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

Posted by @AOMEI

November 21, 2018

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?

Nowadays, users have different folders, partitions, and different devices (desktops, laptops, or tablets) to manage files. File synchronization (sync) becomes popular. It refers to the process of replicating the files to other locations to keep those two or more locations having the same data. 

In some cases, you want to edit the files form different devices, so it is necessary to keep two folders exactly the same. Instead of dragging and dropping files every time the files get changed, you can use file sync tool to do automatic sync between two folders. You can either choose scheduled sync to synchronize files at a specific time in a day/week/month or real time file sync to immediately synchronize the files when the tool detects all kind of changes made on the source folder.

Prime File Sync Software

Choosing a good file sync software will dramatically make things easier. AOMEI Backupper Professional is a 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 can also set a file filter to exclude the files you do not want to sync. It supports both scheduled sync and real time sync. What’s more, you can synchronize folders 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. Follow the steps below to set up a file sync task.

To set up a file sync in real time:

Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Backupper.

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 “Real-time Sync” and in the next pop-up window, click “OK”.

Tick Real Time Sync

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

Start Sync Task

This is it. A real time file sync task has been created, and then the program will monitor the folder which is set to sync. When it detects any changes, the target folder will also get updated. Besides, AOMEI Backupper also provides many other features like file backup, system backup, hard drive clone, etc.