SyncBackFree

SyncBackFree 7.4

Free
It allows you to backup and/or synchronize your files and folders for free
4.0  (10 votes)
3.2
8.1.1 (See all)

SyncBackFree is the free edition of a family of powerful and advanced backup and synchronization tools. Though free, this tool offers a full set of standard and advanced features for both beginners and experts. You can backup or synchronize your files and folders between local and remote locations or even between remote folders via FTP protocol.

SyncBackFree provides a backup/synchronization method based on profiles, which means that you can configure and maintain multiple synchronization tasks. To create a profile, the program offers you a specialized window that behaves like a wizard. It allows you to provide a name for the new profile, select the profile type among backup, synchronize and mirror, and select whether you want to synchronize local folders and/or remote locations.

As soon as your profile is created, a new window titled "Profile Setup" launches and allows you to configure your new profile's details. For example, you can set the source/destination folders, schedule the profile to be executed automatically in a daily, weekly or monthly basis, change the profile type and configure the FTP parameters, among other tasks. This window, however, can be toggled between the simple and the expert views. Of course, the expert view allows you to configure many more parameters for your profile, such as the logging options, the network settings and the folder compare options.

As I mentioned before, this program is full of useful features, but one I would like to remark is backup/synchronization simulation. As its name suggests, it allows you to simulate a backup or synchronization operation between two folders or remote locations, so you can see if the results will be those that you expect before executing the real operation.

In conclusion, when it comes to backing up or synchronizing your important files or folders, I would definitely recommend you try SyncBackFree, as it really is a feature-rich app, besides being a free one. It is compatible with all MS Windows versions available at the moment, and with both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.

Ricardo Soria
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Review summary

Pros

  • Offers a full set of standard and advanced features.
  • Supports working with remote locations via FTP.
  • Allows you to create multiple backup/synchronization profiles.
  • Allows you to schedule your profiles for automatic execution.
  • Supports simulating the backup/synchronization of two folders

Cons

  • Poor visual design
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