In today’s post I would like to write my views on Windows Live Sync (WLS).
WLS was earlier called Windows Folder Share in its Beta. WLS uses a Windows Live ID and helps keep folders in sync between different computers. This is especially useful when you have multiple computers at home and need few files to be available on all of them, especially photos, videos and your CVs perhaps in these turbulent times .
What particularly enticing about WLS is that none of the biggies Google, Apple, Yahoo or others have a similar service available at this time and it is available for both PCs and Apple MACs.
Anyway, what WLS does is, helps you configured folders on each computer that can be shared and synced with other computers. What’s more, it also allows you to access these files from Internet, if the selected computer is online and you have granted the permission to do so. Cool ain’t it?
So, here’s how you can configure it:
1) Go to WLS software from Live Sync
2) Install it on the PC or MAC, once installed you will be prompted to enter your Windows Live ID. Enter it and you are set. You need to do this on all computers that you want to sync.
3) Go the sync website
4) Select a folder from the computer to sync
5) Then add computers which need this folder to be synced
You can also enable remote folder access, which means you can access contents of your hard drive from anywhere via Live Sync .
Sounds very simple and cool. Yes it is. As it stands I have 3 of my home computers on sync and web access enabled.
But is there a catch? Not really but a few limitations.
- Can sync up to 20 folders
- Each folder can only have 20000 files
- Max file size 4GB
Now I don’t exactly call those limitations for personal use.