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.
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.
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.
Step 3. Expand the drop-down menu of the second bar and choose Add Share or NAS Devices.
✐ 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.
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.
● 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: \\192.168.0.250) 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 SSD to SSD clone software and Windows backup 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!