Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I was wondering if there was some sort of free software where I can run a backup utility on my PC and load the files onto my Mac without having to manually copy all the files myself?

share|improve this question
Is the PC and Mac on the same Local Network? – Canadian Luke Jan 5 '12 at 23:13
@Luke Probably, but I can't say for sure and anyway this is for a friend and I don't think she'd know how to network them. – bought777 Jan 5 '12 at 23:45
up vote 3 down vote accepted

This should do the trick:

Free software to automatically sync collections of files on different computers. It's peer-to-peer and works both when the computers on the same LAN (very fast) or even across the internet. They have a version for PC and Mac, so just download the appropriate one on each computer, define the directories you want to sync/backup and you're in business.

Good luck,

share|improve this answer
Nice find! Thanks a ton! – bought777 Jan 5 '12 at 23:46

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.