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How to synchronize your files

9/5/2019

You need access to your files no matter where you are - at your office computer, your home computer, your phone, or your tablet. When you need to finish work at home, you don't have to carry your laptop home or email a file to yourself before leaving the office. You don't need to send it to Dropbox. You don't have to use web based applications. Instead, there are easy free options for synchronizing folders.

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Google Drive, Dropbox. and OneDrive

The three big competitors for synchronizing your folders in the cloud are Google Drive, Dropbox, and Microsoft OneDrive. Each of these will set up a sync folder where you can keep any file or folder that you need to access from another computer or device. Each of these options requires you to download an app to create the synchronization folder and to manage the synchronization, although OneDrive comes preinstalled on Windows 10. All of these have quite a lot of free cloud space, but give you the option to pay for more. Once you move a file or folder into this sync folder, then a copy of that file or folder will also be stored in your online Google, Dropbox, or OneDrive folder and will synchronize with the sync folders on your other computer or other device. When you get home from work, your work file is already available on your home computer and ready for you to continue the work.

Sharing

One of the big advantages of using these apps is that you can share the document directly by entering an email address. You can also use file synchronization as a simple form of file backup to ensure against computer hard drive failure. Dragging your whole "documents" folder to OneDrive, for example, will ensure there is a copy of important documents in the cloud.

Save Disk Space

Finally, You can save disk space on your computer by choosing to keep copies of some files on just the cloud and not on your computer. On OneDrive, when the file is online only, you will see a little blue cloud next to the file name on File Explorer. When you need a file that was stored just online, just open it and it is automatically downloaded to your PC.

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