BitTorrent Sync: Installation and first use

December 2016




BitTorrent provide a new P2P sync service where the transfer of data is done directly from computer to computer.

Download BitTorrent Sync from the BitTorrent Labs

Choose the operating system: it is available for Windows, Mac and Linux ..

Choose the folder you want to to sync:

A secret code allowing other devices to access your synced folder(s) will be generated:

BitTorrent Sync- First use

To share data to other devices


You need to transfer all the data in the synced folder(s).
  • Open BitTorrent Sync > Shared folders
  • Right-click on your folder > Open folder > Paste the files of your choice in this folder!
  • Alternatively you can click on Add and browse for the folders of your choice!
  • Right-click on your folder > Copy secret.
  • The secret is a string of characters that you can send to users, giving them access to a particular shared folder!

To access data from other devices


To access data stored in a folder on another device, you need to its "secret".
Simply go to:
  • Open BitTorrent Sync > Shared folders
  • Click on Add.
  • In the Share secret field > Enter the secret and click on OK!
  • Select the files you want to recover.

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