Free Windows file sync programs? FreeFileSync, etc.

Started Sep 22, 2022 | Discussions thread
Simon Garrett Veteran Member • Posts: 7,566
Re: Free Windows file sync programs? FreeFileSync, etc.

ReedW wrote:

I'm interested in a free, simple and reliable Windows program to back up files on a local hard drive to an external drive. Ideally, I would enter a source (local) and target (external) directory, click Go and the program would determine which files were different and copy the source files to the external drive.

A recent thread mentioned the FreeFileSync program:

I did some web searching and found few mentions of it or recent reviews. Many articles on the best sync software don't mention it and many of the reviews I found were very old.

I'm interested in hearing any feedback on FreeFileSync and other free alternatives.

It's clearly still being updated; latest update 31st August 2022. Googling found me quite a few reviews of it including recent ones, mainly favourable.

I've never used it, and I use the command-line robocopy tool built in to Windows.

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