Auto Sync Files to External Hard Drive with Free Tool

Posted by @AOMEI

April 13, 2017

Using a free tool as AOMEI Backupper to auto sync files to external hard drive will make things much easier. Once you have set a sync schedule, all you have to do is to remember to connect your external hard drive with PC before the program starts syncing.

Why need to auto sync to external hard drive?

Sync, shorted for synchronization, can keep files in multiple locations up-to-date. That is to say, when you sync files to external hard drive, you can keep files on the external hard drive the same as files in your laptop no matter they are newly created or else. In this way, you don’t need to update on both sides every time while keeping an up-to-date copy on external hard drive.

In addition, a free tool as AOMEI Backupper supporting to auto sync to external hard drive will make things much easier, for example, you can always plug your external hard drive in PC and use AOMEI Backupper to do real-time sync, then the program will real-time monitor the source directory needing sync and sync changes immediately to external hard drive. Also, AOMEI Backupper allows you to auto sync files to external hard drive at an exact time of day, week and month. If you upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional, event-trigger sync is available.

How to auto sync with free AOMEI Backupper?

Since you understand why need to automatically sync files to external hard drive and know that AOMEI Backupper is a great sync tool, next, we’d like to show you how to auto sync files to external hard drive with it.

1. Download, install and launch AOMEI Backupper Standard

2. Select “File Sync” under “Backup” tab.

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3. In this window, click “Add Folder” under Step1to select folder on computer needing sync. Then select folder on external hard drive as destination location st Step2. Click “Schedule”.

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4. In the pop-out window, you can set a schedule as you wish to auto sync to external hard drive. Finally, click “Start Sync”.

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Tip: If you set to run the task at a specified time in a day/week/month or choose to do event-trigger sync, you should plugin your external hard drive before the job starts. If you wish to do real-time sync, you should always connect your external hard drive with computer.

AOMEI Backupper is a powerful software, except to auto sync to external hard drive, you can use it to auto backup PC or, clone system, clone disk, and clone partition etc. All tasks can be well finished within all Windows editions including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows7, Windows8/8.1, Windows10, both 32bit and 64bit.