Folder Comparison & Synchronization Tool FreeFileSync 11.5 Released

Free and open-source folder comparison and synchronization software FreeFileSync 11.5 was released a few days ago with some new features and bug-fixes.

FreeFileSync is a cross-platform software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files. Instead of copying every file every time, it determines the differences between a source and a target folder and transfers only the minimum amount of data needed.

The new 11.5 release came with new configuration context menu option to delete from disk; Start auto retry delay at time of error instead of reporting; Added error details to status message before retry; Improved color scheme to better integrate with system colors.

And other changes include:

  • Keep partial SFTP results after network failure
  • Fixed incorrect panel font (macOS Big Sur)
  • Fixed SFTP retry not working after network drop
  • Fixed crash on exit with floating panels (macOS Big Sur)
  • Fixed auto-close option not being remembered
  • Fixed installer high-DPI scaling issues
  • Fixed mouse hover issues with grid column header
  • Fixed menu bar icons not showing (Linux)
  • Removed redundant GUI layout recalculations
  • Keep correct panel sizes after log panel maximize
  • Support modern folder picker in installer
  • Don’t raise progress dialog after sync when resuming from systray

How to Get FreeFileSync in Linux:

The software offers official Linux tarball available to download at the link below:

Just extract and run the executable file from the result folder will launch the tool. You may also edit the .desktop file and move it to user’s .local/share/applications/ directory so that the application shortcut will be available in system application menu.

FreeFileSync is also available to install via Linux universal flatpak package. Just go to the flathub page, follow the setup guide, and finally run the command in the bottom to get it.

Merilyn Ne
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