Non-obtrusive program which enables you to mirror, synchronize and compare directories, as well as restore backups and view logs
MirrorFolder is a software utility that provides users with a simple means of creating backups, mirroring and comparing directories, as well as viewing logs to check if everything is all right.
Seamless setup and tabbed interface
The installation process you are required to go through is over in jiffy and does not bring any kind of unpleasant surprises. After you complete it, you come face to face with a minimal and well-organized GUI, as it is comprised of a menu bar, several buttons and a few tabs which enable you to easily access all available options. It is non-obtrusive, as it sits in the system tray from the first run.
Moreover, extensive Help contents are provided, thus ensuring that all user categories can find their way around it, including those with little or no previous experience with computers.
Import and export capabilities
This software application enables you to create mirrors by simply selecting the source and output path, enabling processing subfolders and creating exclusion lists. This is ideal for backup information on an external data device, as it is going to remove all files that are found on the output location. In addition to that, it is possible to import and export mirror jobs using an XML format.
Sync items in real time and configure parameters
You can also synchronize items with just a click of the button, as well as compare two directories, so as to be sure that the mirror process was successful. Restoring items is possible at any point with just a few clicks, while also choosing if to replace older or different output files. You can bring up the logs for any job, or you can display them according to date. All the information presented in this paragraphs can be saved to the hard drive in an XML or TXT format, with a Unicode or UTF-8 encoding.
From the settings panel you can change the sync priority, input a custom keyboard shortcut, select what language to use, disable tool tips, taskbar notification icon and real-time mirroring and sync logs.
To wrap it up, MirrorFolder is a pretty efficient piece of software when it comes to protecting yourself from sudden data loss. The interface is friendly to all users although it is not quite appealing, the response time is good and the computer’s performance is very rarely affected in any way. The number of options incorporated will keep you busy for quite a while and our tests did not reveal any errors or crashes.