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Last Update:

21 Sep 2020

Published Date:

21 Sep 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • 2BrightSparks


syncback backup sync synchronize files


(Waiting for Maintainer to take corrective action) | Updated: 21 Sep 2020



Downloads of v



21 Sep 2020


Software Author(s):

  • 2BrightSparks


(Waiting for Maintainer to take corrective action)

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1 Test Failing and 1 Pending Test

Validation Testing Failed

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jivkok (maintainer) on 21 Sep 2020 09:33:07 +00:00:

User 'jivkok' (maintainer) submitted package.

chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 21 Sep 2020 10:08:09 +00:00:

syncback has failed automated validation.


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Freeware program that helps you easily backup and synchronize your files to: the same drive; a different drive or medium (CDRW, CompactFlash, etc); an FTP server; a Network; or a Zip archive.
Note: SyncBackFree cannot be used on server versions of Windows. Upgrade to SyncBackSE or SyncBackPro if you are using a server version of Windows.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

if ((Get-WmiObject -class Win32_OperatingSystem).ProductType -ne 1) {
  throw "SyncBackFree cannot be used on server versions of Windows. Upgrade to SyncBackSE or SyncBackPro if you are using a server version of Windows."

$packageName = 'syncback'
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url        = ''
$url64      = ''

$installerPackage = Join-Path $toolsDir "SyncBack_Setup.exe";

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  fileFullPath  = $installerPackage
  url           = $url
  url64bit      = $url64

  checksum      = 'ae732a31bc1d2b181e4ba66171e097e27510c841d8c7a329369b52bf28dcab3d'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
  checksum64    = 'ae732a31bc1d2b181e4ba66171e097e27510c841d8c7a329369b52bf28dcab3d'
  checksumType64= 'sha256'

Get-ChocolateyWebFile @packageArgs

$installerAuto = Join-Path $toolsDir 'SyncBack.au3';
$installArgs = "/c autoit3 `"$installerAuto`" `"$installerPackage`""
Write-Host "Installing `'$installerPackage`' with AutoIt3 using `'$installerAuto`'"
Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin "$installArgs" "cmd.exe"
;Path and filename of the installer executable
$InstallPackage="""" & $CmdLine[1] & """"

; Run installer
Run($InstallPackage, "", @SW_HIDE)
If @error <> 0  Then 
    MsgBox(0, "Run failed", "The ""Run"" command failed with error " & Hex(@error, 8) & " for " & $InstallPackage & " - exiting")

$title="Setup - SyncBackFree"
WinWaitActive($title, "License Agreement")
WinWaitActive($title, "Please read the following important information before continuing")
WinWaitActive($title, "Select Destination Location")
WinWaitActive($title, "Completing the")

;Installation complete

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
SyncBack 8 Monday, October 5, 2020 Waiting for Maintainer
SyncBack 10 Monday, September 21, 2020 Waiting for Maintainer
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