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FreeFileSync Plugin


FreeFileSync backup plugin only works with Backup4all.

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If you already have Backup4all, you can add the FreeFileSync backup plugin below.

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FreeFileSync is a free and open-source program used for file synchronization. It is available on Windows, Linux and OS X.

About FreeFileSync

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:
  1. Download and install the backup plugin here: FreeFileSync backup plugin
  2. 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:
If you need to restore the FreeFileSync files after a fresh system installation or on a different computer, follow these steps:
  1. Install FreeFileSync and the FreeFileSync plugin from here: FreeFileSync backup plugin
  2. Open in Backup4all the .bkc catalog file from the destination.
  3. 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

Raw Plugin (XML) Code: FreeFileSync.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<b4asource version="1.0">
	<!--Program unique ID (GUID)-->
	<!--Program name-->
	<!--Executable file path-->
	<exepath type="0"/>
	<!--Minimum and maximum versions for which the backup was tested-->
	<!--Information about the plugin author-->
		<email>[email protected]</email>
	<!--Variables used in the XML file-->
		<!--If type="reg" then the value will be read from the registry-->
	<!--The backup sources-->
		<source name="Settings" type="folder">
		<source name="Registry" type="registry">
			<registry path="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\FreeFileSync" recursive="true"/>