How To Sync Your Windows 10 Desktop, Documents And More To Cloud?

Written By Tej Pratap Shukla
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Published On September 22nd, 2022
Reading Time 7 Minutes Reading

There are two types of desktop user’s, on one end, people who prefer clean & protect workspace by saving their data on the cloud. On the other hand, there are dumpers who fill their desktop with lots of work files, lists, to-do tasks and make their workspace cumbersome.

If you are a Windows 10 user and think that drive, documents data on your desktop is safe then, you are in myth. Nothing is safer over the local computer, no matter which operating system you are working on. So this guide is to aware you of the risks and solution to this problem. You will learn what are the various risk to your data on desktop and how to sync your Windows 10 Desktop, documents and more to Cloud as a backup.


Why Sync Your Windows Desktop With Cloud?

The problem of saving data locally is, you will be bounded with the access of data from PC only. You cannot access your important documents and files from different locations. So why restrict yourself, it’s better to save it over the cloud for easy access. Migrating On-premises data to cloud is always a good approach and has multiple benefits. You can perform this by sync your Windows desktop with a cloud.

Risk Involved in Saving Data on Desktop Only

Following are the list of risk or problems that may be involved in saving data locally:

  • Every important document is locked down to one PC
  • Data may get corrupt due to virus or malware
  • Cannot share data with other over the internet easily
  • Not able to access data in case of power loss
  • Cannot access data in mobiles and tablets
  • Hard disk storage space is limited.


Benefits of Sync PC to Cloud Storage

There are multiple benefits of saving data on cloud. It helps desktop users to access data from multiple locations and from any device. Following are the topmost benefits of sync data onto cloud storages:

  • Data over the cloud is more secure
  • Access data anytime and anywhere
  • Modernizing IT base
  • Increase cloud storage space on demand
  • Access data from mobile devices
  • Loss of data is almost negligible
  • Share your data with others quickly
  • Infrastructure cost is low
  • Lesse maintenance cost than the local system
  • Increases Business Agility


What are the Methods Sync Your Windows 10 Desktop to the Cloud?

There are two methods for synchronizing desktop files into cloud storage. First, by using a professional solution. Second, manually uploading file(s), folder, document data on cloud storage. Both the solution are for two types of user’s, one who prefers a smart and fast solution for synchronizing and others who want to save money. Both methods are explained in detail. You can refer to the method which you are comfortable with or try both and choose the best one.


Note: For the explanation purpose, we are selecting Google Drive Cloud Storage for both methods.

Method #1: Professional Solution for Sync Desktop With Cloud

The most efficient and easy solution for syncronizing your desktop document is by using professional solution like File System Migration Tool. This software is recommended by MVPs for the desktop user’s to upload their desktop files over the cloud storage. The multiple and advance filters of this software make it easy to use and more user-friendly. With this software, users can filter according to file type, date, and file size for selective file migration. Sync your desktop document on multiple cloud platforms of your choice.
The software is available for the free demo version, which let’s user to move 5 GB data to the desired business cloud storage platform.

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Steps involved in Synchronizing Documents from local computer to Cloud:

1. First, Download and Install the Tool

2. Now, Launch the tool as “Run as Administrator”.


3. Go to Setting options (at the top-left corner of tool window) for starting the process.

setting 2

4. Choose the desired cloud storage platform for sync your windows files.( We have chosen Google Storage). After that Go to Google Project Settings and Add JSON file end enter Activation Code for your domain.

google project setting

5. Browse the File(s) / Folders from local computer to sync with the cloud


6. Choose and Apply the required filter for uploading selective data from the drive. The filter option includes three options:

  • Include / Exclude File Types: You can select or deselect the type of file you wish to sync with cloud storage.
  • Include Created / Modified Date: User can set Date filter, to upload data of specific date range or according to modified date.
  • Include File Size: Using this file size filter, the user can import a file of a certain size ranges. This filter has three options, Greater or Equal, Less or Equal, or Size Range filters.


7. After selecting the data from a local computer that you need to synchronize with cloud, the next task is to login to the destination cloud platform. Enter the credentials of your business cloud storage account and click on the Connect button.


8. After the login process is finished, select the folder from my drive or shared drive where you wish to save your desktop documents. After that, create a new folder into the selected drive.


9. Select the new folder and click on Start button to button to begin the sync process.

migrated data

10. User can view the live status into the tool and after complete save report to local computer.

migration data

Professional Solution Advantages

  • Sync complete hard drive or external drive data with cloud
  • Maintain hierarchy of folder’s after migration
  • Preserve the integrity of migrated files and documents
  • No limitations on type of file begin imported (file should be compatible with destination cloud)
  • Multiple filters’s for selective file or folder migration
  • Incremental feature for import updated or newly storage local system data
  • Generates complete report after the process is finished
  • No limitation on the size of file during storing data.

Method #2: Manually Importing Documents to Cloud

In case, if users want’s a free approach for synchronizing their data to cloud, then they should follow the following approach for better understanding.

1. Go to & Sign into your account (or desired cloud platform)

2. First, click on New button >> then choose File / Folder upload option.


3. Browse the file / folder that you need to upload one by one from hard drive.


4. Click on Ok button to begin. After that, you will see a pop-up with the progress bar of each file uploaded.


5. Perform the same approach for each drive on local computer.


Limitations on Manual Approach

  • Cannot sync complete computer drive data at once.
  • Re-upload complete data in case of power loss
  • The process is very slow and time taking
  • Remembering file’s already imported difficult.
  • Cannot filter data for importing selective file type
  • Not every cloud storages provide the option to upload file directly
  • Cannot maintain a report of data that already on business cloud storage

Concluding Words

There are number of advantages of sync your desktop document to cloud. We have explained the benefits in detail and also how to sync your Windows 10 desktop, documents and more to cloud. The most recommended solution is to go with a professional solution. Time is money, save your time and efforts by relying on professional solutions for all your problem. Syn all your entire desktop files and documents in just few click.
Don’t be a dumper by storing lots and lots of file on your desktop. Take all your important data to cloud for saving time and efforts of managing it locally. So, why still waiting? Download the tool and try it for free today!


By Tej Pratap Shukla

A versatile technocrat, always in the search for new and interesting areas related to technology. Works on multiple technical problems faced by users frequently. Provides the user-friendly solutions to deal with numerous technical issues.