LogMeIn:File Manager/Replicate

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The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how to properly use File Manager's Replicate feature.

Please note, you can only use this feature as part of a paid or trial version of LogMeIn Pro, or LogMeIn IT Reach.


To start, connect to your desired target machine (or even open LogMeIn locally if you're working between different drives on the same machine).

  • Open File Manager.
  • In the left (local) pane, browse to the directory above the one with your files in it.
  • Do the same in the right (target) pane.
  • Select the folder you wish to be the source folder.
  • Select the folder you want to be the replication folder.
  • Click Replicate.
  • A dialog will confirm the changes to be made.


  • Back up your data before you use Replicate for the first time. This way, if you make a mistake, you won't lose data.
  • Keep in mind that the replicate feature can delete data, so use with care.
  • Do not use Replicate on Windows System folders, or on the root of a user's My Documents folder.
    • These are special folders, that contain files your OS needs to work properly.

Example Usage

Make a local backup copy of a folder, and all sub-folders/files

In this scenario, we are going to back up our Music directory to a backup hard drive that is connected to the local machine.

  • M: is the media drive
  • C: is the backup drive (in this scenario, C: is NOT the drive Windows is installed on)

First we open File Manager.

Then we browse to the directories that contain our source and replication directories.

Then we select the source directory.

Then we select the replication directory.

Clicking Replicate will generate a summary of what will be done. Note the direction of the arrows in the title of the dialog.

Clicking OK will begin the process. If data is to be removed or overwritten, we are prompted for an action to perform.

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