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How to Sync a Music Folder between Android and PC

Keeping your music library up to date on multiple devices should be a cinch in this day and age. However, on Android devices especially it can still prove to be a tricky task.

If you like using iTunes to manage your music library, you'll probably know that iTunes doesn't work with Androids. If you want to keep using iTunes, see how to sync Android with iTunes using Droid Transfer.

However, if you don't like or don't use iTunes, you can still use Droid Transfer to keep your music up to date between Android and PC. This page will show you how!

Summary

How to sync music between Android and PC without iTunes...

  1. Download Droid Transfer and connect your Android device (Set up Droid Transfer)
  2. Click Music.
  3. Click "Sync Folder" and choose a folder on your PC to store your music library in.
  4. Choose which music to copy* and start the sync!
Sync music folder with Android

* You can copy from Android to PC, PC to Android, or both at the same time. Find out more below!

Detailed information

Droid Transfer can do much more than simply copy your media from Android to PC. Using the software, you can intelligently keep your music library up to date between your devices.

First of all, you'll need to connect your Android device to Droid Transfer on your PC.

Next, click the Music media section on the left side of the app window.

Droid Transfer music

Now, click the "Sync Folder" button. A pop-up box will prompt you to choose a folder. This is the folder on your computer in which you would like to store your music library. Select a folder or create a new one.

Droid Transfer will then scan the chosen folder and compare its music (if any) to that on your Android to find out:

  • what music you have on Android which is not in your folder.
  • what music in your folder is not also on your Android device.
Music sync summary

Click "Copy tracks to PC" to copy new music from Android to your folder -or- Click "Copy tracks to Android" to copy new music from your PC folder to your Android device.

Advanced Sync Mode

Don't want to copy all your music? Droid Transfer provides an Advanced Sync Mode. Activating this mode lets you decide exactly which music to include in the sync.

This pane also provides information about how much data is needed for the transfer, so you can predetermine whether your Android device has enough space before you try to transfer too many tracks!

Droid Transfer Advanced Music Sync
  • "Sync Music to..." - Choose whether the sync is to Android, PC, or both!
  • "Search" - search for specific tracks, artists and albums.
  • "Include All" - Checks or unchecks all tracks.
  • "Clear All" - Unchecks all tracks.
  • "Include Selection" - Checks all selected tracks in the list. You can select multiple tracks by ctrl-clicking them.
  • "Include Selected Artists" - Click this after selecting a track to include all tracks by the selected artist.
  • "Include Selected Albums" - Click this after selecting a track to include all tracks in a selected album.