By Lily / Last update June 23, 2021

Real-Time File Replication

Windows users store files on their computers, and many users duplicate files to protect data safe. But they still have many hassle things for handling those data. For example, you are working on a computer that made many Excels (or other files) and you have already duplicated them. But you found there are many places you need to change. Once your changed data on the source files, you need to duplicate again to keep the new data safe. It seems very annoyed.

Fortunately, if you could perform real-time file replication for windows, and you won’t miss any important changes because it has already changed in real-time. A continuous data protection is necessary.

Best Real Time File Replication Software

To make a real-time file replication for Windows, It’s highly recommended to try the best real-time file replication software - AOMEI Backupper Professional, which can backup file in real-time with a few simple clicks for your Windows. Its File Sync feature allows you to make a real-time file replication to another local hard drive, external hard drive, network, even on two different computers, etc.

To show how to make a real-time file replication for Windows 10/8/7. Please download the real time file synchronization software - AOMEI Backupper Professional 30 day free trial to try.

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How to Perform Real Time File Synchronization in Windows 10/8/7?

Before you do, please make sure where to store the files on. Here we will backup files to network.

Step 1. Install and launch real time file replication software - AOMEI Backupper Professional on your Windows PC. Click Sync -> Real-Time Sync on the main window. 

Real Time Sync

Step 2. Click + Add Folder to choose the folders contains the files that you want to make a real-time replication.

Add Folder 

AOMEI Backupper allows you to backup files with a certain file extension with the help of Filter settings.

Filter Settings 

Tips: Rename the Task Name to differ from other sync tasks if required.

Step 3. Tap the inverted triangle icon > Select a network location > Click Add Network Location > input the Display Name and the Network Path (IP address), choose the folder to select a network shared folder as destination.


Select Network Location

Type Network Path


Tip: you could also automatically sync files to Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, etc.

Step 4. Press Start Sync >> button to perform real time file replication.

Start Sync To Network 

Tip: Options allows you to comment the real time file replication task, verify the integrity of files in the destination directory during synchronization, for example, if you delete files in destination by accident, the program will sync the missing files from source to destination to ensure the integrity of files, etc.

After the first full file sync, the real time file backup software will automatically detect the changed files on the source and sync it to the destination once the files change.

If you don’t want to occupy your working time, you could set up event trigger to sync files triggered by the four events, User logon, User logoff, System startup, or System shutdown.

Or try free file sync, or sync files on a regular basis (daily, weekly, monthly), you could try file sync in AOMEI Backupper Standard.

Wrapping It Up

Real time file replication is quite easy for the best file synchronization software - AOMEI Backupper Professional, it will sync the changed files to the destination after the first file replication to continuous data protection for your files, save your time and efforts as well.

Besides, if you would like to sync files between Windows Servers in real time, please try AOMEI Backupper Server to enjoy. Currently, AOMEI Backupper only supports one-way sync, and the two-way sync will be coming soon.