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Monday, August 3, 2009
FileSync 2.2 includes improvements to the synchronizer. FileSync is a file synchronization utility originally created in 2003. Synchronization is fast, threaded and cancelable. Synchronization lists for each volume or server are created, stored and selected from a convenient drawer window.

Download for Mac OS X: FileSync 2.2 (4.1MB)
Runs with Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger) or 10.5 (Leopard).

FileSync updates only recently modified files, and copies any new or orphaned files on one location that are not on the other location. FileSync progress shows the current file being checked and lists all files copied, both to and from a master's copy location. A "mirror" option is available to prevent new and orphaned files on the Copy coming back to the Master. Notifications appear when synchronizing is completed.

When the synchronizer detects read-only volumes or servers, it will report "disk is full". Read-only conditions may occur when attempting to synchronize with ftp-mounted servers or volumes without adequate permissions.

Visit the FileSync web pages to learn more and download a copy to try out.
FileSync is a universal binary application software, built for use on Intel or PowerPC Macintoshes.

Mac and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Some tips to keep in mind when using FileSync.

1. FileSync is not a backup utility, so it will not work successfully if you choose a volume for Master. Only choose folders or files for Master, from distinctly named volumes.

2. Always choose a Copy's enclosing (parent) folder or volume. While one should never choose a volume for Master, a volume may often be chosen for Copy, such as when synchronizing a folder on a hard drive to a flash drive.

3. FileSync looks at modification dates. The Finder rounds these to the nearest minute, so if you modify and save a file within one minute after synchronization, FileSync will miss copying it during the next synchronization.

4. Synchronizing via wireless can be slower than a directly connected volume.

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