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   Last updated: October 14, 2012








Mac software HomeSync


Back up application files before reinstalling OS, and let HomeSync put stored files back to where they belong.




- Before you reinstall OS and then get homesick, get HomeSync -

Just as we sometimes forget to pay bills, we forget to back up some important files before reinstalling OS.  There's no Undo after reinstalling OS to recover lost iPhoto pictures or iTunes MP3 files.  "Ugghh, I wish I had backed up this one..."  If you know you are going to get homesick after reinstalling OS, then get HomeSync.

HomeSync can help you back up a minimum amount of files in the system necessary for you to put applications back to life after OS reinstallation.  After re-formatting a hard disk drive and reinstalling OS, launch HomeSync and switch to Copyback.

You don't have to back up the entire User folder before reinstalling OS.  You'll just have to back up preference files and others and then put them back where they belong after OS reinsallation.  Which file to back up?  HomeAdvisory will assist you.  Depending on the application you select, HomeAdvisory will tell you which file to copy and why.

HomeSync is a simple application but does more than what you can expect from it.  After reinstalling OS, switch to Copyback.  With a click of Mouse, HomeSynch will put those saved files and folders back to where they belong for you.




  • To back up application files in the system before you reinstall OS
  • To put saved application files back to where they belong
  • HomeAdvisory will tell you which file (or folder) to back up and why, depending on the application you have selected.  HomeAdvisory is not perfect.  So you can define your own sync items.





Mac software HomeSync

Sync It: Backing up important files


Mac software HomeSync

Creating a new user's defined definition


Mac software HomeSync

Creating a new user's defined definition


Mac software HomeSync

Seeking advice for Final Cut Pro from HomeAdvisory


Mac software HomeSync

Preparing to put the saved files/folders where they originally belong






Trial version:


A demo/trial version is available.


  • Click on the button to download a demo/trial version of HomeSync for Mac.  Mac video tutorials




System requirements:


  • Mac OS X: 10.5, 10.6 with PowerPC Mac or Intel Mac




Purchasing HomeSync license:



Purchasing a single license of HomeSync



HomeSync is not currently available.






Version History:


1.5.0 to 1.6.0 (December 12, 2010)

  1. The Back up button will be disabled once the copy process starts.
  2. The Copyback button will be disabled once the copy-back process starts.
  3. 'Clear' is fixed to make sure that all definitions are deleted.
  4. A set of measures is taken to make the application fully compatible with Snow Leopard, which was long overdue.
  5. The application remembers the location where it was last closed.
  6. HomeAdvisory will check and see if the selected file (or folder) exists in real time.
  7. The progress wheels that appeared when the application calculated sync item sizes are removed as they can cause problems under Snow Leopard.
  8. Numerous minor changes and fixes are made.


1.2.0 to 1.5.0 (June 19, 2010)

  1. Total backup data size will be calculated as the user selects a definition profile.
  2. Sync It: Total backup data size is calculated more precisely and faster.
  3. Sync It: HomeSync lets the System handle file backup while it shows the task progress at the top of the window.
  4. Sync It: The user will get to back up files only if the backup destination volume has sufficient space compared with the total backup size required.
  5. The user is able to clear backup history. Click on the red Clear button.
  6. New additions to Definition: VLC Media Player, Google Chrome, Thunderbird, Final Cut Pro 7, Finder (screencapture), Network Utility, ScreenFlow.
  7. HomeSync has a newly-designed 256 x 256 icon.
  8. Numerous minor bugs are fixed.


1.1.2 to 1.2.0 (January 26, 2010)

  1. Add, Delete, Edit buttons for Use-defined applications are redesigned.
  2. 'Finder' is available.  Finder allows the user to define any folderitem in the System that does not belong to any application.  Click here for more information Finder.
  3. Several minor changes and fixes are implemented.
  4. The definition data file is updated, adding Audacity, Wired Client, Yummy FTP and more.


Mac software HomeSync


1.0.1 to 1.1.2 (January 23, 2010)

  1. Editing user-defined application now works properly.
  2. The user now has an option of enabling HomeAdvisory by default when the application is launched.
  3. Sync It's progress bar now shows progress when more than one folderitem is copied.
  4. Copyback's progress bar now shows progress when more than one folderitem is copied back.
  5. New applications (Firefox 3.5, Opera 10, iNotePad, DVDPlayer, Transmission, Mail Downloads, mBrowser) are added to Definition for licensed users.
  6. Numerous minor fixes and changes.



1.0.0 to 1.0.1 (November 3, 2009)

  1. Fixed on the link to User's Guide
  2. Fixed on the link for Check Update
  3. Fixed on the link for Buy HomeSync
  4. Fixed on Definition's icon



HomeSync and HomeSync Lite are products of MacHouse.