SyncToy – PC Magazine Best Free Software of 2010

I was pleased this morning to read that SyncToy 2.1 made it to PC Magazine list of "Best Free Software for 2010".  According to the article:

“What Microsoft once called a "powertoy" is now a great folder-to-folder synchronization tool. It's great for backing up data from local to network storage once in a while, either manually or scheduled”.

SyncToy is a tool that is based on the Sync Framework and is managed out of our group.  With over 1.8 million downloads since the release of version 2.0, it continues to be a great example (and test) of the Sync Framework.

If you are interested in giving SyncToy 2.1 a try, it can be downloaded from here.


Comments (5)

  1. qbj says:

    Congratulations!  It is definitely a useful tool.  It’s just a pity it doesn’t enable the SeBackupPrivilege if available (usually when the user is a member of the Backup Operators group) – that would really put it up there as a backup program.

  2. David says:


    It is a really good program.


  3. Rachit says:

    Does it work correctly anymore? Can someone from MS provide support here?…/9bcbf365-b688-4f25-bc05-e68be15dba84

  4. BeachBoy says:

    Unfortunately, the Echo function doesn't work as intended, as it does not make a mirror of the source folder to the backup location. If there are extra folders on the target location, it will leave them there..

    Quite useless if you want to sync your master folder (let's say music or pictures library on the computer) with a mirror/backup on an external drive…

  5. milos says:

    I have the same problem with it as Beachboy

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