Use Syncplicity to Sync Files in Different Locations

The process for syncing your files to Syncplicity is incredibly easy and empowers the user to take control of how they back up files. When you are first set up with Syncplicity, a CTS technician will help establish configurations that fall in line with our Best Practices for using Syncplicity.

These instructions will help you sync files located in different areas of your computer. Please note that these steps are recommended only for experienced users who prefer to utilize their own methods of file organization.

If you wish to organize the files you have backed up in one location, which should be configured by a CTS technician during the Syncplicity rollout, you should learn how to Sync Your Files in an organized way.

Remember, the files you back up to Syncplicity should only be Elon-related files.

Syncing files on your desktop

1.) To add a folder from your desktop to Syncplicity, simply right-click the folder and navigate to Syncplicity (1), then select 'Add to Syncplicity'

This image shows what happens when you right-click your desktop and select Syncplicity (labeled 1) and Add to syncplicity folder (labeled 2)

  • You'll know you have successfully added the folder to be backed up to Syncplicity if the folder shows the Syncplicity icon, as illustrated below.

This image shows the syncplicity icon on the folder you synced in step 1.

Syncing files not on your desktop

If you want to sync a file not located on your desktop, simply navigate to that file, and repeat the step above. In this example, we will sync the 'My Documents' folder, a popular item for many faculty and staff. This particular folder will be configured by a CTS technician during the Syncplicity rollout.

1.) Click the Start button (1) and select Documents (2)

This image shows what happens when you click the Start button (labeled 1) and then select the Documents option (labeled 2).

2.) Now, right-click on each folder in My Documents you wish to Sync, navigate to Syncplicity, and select 'Add to Syncplicity'

This image walks you through the step, right-clicking a folder, selecting syncplicity, and then selecting add to syncplicity.

  • You'll know you have successfully added the folder to be backed up to Syncplicity if the folder shows the Syncplicity icon, as illustrated below.

This article brings attention to the syncplicity icon placed on a synced folder.

Continue these steps until you have synched all Elon-related material you desire to have backed up to the cloud.

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Article ID: 77027
Created
Mon 4/29/19 2:08 PM
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Wed 7/15/20 8:46 AM
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