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Folder Synchronize is a solution to back up and synchronize your files on your local or network computers.
 
What you can do with Folders Synchronizer:
 

You can synchronize or compare manually the contents of two currently selected folders
You can synchronize or compare automatically several folders at once with use of your favorite folders list.
You can synchronize - backup files periodically with use of synchronization scheduler

 

To open its window click on the Folders Synchronizer button located at Main toolbar > Tools tab  > Management group.

The window is divided into following parts:

 

Toolbar
Source & Destination Folder - Tree Views
Synchronization Report where files synchronization or comparison report is shown
Favorite Folders, a list of folder to compare or synchronize

 

Toolbar


Toolbar is grouping all the commands and options you can use to work with Folders Synchronizer
Synchronization commands are described in Folders Synchronization topic

Scheduler commands are described in Synchronization Scheduler topic

Favorite Folders commands are described in Favorite Folders topic

 
Options:

 

Recursive Search

You can select whether a recursive search is performed or not.

If selected then all folders and their files within a source folder will be included into a comparison or synchronization process.

If not selected only files within selected parent folder are included, all files that are inside within child folders are excluded.

 

Filter

Sets the filter used to filter files during comparison or synchronization.

By default all file types are used, but you can set your own filter. Only those files that matches the filter will be used.

You can choose one of preselected filters or type into a text box any filter you wish.

It may be any part of a file name but typically a file extension is the most appropriate choice to use.

Include Hidden Files

If selected then all hidden files will be included into a comparison or synchronization process.

 

Include Hidden Files

If selected then all system files will be included into a comparison or synchronization process.

 

Use Full Path

If selected then a full path of files will be traced when synchronizing or comparing files paths.

Files will be synchronized and copied to the destination folder with the same path, that means that all similar paths will be traced and used.

For example:

If you have a file with path like:

C:\Program Files\Software\file.exe

and you want to synchronize with destination folder

D:\Program Files\

then on the destination folder only the missing folder Software will be created and file.exe will be copied over there
 
This is the default action for folders synchronization and we recommend to use it.
Please note that synchronizer is not using drive letters while synchronizing,if used then synchronization between disks will not be possible.

 

If this option is not selected then full paths of files from source folder will not be recreated and files will be copied to the destination folder as they are with all their original paths.
 

For example:

If you have a file with path like:

C:\Program Files\Software\file.exe

and you want to synchronize with destination folder

D:\Program Files\

then on the destination folder the folders Program Files\Software are created and file.exe will be copied over there

in the result you will receive a file located in:

D:\Program Files\Program Files\Software\file.exe

It is funny but on some occasion you may want to have such functionality.

 

 

Source & Destination Folder


Folders Synchronizer's window includes two Tree Views

 

 

You can select over there two folders you wish to synchronize or compare.
Also here you can select two folder that you ant to add to your Favorite Folders list.

Synchronization Report


 

Here in this report you can view a variety information of files that are being synchronized or compared.

All the information are described in Folders Synchronization topic