FreeFileSync Portable


FreeFileSync supports portable installation onto USB memory sticks or external hard drives. For this purpose select installation type portable in the installer.

However this variant will not register the FreeFileSync file extensions .ffs_gui, .ffs_batch and .ffs_real which allow to conveniently start a GUI or batch mode synchronization with a simple double-click. Therefore local installation is recommended to get the full FreeFileSync functionality.



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Changelog


FreeFileSync 6.9 [2014-09-01]
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Reuse FreeFileSync taskbar link when available (Windows 7)
Limit number of retries when creating temporary files
Fixed bitmap rendering issue for high-contrast color schemes
Revised and fixed unclear GUI texts
Updated deprecated system call when suspending idle (OS X)
Fixed retry when failing to determine recycle bin status
Added progress graph legend
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 6.8 [2014-08-01]
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New comparison option to ignore file time shift in hours
Tentatively disabled DST hack affecting FAT file creation times
New menu option to reset GUI layout
File sizes ignore sync direction in overview panel
Sort by file name also sorts folder names
Main grid column "full path" includes file name
Always position comparison progress below main buttons
Fixed high-precision tick count calculations
Fully restart directory traversal on errors
Updated help file with steps to schedule a batch job (OS X)


FreeFileSync 6.7 [2014-07-01]
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Redesigned comparison progress statistics
Fixed crash when loading incompatible config file
Added "new" button to config panel
Avoid sync progress dialog repositioning
Resolved crash when loading sync settings for Arabic locale
Restored cancel button width
Help window not forced to float over main dialog (Windows)
Fixed overwriting old-format batch files
Harmonized view category sequence
Merged similar translation items
Fixed crash when scrolling help window without focus


FreeFileSync 6.6 [2014-06-01]
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Fixed large font size standard button layout
Fixed config dialog graphics glitch with large font sizes
Exit FreeFileSync launcher process during update
Exclude temporary files from RealtimeSync monitor
Implement correct standard button spacing (OS X)
Fixed SELinux compilation issue (Linux)
Installer adds RealtimeSync link to desktop (Windows)
Improved makefile (Linux, OS X)
Reduced binary file size (Linux)
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 6.5 [2014-05-01]
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Support preview for RAW CR2 image files (Windows Vista and later)
Fixed startup exception when using task scheduler (Windows XP)
Correctly resolve SystemRoot NT path syntax for symbolic links
Fixed incorrect error codes being reported (Windows XP)
Fixed config dialog shortcut key presses getting lost (OS X)
Allow vertical layout for top button panel
Code cleanup: removed support for old database and XML config formats
Center sync progress dialog
Updated help file


FreeFileSync 6.4 [2014-04-01]
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Combined comparison, filter and sync config dialogs
Support alternate GlobalSettings.xml file via command line
Toggle between config panels with F6, F7, F8
Show config status icons in notebook panel caption
Redesigned configuration dialog layouts
Fixed startup error after moving installation directory
Fixed retry on failure to resolve path by volume name
Resolved ERROR_ALREADY_EXISTS when creating temporary recycle bin subdirectory
Added "save as GUI job" button on main dialog
Added Bulgarian language


FreeFileSync 6.3 [2014-03-01]
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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 [2014-02-01]
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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 in global settings
Support cancel while encoding extended time information
Highlight non-zero synchronization statistics


FreeFileSync 6.1 [2014-01-01]
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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 [2013-12-01]
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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 libpng15.so dependency for openSUSE 13.1
Updated help file
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 5.23 [2013-11-01]
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Allow sorting root nodes on overview panel
Support retry on failure to resolve path by volume name
Copy high-precision modification times for files and symlinks
Align top panel height with comparison and sync buttons
Show lock owner while waiting on a locked directory
Resolved help file W3C validation issues
Fixed high-contrast accessibility issues in help
Fixed crash for CPUs without SSE2 when using VSS (Windows XP)
Prevent progress statistics timer overflow
Save RealtimeSync settings before forced exit due to shutdown or log off
Resolved contract violation error due to out of memory
RealtimeSync does not block system shutdown anymore
Added "select all" context menu option for progess log
Have progress log keyboard input ignore focus
Fixed category icon background color issues
Report error when reading active config file failed during save
Preload adjacent file icons on grid


FreeFileSync 5.22 [2013-10-01]
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New options for automatic retry after error
Improved compliance with Windows User Experience guidelines
Harmonized popup dialog layouts
Correctly show program menu when main dialog receives focus (OS X)
Revised configuration dialog layouts and designs
Fixed crash on startup for CPUs without SSE2 support (Windows XP)
Work around wxWidgets bug for sorted list boxes (Linux)
Updated and revised help file
Early parameter validation for filter and sync config dialogs
Fixed followed directory symlinks being incorrectly excluded
Automatically calculate best initial message box size
Progress graph and status icons support high-contrast color schemes
Include directory child-elements when manually setting filter
Allow manual filter for short name on overview panel
Don't treat file drops on directory input fields as URI (Linux)
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 5.21 [2013-09-02]
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Detect moved/renamed files in mirror and custom variants
New database format for two way variant: old database files are converted automatically
Support double-clicking ffs_gui/ffs_batch files (OS X)
Integrated search panel (Ctrl + F, F3) into main dialog
Merged variant names into top button labels
Hide dock icon while minimized to notification area (OS X)
New keyboard shortcuts: F5, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10
Further reduced size of database files by 10%
Fixed Outlook *.ost files found missing on VSS snapshot volumes
Added include filter context menu option
Correctly scroll to search hits on different grid
Always remove .ffs_tmp files permanently
Fixed layout for buttons with text and graphics for RTL languages (Arabic, Hebrew)
Revised file filter parser: new syntax for excluding items in subdirectories
Improved configuration merge algorithm
Fixed crash when showing help due to wxWidgets 64-bit bug in help component (Windows 8)
Avoid progress dialog graph flicker during resize when too few samples are available
Progress status when deleting files not greyed out anymore
Increased time-out to 20 seconds when checking for directory existence
Exclude broken symlinks via filter before showing error message
Follow symlinks when checking file/directory existence (Linux)
Consistently set batch error codes during startup phase
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 5.20 [2013-08-03]
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Fixed crash on startup due to wxWidgets 64-bit bug in font enumeration (Windows 8)


FreeFileSync 5.19 [2013-08-02]
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Redesigned progress dialog including new items graph
New command line syntax: set directory names of a .ffs_gui/.ffs_batch externally
Explicit button on progress dialog to minimize to systray
Fixed progress graph labels being truncated (Debian, Ubuntu, openSUSE)
Resolved main dialog z-order issues during sync (OS X)
Reduced progress dialog layout twitching
Further improved comparison speed by 10%
Use proper config file path in file picker dialog (OS X)
Never interrupt when updating a file with fail-safe file copy after target was deleted
Prevent crash when closing progress dialog while paused (OS X)
Support external command lines starting with whitespace (Windows)
Show warning before starting external applications for more than 10 items
Start external applications synchronously if needed to avoid running out of system resources
Don't show hidden progress dialog when showing an error message in silent batch mode (OS X)
Correctly show file names containing ampersand characters in progress dialog
Adapt size of results dialog to fit contents
Correctly execute file move before parent directory will be deleted
Show a blinking system tray icon on errors instead of a modal dialog in RealtimeSync
Added installation size for Windows' Add/Remove Programs


FreeFileSync 5.18 [2013-07-02]
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Work around boost 1.54 bug "The procedure entry point GetTickCount64 could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll" (Windows XP)


FreeFileSync 5.17 [2013-07-02]
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Consider target file when updating followed file symlinks
Support moving files to recycle bin contained in followed directory symlinks
Move instead of copy updated files into versioning directory
Reduced memory peak when loading large database files after comparison
Check recycle bin existence only once per base folder and only if deletions occur (Windows)
Revised and enhanced error messages
Show moved files in same category as updated files
More pessimistic calculation of required disk space reducing false positives
Implemented platform-specific standard button ordering (Linux, OS X)
Set configuration panel primary orientation to vertical
Added new checks and error message strings for translation file parser
Revised middle grid inactive color and duplicate equality symbol
Skip XML comments while parsing config files
Redesigned confirmation popup dialogs
Standard button spacing conforms to operating system conventions
Shrinked memory consumption of file hierarchy data structures
Don't show file deletion dialog if selection is empty
Fixed incorrect progress statistics if a file or directory is deleted externally after comparison
Focus grid cursor row after switching sides with keyboard direction keys
Improved localization process: find translation deltas more easily, better error reporting
Reset initiated grid selection when changing grid cursor
Improved sync progress dialog layout
Suppress dubious wxWidgets error message "locale 'es_AR' can not be set". (OS X)
Don't show busy cursor on synchronization results dialog
Log error message upon retry as type info only
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 5.16 [2013-06-01]
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Integrated both category and sync action view into middle grid
Condensed folder pair display names on overview panel
Consider symlinks and junctions when copying locked files (Windows Vista)
Resolved failure to set directory lock within Windows XP as Virtual Box guest
Period resolves to working directory again
Fixed "DecodePointer could not be located in KERNEL32.dll" (Windows 2000)
Support closing progress dialog forcefully during sync (OS X)
Don't disable all child items if directory traversal fails for a single item only
Simplified deletion confirmation dialog (removed "delete on both sides")
Work around wxWidgets leaking memory on exit (OS X)
Avoid wxWidgets crash when deleting folder pair control (OS X)
Prevent wxWidgets corrupting stack when wxLocale is allocated statically (Linux)
Use GetUserDefaultLangID to determine installer default language
Avoid progress speed and remaining time jitter
Check existence only once for duplicate base directories
Detect invalid file symlinks pointing to directories (Windows)
Disable unsuitable buttons in pop up dialogs when checkbox is set
Copy folder attributes if source is a junction already on Windows XP instead of Vista
Mark failed UTF conversions with replacement character
Do not restore main dialog position outside visible screen area (multi monitor setup)
Support detection of moved files through symlinks
Reduced memory consumption when detecting moved files
Check for duplicate file ids when detecting renamed files
Redetermine volume id for followed directory symlinks
Removed "Compare_Complete.wav"
Don't accept file deletion confirmation in less than 50ms
Systematically resolved translation bugs
Added Serbian language


FreeFileSync 5.15 [2013-05-01]
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New menu option to activate/deactivate automatic update checking
Show status message while checking for program updates
Faster start up times through asynchronous config file checking
Automatically migrate configuration files to new format
New context menu options to copy and paste filter settings
Support file and folder names with trailing space or period characters
Do not show superfluous scroll bars for multiple folder pairs
Correctly show long file paths when moving to recycle bin failed (Windows Vista and later)
Status feedback before blocking while creating a Volume Shadow Copy
Do not show dummy texts while initializing progress dialog (OS X)
Allow to maximize filter dialog
New column for item count on overview panel
Allow CTRL + C to copy selection to clipboard on overview panel
Consider current view filter for file selection on overview panel
Workaround silent failure to set modification times on NTFS volumes (Linux)
Avoid main dialog flash when closing progress dialog (Linux)
Do not show middle grid tool tip when dragging outside visible area
Reduced file accesses when loading XML files
Simplified structure of GlobalSettings.xml
Allow to change default exclusion filter via GlobalSettings.xml: "DefaultExclusionFilter"
Split filter entries over multiple rows in ffs_gui/ffs_batch XML files
Resolved failed assert during start up (ReactOS)
Create directory locks after one-time existence check
Show warning when locking directory failed
Reset main dialog layout to fix top panel default height being too small
New help file topic "Expert Settings"
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 5.14 [2013-03-31]
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Do not process child elements when parent directory creation fails
Start comparison after pressing Enter in directory input fields
Lead grid is determined via keyboard input instead of input focus change
Ignore empty directory entries in RealtimeSync
Restored mouse cursor "snap to default button"
Implemented file icon support for sync preview (OS X)
RealtimeSync exit via menu working again
Restore main dialog even if "close progress dialog" is selected
Show full path when failing to create directory on not existing target drive
Middle grid tool tip shown correctly again (Suse Linux/X11)
Prevent process hang when manually writing to directory history (Linux and OS X, wxWidgets 2.9.4)
Resolved crash after showing help dialog (OS X)
Properly handle non-ASCII characters for external commands (OS X)
Support UTF8 format restrictions on file systems like HFS (OS X)
Do not stretch small thumbnail icons (Linux)
Use 32x32 instead of 48x48 as medium icon size on Windows XP
Properly size non-jumbo icons in thumbnail view (Windows Vista and later)
Reduced GDI resources for file icon buffer (Windows)
Automatically check for updates weekly without showing pop up on first start
Restored program logo in systray progress indicator
Fit grid row label to match wide font sizes
Added macros %csidl_Downloads%, %csidl_PublicDownloads%, %csidl_QuickLaunch% (Windows Vista and later)


FreeFileSync 5.13 [2013-03-06]
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Prepared support for new build on Mac OS X
Time out for not existing directories after 10 seconds
Check directory existence in parallel
Inform about all missing directories via a single error message
Show remaining time considering relative error of 10%
Check for grid icon updates only when needed
Revised directory lock process detection
Implemented high resolution icons
Accessibility: fixed unreadable labels
More polished user interfaces
Fixed time stamp not being set on NFS/Samba shares (Linux)


FreeFileSync 5.12 [2013-02-04]
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Dynamic statistics adjustment during synchronization
Allow to save active view filter settings as default (context menu)
Stay responsive while checking recycle bin existence on slow disks
Reset option "Delete on both sides" upon each manual deletion
Added context menu to allow deletion of last used configurations
Support numpad add/subtract keys for overview tree
Revised external application integration
Call external applications for multiple selected items
Automatically schedule abandoned recycle bin temp directories (.ffs_tmp) for deletion
Binary comparison speed estimate considers errors and short-circuit evaluation
Use full time window of sync phase when calculating overall speed
Added Arabic language


FreeFileSync 5.11 [2013-01-06]
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New file versioning scheme: move to folder replacing existing files
Fixed high CPU consumption after longer syncs
Improved .ffs_batch configuration file handling
Allow to quick save .ffs_batch files on main dialog and program exit
Convert batch-exclusive settings when opening a .ffs_batch file on main dialog
Redesigned configuration dialog layout
Enhanced all file I/O error messages to show locking processes (Windows Vista and later)
Separator in CSV file now locale dependent
Avoid "Windows Error Code 2" for truly empty directories
Macro %month% resolves to decimal number
New macro %timestamp%
Revised sync progress graph
Fixed progress graph graphics glitch for RTL layout
Allow XML element values to contain non-escaped quotation marks
Updated help file
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 5.10 [2012-12-03]
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Show synchronization log as a grid in results dialog
Improved grid scrolling performance (most noticeable on Linux)
Allow grid selection starting from outside of the grid
RealtimeSync: Support drag & drop on main dialog for *.ffs_real and *.ffs_batch files
Optimized memory consumption when generating log for millions of items
Optimized memory consumption when exporting to CSV file
Have grid row height match window default font size
Catch out of memory when copying huge lists into clipboard
Fixed failure to resume aborted sync after having FFS implicitly create target directory
Fixed horizontal mouse wheel scrolling direction for RTL languages (Hebrew)
RealtimeSync: Fixed drag and drop not working (Linux)
Set maximum size of LastSyncs.log in GlobalSettings.xml element <LastSyncsFileSizeMax>
Show error when trying to copy a named pipe rather than hang (Linux)
Improved copy routine minimizing file accesses (Linux)
Copy file access permissions by default (Linux)
Fixed unexpected "File or Directory not existing" error during file copy (Linux)


FreeFileSync 5.9 [2012-11-03]
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Scroll grid under mouse cursor
Move files directly to recycle bin without parent "FFS 2012-05-15 131513" temporary folders
Offer $HOME directory alias in directory drop down list (Linux)
Support for tilde (~) character in input folder paths (Linux)
New environment variables for RealtimeSync: %change_action%, "%change_path%
Use Internet Explorer proxy settings for new version check (Windows)
Show proper error message after failed symlink creation
Start comparison upon double-clicking config list
New batch return code: "Synchronization completed with warnings"
Hide files that won't be copied by default if direction "none" is part of the rule set (e.g. update variant)
Remember save config and folder picker dialog positions separately
New sync completion sound
Fixed sync completion sound not playing (Ubuntu)


FreeFileSync 5.8 [2012-10-01]
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New icon theme
Dynamic save button and dialog title show unsaved configuration
Exclude all folders if file size or time span filters are active
Added macros %csidl_Nethood%, %csidl_Programs%, %csidl_Startup%
Fixed crash on failed CRT parameter validation (Windows)
Auto-updater handles moved web address for version check
Fixed configuration conversion error when deleting into versioning folder
Avoid modal error dialogs in batch mode unless error handling is set to "pop up"
Set return codes in batch mode even if modal dialogs are shown
Disabled UAC virtualization for 32-bit user-mode process
Descriptive error message when setting invalid dates on FAT volumes


FreeFileSync 5.7 [2012-09-04]
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Modern directory selection dialog (Windows Vista and later)
New file versioning scheme appending revision number to files
New sync option to limit number of versions per file
Revised configuration format for *.ffs_gui/*.ffs_batch files: old format will be supported for some time
Fixed crash on invalid file modification times
Fixed zlib error on empty database stream
GlobalSettings.xml: added "MaxSize" parameter to "ConfigHistory"
Fixed occasional crash on GTK 2 (Linux)
Always show "items processed" in log file
Simplified configuration dialogs
Fixed password prompt not always coming up when connecting to a network share
Support environment variables everywhere: +on completion; +external applications; +RTS command
Harmonized external application macros: %item_path%, %item_folder%, %item2_path%, %item2_folder%
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 5.6 [2012-08-02]
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Resize left and right grids equally
Allow to move middle grid position via mouse
Automatically resize file name columns
Do not follow reparse points other than symlinks and mount points
Warn if Recycle Bin is not available during manual deletion
Fixed error when saving log file into volume root directory
Show files which differ in attributes only in the same category as "equal" files
Apply hidden attribute to lock file
Fixed potential "access denied" problem when updating the database file
Show errors when saving configuration files during exit (ignore for batch mode)
Mark begin of comparison phase in the log file
More detailed tool tip describing items that differ in attributes only
Added Scottish Gaelic translation


FreeFileSync 5.5 [2012-07-01]
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New database format for <automatic> variant: old database files are converted automatically
Tuned performance for <automatic> variant when saving database for millions of files: > 95% faster
Support partial database updates for <automatic> variant respecting current filter
Reduced size of database files by 30%
Fine-tuned <automatic> algorithm to avoid certain conflicts after changing comparison settings
Lower peak memory consumption when reading database participating in multiple sync jobs
Refined symlink categorization and <automatic> variant handling
Always save log of last syncs to %appdata%\FreeFileSynce\LastSyncs.log (128 kB limit)
"Save" and "Save As" menu options
Properly show status message after save configuration
Avoid issues applying file modification time on certain NAS
Refined last-used configuration handling
Avoid race-condition: database file is only read if directory is existing
Protect against temporary network drop between comparison and synchronization
Rearranged statistics panel to save vertical space when vertically aligned
Removed limitation for number of conflicts shown in the warning message and log
Consider both global and local filter when estimating whether folder could contain matches
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 5.4 [2012-06-01]
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Copy all NTFS extended attributes
Improved statistics panel
Improved main grid
Support context menu for files in overview tree
Process double-clicks outside main grid
Allow quoted paths ending with backslash in command line: "C:\"
Fully localized number formatting (Windows)
Fixed deletion dialog header being trimmed (Linux)
Fixed exclusion via context menu (Linux)
Preserve row label width after comparison (Linux)
Updated help file
New batch mode return codes, see help file
Prefix custom deletion directory with job name
Use the same time stamp for log file and versioning
Handle folder drag and drop outside main grid
Avoid name clash having multiple folder pairs delete into the same versioning folder
Exit FreeFileSync automatically while upgrading to new version
Accessibility: Support high-contrast color schemes
Yet another UI design overhaul
Fixed "access denied" issue on OS X-hosted network shares
Support Citrix folder shares
Support Arch Linux (Chakra)
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 5.3 [2012-05-02]
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Show which processes lock a file during synchronization (Windows Vista and later)
Use unbuffered copy to speed up copying large files (Windows Vista and later)
Preserve NTFS sparse files
Support referencing all logical volumes by name (including FreeOTFE virtual drives)
Fixed lag showing "Searching for directory" on comparison
New context menu filter option: exclude by short name
Use clicked-on row rather than anchor when determining action for shift-selection
Refresh grid after pressing "CTRL + A"
Add base folder pairs to CSV export
Show full path in tool tip if multiple folder pairs are used
Show child dialogs on same monitor as parent dialog on multiple monitor systems
Added statistics at beginning of batch log file
Fixed batch mode final speed statistic and reset graph after binary comparison
RealtimeSync: Automatically retry after 15 seconds if an error occurs
Show button images untrimmed (Linux)
Fixed problems with auto-closing progress dialog (Linux)
Fixed unresponsive progress dialog and systray icon (Linux)
New option in GlobalSettings.xml: "LockDirectoriesDuringSync"
Added Lithuanian translation
Added Norwegian translation
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 5.2 [2012-04-01]
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Fixed runtime error "Error comparing strings! (LCMapString)" (Windows 2000, XP only)


FreeFileSync 5.1 [2012-03-31]
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New category for time span filter: last x days
Fixed "Error loading library function: GetVolumeInformationByHandleW" if NTFS permissions are copied
Fixed command line issues: allow config name without extension, allow multiple directories instead of a config file
Reenabled global shortcut F8 to toggle data shown in middle grid
Unified error handling on failure to create log directory
Do not close batch creation dialog after save
Tree view: compress and filter root nodes the same way as regular folder nodes
Fixed wrong tool tip being shown if directory name changes
Date range selector does not trim year field anymore
Show action "do nothing" on mouse-hover for conflicts in middle grid
Fixed "Windows Error Code 59: An unexpected network error occurred"
New filter pattern: *\* matches all files in sub directories of base directories
Fixed "*?" filter sub-sequence
Fixed "Cannot convert from the charset 'Unknown encoding (-1)'!"
Support Ctrl + A in filter dialog
Support large filter lists > 32 kByte
Allow to hide file icons
Avoid switching monitor when main dialog is maximized on multiple monitor systems
Improved huge XML file loading times by a factor of 3000, saving by a factor of 3
Restore grid scroll position after repeated comparisons
Show log after sync when non-fatal errors occurred
Fixed crash in UTF8 conversion when processing a corrupted ffs_db file
Even more pedantic user interface fine-tuning
Compiles and runs on openSuse 12.1
Fixed grid page-up/down keys scrolling twice (Linux, wxGTK 2.9.3)
Fixed unwanted grid scrolling when toggling middle column (Linux, wxGTK 2.9.3)
Fixed middle grid tool tip occasionally going blank (Linux)
Support single shift-click to check/set direction of multiple rows
Removed gtkmm dependency (Linux)
Installer remembers all settings for next installation (local installation only)
All executables digitally signed
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 5.0 [2012-01-30]
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New grid control
New tree control
Revised Right to Left layout for Hebrew
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 4.6 [2011-12-25]
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Execute user-defined command after synchronization
Option to automatically close synchronization progress dialog
Automatically adjust statistics during sync if changes happened after comparison
Fixed "DecodePointer could not be located in KERNEL32.dll" (Windows 2000)
Fixed "Windows Error Code 31: A device attached to the system is not functioning"
Mouse wheel will scroll list of folder pairs instead of toggle through directory history
No error message when scanning a single directory
Minimized disk accesses when deleting files
Less mouse-clicks required when overwriting configuration
Pause timers while showing error messages
Show error message for malformed external commands
Support detection of moved files over "subst" alias
New default font: Segoe UI (Windows Vista and later)
Save settings before forced exit due to shutdown or log off
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 4.5 [2011-11-25]
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Fixed "Windows Error Code 50: The request is not supported"
Fixed "Windows Error Code 124: The system call level is not correct"
Fixed config load performance problem if network drive is not reachable
Support traversing truly empty directories (no ., ..) (Windows)


FreeFileSync 4.4 [2011-11-22]
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Fixed error copying files containing alternate data streams (Windows)


FreeFileSync 4.3 [2011-11-20]
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Detection of moved and renamed files
New database format for <Automatic> mode: a full sync is suggested before upgrading
Fixed overwrite symlink with regular file
Fixed synchronization result dialog GUI glitch (Windows XP)
Fixed macro %weekday%
RealtimeSync: Fixed support for manual volume unmount (Windows)
Added Croatian language
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 4.2 [2011-11-02]
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Implemented workaround for compiler bug leading to uncaught exceptions (Windows 32 bit)
Shadow Copy Service: Native support for Windows7/Server 2008
Fixed reference by volume name parsing issue
Rearranged synchronization progress dialog
More concise log message format
Fixed default file icon (Kubuntu)
Support for wxWidgets 2.9 series (Ubuntu/Kubuntu)
FAT 2 sec tolerance for files dated in the future
Honor DACL/SACL inheritance flags when copying NTFS permissions (Windows)
New option in GlobalSettings.xml: "RunWithBackgroundPriority" (Windows Vista and later)


FreeFileSync 4.1 [2011-10-09]
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Improved synchronization progress dialog
Show all available aliases in directory history list
Show password prompt when connecting to mapped network share
Removed busy cursor after program start up
RealtimeSync: atomically detect missing directories
Handle not existing reference by volume name as an invalid path
Improved start up responsiveness by checking dir/file existence asynchronously
Fixed loading incorrect directory name when using multiple folder pairs
Allow passing multiple configurations via command line
Allow passing multiple directory names via command line


FreeFileSync 4.0 [2011-09-25]
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Thumbnail list view
Option to specify comparison settings at folder pair level
Correctly update parent-child relationship when changing sync directions
Show history list for additional folder pairs
Switch between volume name and full path in directory history list
Perf: shrinked folder matching CPU time by over 70%
Show windows environment strings in directory history list
Show windows special folder IDs in directory history list
Fixed progress dialog going into background on heavy load
Support creating old 8.3 directories
Take over configuration name when creating new batch job
Remember batch-specific settings when loading a ffs_batch file from main dialog
Drag & drop ffs_batch files on main dialog to test and edit batch settings
Automatically resolve objects deleted externally after comparison
Date column context menu: manual time range selector
New categories for time span filter: today, this week, this month, this year
Respect both sides when sorting by relative path
Updated COM error message reporting resolving "Unknown error"
Smarter configuration merge algorithm
Correctly show existing folders on both sides when using include filter
Fixed network access using WebDrive
Update modification times during file copy to write current values to database
RealtimeSync: write name of changed file into environment variable "changed_file"
RealtimeSync: fixed network drop incorrectly being handled as a failure
Set default direction according to current configuration when deleting manually
Plenty of GUI improvements
Updated help file
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 3.21 [2011-08-19]
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Fixed deleting to user-defined directory
Fixed crash when using include filter
New global option to disable transactional file copy


FreeFileSync 3.20 [2011-08-11]
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Scan multiple directories in parallel
Automatically resolve disconnected network maps
Fixed temporal hang when dropping large files on main dialog
<Automatic> mode: Fixed issue regarding directory names differing in case during first sync
Delete permanently if recycle bin is not available (Linux)
Keep FreeFileSync responsive when trying to access non-existent network folder
Support for Ubuntu Unity Launcher (Linux)
RealtimeSync: Failure notification if command line is invalid (Linux)


FreeFileSync 3.19 [2011-07-23]
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Exclude sub directories from synchronization which cannot be accessed during comparison
Warning if Recycle Bin is not available instead of deleting silently (Windows)
Adapted log message if missing recycler leads to permanent deletion (Windows)
Revert to per file recycle bin handling if creating temp recycler folder fails
Avoid orphaned deletion temp directories on network drives
Quick-select comparison and synchronization options via double-click
New right-click drop down menu on comparison and synchronization settings button
New database design: copying the database file does not lead to complications anymore
Full support for "retry" while comparing
Don't copy empty folders when filtering by time span
Allow loading/merging multiple configurations files via file open dialog
Allow loading/merging multiple configurations in last used config list
Fixed system shutdown interruption during batch mode
Allow saving log files in both silent and non-silent batch jobs
Reduced main dialog flicker when switching configurations
Database and lock files created by FreeFileSync do not trigger RealtimeSync anymore
Restrict maximum number of visible folder pairs to 6 (configurable via GlobalSettings.xml)
New macros: %day%, %hour%, %min%, %sec%


FreeFileSync 3.18 [2011-07-03]
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Launcher running synchronously and returning application error code
Fixed sort by file extension
Fixed drag and drop of SAMBA network folder
Render (all) invalid file dates correctly on GUI
Correct layout selection for RTL and LTR languages
Correct GUI status texts while waiting for directory lock
Properly set default directory when loading configuration
New XML framework: zen::Xml
Added Hebrew language
Added Danish language
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 3.17 [2011-05-20]
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Filter files by size
Filter latest files by time span
Launcher automatically selecting 32/64 bit executable on start up
More detailed systray progress indicator
New database format for <Automatic> mode: a full sync is suggested before upgrading
Update database at individual file level (support for partial and aborted syncs)
New translation file format
Dynamically load existing translation files
Correct translation plural forms
Improved directory locking strategy
Restructured installation package
One button-click synchronization
Fixed CSV character encoding
Put CSV values in quotes if they contain semicolons
Explicit button and settings for "Custom" sync variant -> old configurations need to be migrated
Keyboard shortcuts also on middle grid
Minimize progress dialog by clicking on taskbar
Render invalid file dates correctly on GUI
Process user-defined commands via shell execution (FFS and RTS)
Allow base directory names having trailing white-space
Added Ukrainian language
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 3.16 [2011-04-21]
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Fixed file copy issues on SAMBA shares
Small GUI fixes


FreeFileSync 3.15 [2011-04-19]
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Overwriting a file as fully transactional operation
Optimized synchronization speed (non-cached volumes, e.g. memory sticks in particular)
Volumes can be specified by name: [<volume-name>]\<path> (use case: variable drive letters, RealtimeSync)
Copy NTFS compressed, encrypted and sparse file attributes
Copy NTFS compressed and encrypted directory attributes
Copy NTFS alternate data stream
Improved performance: CSV export, copy to clipboard, sync log display
Improved color theme support
Fixed crash on certain system text color settings
Fixed progress numbers for manual deletion
Allow aborting manual deletion via escape key
Use relative name for file tool tip
Automatically redirect arrow keys to main grid
More tolerant directory creation (operation not supported/wrong parameter)
More tolerant file move: ignore existing files (user-defined deletion directory)
Added macro %weekday%


FreeFileSync 3.14 [2011-03-20]
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New keyboard shortcuts: F5: compare F6: synchronize
Skip to next folder pair if fatal error occurred (instead of abort)
Reload last selected configuration on start up
Abort with error when copying to empty directory field
Full log information after comparison (including file transfer)
Check read access for source file before overwriting target
Fixed possible application crash after comparison
Fixed possible network freeze when comparing
Maximum number of log files can be specified
Don't condense white-space when loading XML configuration
RealtimeSync: Put executable name in quotes when parsing *.ffs_batch file
Large program icons - 256 x 256
Handle daylight saving time(DST) on FAT network shares
Skip DST handling if drive does not support accurate file times
Many small GUI/usability fixes
Added Korean translation


FreeFileSync 3.13 [2011-01-16]
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Implemented Advanced User Interface to allow user specified layout customizations
Process case sensitive file/directory/symlink names
Synchronize name/attributes only avoiding full copy if appropriate
Prevent hibernation/sleep mode during comparison and synchronization (Windows)
New database format: single file for FreeFileSync 32 and 64 bit versions
- full sync suggested before migrating to v3.13
- old sync.x64.ffs_db files may be deleted
Improved algorithm to calculate remaining time
Allow resizing window containing multiple folder pairs
Show folder short names in column file name
Correctly report message "nothing to sync" in batch mode
Removed libjpg-8 dependency (Linux)
Fixed loading correct maximized position on multi-screen desktop
RealtimeSync: Removed blank icons in ALT-TAB list during execution of command line
Show RealtimeSync job name as systray tool tip
Last used configurations as sorted list without size limitation
Remove redundant configuration when merging multiple ffs_gui/ffs_batch files
Warning if folder is modified that is part of multiple folder pairs
Aggregated warning messages for all folder pairs instead of one per pair
Added privilege to access restricted symlink content
Added Greek translation


FreeFileSync 3.12 [2010-11-28]
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Allow empty folder pairs without complaining
Automatically exclude database and lock files from all (sub-)directories (not only from base)
Resize grid columns on both sides in parallel
Fixed tool tip foreground text color (Linux)
Search via CTRL + F and F3 now as global hotkeys
Fully portable use of directory locking (Windows/Linux, 32/64 bit)
RealtimeSync: Treat missing network path the same as missing local path
Show current job name during synchronization (batch/gui)
Allow copying dereferenced (=followed) directory Symlinks over network share
Fail to copy Symlinks (=direct) over network share instead of silently creating empty folder (Windows XP)
Copy NTFS junctions as Symlinks (avoiding permission checks)
RealtimeSync: ignore request for device removal on network mapped drives
Support for copying SELinux security contexts
Fixed moving buttons in synchronization dialog
Allow deleting currently selected item from list of last used folders (not before wxWidgets 2.9.1)
Avoid losing focus after manually deleting a file
Preserve custom changes to sync directions after manually deleting a file
Handle empty tool tips correctly (Linux)
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 3.11 [2010-09-20]
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Fixed migration issue: reasonable default value for number of folder pairs
Better message box background color


FreeFileSync 3.10 [2010-09-19]
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Automatically solve daylight saving time and time zone shift issues on FAT/FAT32 (finally)
Instantly resolve abandoned directory locks associated with local computer
Show expanded directory name as tool tip and label text (resolves macros and relative paths)
Do not copy relative file attributes for base target directories that are created implicitly
Move dialogs by clicking (almost) anywhere
RealtimeSync: ignore request for device removal on Samba shares
Added UTF-8 BOM for CSV export
Correctly handle window position on multi-screen desktop
Disabled warning "database not yet existing"
RealtimeSync: replaced delay by minimum idle time
Maximum number of folder pairs configurable via GlobalSettings.xml (XML node <FolderPairsMax>)
Added tool tips to display long filenames on main grid
Keep application responsive when deleting large directories
Vista/Windows 7: harmonize modification times shown on main grid with Windows Explorer
Changed background color to avoid unreadable texts in combination with certain color themes
Toggle middle grid comparison result/sync preview with right mouse button click
Further GUI enhancements/polishment/standard conformance
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 3.9 [2010-08-10]
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Advanced locking strategy to allow multiple processes synchronize the same directories (e.g. via network share)
Merge multiple *.ffs_batch, *.ffs_gui files or combinations of both via drag & drop
Copy file and folder permissions (requires admin rights):
- Windows: owner, group, DACL, SACL
- Linux: owner, group, permissions
- correctly handle Symbolic Links
- new option in global settings
Compare by content evaluates Symbolic Links
32-Bit build compiled with MinGW/GCC to preserve Windows 2000 compatibility
RealtimeSync: Handle requests for device removal (USB stick) while monitoring
Sort by file size: group symlinks before directories
Added macros %week%, %month%, %year% for creating time-stamped directories
Touch database file when changes occurred only
Moved settings "file time tolerance" and "verify copied files" to GlobalSettings.xml
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 3.8 [2010-06-20]
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New options handling Symlinks: ignore/direct/follow => warning: new database format for <Automatic> mode
Fixed crash when starting sync for Windows XP SP2
Prevent tool tip from stealing focus
Show associated file icons (Linux)
Run folder existence checks in separate thread (faster network share access)
Write <Automatic> mode database file even if both sides are already in sync
Don't raise status dialog to the top after synchronization
Embedded version information into executable (Windows)
Migrated compiler to Visual C++ 2010 (Windows)
Avoid losing manual changes when excluding via context menu
Adjusted auto-updater web-address
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 3.7 [2010-05-16]
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RealtimeSync: Trigger command line only if all directories are existing
Allow for drag and drop of very large files
Batch modus: New "Switch" button opens GUI modus when warnings occur
Support copying old 8.3 filenames correctly
Handling of Symbolic Links configurable via GUI
Fine tuned calculation of remaining disk space for custom deletion directories
Save default config files only if actually changed
NSIS installer: Support for /D and /S switches
Fixed resource loading if installation folder is not working directory (Linux build)
Consolidated batch creation dialog
<Automatic> mode: Detect conflict when a directory shall be deleted while new sub-elements are to be copied
Automatically mark left behind temporary files (*.ffs_tmp) for deletion with next sync
New Project website: http://freefilesync.sourceforge.net
A lot of small GUI fixes
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 3.6 [2010-03-31]
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Fixed occasional crash when starting FreeFileSync


FreeFileSync 3.5 [2010-03-27]
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Allow <Automatic> mode syncs between 32 bit, 64 bit, Windows and Linux builds
Show progess indicator in window title
Support for progess indicator in Windows 7 Superbar
Reduced progress indicator flicker
Prevent silent batch mode from taking keyboard focus
Improved error messages (loading/saving/copying files)
Improved environment variable tolerance: strip blanks and double-quotes
RealtimeSync: Fixed crash when double-clicking systray icon
Allow aborting all operations via Escape key
Added British English translation


FreeFileSync 3.4 [2010-03-04]
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Performance: Reduced Recycle Bin access time by 90%
Recycle Bin support for Linux
Performance: Reduced binary comparison sequential read time (by up to 75% for CD/DVD access)
Improved synchronization sequence to avoid disk space shortage: overwrite large files by small ones first
Fixed problems with file renaming on Samba share
New free text grid search via shortcuts CTRL + F and F3
Show number of processed files at end of synchronization
New optional grid column: file extension
New comparison category icons
Fixed handling sync-config of first folder pair
Allow moving main dialog by dragging client area instead of title bar only
Enhanced help file: Run RealtimeSync as Service
Prefix log files with name of batch job
Fixed GUI right-to-left mirroring for locales Hebrew and Arabic
Portable version: save configuration in installation folder
Many small GUI enhancements
Updated translation files
New Linux .deb package: ppa:freefilesync/ffs


FreeFileSync 3.3 [2010-02-02]
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New installer package for portable/local/32/64-bit versions
Built-in support for very long filenames: apply \\?\-prefix automatically
New button for synchronization preview: show equal files
RealtimeSync: Respond to directory or volume arrival, e.g. USB stick insert
Start comparison automatically when double-clicking on *.ffs_gui files
Visual progress indicator for sys-tray icon
Fixed string comparison for 'ß' and 'ss' (all Windows versions)
Fixed general string comparison for Windows 2000
Significantly faster file icon loading
Applied new IFileOperation interface for recycle bin (Windows >= Vista)
Patched <Automatic> mode to handle FAT32 2-second file time precision
Play optional sound after comparison: "Compare_Complete.wav"
Allow environment variables for log file-directory
Enhanced conflict reporting
Added Swedish translation
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 3.2 [2009-12-13]
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Native Windows 64-Bit version (including Volume Shadow Copy Service)
Harmonized filter handling: global and local file filters
Unified handling of first folder pair: all pairs now semantically equal
Use environment variables within directory names (e.g. %USERNAME%)
New keyboard shortcuts to set sync-direction: ALT + <arrow key>
Allow copying to non-encrypted target directory
Fixed sort by filename
Fixed GDI resource leak when scrolling large grids
Fixed string comparison for 'ß' and 'ss' (Windows >= Vista)
Faster file icon loading
Remove elements in folder drop down list via DEL key
New integrated help file
Play optional sound after synchronization: "Sync_Complete.wav"
Several GUI/usability improvements
Created package for PortableApps.com
Added Finnish translation
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 3.1 [2009-10-26]
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Support for multiple data sources in Automatic mode
Copy file and folder create/access/modification times when synchronizing
Progress dialog can be minimized to systray (Batch and GUI mode)
Allow switching between silent/non-silent batch mode interactively
Some GUI improvements


FreeFileSync 3.0 [2009-10-15]
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New synchronization mode: <Automatic>
Consolidated batch mode error handling
Fixed crash when comparing multiple pairs by content
Fixed calculation of remaining objects
Fixed swapping grids
Show scanned files when traversing with filter enabled
New default filter values
New macros %time%, %date% for creating time-stamped directories
Avoid corrupted data when program is terminated unexpectedly
Prevent deletion when source-directory (temporarily) is not accessible
Native Unicode support for Linux build
Added Romanian translation
Added Turkish translation
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 2.3 [2009-09-27]
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New filter and sync configuration at folder pair level
Improved sorting: sort across multiple folder pairs
stable sorting in middle grid
consolidated sorting of sync-direction
Open external applications via context menu(customizable)
Removed performance penalty when using include filters
Improved filter syntax for strings beginning with wildcards
Default handling for conflict files now configurable
New option to show all hidden dialogs again
Fixed issue with macros %nameCo, %dirCo
New option in *.ffs_gui/ffs_batch files: Verify copied files
Use Windows Volume Shadow Copy for shared and locked files(new)
More detailed information in *.cvs export
Use current working directory to save global configuration (portable version)
Respect sub directories when manually changing sync-direction
Allow import of batch configuration into GUI mode
Some small GUI improvements
New shortcuts: SPACE: (de-)select rows; ENTER: start external application
Performance improvements: Reduced CPU time by 28%, (peak) memory consumption by 20%
Added Traditional Chinese translation
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 2.2 [2009-08-16]
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New user-defined recycle bin directory
Possibility to create synchronization directories automatically (if not existing)
Support for relative directory names (e.g. \foo, ..\bar) respecting current working directory
New tool tip in middle grid showing detailed information (including conflicts)
Status feedback and new abort button for manual deletion
Options to add/remove folder pairs in batch dialog
Added tool tip showing progress for silent batchmode
New view filter buttons in synchronization preview
Revisioned handling of symbolic links (Linux/Windows)
GUI optimizations removing flicker
Possibility to create new folders via browse folder dialog
Open files with associated application by special command string
Improved warning/error handling
Auto-adjust columns automatically or manually with CTRL + '+'
New macros for double-click command line: %name, %dir, %nameCo, %dirCo
Fixed runtime error when multiple folder pairs are used
New tool 'RealtimeSync': Watch directories for changes and start synchronization automatically
Improved XML parsing, fault tolerance and concept revisioned
More detailed statistics before start of synchronization
Removed superfluous border for bitmap buttons (Linux only)
Added Czech translation
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 2.1 [2009-07-03]
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Fixed bug that could cause FreeFileSync to crash after synchronization
Compiled with MS Visual C++ 2008 using static runtime library


FreeFileSync 2.0 [2009-06-30]
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Copy locked files using Windows Volume Shadow Copy
Load file icons asynchronously for maximum display performance
Handle include filter correctly when comparing
Display optional summary window before starting synchronization
Adjust sync direction properly when switching sides
Info about sync variant on main dialog
Issue a warning message for each conflict type when comparing
Save default configuration in user application path (Installer based version)
Limit main dialog minimum size
Update grid row labels while scrolling
Right-click selects cell before opening context menu
New context menu options to manually assign a sync-direction
Moved sync-preview switch into middle grid's context menu
Possibility to remove top folder pair
Fixed calculation of row total in sync preview
File icons configurable for each side
Many small GUI improvements
Compiled successfully with GCC 4.4.0 and MS Visual C++ 2008
Added Russian translation
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 1.19 [2009-06-01]
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New synchronization preview
Sync-direction can be adapted manually
New category type "conflict"
New check for unresolved conflicts
Improved overall GUI layout
New check for erroneous file modification dates
Optional pop up to notify on changed configuration
Files with invalid dates (e.g. year 30.000) do not result in a program abort anymore
Replaced column "full name" by "full path" to be combined with "filename"
Apply filtering WHILE comparing (if activated) and avoid traversing excluded directories
New filter paradigm: use relative instead of absolute names
New option "ignore DST +/- 1-hour" to correctly handle daylight saving changes
Sync preview statistics now on main dialog
Show only relevant synchronization options
File icon display configurable via grid column context menu
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 1.18 [2009-05-10]
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Linux build officially released: all major problems solved!
New statistic: remaining time
New statistic: bytes per second
Automatically check for program updates every week
Finally got rid of scroll bar in middle grid for Linux build
Fixed issue with file icon display
Fixed overlapping grid cells
Alternate log file directory configurable via GUI
Added drag & drop support for batch job assembly
Simplyfied filter usage: - <dirname> matches "<dirname>\*" as well as "<dirname>\"
- only distinct filter entries are considered
Platform dependent linebreaks in configuration *.xml files
"Significant difference check" runs at folder pair level
Sorting runs at folder pair level
New check for sufficient free disk space (considering recycle bin usage)
New optional grid column: directory
New sort by directory name
Reduced memory consumption by 10%
A lot of smaller improvements
Added Brazilian Portuguese translation
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 1.17 [2009-04-05]
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Full support for Windows/Linux symbolic links:
- traverse, copy, delete symbolic links
- handle broken symbolic links
- new options in GlobalSettings.xml: TraverseDirectorySymlinks, CopyFileSymlinks
New menu option: "Check for new version"
Copy folder attributes and security settings when implicitly creating folders
Maximum file time difference now fully configurable
New history of last selected folders
Fixed "Year-2038-Problem" for time_t
Upgraded to wxWidgets 2.8.10
Individual folder pairs can be selected for removal
Performance: Reduced CPU time by 9%, memory consumption by 36%
Support for cancellation when copying and comparing large files
Smooth progress indicators when copying and comparing large files
Support for Shift-PageUp/PageDown
Support for Home/End and Shift-Home/End
Alternative log file directory configurable via *.ffs_batch Xml
Show explorer file icons in grid (windows only)
Fixed compilation issues for Linux build
Fixed grid alignment issue in Linux build
Enhanced error messages for Linux build
Optimized traversing algorithm for Linux build
Fixed graphical misalignment with multiple folder pairs
Added Slovenian translation
Added Hungarian translation
Added Spanish translation
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 1.16 [2009-03-13]
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Support for \\?\ path prefix for unrestricted path length (directory names > 255 characters) (windows only)
Copy files even if target folder does not exist
Fixed occasional error when switching languages
Added sys-tray icon for silent batch mode (pause, abort, about)
Support for numeric del-key
Avoid endless loops with Vista symbolic links (don't traverse into symbolic links - configurable)
New functionality for loading batch files (load button or drag & drop to main/batch window)
New options for batch file error handling: "pop up, ignore errors, exit with returncode < 0"
New option to reset all warning messages
Allow marking both sides of the main grid via CTRL + mouse-click
Allow manual deletion of files on both or one side only (respecting selections on both sides)
Special recycler option for manual deletion
New optional grid column: Full name
Fixed locale related issue when comparing. Big thanks to Persson Henric for providing support!
New check if more than 50% of files will be overwritten/deleted
Save memory by clearing old results before re-comparing
Usability improvements:
- name of config file in window title
- refresh view filters on configuration load
- default to ascending sort when changing column
- maximum length of config file history customizable through xml
- new "load configuration" button
- check/uncheck option for middle grid
- support for CTRL + A (select all)
- enhanced error messages (windows only)
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 1.15 [2009-02-22]
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Fixed performance bottleneck in batch mode (non-silent)
Improved performance of comparison by another 10%
Configure column settings by right-click context menu
Remember column positions on main grid
Hide/Show individual columns
Added "sort by comparison result"
Sort file list by relative name after comparison (GUI mode only)
Removed Windows registry usage for portable version
Restored linebreaks in status texts for better readability
Revised German translation. Thanks to «Latino»!
Created custom button control to finally translate "compare" and "synchronize"
Allow manual setup of file manager integration (Windows and Linux)
Added Step-By-Step guide for manual compilation (Windows and Linux)
Added checkboxes to manually select/deselect rows
New option: Treat files with time deviation of less-equal 1 hour as equal (FAT/FAT32 drives only)
Added Polish translation
Added Portuguese translation
Added Italian translation
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 1.14 [2009-02-01]
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Massive performance improvements:
- comprehensive analysis and optimization of comparison functionality
- new, fast directory traversing algorithm
- improved folder hierarchy compare algorithm
- lazy evaluation of formatted date strings
- new high-performance string class
=> reduction of CPU time by more than 90%!
Folder attributes are copied during synchronization
Sorting now case-insensitive (Windows-only)
Allow column positioning on main grid
Many small fixes
Added Chinese translation
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 1.13 [2009-01-06]
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Automatically detect daylight saving time (DST) change for FAT/FAT32 drives
Added directory dependency check when synchronizing multiple folder pairs
New synchronization option: "update"
Reduced status screen flicker when comparing and synchronizing
Fixed bug when sorting by filename
Further GUI improvements
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 1.12 [2008-12-23]
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Significantly improved speed of all sorting algorithms
Keep sorting sequence when adding or removing rows
'Sort by relative path' secondarily sorts by filename and respects folders
Allow adding multiple files/folders to exclude filter via context menu
Exclude full relative path instead of short filenames via context menu
Fixed possible memory leak when canceling compare
New option to manually adjust file modification times (To be used e.g. for FAT32 volumes on DST switch)
Handling of different types of configuration (GUI, batch, global)
Enhanced exception handling
Multiple GUI improvements
Added Dutch translation
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 1.11 [2008-11-23]
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Support for multiple folder pairs
Optimized performance of multiple pairs to scan each folder just once
Enhanced batch file format
New context menu option to add files, file types or directories to exclude filter
Reworked file filter dialog
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 1.10 [2008-11-09]
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Transformed configuration file format to XML
Exchanged batch files with shell links for full Unicode support (Windows-only)
Improved filter usage: ignore leading/trailing white-space, upper/lower-case (Windows-only) chars
Removed screen-flicker when clicking on compare:
Added elapsed time to compare status
Calculate height of middle grid independently of OS window layout
Multiple GUI improvements
Added Japanese translation
Updated translation files


FreeFileSync 1.9 [2008-10-26]
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Fixed wxWidgets multithreading issue that could cause synchronization to hang occasionally
Fixed issue with %1 parameter
Fixed issue with recycle bin usage in unicode mode
Added uninstaller
New installer option to associate *.ffs files with FreeFileSync
Transformed language files to Unicode (UTF-8)
Delete elements in configuration history list via DELETE key


FreeFileSync 1.8 [2008-10-19]
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Enhanced status bar information
Enhanced log file information
Enhanced progress information
Added Unicode support
Program now waits until work is completed when abort is triggered during synchronization
Added French translation
Updated German translation


FreeFileSync 1.7 [2008-10-12]
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Display only those view filter buttons that are actually needed
Compare by size and date: last write time may differ by up to 2 seconds (NTFS vs FAT32)
Fixed minor issue with trailing path separator when creating batch jobs
Fixed minor issue with window sizes not being remembered in some special situation
Further improved Unicode compliance
Updated German translation


FreeFileSync 1.6 [2008-10-05]
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Significantly improved speed of filtering files and view (< 10 ms for > 200.000 rows(!))
Fixed minor grid mis-alignment under some special conditions
Enhanced status bar with centered texts
Flexible filter options depending on compare variant
Improved synchronization statistics
Fixed issue when trying to delete system folders
Usability improvements
Recycle Bin usage as command line parameter
New menu bar
Program language selectable from menu
UI-option to create sync jobs (batch files) for automated synchronization
Updated German translation


FreeFileSync 1.5 [2008-09-21]
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Improved speed of comparison by file content
Simplified and optimized calculation of accumulated file sizes
Added right-click context menu to main dialog
New installer for Windows
Improved usability of filtering and selecting rows
Solved possible issue with different file time precisions in multi-OS environments
Updated German translation


FreeFileSync 1.4 [2008-09-14]
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Implemented generic multithreading class to keep "compare by content" and "file synchronization" responsive
Added status bar when comparing files (with additional status information for "compare by content")
Some further speed optimizations
Added option to skip error messages and have them listed after synchronization
Restructured loading of configuration files
The result grid after synchronization now always consists of items that have not been synchronized (even if abort was pressed)
Added "remaining files" as sync-progress information
Updated German translation


FreeFileSync 1.3 [2008-09-07]
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Maintain and load different configurations by drag&drop, load-button or command line
New function to delete files (or move them to recycle bin) manually on the UI (without having to re-compare):
Deleting folders results in deletion of all dependent files, subfolders on UI grid (also no re-compare needed)
while catching error situations and allowing to resolve them
Improved manual filtering of rows: If folders are marked all dependent subfolders and files are marked as well
(keeping sort sequence when "hide filtered elements" is marked)
Comprehensive performance optimization of the two features above (manual filtering, deletion) for large grids (> 200,000 rows)
Improved usability: resizable borders, keyboard shortcuts, default buttons, dialog standard focus
Main window will remember restored position even if maximized
Updated sources to become more Linux and Unicode friendly
Updated German translation


FreeFileSync 1.2 [2008-08-31]
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New progress indicator and status information when synchronizing:
->available for command line mode and UI mode: Status update and final error report
New progress information when comparing directories
Multithreading for copying of files to keep program responsive
Optimized all status dialogs and progress indicators for high performance: practically NO performance loss
Possibility to abort all performance critical operations (comparison, synchronization) at any time
New options in case of an error: "Continue, retry, abort" for UI and command line
New command line option "-skiperrors" to continue synchronization despite errors
Enhanced log file (-silent mode) to include all errors during compare and synchronization
Do not synchronize folders that have been deleted externally (but show an error message)
Manually filter out ranges from synchronization instead of just single rows
Some UI improvements
New option to use Recycle Bin when deleting or overwriting files
New synchronization sequence: first delete files, then copy files to avoid disc space shortages
Added different return values when used in command line mode to report success or failure
Updated German translation


FreeFileSync 1.1 [2008-08-24]
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Some further speed optimizations (sorting)
Written custom wxGrid class to avoid mapping of data to UI: huge performance increase (especially with formatted grids > 100000 items)
Filter files to include/exclude them from synchronization
Minor UI and text adaptions
Allow direct keyboard input for directory names
Added possibility to continue on error
Added indicator for sort direction
Simplified code concerning loading of UI resources
Prepared code to support unicode in some future version
Updated German translation


FreeFileSync 1.0 [2008-08-10]
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Initial release