PC Synchronization: How to Sync PC to PC in Windows 11/10/8/7

Want to sync your PC folders to another PC or a cloud drive in Windows 11/10/8/7? Read this article to get the best free PC sync software to help you.


by Lily Updated on October 24, 2023

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What is PC sync?

PC sync or PC synchronization has different meanings in different situations. When it comes to photography, PC sync means Prontor-Compur connection which is used to synchronize the shutter to the flash. It can also mean syncing PC folders, photos, music and so on to another place in terms of computer science.

This page will focus on PC data synchronization. You may need to sync a PC under the following circumstances:

  • Transfer files from PC to PC so as to share files between different devices.

  • Sync files to cloud, NAS device or USB drive in order to get a backup for data recovery.

Then, how to perform PC file sync? Specialized computer sync software plays an important role.

Free PC sync software for Windows 11/10/8/7

AOMEI Backupper Standard is the best free file sync software designed for Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP. Let’s have a close look at its sync features:

  • Basic sync: it enables you to sync files from one folder/disk/computer to another folder/disk/computer. You are also allowed to sync two external hard drives.

  • NAS/cloud sync: it supports plenty of NAS devices and cloud drives. You are able to sync computer files to Synology, WD My Cloud, and QNAP, etc. You can also sync local folders to OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox and so on.

  • Automatic sync: it allows you to set a daily/weekly/monthly sync task.

Want to have a try? Download it now and install it on your computer.

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How to sync PC to PC with AOMEI Backupper

Before you start, there are some preparations you should do:

  • Make sure the two computers are within the same LAN.

  • Share a folder over the network on the source computer and set sharing options on both computers. Learn about file sharing over a network here.

Sync local folders to the shared folder on the source computer

Step 1. Run AOMEI Backupper. Click Sync from the left panel and select Basic Sync.

Basic Sync

Step 2. Edit the task name based on your needs. Click Add Folder to select the folder(s) you want to sync to another computer.

Add Folder

Step 3. Expand the drop-down menu of the second bar and choose Add Share or NAS Devices.

Select Network Location

Note: To sync PC with Google Drive, OneDrive or Dropbox, etc., you can choose Select a cloud drive here.

Step 4. In the pop-up window, type the IP address of the source computer and click the blue button on the right. Type username and password if it is needed.

Add Share or NAS Devices

Step 5. Choose the shared folder you just created to store the folder(s) to be synchronized and click OK.

Step 6. Confirm the operation and click Start Sync to begin.

Start Sync

● You can click Options to write a note for the sync task and enable email notification, etc. You can also click Schedule Sync to set up automatic sync.
● To enjoy more advanced sync modes – Mirror Sync, Real-Time Sync and Two-Way Sync, you may upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional.

Access the shared folder on the destination computer

There are three methods for your reference to access the shared folder on the destination computer after syncing:

Method 1. Go to This PC > Network. Find the source computer’s name and double click it to access the shared folder.

Method 2. Tap the Search button on the taskbar, type “\\(IP address of the source computer)” (ex: \\ in the search box and press Enter. The shared folder will be displayed immediately.

Method 3. Press Win + R to open the Run box. Then, type “\\(IP address of the source computer)” in the Run box and press Enter.

Note: Shared items will be inaccessible when the source computer is asleep or closed. Copy files to another place on the destination computer so that you can access them anytime you need.


Now you know what PC sync is and how to sync PC folders to another PC with the help of free PC sync software - AOMEI Backupper. What’s more pleasing, AOMEI Backupper is excellent Windows backup software and SSD to SSD clone software. If you create an AOMEI account, you are able to backup files to AOMEI Cloud. It offers you 1TB free storage for 15 days after you sign up for an AOMEI account. Give it a shot and you won’t regret!

Lily · Editor
Lily Green joined AOMEI in 2018 and has since become a professional in the areas of data protection and data transfer. She is committed to helping users protect their precious computer data and troubleshoot Windows system errors. She consistently stays vigilant about the latest trends in technology, guaranteeing that the given information aligned with the ongoing advancements in the field.