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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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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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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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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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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
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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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