About Google Drive and why you sync folders to Google Drive
Google Drive is one of the biggest cloud file storage and has had 240 million monthly active users in two years since it released in 2012. It has options to store files in the cloud, share files between multiple devices and sync files. Google Drive provides 15GB of free storage as well as paid plans, between 100GB and 30TB, for its users.
Google Drive has website interface, computer app and mobile app versions, which allows user to access stored files from smartphones, tablets and PCs at any time. What’s more, while sharing files with others, you can invite them to edit the file. This is quite helpful in group working in company or at school and saves the trouble of sending emails back and forth.
In addition, as covered before, Google Drive has become one of the biggest cloud storage, so it is inevitable that a lot of users would like to sync PC folders to Google Drive. When working on a project and do not have enough disk space as backup storage on local hard drive, it is a good idea to sync the project to cloud every time you finish it to protect them.
How to sync multiple folders to Google Drive in Windows?
As introduced in the first part, Google Drive has computer apps for both Windows and Mac. Thus, turning to this desktop application to sync desktop folders to Google Drive is not a bad idea. You can easily find Mac/PC version Google Drive on its official website, and when you download it the computer OS is auto detected.
Further, to sync other outside folders of the internal or external hard drive to Google Drive, it would be better to ask third-party sync tool instead of its built-in sync feature for help. AOMEI Backupper Professional is an all-around solution which can help you sync folders including network folder automatically with a schedule to Google Drive in clicks. Besides, you can real-time sync modifying files and folders to target path. Event triggers sync like sync at login, logoff, or shutdown etc is also available. Download the free trial or purchase this software to have a try.
How to automatically sync folders to Google Drive with AOMEI Backupper?
First, download and install Google Drive PC application on your Windows. Log in your account and keep its installation path in mind. Follow on install and launch AOMEI Backupper Pro.
1. At the main interface, go Backup > File Sync.
2. Click Add Folder > Browse to add items you want to sync to Google Drive. Add network folders at this step if the need ever arises. You may want to change the Task Name.
3. Then select the target path. Click the icon at the end of Step2 box and choose Select a cloud drive. All installed cloud drive will be auto detected and choose Google Drive from the given options.
4. Click Schedule to set auto synchronization task.
5. Finally, click Start Sync to execute the operation.
Tips: Sync Options allows you to write a comment on this task in order to distinguish it from other tasks. You can also enable email notification at sync completion. Please note that real-time sync does not support this option.
Steps of syncing multiple folders to Google Drive are very easy to follow. With the help of AOMEI Backupper, one can also backup files to cloud storage, for instance, backup files to OneDrive. This sync tool is cloning software that even allows you to clone hard drive with bad sectors, which does a big favor in hard drive upgrading.