By Delia / Last update December 13, 2021

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Automatic file synchronization tool

Auto file sync will be quite handy especially for people who want to copy data between network and local drives. Although since Windows 8, there come various new features that were not available in previous iterations of the OS, plenty of third-party software still goes beyond this.

AOMEI Backupper, a professional and easy-to-use backup tool, supports different types of backup, sync, clone, and restoration. Its sync feature enables you to synchronize multiple folders or files to quickly update two folders in two different places, and its inbuilt schedule feature could be your ideal solution to automatic sync.

Advantages of AOMEI’s file sync

AOMEI Backupper Professional can help you automatically copy files from one folder to another in Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP. You can benefit a lot from its following features:

  • Different sync modes: it offers Basic Sync, Mirror Sync, and Real-Time Sync to help you sync files between two locations. It won’t create any image files while file backup will.

  • Several schedule modes: More schedule modes are available in AOMEI Backupper compared with Windows built-in backup tool, such as “Event triggers” and “USB plug in”.

  • Sync to cloud drives: When you download a client of cloud storage drive, it will create a local folder on your computer. If you synchronize files to the corresponding folder, the files will be uploaded to your cloud as well.

  • Sync to network: Most software doesn’t offer network backup/sync but AOMEI Backupper does, which makes it more convenient to share files with other people.

Step-by-step guide to automatically transfer files from one folder to another

AOMEI Backupper makes it a piece of cake to automatically move files from one folder to another. Just follow the instructions below:

Step 1. Download, install and launch this file sync software. Then, select Basic Sync under Sync tab.

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Basic Sync

Step 2. Click Add Folder to add the folder for sync.

Add Folder

✍ Tips: You may change filter settings based on your demands.

Click Filter

Step 3. Afterwards, choose the destination folder. The destination folder can be located on a local drive, a removable device or NAS.

Add Sync Destination

Step 4. To automatically copy files from one folder to another, click Schedule in the bottom. In the pop-up window, choose a frequency as you wish.

Schedule Settings Gerneral

Step 5. By the way, you can enable email notification in Options. At last, if there’s no mistake, click Start Sync to execute the operation.

Start Sync

✎ Please pay attention:

  • You can not auto copy files from one folder to CD-ROM/DVD/Blue-Ray.

  • A single file which is more than 4GB can’t be synchronized to FAT/FAT32 partition since FAT/FAT32 only supports a single file up to 4GB.

  • If you want to sync changed files from the source directory to the destination directory in real time, you can use Real-Time Sync under Sync.


Now you know how to auto copy files from one folder to another with specialized file sync software - AOMEI Backupper. Besides the Sync feature, AOMEI Backupper allows you to copy data from one hard drive to another via Disk Clone. Try it now to discover more!