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cloneFold v1.2

cloneFold will clone or mirror one folder to another. It supports saving multiple clone tasks and also performs incremental folder copies between two chosen folders.

About - Short version

cloneFold clones or mirrors the contents of one folder to another folder. It compares files and folders to only copy what is needed.

About - Longer version

I quickly became frustrated with the lack of folder cloning options on Linux, so I created cloneFold. Since Linux is so similar to OSX and uses the cp command in a similar way, it was easy to create it for OSX at the same time. With cloneFold you can specify a source and destination folder and save the backup task for repeated use. When you click 'start', the destination folder is examined and only relevant files from the source folder are copied. This is an incremental copy. No files are touched or removed from the source folder.


Download 32bit version for OSX here (which is for Mac OS X 10.6 and lower). Download 64bit version for OSX from here which will work on 64bit macs, (requires Mac OS X 10.7 or newer).
Download 32bit version for Linux using this link, or you can choose to download the 64bit version for Linux from here instead.


cloneFold is free.

Version history

version 0.5 - Aug 2018. First release.
version 1.0 - Sep 2018. Added additional drive checks for Linux version.
version 1.1 - Sep 2018. Fixed cursor on Linux. Code cleanup on Mac version.
version 1.2 - Sep 2018. Now shows amount of data copied (ooh, luxuries!).

System requirements

The 32 bit version works with OSX 10.4.11 upwards. (intel processor required)
The 64 bit version on OSX works with OSX 10.7 and above.
The Linux version will run on pretty much any debian based distribution, and is a portable app requiring no extra dependencies. You need between 5 and 15MB of free memory while cloneFold is open.

If you have any suggestions, please get in touch via email. Many thanks.