By Cherry / Last Updated July 4, 2019

What is file sync?

If you have more than one computer, then how to share files between computers? File sync is the best way. We know that there are many ways to transfer files from one computer to another, for example, using a USB flash drive to copy files, then paste them on another computer. If you changed the data on one computer, you must change the data on another one. This is inconvenient. But file sync can make the things easy. It can sync files or folders between two or more computers one the same network automatically, and no matter what you do to the local files/folders, rewrite, delete, copy, paste, etc, it will be synchronized to another computer. You only need to do it one time. It is very convenient for you to work on different computers.

Freeware to sync files across two computers

There are many software for you to sync files. If you are using Windows PC operating system, including Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10, here we highly recommend you a freeware AOMEI Backupper Standard. It has a function called File Sync, which can sync files between two computers via network, and it supports all the Windows PC OS, what’s more, you don’t need to pay for it.

File Sync in free AOMEI Backupper

File Sync in AOMEI Backupper is very friendly. It can synchronize files/folders in a few steps and it is quick to update two folders/files in two different places. This free utility can synchronize files/folders which are stored in desktop, laptop, or external storage device. With this freeware, you can sync any files like email, photos, music, movie, etc to other place easily. When you changed the files/folders on the local place, it will change on the other place too.

Why should you choose AOMEI Backupper?

Compared with other sync file software, AOMEI Backupper has many advantages.

>It is a free software. You don’t need to pay for it, just download its free edition on their official site.

>It is a great powerful software. Besides File Sync, AOMEI Backupper supports many other functions, such as system backup, system restore, create bootable media, etc.

>It supports scheduled sync, which can synchronize files/folders at a fixed time. You can set up daily, weekly, monthly or event triggers in schedule. When it reaches the time point, it will synchronize the files/folders automatically.

How to sync files between computers with AOMEI File Sync?

AOMEI File Sync has an easy-to-use interface. With this tool, you can make it by yourself even you are non-technician. Follow the step by step guide.

Step1. Install and launch AOMEI Backupper Standard. Click Backup and slide the bar, then select File Sync.

File Sync

Step2. It will move to the interface as the following picture shows. Here you can select the file/folder, setup sync options and schedule file sync. Click Add Folder first to choose the folder you want to synchronize.

Add Folder

You can click Filter settings (provided by advanced versions) to set up the specific requirements like automatically backup files with a certain file extension. You can select by the drop down menu, or type in the bar directly. Then, click OK.

Click Filter

Filter Settings

After that, you will be back to the window of last step. Click Step2 to select a place where you’d like to store the files/folders. You can add more information by clicking Sync Options, and set up an automatic sync by opening Schedule.

Schedule Backup

Step3. After all the settings, click Start Sync to launch the program. When the program finished, click Finish to exit.


>AOMEI File Sync supports one-way sync at present. Which means it only supports to synchronize files from computer A to computer B, but cannot do it from B to A currently.

>File/folder cannot be synchronized to CD-ROM/DVD/Blue-Ray.

>The more than 4GB single file cannot be synchronized to FAT/FAT32 partition, because FAT/FAT32 only supports files volume up to 4 GB.

>AOMEI Backupper Standard only supports Windows PC users. If you work with Windows Server OS, you should use the AOMEI Backupper Server; and if the computers of your company are all need to install the program, you can upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Technician Plus because it supports install the program on unlimited PCs and Servers.