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How to sync files between two computers with AOMEI Backupper?

AOMEI Post By AOMEI Updated June 5, 2024

Introduction

In our daily life, we may need to transfer files between two computers. For example, we may transfer files from the old Win7 PC to the new Win10 PC to keep data secure, share files with our friends and families among different computers, and so on. With AOMEI Backupper, we can easily sync files between two computers with the feature "Sync". In this article, we will describe how to use the Sync feature in AOMEI Backupper to sync files from one PC to the other.

 

 

How to Sync Files between Two Computers in AOMEI Backupper

Prerequisites

  • Make sure both computers are under the same LAN.
  • And, please create a share of the folder you need to sync in Windows.
  • Install AOMEI Backupper on the destination PC.

How to Create a Share Folder in Windows

Before syncing files between two computers, we need to first build bridges for the sync. That means we need to create a share folder.

For example, we have a folder named "My Important Data" on our Windows 7 PC and want to transfer the folder to another Windows 10 PC. We can first create a share for the "My Important Data" on Win7.

1. Right-click on the file/folder you want to share and select "Properties".

Properties

2. Open the Sharing tab and click the "Share" button.

Share

3. Select People to share with and set the permission level. (Select Everyone and set Read/Write permission.)

Choose People

4. Click the "Advanced Sharing" option and tick the "Share this folder" option.

Advanced Sharing

5. Click "Permissions" at the bottom to set up share permissions. Click on "Add" and type the computer's name (group or username) you want to share the files with. You can specify the permissions you want to allow from the Permissions tab. You will have three options: Full Control, Change, and Read.

Permissions

After all is set, please click "Apply" to save the changes.

6. Finally, the share on Win7 is created successfully. Please wait minutes and then you can access the share on the other Win10 computer. (You can either compress "Win+R" and input the full path of the share or enter the IP address of the shared PC.)

Access Share

How to Sync Files between Two Computers in AOMEI Backupper Step by Step

After you create the share on one PC, you can install and use AOMEI Backupper on the other PC to create a sync task to sync files.

1. Run AOMEI Backupper, click "Sync" and select a sync method. (Here we take the Basic Sync as an example.)

Basic Sync

2. Click the "Add Folder" button to select the source of the sync task.

Add Folder

3. To select the Share as the source, please click Share/NAS.

Select Share/NAS

4. Click the "Add Share or NAS Devices" button and then enter the Network Path (The created share path).

Enter Network Path

5. Once you enter the valid path, you can access. Select the share folder for sync and then click "Ok".

Select Share Folder

6. Select a path as the destination of the task (Here we select the local Drive F:\MyData as the destination.). And click the "Start Sync" to start the sync task.

Select Destination

7. The sync process will start. It might take time to finish. Once it is finished, please click the "Finish" button.

Finish

8. Finally, you will see the folder "My Important Data" is synchronized to the destination location successfully.

Sync Result

Conclusion

Following the above steps, we can first create a share in Windows and then create a sync task to sync files between two computers. It is a good way to transfer data between computers and keep data secure.

With AOMEI Backupper, there are also other kinds of sync methods available to meet different requirements, for example, real-time sync, mirror sync, and two-way sync. You can also set up scheduled sync to automatically sync files between computers.

And, you can also use the backup feature in AOMEI Backupper to regularly back up important data and system on your computer. In case of data loss or system crash, you can easily recover your important data and system without reinstalling the OS.