Serious Discussion FreeFileSync

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" FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files. Instead of copying every file every time, FreeFileSync determines the differences between a source and a target folder and transfers only the minimum amount of data needed. FreeFileSync is Open Source software, available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. "

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FreeFileSync 11.28 (Nov 16, 2022)
  • Recover from corrupted database file
  • Save database files pair-wise as a transaction
  • Fixed FTP access for Xiaomi "File Manager"
  • Fixed filter full path detection for root directory (Linux/macOS)
  • Fixed recycle bin double initialization bug (Windows)
  • Fixed incorrect case-insensitive string comparison for i and ı
  • Round progress percentage numbers down
 

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FreeFileSync 11.29 (Dec 16, 2022)​

  • Fixed crash after 1-byte file copy from MTP device
  • Fixed incorrect installer z-order during auto-update (macOS)
  • Compress copied file only if target folder is marked as NTFS-compressed (Windows)
  • Show install errors without requiring access to "System Events" (macOS)
  • Fall back to creation time if modification time is missing on MTP device
  • Copy/paste filter config via operating system clipboard
  • Show FreeFileSync startup error message when called from RealTimeSync
  • Avoid server round trip when preparing summary email
  • Show path conflict warning aggregated into groups
  • Don't assume path conflict if single write and multiple ignored items
  • Fixed CTRL + Insert clipboard copy for some text controls (Windows, Linux)
 

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FreeFileSync 12.0 (Jan 21, 2023)
  • Don't save password and show prompt instead for (S)FTP
  • Fast path check failure on access errors
  • Support PuTTY private key file version 3
  • Respect timeout during SFTP connect
  • Removed 20-sec timeout while checking directory existence
  • Avoid hitting (S)FTP connection limit for non-uniform configs
  • Fixed middle grid tooltip icon not always showing (Linux)
  • Optimized file accesses when checking file path existence
  • Fixed overview navigation marker not always showing on main grid
  • Clear all grid selections after view filter toggle
  • Fixed mouse selection starting on folder group
  • Don't require sudo during non-root installation (Linux)
  • Stricter type checking when deleting file/folder/symlinks
  • Succinct error messages when path component is not existing
 
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FreeFileSync 12.1 (Feb 20, 2023)
  • First official build based on GTK3 (Linux)
  • Allow cancel during folder path normalization (e.g. delay during HDD spin up)
  • Fixed slow FTP comparison performance due to libcurl regression
  • Open terminal with log messages on startup error (Linux)
  • Preserve changed config during auto-update
  • Save config during unexpected reboot (Linux)
  • Preserve config upon SIGTERM (Linux, macOS)
  • Fixed progress dialog z-order after switching windows (macOS)
  • Removed packet size limit for SFTP directory reading
  • Mouse hover effects for config and overview grid
  • Always update existing shortcuts during installation (Windows, Linux)
  • Fixed another "Some files will be synchronized as part of multiple base folders" false-negative
 

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FreeFileSync 12.2 (Apr 2, 2023)
  • Fixed temporary access error when creating multiple folders in parallel
  • Log failure to copy folder attributes as warning only
  • Enable UTF-8, even if FTP server does not advertize in FEAT (vsftpd)
  • Fixed drag and drop for non-ASCII folders (macOS)
  • Explicitly detect MTP path without existence check
  • Fixed crash when parsing SFTP package from stream
  • Revert back to GTK2 build due to GTK3 hangs on KDE (Linux)
  • Fixed missing COM initialization for MTP path parsing
 

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FreeFileSync 12.3 (May 17, 2023)
  • Add custom notes to sync configurations
  • Highlight comparison and sync buttons
  • Show sync stats in config panel tool tip
  • Update config panel sync info even if cancelled
  • Support FTP listing format missing owner/group
  • Fixed "Class not registered" error during installation
  • Propagate process priority of launcher executable
  • Fixed config panel metadata being reset after renaming
  • Fixed config panel keyboard cursor after deletion/rename
  • Improved small icon resolution for high-DPI monitors
 

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FreeFileSync 12.4 (Jun 20, 2023)​

  • Show dynamic error and warning count in progress dialogs
  • Show process elevation status in title bar (Administrator, root)
  • Fixed libcurl bug CURLE_URL_MALFORMAT for numerical host name
  • Don't discard config panel last log after no changes found
  • Set taskbar relaunch command to launcher executable (Windows)
  • Fixed Btrfs compression not being applied during copy (Linux)
  • Run on file systems with buggy GetFinalPathNameByHandle() implementation, e.g. Dokany-based
  • Save selected view mode (F11) in batch config file
 

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FreeFileSync 12.5​

Jul 21, 2023
  • Merge logs of individual steps (comparison, manual operation, sync)
  • Show total percentage in progress dialog header
  • Log and report errors during cleanup or exception handling
  • Skip folder traversal if existence check fails for other side of the pair
  • Automatically adapt batch options to prevent hanging a non-interactive process (Windows)
  • Support path lists for external applications: %item_paths%, %local_paths%, %item_names%, %parent_paths%
  • Create directory lock files with hidden attribute
  • Don't clear other side when right-clicking file selection
  • Fixed passive FTP when using different IP than control connection
  • Work around FTP servers silently renaming unsupported characters of temporary file
 

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FreeFileSync 13.1 (Oct 23, 2023)​

  • Keep comparison results when only changing cloud connection settings
  • Sync button: indicate if database will be used
  • Remove leading/trailing space during manual file rename
  • Set environment variable "DISPLAY=:0" if missing (Linux)
  • Support dropping ffs_gui/ffs_real config on RealTimeSync directory input field
 

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FreeFileSync 13.2​

Nov 23, 2023
  • Complete high-DPI/Retina display support (macOS)
  • Prevent files from being moved to versioning recursively
  • Fixed tooltip line wrap bug for moved files (Windows)
  • Return first FTP parsing error when trying multiple variants
  • Allow file times from the future for Linux-style FTP listing
  • Fixed setting modification times on certain storage devices (Windows)
  • Fixed bogus "Sound playback failed" error message (macOS)
  • Fixed rename dialog text selection wobble (macOS)

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FreeFileSync 13.3​

Jan 7, 2024
  • Completed CASA security assessment for Google Drive
  • Use system temp folder for auto-updating
  • Ignore errors when setting directory attributes is unsupported
  • Save GUI sync log file even when cancelled
  • Fixed Business Edition install over existing installation
  • Updated code signing certificates (Windows)

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FreeFileSync 13.4​

Feb 16, 2024

Latest Changes​

  • Ignore leading/trailing space when matching file names
  • Work around wxWidgets system logger clearing error code
  • Fixed registration info not found after App Translocation (macOS)
  • Avoid modal dialog hang on KDE when compiling with GTK3
  • Change app location without losing Donation Edition status (macOS)

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FreeFileSync 13.5​

Apr 1, 2024
  • Wrap file grid folder paths instead of truncate
  • Fixed sync operation arrows for RTL layout
  • Fixed FTP hang during connection (libcurl regression)
  • Consider user-defined file time tolerance for DB comparisons
  • Don't log folder pair paths if nothing to sync

 
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FreeFileSync 13.6​

May 10, 2024
  • Compact parent path display for medium/large row sizes
  • Fixed crash when mouse inputs are queued due to system lag
  • Don't steal focus from other app when sync progress dialog is shown
  • Fix crackling sound at the beginning of WAV playback (Linux)
  • Prevent middle grid tooltip from covering sync direction
  • Disable Nagle algorithm for SFTP connections

 

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