Microsoft SyncToy

Microsoft SyncToy

4 stars

Editor's Rating

4 (3)

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backup and synchronize your files Microsoft SyncToy enables you to backup and synchronize your files and folders between two locations on a local or removable drive. It offers an easy to use step-by-step interface as well as advanced options that allow you to set file filters, include or exclude sub-folders and more. The program supports true synchronization (two-way) as well as Echo and Contribute which are more intended for backup purposes. You can preview the entire operation with all actions to be taken before any files are processed. Other features include command-line options and scheduling (via Task Manager). Copyright

Product Details

Publisher Microsoft Corp. (24) Price Free
Version 2.1  history Last updated Nov 11, 2009
File Size 2.88 Mb Requirements .NET Framework 2.0

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Almost there 4 stars by gimpguy Aug 11, 2011 (Read all my 1159 reviews)
Sync toy is a very good. 1. You can synchronize, choose one way backup, etc... 2. You can easily choose subfolders and files 3. It's fast and stable 4. Easy to use interface It had some quirks however, 1. You have to use scheduler to run a scheduled backup 2. When two folders are the same, it adds the info from one folder into the next, should have a copy and rename option 3. Should have a rename option when two files are the same, basically an option to keep both, not send to recycle bin (tested it, it does send to recycle bin, will not keep both) 4. Backup did not always work when I changed a file or folder until I did a test run, then run. (Basically would not recognize a new folder or file until after test run)I don't know if this would affect scheduler or not. All in all a very good backup utility and if it can improve on a few things, it will be an EXCELLENT backup utility. Hope for an X64 version as well (although upon this review, I didn't check to see if existed yet) show Review details
Simple and effective 5 stars by ianmacm Feb 05, 2009 (Read all my 174 reviews)
It's a pity that XP and Vista do not come with SyncToy built in, since it is far better than Microsoft's bland Briefcase utility. SyncToy is easy to configure and use, and I have never had any problems with it. Definitely recommended. show Review details
Simple to use, reliable, compatible, free 4 stars by Harlan Feb 02, 2009 (Read all my 66 reviews)
I've used every public version of this, and they have all worked well for me. Never crashes, never creates system problems, never behaves strangely. Will not sync open files, however, at least not under WinXP Home or Pro. show Review details
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