The Most Useful Way to Do File Synchronization during Shutdown

July 19, 2019

Are you still worrying that your computer can’t detect the changed or added files in the non-watched folders? File synchronization during shutdown can help you.

Why Do You Need to Do File Synchronization during Shutdown?

File synchronization(short for file sync) is a very useful, it helps us to see or edit the files we want in every place. In reality, there are a lot of things we cannot predict.

A user uses a third-party tool to watch his file, but the tool cannot watch all files at the same time. The changed files in non-watched folders cannot be synced in time before the computer shutdown. Unfortunately, you need to do a secondary work to rewrite your files. It wastes much time. In this way, you can do file sync during shutdown. If you still have some files need to sync when your computer shutdown, the software will finish the sync task first and automatically shutdown.

The Advantage of File Sync during Shutdown:

File sync during shutdown is a type of file sync, so it still own same advantages as file sync:

Powerful One-way Sync Function: In some third-party tools, you just can select one file to sync. Just image, if you want to sync all files in a folder, you need to do the repeated work again and again. It makes all things complicated. However, In AOMEI Backupper, you just need to set the requirement of file sync during shutdown ahead of time, it will sync all files you selected from one folder to another folder during shutdown. Meanwhile, if you have pending sync tasks when you plan to shutdown your computer, it will delay shutdown when sync pending.

Schedule Sync: AOMEI Backuper supports schedule sync, it can help you sync files in a regular time. In the schedule setting window, you can set Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event triggers and Real-time Sync. In fact, file sync during shutdown is a type of Event triggers in Schedule sync. Like other Schedule Settings, AOMEI File Sync will also automatically do the task you set before, when the schedule setting reaches the specific time point.

Network Sync: Except for sync files to local disk or other external disk, such as removable disk, USB flash drive etc, AOMEI File Sync can also sync files to other computers within LAN, and NAS. In reality, it helps a lot in share files with other people we want to.

Way to Do File Sync during Shutdown:

We can make a shutdown script on the computer, but it still has some shortcomings. Is there any useful tool can do file sync during shutdown? Yes, AOMEI Backupper can do it just by a few steps.

Step 1: Download AOMEI Backupper Professional, install and launch it. Then enter the main page, select File Sync.

File Sync

Step 2: Click Add Folder to select the file you want to sync before shutdown, then select another location you use to store the sync file in Step 2.

Add Folder

Step 3: After selecting all things, tick Schedule to enter Schedule Settings, select the Event triggers and System shutdown subsequently.

Event Triggers

Notice: In the Event triggers page, you can which one you need. It contains five options, including User logon, User logoff, System startup, System shutdown.

Step 4: Click Start Sync, and select one option you would like. If you want to sync now, select the Add the schedule and Start Sync. If you don’t want to sync now, tick Only add the schedule.

Schedule and Clone

Step 5: If you select the first option, you can see page below. In this page, wait for a few minutes, and click finish.

File Sync Progress


1. AOMEI Backupper Professional is a product which design for Windows. It supports Win 7/8/8.1/10 etc. So AOMEI Backupper Professional would be a great choice for Windows users who are willing to do file sync during shutdown.

2. In Event triggers, you can still select other choices such as user logon, user logoff, system startup, if you think it is essential.

3. Aside Event triggers, AOMEI Backupper Professional still supply many other related functions including Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Real-time Sync.