Koofr Features / Jun 10 2019

Setting up synchronization in Koofr

Using cloud storage and cloud backup is a brilliant idea, but it will not help if you forget to backup your files to the cloud. That is why Koofr offers automatic synchronization of files and folders between your computer and your Koofr account. Read how to set the sync up and use it in our blog post. Happy syncing!

[Updated, December 2019: Video tutorial added.]

Koofr offers you an easy solution for data synchronization with which you can access files and folders on remote systems with the help of the Koofr web application and the Koofr desktop client that you can install on your Windows, Linux or Mac OS X operating system. The desktop client allows you to automatically synchronize files and folders from your computer to Koofr and access them directly from our web application with ease.

Setting up synchronization requires you to download the Koofr desktop client here or alternatively you can head to your Koofr account and find Link this computer in the Main menu on the left. Once you click on it, a screen with download options will appear. Choose the wanted operating system, download it and follow the setup instructions or watch our video guide.


Syncs is a feature which lets you create a folder that is constantly kept in a synchronized state between your computer and the Koofr web application. Keep in mind that synchronization works when the computer is online! The data you synchronized will be accessible even when your computer is offline and you will be able to download the files from your account. This comes in handy if you lose your data, for example, if your computer breaks down.

Once you install the Koofr desktop client, you will have to sign in with your Koofr account. In case you do not have one yet you can create your free account here.

When you sign into your account your first sync will be created automatically. You will find a newly created Koofr Folder on your desktop. Whatever you put into your Koofr Folder you can find in My desktop sync folder in your Koofr web application.


If your first sync is not created automatically, you can set it up by opening your Koofr desktop client on your computer and clicking on Koofr folder in the menu on the left.


Click on Create default sync which will create a Koofr Folder on your desktop and automatically synchronize the files in it to your Koofr web application. Whatever you put in your Koofr Folder you can find in My desktop sync folder in your Koofr web application.

You can also create additional synchronizations if you click on Syncs in the menu on the left.


Click Create new. A screen with your computer folder structure will appear. Look for the folder you want to synchronize (or create a new folder), select it and click Next. In our case, the selected folder in Koofr is JohnSuitcaseDesktop.


In the next step, you need to select the folder in your Koofr account to which you want to synchronize your chosen computer folder. In our case, the selected folder in Koofr is JohnSuitcaseDesktopSync.


Find the folder, select it and click Next. In the next step, you will see the summary and you need to click Finish to confirm the synchronization you just created.


Once your synchronization is created, you will see it under Syncs in the Koofr desktop client.


There you can also manage the Sync you created by clicking on the edit icon in the upper right corner of the synchronization. You can pause or remove synchronization as well as see how many files you synchronized and the size of the synchronized files.


You are all set now and the files from your chosen folder will now be automatically synchronized to your Koofr account, making sure they are available anywhere you go.

What happens to your files if you uninstall the Koofr desktop client? If you uninstall the Koofr desktop client, synchronization will be removed. Do not worry, your files will still be safely stored and available in your Koofr web account, but the folder will no longer be synchronizing.

Happy syncing!

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