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What is sync center? How to use Sync Center Windows 10? How can I synchronize files or folders with the synchronization center? This MiniTool post will show you the answers. A synchronization center alternative - MiniTool ShadowMaker - is also presented.

What is sync center?

Nowadays, data security is becoming more and more important, which is why more and more people are choosing to back up their files. To back up files, you can take a backup image, save files to another location like an external hard drive, sync files with OneDrive or other locations, etc. To sync files, there is a built-in file sync program in Windows 10 called Sync Center.

Sync Center is a feature that was introduced in Windows Vista and that is supported in all modern versions of Windows. The sync center is mainly used to keep network files and folders always in sync between the local computer and network servers and to keep these files available offline on your computer, even when the server is slow, not connected, or unavailable

With Sync Center you can access a copy of the network files on your local computer even when the system is not connected to a network. That means you can see all the data that was taken offline at any time. With Sync Center you can also keep the information accessible when synchronizing between your system and the files on your network servers or cloud drives. If the computer is not connected to the network drive, the online network folder is empty by default.

So in this article, we're going to show you how to use Sync Center Windows 10.

How to use the sync center Windows 10?

In this part, we are going to show you how to access the Windows 10 Sync Center and use it to manage offline files.

Here is the guide.

Open the Windows 10 synchronization center

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Click on that Sync center, to continue.
  3. In the pop-up window in the left pane, click Manage offline files, to continue.
  4. Then click on Enable offline filesto open the Windows 10 Sync Center.

After doing this, you may have to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. If not, do it manually.

If you want to synchronize Windows 10 folders or manage offline files on your local hard drive, the shared folder is required on a network server. So here is the guide on how to create the shared folder on a network server.

Create a shared folder

1. Go to Network and sharing center and click on Change sharing settings.

2. Activate the three options: Turn on network discovery, Turn on file and printer sharing and Deactivate password-protected sharing.

3. Then click Save Changes to continue.

When all the steps are complete, you can start creating a shared folder on the network server.

4. Right-click the folder you want to share and select properties.

5. Switch to the tab release and choose Release....

6. Add and give everyone to the share Read / write rights.

7. Then click the button release, to continue.

8. Then go back to the tab release and choose Advanced sharing, to continue.

9. Then activate the option Share this folder.

10. Finally click on Take and OKto save the changes.

When all the steps are complete, you will have created the shared folder on the network server.

To synchronize files from the network drive or to synchronize files to the network drive, you also need to know the IP address of the network server.

Find the IP address of the network server

We will now show you how to determine the IP address of the network server.

  1. Open the command prompt.
  2. Give ipconfig in the command line window and press Enter to continue.
  3. Then find your IPv4 address.

Synchronize the network drive with the local computer

Now we are going to show you how to sync the network drive with the local computer to manage your offline files.

  1. Press the WindowsKey and the R.Button together to bring up the dialog box To run to open.
  2. Enter \ and the IP address of the network server and click on OK, to continue.
  3. Then go to the shared folder.
  4. Select the files or folders you want to access on the local computer, right click them and select Always available offline.
  5. Then wait for the process to complete.

You can then access the files or folders on your local computer even though the network server is not connected. If you change either the source file or the synchronized files, they both keep the same tempo and display. After taking it offline, you can edit it on your computer and then the source file will be synced.

Do you want to sync folders in Windows 10 to keep folders in different locations for backup? This post shows you how to easily sync two folders.

How do I configure files in the Windows 10 Sync Center?

In this part we will show you how to configure files in the Windows 10 Sync Center.

How to sync an offline files schedule

To automatically synchronize your files, you can set a scheduled synchronization for offline files.

Here is the guide.

  1. Open that Sync center.
  2. Right click on the Offline task and choose Offline files schedule.
  3. Next, choose which objects you want to sync according to this schedule and click Further.
  4. Decide when to start this synchronization task. You can At a scheduled time or When an event occurs choose. Here we choose a scheduled time.
  5. Then set the time and click Further.
  6. Name the scheduled synchronization and click save Changes, to continue.

After all the steps are complete, you will have stopped scheduled syncing and it will start syncing your files regularly as long as you don't remove them.

Change Windows disk usage of offline files

Disk usage shows you the amount of space available on your system and the space used to store the offline files. You can change it too.

Here is the guide.

  1. Open that Sync center.
  2. In the left pane, click Manage offline files.
  3. In the pop-up window, switch to the tab Disk usage.
  4. You can see the available space on your system, the space used for the offline files, and the space for the temporary files.
  5. You can also click Change limits click to change it.

Encrypt offline files

You can also encrypt them in the Windows 10 sync center.

Here is how to do it.

  1. Open that Sync center.
  2. click on Manage offline files.
  3. Go to the tab Encryption.
  4. Click the button Encrypt, to continue.

Configure Windows Offline Files Network Settings

You can set your preferred time to check for slow links and when a slow link occurs. Windows will then automatically start working offline.

How can I deactivate the synchronization center?

If you don't want to use Sync Center, you can turn it off. To do that, you can terminate the mobysync.exe in the task manager. After that it will be deactivated.

To disable it, you can also do so in the sync center itself. Open that Sync center, click on Manage offline files and click on Disable offline links. After that the synchronization center will be deactivated.

The above content is related to the Sync Center and shows how to use the Sync Center to sync files from the network server to the local hard drive and manage the offline files. But if you want to sync files to the network drive, how can you do that?

In the following part we will show you the sync center alternative, MiniTool ShadowMaker. It enables you to synchronize files from a local computer to the external hard drive, internal hard drive or network drive. So read on to find more detailed information.

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How can I synchronize files on the network drive?

MiniTool ShadowMaker is a piece of professional Windows 10 backup software and it is designed to back up the files, folders, hard drives, partitions and the operating system. It also comes with the sync function, which ensures that the files are in two or more places and are kept in time.

Now we are going to show you how to use the feature to sync files.

1. Download and install MiniTool ShadowMaker from the button below, and then launch it.

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2. Click on Keep trial version.

3. Then go to the main MiniTool ShadowMaker interface and go to the page Synchronize.

4. Click the module sourceto select the files or folders you want to sync.

5. Then click on the module aimto choose the target disk. If you want to synchronize them to the network drive, choose Approved.

6. Then click on Add New and enter the path, name and password of the Internet server.

7. MiniTool ShadowMaker also gives you the option to set the automatic file. You can do this on the button Time schedule click.

8. After you have selected the synchronization source and target, click on Sync nowto start the synchronization of the files on the network drive.

After all the steps have been completed, you have synchronized files from the local computer to the network drive. So if you want to sync files, you should try MiniTool ShadowMaker.

Besides the function of backing up and syncing files, MiniTool ShadowMaker also allows you to perform some recovery solutions. If your computer crashes, you can use the system image you created earlier to restore it to a previous state.

In addition, MiniTool ShadowMaker is also a hard drive cloning tool that helps you clone operating systems from HDD to SSD without data loss.

Conclusion

In summary, this post shows what the sync center is and how you can enable and disable the sync center in Windows 10. If you have any other ideas for Windows 10 Sync Center, feel free to share them in the comment zone.

If you have a problem with MiniTool ShadowMaker, please feel free to contact us via the email [email protected]. We will answer you as soon as possible.

Sync Center FAQ

How does the sync center work?
The synchronization center is a tool integrated in Windows 10 that is used to synchronize files from the network server to the local computer. The prerequisite is that files are on the network drive. You can manage offline files on the local drive even if the network server is not connected.
How do I turn off Sync Center?
To turn off Sync Center, you can Sync center open up Manage offline files click and Disable offline files choose.
Where is the sync center located?
Sync Center is a built-in tool in Windows 10, and you can open Control Panel to find it. If it is activated, you can also bring it up from the system tray. If there's a sync conflict, you'll see a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark in front of the sync center icon.
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