How to Sync Files with MiniTool ShadowMaker [MiniTool Wiki]
File Sync allows you to synchronize files/folders to two or more locations, such as an external hard drive, internal hard drive, removable USB flash drive, network and NAS.
Different from file backup, file sync won’t create an image but save the same copy of the file to another location. In this case, you can view the contents at any time when the sync process is done.
You can sync files/folders even when they are in use.
It is noted that MiniTool ShadowMaker only supports one-way sync.
How to Sync Files
Step 1. Launch
MiniTool Shadow Maker Trial 4.0
to enjoy its service for free.
Step 2. Enter the main interface and go to
, you are allowed to choose the desired files from the
, you can choose files from the
is your username) to sync.
, you can see all the drives that Windows can detect and you can select sync source from them.
you can select sync source in the
folder on your computer.
in the left pane to choose the files you want to sync in the pop-up window and hit
to return to the
As you can see, MiniTool ShadowMaker has created a default folder for you to store the synchronized files. It doesn’t matter if you want to choose the target location on your own.
, you are allowed to sync your files to the following places:
and then select a folder under the
means your username) folder to save the synchronized files.
In this tab, you can see all drives that Windows can detect. You can choose a partition on your internal drive, external drive or a removable USB flash drive to save the synchronized files.
and you can see all the files/folders under
. Choose one folder as the destination path.
In addition, syncing folders/files to a shared folder is also permitted.
Preparations: Create a Shared Folder
(1). Create a folder called
and create a sub-folder named
on the target computer (under the same LAN).
(2). Right-click on the
folder and go to
(3). Choose the people to share with and hit
(4). Next, set
. Note down
After all the preparation is done, return to MiniTool ShadowMaker. There are two ways available for you:
A. Use an IP
(in the lower right corner) > type the IP, username and password.
(2). Open the
folder, choose its sub-folder as the destination path and hit
B. Use the folder path
(1). Type the path of the shared folder that you noted down just now, username and password.
(2). Open the main folder, select the subfolder as the storage place and hit
Step 3. After determining the sync source and target, you can either press
to start the sync process at once or delay the task by hitting
If you need to restore the files that are synchronized, you can go to the
page and choose the sync task. If there is no sync task displayed in this page, hit
and then you can add it to the list. Press
to go to the destination folder.