The idea behind syncing is straightforward:
Take the information that you gather on one device, like the calendars, drives, and even folders, and combine it with similar information on other devices, so that the two sets of information match. But syncing itself isn’t that much simpler. For example, syncing your Amazon Cloud Drive requires coming up with reliable solutions to some knotty problems.
Here are some big knots:
- Did you know how to get that info from one of your drives to another?
- Did you guarantee that your recently changed info replace the outdated ones?
- Did you know how to speed up that syncing process?
All these are tough questions. But you don’t have to answer them all because developers of syncing apps already did that. In fact, Amazon itself has answered these questions several times in several ways. Amazon’s answers can help you understand how syncing works. Amazon‘s syncing is an 8-step process. Read on…
Use Amazon’s Desktop App
All your PCs, smartphones, and tablets have it. This app manages, uploads, and syncs all your files quickly. Here’s how it works: It divides all uploaded and downloaded files into fragments (or pieces of information). But this process runs by default (whenever your system starts). And it could possibly eat and gulp your RAM. The result: You’ll end up having a sluggish system. But don’t worry. Keep your eyes open to that of Amazon‘s whopping 48.82GB size limit to upload files. Zip your files to avoid any problem. Another life savior is to keep restarting this whenever it stuck.
Keep your focus on that Amazon Cloud Drive only and close all active apps. Why? Amazon needs the RAM to finish that syncing job. And other active programs are disturbing it.
Amazon developers are always working hard for you. They have to do that. Keeping your app updated possibly resolves all your syncing problems. And so is the browser you are using. Keep everything linked up to date.
Not all files need syncing. Not at least the dupes (a.k.a mess). Find every messy dupe in your drive and hit Delete. The more you delete your dupes the faster is the whole syncing process. You can use Clone Files Checker to remove duplicate files from Amazon cloud drive folders on the local machine.
Microsoft recommends it for all PCs, a typical PC maintenance job. Your systems need defragmentation every three months. Do it right away if you haven’t. It may take several hours to complete.
Always choose LAN
Why? LAN gives you speed. And speed is the most important thing you need while uploading and downloading files. Wi-Fi doesn’t work that way. It sometimes stops working and you start yawning.
Get Rid of Cache Files and Malware
Malware is ugly. Do get rid of them by using any third-party anti-malware tool. Removing caches is easy:
- Open Internet Explorer. Hit Tools.
- Hit Internet Options.
- Hit the General tab. Found Browser history?
- There you go! Check all checkboxes and hit Delete.
Get Ready for a Technical Step
Switch your Windows to Performance Mode. Why? Remember: Every second application disturbs Amazon‘s syncing process? Here’s how you can switch:
(i) Right-click This PC and select Properties. (Not using Windows 10? Select System in the Control Panel).
(ii) Go to Advanced System Settings [Hit Advanced and then Settings (Performance)].
(iii) Now select Adjust for best performance. Now your priority is Amazon‘s Cloud Drive. And nothing else!
Take Control of Syncing Files/Folders in Amazon Cloud Drive
Amazon did a great job in guiding you to how to sync your drive. No doubt. But it seems you do need a WHOLE DAY to finish that 8-step process. Yes, it’s backbreaking. And once you start it you’ll have no other option but to wait. But you can take control of the whole syncing process. Try this controller: Reginout. It boosts your syncing process. It hardly takes several minutes to finish. All you need is to download it and hit Run. It will automatically clean up all junks, fix Registry howlers, and optimize Internet speed or System settings.