By Catherine / Last Updated November 9, 2016

Why need to sync files?

Do you hear of sync files? It is an amazing and practical feature. Why we need it? The basic reason is that we own multiple computers. Computer is not something new, most people have more than one nowadays, for example: a desktop and a laptop. We carry our laptop on the way, whenweback to home with modified files, we want to keep them in sync.

If we don't want to store files on someone else's servers, that is to say - in cloud drive. On the contrary, you prefer to a service that synchronizes files between desktop and laptop directly. You can use some software to solve this, please read on.

Syncing files between desktop and laptop on Windows 7

Take Windows 7 as example. If your modified files are not many, you can use a memory stick, USB flash drive or other removable hard drives as the medium, copy&paste, replace the old files on another machine. This is manual way to sync. You can also try Windows built-in Easy Transfer program.


Unluckily, this tool has some limitations. It does not support operating system higher than Windows 7. So we need to turn to third-party application for help. The answer is in the rest of the content. Either Windows 7 or Windows 10 are possible.

Sync files by AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper is a full scale backup&restore and clone software integrates a series of useful utilities. As we said above, for less data, you can use AOMEI Backupper tobackup filesfirst in source computer, save them to a removable storage device, then restore to the destination computer.

If you often use two computers separately, you need AOMEI Backupper to sync files regularly. Before running AOMEI, you should create a LAN with aforementioned method and a network shared folder.

Step 1:DownloadAOMEI Backupper Standard, open and select File Sync.


Step 2: Add folder that you want to sync.


Step 3:Choose the destination location path. Here you can select Share or NAS> Add share or NAS device, and then type in the IP address.


Step 4:Set schedule synchronize as daily, weekly, monthly. Then click Start Sync.

At last, to access the files via the Network shared folder from the new computer.

More details and notes about file sync by AOMEI Backupper please refer tohere.


When you return from traveling with your laptop. Or you may have any combination of a desktop computer at home, a desktop at work, a laptop at home, a laptop at work, etc. How to keep them all effortlessly organized? Freeware AOMEI Backupper Standard's synchronizing feature is able to help you make those files you modified on your laptop are now modified on the desktop system as well.