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How to migrate Citrix ShareFile Sync data to a new PC without having to re-download all your files


ShareFile Sync is a great tool to help you sync all your files down to your local PC or laptop for both online or offline use. You can choose to sync to a system drive or even a secondary drive that is dedicated for data storage in your system. But what happens if you have gigabytes or in some cases terabytes of data in ShareFile that are being synched and you get a new device? As soon as you install ShareFile Sync on your new device it will begin re-downloading all those gigabytes/terabytes of files which can take days to complete as well as use up your bandwidth unnecessarily. ShareFile Drive Mapper is an option and one I use in virtual desktop environments quite a bit but it’s not the best option for physical devices where data needs to persist and be readily available when offline. I recently came across this problem and this is how I was able to get the data to a new system without having to re-download all of it.

I would think this is a fairly common scenario in most environments. A PC is up for refresh, a hard drive has started failing, etc. that warrants an upgrade or migration.

The existing PC was:

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Jason Samuel Jason Samuel (@_JasonSamuel on Twitter) is an Infrastructure Architect in Houston, TX with a primary focus on mobility, virtualization, and cloud technologies from Citrix, VMware, & Microsoft. He also has an extensive background in web architecture and information security. He holds a degree from the University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business and is certified in several technologies. Jason is also a recipient of the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) award and an Atlantis Community Expert (ACE). He is a leader in his local Houston Citrix User Group Community and the CUGC Networking Special Interest Group.

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