How to Keep Your Windows 8 or 8.1 Files in Sync?

Posted by @Cherry

August 25, 2016

Windows 8 files sync is helpful for you to work on different places. But how to keep your Windows 8 or 8.1 files in sync? the AOMEI Backupper will make it easily.

Do you take the materials to home for work? Are you confused with the different data between two computers? Many people have to work at home, and the file sync is the biggest problem to them. If the files cannot be synchronized, they have to update data on both sides.

Why We Need to Sync File?

Windows 8 or 8.1 is used spread in recent years. If you are working with it, you would like to sync files, so you can do the job easier. Windows 8 files sync (short for synchronization) can keep files in multiple locations same with each other. Which means sync file can keep multiple files or folders stay the same. In other word, sync file is a kind of backup in a certain way. We all know that we should backup the important data before the system crash or the data lose, so that we can restore it later. The file sync synchronizes many files or folders so that we cannot worry about update the data on both sides.

We can do the single file synchronization or remote file synchronization. The single file synchronization is that the files can be synchronized to the local space. While synchronize the files with in different PCs called remote file synchronization. When doing sync file, it will scan the files of both folders and compare with the source directory to find the changed files, then, transmit the needed files or delete the needless files to keep the files sync.

Set up Files Sync of Windows 8/8.1

Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 built-in tool can set up sync. The function of synchronize files called Sync Center. To open it is very easily. You just need click the “Start” button, and click “All Programs”, then, click “Accessories” and select “Sync Center”. You can set sync as you want at the interface.

How to Set up Windows 8/8.1 Files Sync with in AOMEI Backupper?

Sync Center in Windows 7 and Windows 8 is designed to help you sync with files in network locations. If you want to sync a removale device with the computer, you can find the third party software like AOMEI Backupper to help you to do Windows 8 files sync so that things will go easier. The operations are simpler than Windows built-in’s, and you only needs two steps to finish sync.

Before you do, there are some tips for you:

● It cannot synchronize files or folders to CD/DVD/Blue-Ray.

● It cannot synchronize single file to FAT/FAT32 whose volume is more than 4 GB, because FAT/FAT32 only supports single file volume up to 4 GB.

● AOMEI Backupper can only support one-way sync file at present.

Step1. Download, install and launch AOMEI Backupper Standard. Click “Backup” and slide the bar to select “File Sync”.

File Sync

Step2. Open the “File Sync”. Click “Add Folder” in the “Step1” to select the files you want to synchronize before and click the “step2” to choose the target directory, like the interface as the following picture show. Then, click the “Start Sync”.

Add File


● Click the “Sync Options” can set up more specific details about sync files.

● Click the “Schedule Off” can set up automatic sync, such as daily, weekly, monthly and event triggers.

After the two steps, the sync files have been finished yet. If you still have questions on how to set up sync file windows 8 by AOMEI Backupper, you can see more details by clicking FAQ about AOMEI File Sync.