jFileSync File Synchronization and Backup Utility v188.8.131.52
- Automatically copy updated files from
your computer hard drive to a removable USB drive.
- Can send email notification to one or more recipients when differences are found
between source and target directories.
- Can copy files or just report that differences exist.
- Supports synchronizing multiple directories
- Adjustable synchrionization period.
jFileSync is free and can be used and distributed without restriction.
I would be interested in hearing from you if you have suggestions for improvements.
You can download it here:
How to use jFileSync
What jFileSync Does:
It's important to keep backup copies of anything important that you store on your
computer. Most everyone can tell tales of important files lost, essential data
corrupted or irreplacable photos gone without a trace.
This is easy to say and harder to do. It is not difficult to accumulate hundreds
of gigabytes of important stuff: photos, music files, programs and documents. The
most convenient backup medium for most people is a DVD drive but DVDs are limited to
4GB so to back up to DVD you either need to have a way to neatly slice up your backup
into 4GB blocks or you need to have a way to pick out only those most recently updated
files and have a series of incremental backups (I wrote FindRecentFiles for exactly
DVDs are sufficient for incremental backups but for a full backup, an external USB
hard drive works great. Very large capacity drives are available for around $150 or so,
such as this 500GB External Hard Drive
available from Amazon.com.
To copy 300GB to an external drive takes hours. Thus, I bring you jFileSync, the
file synchronization utility that automatically copies the most recently added or changed
files from your computer to your external hard drive. jFileSync runs in the background as
a windows service and can keep multiple directories on your computer synchronized with
your external hard drive.