By AOMEI / Last update July 23, 2021

Any Free Auto Sync Software?

How to auto sync files?

Hi guys, I'm looking for a way to keep my files automatically synced between my pc and laptop (especially for music). Is there any free auto sync software to easily do this? I hate having to download the same song on my pc when I already have it on my laptop or the other way around.

 

Many users want to find a free auto sync software to help them sync their files automatically. 

As for file sync, it is similar to file backup, but they have differences:

  • File backup will backup your files or folders into an zipped image file, you can only use the data after restoring.

  • File Sync will make an exact copy of the source files and folders to another location you specified. You could directly use and view the files anytime, no restoration required.

Benefits of Automatic Files Sync

With the rapid development of technology, automatic files sync plays an important role in daily work. There are two main reasons for this trend.

  • Save time and energy. Once the automatic sync is set successfully, you don't have to manually sync your files each time. Therefore, you have more time to do your work.

  • Sync updated files on time. Many users need to work on different computers. If you modify your files on one computer and forget to synchronize the files, other computers will miss theses important files. If you setup automatic sync before, these files could be updated automatically.

Sync Files Automatically with Best Free Auto Sync Software

AOMEI Backupper Standard is free automatic sync software that has many practical sync features.

  • It allows you to synchronize your files to different locations like external hard drive, network, NAS, clouds, etc.
  • It offers different schedule modes to help you set automatic sync tasks, including daily, weekly, and monthly.
  • It supports various operating systems like Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and XP.

Besides, this best free auto sync software provides backup and restore features, like file backup, disk backup, partition backup, system backup, and so on. It is highly recommended to use these powerful features to protect your data.

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How to Automatically Sync Files Step by Step?

Here we will show you how to sync files to Synology NAS automatically in Windows 10, just follow the steps to automatic sync files and folders easily.

Step 1. Launch the free automatic file sync software - AOMEI Backupper Standard. Select Sync > Basic Sync subsequently.

Basic Sync

Step 2. The Task Name can be modified by your needs. Choose Add Folder to select your files or folders to sync.

Add Folder

Step 3. Click the inverted triangle to add the network. Click Select a network location, Add Share or NAS Devices, and type Network Path (IP address of Synology NAS), username and password. Then, choose a network folder as destination.

Select Network Location

Add Network Location

Step 4. Click Schedule > General, choose one of the following to automatically sync files and folders: Daily, Weekly, or Monthly.

Schedule Settings General

Notes:
✍Event triggers and USB plug in are supported by AOMEI Backupper Professional. Please upgrade to professional version if necessary.
✍Click Options to comment on your sync task to distinguish it from others easily, or enable email notification and set up your email or SMS information to get alert after syncing, etc.
✍If you want to sync changed files from the source directory to the destination directory in real time, you can use Real-Time Sync, which is also available in Pro edition and other advanced editions.

Step 5. Press Start Sync >> and then click Add the schedule and start Sync now to automatically sync files and folders to Synology NAS in Windows 10.

Start Sync to NAS with Schedule

★Tip: Do not change the files' name of the source. Otherwise, the program cannot sync them anymore.

After syncing, other computers on the same LAN can copy and view these shared files on Synology NAS. To browse these shared files, you can go File Explorer > Network to find the shared computer/Synology NAS. Then open it to view these files.

Another Way to Sync Files Automatically - Sync Center

Besides, you could use Sync Center to automatically sync files and folders from one computer to another computer. Here is how it works:

1. Share your folders on the computer: Right click the folder > Properties > Sharing > Advanced Sharing > Share This Folder, and customize the permissions, and then click Apply > OK.

Share This Folder

2. Open Sync Center.

  • In Windows 7, input sync center and choose it to open.

  • In Windows 10, input mobsync and choose it to open Sync Center.

3. Enable Offline Files. Click Manage offline files and then Enable offline files. After that, restart your computer to take effect.

Enable Offline Files

4. Set up Always available offline. Open your another computer, and go to File Explorer > Network, find the Network shared computer, enter the network credentials, right click the shared folder, and choose Always available offline (or Easy access > Always available offline).

Always Available Offline

After setting up, your two computers has the same files and folders as you wish. Any changes on your network computer, the other computer will automatically sync these files and folders. However, you will get Windows 10 sync center not working problem sometimes, offline file sync pending, etc.

Furthermore, you may need the FreeFileSync software to sync files, please refer to FreeFileSync auto sync with two way method.

Summary

You can synchronize your files easily under the guidance of this free auto sync software - AOMEI Backupper. Automatic files sync makes your work more convenient. Of course, there is more than one solution to sync files automatically, just find the appropriated way to do you job.

Moreover, you could sync two folders on same computer, sync any local folder to OneDrive in Windows 10/8/7, sync files to external hard drive using this automatic file sync software (free).

If you would like to sync files between Windows Servers, please try AOMEI Backupper Server to enjoy.