Get Started on Desktop

Click the button below to install Sync on your computer. Then follow the step-by-step instructions to start syncing your photos, videos, docs, and files across all your devices.


Get started with BitTorrent Sync on your desktop or laptop

Step 1: Copy secret for a Sync folder.

Copy your secret to sync folders with BitTorrent Sync

In the Sync application, right click on a folder and select Copy secret. A secret is a unique key generated for each Sync folder that you share to begin sending and receiving files.

Step 2: Keep your secret handy or send it to friends.

Setting up your desktop with BitTorrent Sync

Keep the secret you just copied handy; you’ll need to enter it on another device to start syncing. Send your secret to friends or collaborators – anyone you want to share your folder with.

Syncing to Mobile?


Get Mobile

Step 3: Download Sync onto another computer or mobile device.

Set up your device with your Synced folder by adding your BitTorrent Sync folder secret

Sync only stores your files on the devices you allow – never in the cloud. To access and keep your files up-to-date no matter where you are, install Sync on another device.


Step 4: Join a Sync folder from another computer.

In BitTorrent Sync on another computer, click 'Add Folder' button. In 'Folder secret' field, enter the secret you kept handy from before. 'Choose' a new folder to keep your shared files and click 'OK'.


Now you’re ready to start syncing! Add files, videos, and photos to your folder. Whenever you make changes to your folder on one computer, you’ll see those changes on all your other connected devices.

Note: Keep your devices on.


BitTorrent Sync skips the cloud to transfer data directly between your devices. To keep files up-to-date, you’ll need to leave your devices on.

Make sure your cumputer or device is powered on in order to Sync

Syncing with your mobile device.

Sync with your mobile device from your desktop by scanning a QR code
  1. On your computer, right click on the folder you want to share to mobile. Select 'Connect Mobile' to display a QR code.
  2. In your Sync mobile app, tap ‘Add folder’.
  3. Scan the QR code on your desktop with your Sync mobile app.
  4. Sit back! You’re now ready to sync.

Looking for more info?

Check out the Sync User Guide.