Release Notes - Version 6.0.2
January 15th, 2024 - 5.2 MB - Universal 32/64 bit - macOS 10.15+ for both Apple Silicon and Intel processors. Successfully tested on macOS Sonoma 14.

What's new

• FoldersSynchronizer is a nifty and popular shareware utility for macOS to Synchronize and Backup files, folders, disks and boot disks.
• FS can backup the whole macOS boot disk and make it bootable.
• FS can auto-mount local and remote volumes.
• FS can exactly sync/backup the files/folders deleted or renamed (Exact Sync and Exact Backup features).
• FS can create, save and open "Sessions Files".
• FS allows creating, renaming, duplicating, deleting, editing of several Sessions in a single file.
• FS can assign to each session several options, as: Settings, Timers, Multiple Folders, Filters, Exclude, Conflicts, Auto-mount, AppleScript.
• FS can execute in a single task, one or all the Sessions defined in a file.
• FS can execute one or all the Sessions simultaneously at the time you specify in the timer list.
• FS can show the Timer Scheduling list.
• FS can execute "Multiple" synchronizations/backup (up to 32 pairs of folders or disks) specified by a single Session.
• FS can "Filter" the documents to copy by FileName, Type, Creator, Creation Date, Modification Date, File Size, Owner, Group and Kind (File or Folder).
• FS can "Exclude", from the sync or backup, the folders and files (with absolute path) you specify in the Excluding item list.
• FS can check and behave as you specify whether a "Conflict" occurs before replacing or deleting a recently updated file.
• FS can check whether both the files have been modified after the last Sync/Backup.
• FS can check, during a backup, whether the destination file has a most recent modification date.
• FS can run an user's AppleScript before and after executing each session (sync or backup).
• FS can copy invisible Files and Folders.
• FS can include/unlock the locked files, so it can delete/replace also the locked files, if necessary.
• FS can resolve Aliases and SYM links.
• FS can skip the empty folders.
• FS can copy the new files only and skip the most recently updated files.
• FS can stop or skip or ask for further instruction, if an error or a conflict occurs.
• FS can show the "Items to be copied" Preview List. Here, again, the user can exclude some items from the copy (skip).
• FS can save/display short or detailed Log Files (always or only if an error occurred).
• FS can send the Log Text via Email to a custom email address (always or only if an error occurred).
• FS can work with root privileges, even if the user is not the root (if requested by the user, FS asks for the root's password at any launch).
• FS can use a "modification date delta seconds" value when calculating the most recent file.
• FS works properly on Unicode Strings, Long file names, Unix permissions, ACL and Extended attributes, Multiple forks, Forks > 2GBytes, SYM links and GMT Date/Time.
• FS allows drag and drop of source and destination folders/files/disks and aliases.
• FS can automatically check for updates.
• FS can work in background (multithreading).
• FS registered copies have no limits regarding the amount of files and folders or the total byte size.
• FS has been successfully tested on OS X from 10.9 to 10.11 El Capitan. Look at the previous versions for previous OS, for Intel and PPC machines.

Technical Notes

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Bullet Remarks
Please keep in mind FoldersSynchronizer cannot revert the process! We strongly suggest to perform a trial on two just-created folders containing some just-created Text files. Once you have well understood how FS works, go synchronize your real folders... If you are using a FoldersSynchronizer beta version, please use the utmost care with your files.
• Please read carefully this document, the License terms at the end of this document, and the user’s manual. More than the use of the program itself, the PDF explains the basic concepts on backup and synchronization.
• A detailed documentation on the latest version is available here.
• FS registered copies have no limits regarding the amount of files and folders or the total byte size.
• In no way is allowed to downgrade to minor or cheaper versions.
• We don't deliver our products via snail mail. The only way to get our product is by downloading from our web site

Software License Agreement
Softobe grants a free "limited trial version" of the software. The "limited trial version" allows to Synchronize/Backup max 40 files. For a "full-run" version the user must be registered with Softobe with appropriate compensation and registration forms. Once registered, the user will be emailed with the Serial Number to authorize the product to work as "full-run version". Under no circumstances may the full-run version software be used unless the previously stated conditions have been satisfied. You must purchase a separate single user license of the software for each 2 Macintosh it is used on.

Unless explicitly stated in writing, Softobe does not grant permission to distribute the software for profit in any form, including but not limited to, electronic information service distribution, bulletin board distribution, and magnetic or optical medium distribution. Non-profit distribution of the only "limited trial version" of the software is acceptable without prior written notice, providing that the software is not modified in any way, and the complete works of the software are included in the distribution package.

Softobe is not responsible for any damage to the purchaser's computer system or data and in no event will Softobe, its officers, directors, employees or agents be responsible to the purchaser for any consequential, incidental, or indirect damages (including damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information and the like) arising out of the use or inability to use the Softobe product, even if Softobe has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitations may not apply to you.