By Ivy / Last update June 15, 2021


Folder Sync

Speaking of folder sync, it’s the same as file sync in some way. Folder sync means copy folder (a set of files) to different locations or computers, and update the latest version of the folder simultaneously via certain rules. That is to say, at anytime and anywhere, whenever you access these locations that hold the folder, you will find the folder on multiple locations is identical to each other. Meanwhile, folder sync also includes file sync. Thus, file synchronizes at the same time while folder synchronization.

By the way, folder sync and files or folders backup are basically the same. The only difference is that backup reserves the previous state of the folder(compressed) while the folder sync updates the latest of the folder (no compression).


Best Free Synchronization Software for Windows 10

Folder sync is important, especially for those who need to share files and folders with your colleagues or friends frequently. How to perform Windows sync folders easily to make thing easy? Although there are multiple file sync software for Windows users, like Synctoy, FreeFileSync, etc. You might encounter SyncToy not copying all files, and other sync problems sometimes.

The free folder sync software - AOMEI backupper Standard could be your best choice, which supports all Windows PC operating systems, including Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 (32-bit and 64-bit). It’s highly recommended by millions of users due to its friendly interface, comprehensive features and outstanding performance. 

AOMEI Backupper Standard is the powerful file synchronization software for Windows users, and enables you: 

  • Automatically sync files and folders on regular baiss with the Schedule settings. Multiple Schedule settings provided: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Once, Event triggers, USB plug in. The last two options are available only in AOMEI Backupper Professional or higher editions.

  • Sync folders to wherever you want, like local disk, external hard drive, network share or NAS, USB flash drive, CD/DVD, even clouds, etc.  

It’s worth to mention that AOMEI Backupper Professional and other advanced editions supports the Real-Time Sync to keep files up to date automatically, Mirror Sync, Two-Way Sync (bidirectional sync).

Above all, please download the Windows folder sync software now, and have it a try.

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How to Synchronize Folders on Regular Basis in Windows 10?

To perform Windows 10 synchronize folders to Google Drive automatically based on regular, follow the step-by-step instructions:

1. Execute the folder sync software for Windows - AOMEI Backupper Standard, on the home panel, select Sync > Basic Sync in turn.

File Sync

2. Click + Add Folder to choose folders to sync.  Change Task Name to distinguish from other tasks if need be.

Add Folder

3. Press the triangle icon, and Select a cloud Drive, and then choose Google Drive as destination to save the folders and files.

Select A Cloud Drive

Google Drive

★Tip: You could select a local hard drive, external hard drive, NAS device, or USB flash drive as well to save these synchronized files and folders.

4. Tick Schedule, go General tab, and choose a interval to sync folders automatically on a regular basis, like daily, weekly, monthly, event triggers, or USB plug in.

Schedule Settings General

★Tip: The last two options provided in the step 4 is premium features, please upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional to enjoy.

5. Click Start Sync to sync folder to Google Drive in Windows 10 with the best free folder sync software.

Start Sync

After the sync task finished, all the files in these folders will be transferred to Google Drive with no efforts. And all the above steps applied to sync files in Windows 7/8/8.1 with this folder sync software. 


(Optional) Sync Folders in Real Time for Windows 10

If you would like to sync folders immediately once monitoring the change occurred to the source folder, please try Real-time Sync that available in AOMEI Backupper Professional or higher. Here is the steps to sync folders in real time in Windows 10:

Step 1. Run AOMEI Backupper Professional, choose Real-Time Sync under Sync tab.

Real Time Sync

Step 2. Click + Add Folder button to select the folders you want to sync. Tap to select a destination to save the folders.

Start Sync Folders to Network

Step 3. Press Start Sync >> to synchronize folders in real time for Windows 10.

Besides, If you would like to sync files between two computers, you could create a network share folder in one computer, then sync files to the network share folder from another computer, then it’s done.



It’s a piece of cake for you to sync folders or files with the best free folder sync software - AOMEI Backupper Standard. Furthermore, If you want to move entire hard disk data to another one, you could try disk clone to move everything with simple clicks.

AOMEI Backupper Server allows you to sync files between Windows Servers, and enjoy more features, like incremental and differential backup, system clone, command line utility, PXE boot tool, and many more.