Software Update: FreeFileSync 6.3

FreeFileSync is an open source program that allows you to back up or synchronize content from two different locations. It’s available for Windows, Linux, and OS X, doesn’t rely on things like Java or a .Net Framework, and it’s lightweight to use. The Windows installer includes separate 32bit and 64bit versions, and also offers the option to install a portable version. Version 6.3 of FreeFileSync was released a few days ago and below is a list of the changes from the last few versions.

FreeFileSync 6.3

  • No wait time anymore while searching for recycle bin (Windows Vista and later)
  • Revised synchronization progress graph
  • Clean up “On completion” considering last usage
  • Fixed CTRL + C keyboard short cut in filter dialog (OS X)
  • Resolved static initialization order issues
  • Reduced disk accesses when resolving directory name
  • Added view filter labels
  • Updated translation files
  • Updated help file

FreeFileSync 6.2

  • New synchronization progress graph
  • Skip binary comparison for files excluded via time span or size
  • Fixed configuration panel ordering for entries starting with numbers
  • Filled gap after last grid column to cover full window width
  • Workaround wxWidgets image button bug showing obsolete disabled state
  • Refined file existence checks to handle restricted permissions
  • Disable file filter button during comparison
  • Fixed mouse wheel grid scrolling for GTK2 (Linux)
  • Avoid dummy texts during progress dialog init (OS X)
  • Translated external application default commands into global settings
  • Support cancel while encoding extended time information
  • Highlight non-zero synchronization statistics

FreeFileSync 6.1

  • Released RealtimeSync for OS X
  • Handle errors loading reference batch config
  • Disable user mode exception swallowing for Windows 7 SP1
  • Always exclude root nodes on manual selection when excluded items are hidden
  • Fixed showing duplicate custom “on completion” commands
  • Close old directory handle first before executing directory traversal fallback
  • Show negative batch synchronization result in log file name
  • Avoid file system race when creating temporary files
  • Transfer creation and modification times on folder creation
  • Fixed empty main dialog configuration migration issue on Mac OS X

FreeFileSync 6.0

  • Revised main dialog panel layout
  • Show arrow icon for shortcut files and symlinks
  • Execute the “on completion” command asynchronously
  • Resolved invalid grid background when context menu is shown
  • Set negative file time tolerance to disable file time check
  • Optimized sequence of steps when saving database files
  • Prevent temporary incorrect statistics after unexpected increase in workload
  • Fixed default height when mixing panels with and without caption on main dialog
  • New view filter button “show excluded items”
  • New keyboard shortcuts for file filter and sync settings
  • Removed dependency for openSUSE 13.1
  • Updated help file
  • Updated translation files

Version number 6.3
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, Windows XP, macOS, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8
Website SourceForge
File sizes

2.39MB – 10.08MB

License type GPL