FreeFileSync works by comparing one or multiple folders on their content, date or file size and subsequently synchronizing the content according to user-defined settings. In addition to supporting local file systems and network shares, FreeFileSync is able to sync to FTP, FTPS, SFTP and MTP devices.
How to backup and restore FreeFileSync using Backup4all plugin
Once you installed FreeFileSync, it is a bit of a problem to move its settings on another computer or to re-configure it after re-installing your system. This is where the plugin to back-up FreeFileSync data is important and it will save you time compared to doing a backup manually.
Creating a backup job in Backup4all using the FreeFileSync plugin will let you back-up the registry entries.
In order to backup FreeFileSync, you have to follow these steps:
- Download and install the backup plugin here: FreeFileSync backup plugin
- After you installed the plugin in Backup4all, define a backup job and run it to back-up FreeFileSync. If you don't know how to install the plugin and run the backup, read this article:https://www.backup4all.com/how-to-download-install-and-use-backup-plugins-kb.html
If you need to restore the FreeFileSync files after a fresh system installation or on a different computer, follow these steps:
- Install FreeFileSync and the FreeFileSync plugin from here: FreeFileSync backup plugin
- Open in Backup4all the .bkc catalog file from the destination.
- Press the Restore button and follow the wizard steps.
What information is backed up when using the FreeFileSync plugin
The backup plugin mentioned above will add as backup sources the following information:
- Configuration files
- FreeFileSync registry entries