FoldersSynchronizer is a nifty and popular utility for OS X which synchronizes and backs-up files, folders, disks and boot disks. The user can choose one or more pairs of files, folders or disks and then they will be synchronized or backed-up exactly. FS lets you organize your sync and backup in several sessions that you can save to a single file for a later reuse. On each session you can apply special options like Timers, Multiple Folders, Filters, Exclude Items, Auto-Mount local and remote volumes, launch your own AppleScripts, set how to resolve conflicts, execute an incremental or an exact copy, include/exclude locked and invisible file, resolve aliases and sim links, treats filePackages as folder (and quickly update only the content of big files like the iPhoto Library), create sub-destination folders with custom parametric names... FS lets you specify global settings like whether FS should display a preview panel listing all the files FS is going to copy, replace and delete. You can also specify to save a log file to your local disk, to send the log file to a custom email address, to sync and automatically quit the application.
What is new in this release:
- This version is compatible with OS X 10.9 or higher. Successfully tested on OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
- Added the "File Versus Folder" option to the Conflict panel (Tab E). You can now set how FS should behave in case of replacing a whole folder by a most recent file with the same filename. You can set "Replace the folder" (default) or "Skip", and "Ask the user for what to do at running time". Previous versions of FS always skipped and left the folder untouched. We introduced this option since the new OSs changed some system files to folders and filePackages, so the user can easily manage these cases too. If you create a new FS document or a new session, the default settings are "Replace the folder" and "Don't Ask". Previous version documents get opened with the settings "Skip" and "Ask". You can change these settings on the Conflict panel.
- Fixed a rare bug at reading old version documents.
- Other minor fixes and improvements.
What is new in version 4.1.0:
- FS is now a 64bit Intel application running on Intel machines only with MacOS X 10.7 or higher.
- We have released the 32bit PPC/Intel version too, running on both PPC and Intel machines with MacOS X 10.5 or higher (successfully tested on OS X 10.7.1 too).
- As requested, we added the check-box "Skip Permissions Check" to the Settings panel. If marked FS will skip the permissions check during the Scanning Folders phase only. FS will always perform the permissions check during the copy phase, and in case it cannot copy/replace/delete a file/folder it will report an error to the Log, as always. Skipping the Permission Check during the scanning phase could improve the speed of the scanning task, but it is not recommended. In facts, you could discover the "permissions denied" cases only after the whole scanning folder has been performed, that is maybe after a long long time.
- Improved the "Send log via email" feature (Preferences/Log panel).
- Fixed a bug at mounting volumes requiring a password.
- Fixed a bug at un-mounting remote volumes.
- Fixed a bug at auto-defining the volumes to mount.
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