How to Sync Files & Folders in Real-Time in Windows 10/8/7?

Posted by @AOMEI

January 6, 2017

Real-time file sync allows you to automatically sync changed (added, modified or removed) files & folders to the target device without delay.

Do you need real-time file sync?

File synchronization (sync) is a process of replicating the files to other locations to keep those two or more locations having the same data. Nowadays users have different folders, partitions, and different devices (desktops, laptops, or tablets) to manage files. In some cases, you want to edit the files form different devices, and then it is necessary to keep two folders exactly in sync. Instead of dragging and dropping files every time the files get changed, you can use file sync tool to automatically synchronize two folders for you. You can either choose scheduled sync to synchronize files at a specific time in a day/week/month or real time file sync to synchronize the files when it detects all kind of changes made on that folder that you need to sync.

Free File Sync Software

Choose a good file sync software will dramatically make things easier. AOMEI Backupper Standard is a free sync and backup software for Windows 10/8/7. Due to the intuitive interface, all the operations involved in real time folder sync can be done with a few clicks so you do not need to constantly do the copying and moving stuff. You also set a file filter to exclude the files you do not want to sync. It supports both schedule sync and real time sync. What’s more, you can synchronize files to shared folder over network or NAS, so you can edit the files on different computers.

How to Set up Real-Time Sync with AOMEI Backupper?

AOMEI Backupper is very easy to use. You can free download it now and follow the steps below to set up a file sync task.

To set up a file sync in real time:

Step 1. Install this freeware and launch it.

Step 2. Click the "Backup" tab at the left and select "File Sync".

File Sync

Step 3. In the next screen, click “Add Folder” under Step1 to select the folder that needs synchronizing. Then, select the target location at Step2.

Add Folder

Step 4. Click “Schedule” and in the next pop-up window, select the “Real-time Sync” option.

Real Time

Step 5. For more options, you can click "Sync Options" to configure. After that, click "Start Sync".

Start Sync

This is it. A real time file sync task has been created, and then the program will monitor the folder which you want to sync. When it detects any changes, the target folder will also get updated. Note that network location cannot be select as source folder and you can try AOMEI Backupper Professional if you want to specify the network location as destination folder. Besides, AOMEI Backupper also provides many other features like file backup, system backup, hard drive clone, etc.