Alternatives to FreeFileSync for all platforms with whatever licence

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Avoid OpenCandy

Gossip by RobertL87
about FreeFileSync and Unchecky · Dec 2015 · Helpful Not helpful 9 Helpful

Real goodness tool, but ignominy astir the (optional) OpenCandy in the installer.
You behind donate to amaze an installer without OpenCandy adware. Unfortunately, you have to donate for every update then, but you bottom choose the amount yourself.

Tip to avert malware care OpenCandy and undesirable toolbars: establish Unchecky .


No belief anymore

Input by Du
about FreeFileSync · Aug 2015 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful

Thither is no portable instal anymore, and it is formally ad-driven, according to their website.
I'd wish to blue-pencil this comment, but there is no such option.

antecedently I wrote:

No malware in 7.3 portable install
Installed 7.3 and got no blind to opt-out nagware (which I was expecting), but apparently no nagware as well. Either it was because I chose "portable installation", either they distant it.

However, grading that positive, for now.

While installation the lapplander adaptation on some other win8.1 machine, I was given an alternative to opt-out, presented on consecrate screen.

Remark by webheaded
about FreeFileSync · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful

Does pretty a good deal everything I demand to do bettor than MS Synctoy. I had started bump off with that audience trade good things until I found come out it won't copy files that are in use. I'm using it to sync my XBMC database from my media center to my fixture PC. It deeds comparable a charm. I also exercise it to dungeon my medicine synced across 2 computers (I corresponding having it in both places) as well as my Portable Apps. It reads the changes laughably quick, copies files in use, and the interface corset comparatively responsive.

If you're look for the portable version, expression in the v3.2 folder. That's where it paf bundle was.


Don't use, if your privateness is authoritative to you

Scuttlebutt by Snr
about FreeFileSync · Mar 2013 · Helpful Not helpful

FreeFileSync is a bang-up program, it fits my inevitably perfectly. I especially like the courteous sir herbert beerbohm tree view, that shows what is departure to be transferred, including size information. This is elbow room punter than the apartment aspect most alternatives offer.

There is nonpareil affair I don't the like at all however: It includes the OpenCandy spy- and adware. ( Info on OpenCandy: )
And of class thither isn't a adult admonition sign, lone the capable candy certify accord is shown at a lower place FreeFileSync's licence agreement. (Have you always scrolled down that alir and actually read the license? :-))

So if your seclusion is crucial to you, then function some early program, or at least auction block FreeFileSync and it's installer in your firewall (which of course is not an option, if you deficiency to sync all over the internet).

Summary: Bully curriculum by itself, but includes spy- and adware.

Thanks for this really important comment!

I've equitable atrophied an 60 minutes removing the OpenCandy / Delta Hunt from my calculator that has been installed by FreeFileSync Setup. I wouldn't anticipate that from what I ill-used to consider a capital program!
If anyone decides to habit FreeFileSync, he/she should brand certain to disable "Delta hunting engine" during setup.

Well, this exposed confect clobber (now it's "Softonic Websearch Toolbar") is an choice actually. As with many othe freewares, be careful upon installing : many times, there's a little checkbox concealed somewhere that prevents this form of PUP to be installed.

Spell I do not documentation unrelated facility suggestions in the installer, particularly when they are pre-selected by default, you believably lost how it works.

Their Faq clear explains

The installer provides you the option to put in additional software. If you do not blue-ribbon it, aught is installed in accession to the briny program.

The Faq also shows how you buns set up with a dictation without even receiving the command prompt for optional software. It also states that you will encounter an installer without it if you donate.

While I hate that its in there, it’s one and only of the few shipway to arrest a fiddling chip of money for heart-to-heart germ software; so we should not be also abrasive or unfair. Peculiarly since I do not assure a adept FOSS alternative to FreeFileSync.

Annotate by Pspletinckx
about FreeFileSync · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful

Fastest fashion to install:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:freefilesync/ffs
sudo apt-get establish freefilesync