?
  • Added: Ability to send emails on error.
  • Fixed: Reading of AutoVer.ini config file - particularly when running in portable mode.
  • Fixed: Creation of folders on FTP.
  • Fixed: Long file name support on source drive when copying to FTP.
  • Fixed: Fixed bug in file and folder exclude filter.
  • Change: If running outside of the Program File folder (portable mode), store config files locally if possible (otherwise use CommonApplicationData).
  • Fixed: If CommonApplicationData is not writable (using limit user) then use Roaming ApplicationData folder.
  • Change: The "Ensuring Backup is Current" window shown when creating a new watcher is no longer Always on top - allowing other work to be done while long backups happen.

Complete changelog at http://beanland.net.au/AutoVer/help/VersionHistory.html.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2019-09-02 02:34

@webfork, which issue? The empty directories or the ProgramData folder? I have 3 laptops running Win 10, 64bit and it's done the same on them all.

webfork on 2019-09-02 22:46

@hamasaki: the ProgramData issue. I'll add a note to the entry.

hamasaki on 2019-09-03 07:32

@webfork: No problem.

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SyncExp v1.92

billon on 28 May 2019
  • 769KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Mar 2008
  • Suggested by dasfx

SyncExp enables the synchronization of files and folders within a single PC or over the LAN. It uses an optimized file comparison algorithm that checks for the existence/time/date/size of files, with automatic activity log, progress report window and preview of action.

NOTE: Homepage is gone, linking to Archive.org.

Category:
Runs on: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. Support Unicode file names but not task names.
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SyncExp.exe.
Latest comments
donald on 2010-06-13 20:22

I was not able to download through the application website or download website given in the entry.

I was able to download from softpedia a version 1.92

http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/SyncEXP-Download-36156.html

Fhutt on 2014-06-01 00:19

I have used SyncExp for years now and find it impossible to do without.
I do have a problem though. I would like either to turn off the automatic log file updating or somehow redirect the log file to another folder instead of the syncexp.exe folder.
Can anyone help?

Cornflower on 2019-05-28 15:46

Download link not working and appears to be dead for some time.

Last known link that worked for me today is on the Wayback Machine at Archive.org.
https://web.archive.org/web/20160203233943/http://syncexp.com/syncexp.zip

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BlueFish File Mirror v1.8b

I am Baas on 13 Dec 2015

BlueFish File Mirror monitors two identical folders (up to 100) and maintains any changes, copying to another root folder in real-time. Supports large file operations (over 4 gigs).

Limitations:

  • BlueFish can only mirror changes after it starts, so folders must be identical before running the program. Also, the BlueFish only monitors physical file changes, not attributes such as date, time, and read-only changes.
  • Does not support unicode path names

Note: this program is offline, switched download location to Softpedia.

Category:
Runs on: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Config.exe to configure program settings (writes to config.ini), then launch BlueFish.exe.
What's new?
  • Minor bug fixes. 
  • Fixes a bug in configurator which makes the excluded folders not be excluded.
Latest comments
Mike on 2011-05-18 23:41

I tried BlueFish on my laptop to keep the "My Documents" folder in sync with my main desktop computer and it does work nicely, although not in the way I thought it would.

I chose to monitor the "My Documents" folder on my Windows XP laptop and have it mirrored to the "Documents" folder on my desktop computer running Vista. BlueFish started by mirroring the entire folder structure containing the "My Documents" folder, so there was a new folder called "Documents and Settings" under the "Documents" folder on my Vista computer.

It would be nice to choose the My Documents folder to be the root folder rather than have BlueFish mirror the entire folder structure in which "Documents and Settings" is the root. I don't foresee this problem if the two computers being synchronized are both running the same version of Windows.

I don't mean to make such a long post and I'm not putting this program down as I do think it has potential. I'm going to see if I can find a workaround to sync my folders across two different operating systems.

dany on 2011-07-17 21:58

@mike, if you're not scared of using a shell, I'd recommend robocopy. Has never failed me.

Emka on 2013-12-16 14:18

links broken

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ozSync v2.5.2.0

Checker on 3 Aug 2014
  • 504KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by DasFX

ozSync is a synchronization tool for files/folders. Synchronization can be started manually, scheduled or triggered in real-time (when content changes). Both full and incremental backup can be performed. With the latter, lost or changed files can be recovered from the backup.

Category:
Runs on: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ozSync.exe.
Latest comments
rogerthedodger on 2012-11-05 05:13

link to download and website appear dead?

smallhagrid on 2013-01-25 19:08

Lupo Pensuite has it - but there's no way to tell if it really can ONLY do file changes or not.
I have a single database file I update and use at home & work (because of my poor memory...), it is 50mb+, so if I've got to copy it whole it is a huge time-waster.
Has anyone here gotten this to just copy changes into the destination file ?!?
Thanks.

webfork on 2013-01-30 00:08

@smallhagrid: I don't know if this program has that functionality - I'd look to FreeFileSync http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1475 or Dsynchronize http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=719 here on the site.

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