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What can you recommend of an application that looks the same on rsync for windows? I will be doing migration where I need to transfer data from Windows to Linux. I like the rsync on linux where you can do updating of data from source to destination (linux to linux).

I hope anyone could share their experiences about this.


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rsync can be used on Windows. – Mat Mar 27 '12 at 7:55
look at Cwrsync, implementation of Rsync for Windows – ks1322 Mar 27 '12 at 8:00

If your main requisite is 'looks the same' then you should go the CygWin + rsync route.
cwRsync is a packaging of Rsync and Cygwin for Windows with a client GUI.

If it doesn't have to look the same, you have several other options,

Note, for cwRsync only the client version is free, the server version cost $49. – Zitrax Jan 21 at 15:24

The Wikipedia page for rsync lists several Solutions using Rsync for Windows

Robocopy is Microsoft utility for data transfer but it does not perform delta updates to files, it overwrites completely.

The nice part of robocopy is that it's probably already on your machine. I often use: robocopy d:\src d:\dest /e /z /r:3 /w:10where /e is effectively recursive, /z allows retries over the network, and /r and /w limit retries and allow it to continue when encountering failures. Also consider /copyall which will copy all metadata but requires elevated privileges. – Fredrick Sep 2 '15 at 14:08

I as well tried to find a rsync alternative on windows and never found anything that was exactly the same. Some programs you may want to try out that I like are the following:


Its has some basic source and destination setup that works well but at the end of the day is very basic. Its Free from MS so give it a shot.

Create Synchronicity

This has been my favorite sync tool. I use it to copy files from one drive to another every night as a backup. Works great!


Maybe this url can help you. First, you should install this software in the server from whitch you want to download some files and use some configuration commands; Second, you then need download a tool named cwRsync in your windows client. Then your client can connect the server and can transfer files between them.


Acrosync for Windows is a native rsync client for Windows that doesn't depend on cygwin. It comes with an easy-to-use GUI and doesn't require password-less login. Moreover, it has built-in file system monitor to upload any new or modified files automatically. Personal use is free (with full functionality) but commercial use needs a license to be purchased in app.

Disclaimer: I'm the developer of Acrosync.


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