How to Back­up Files You Post On Social Net­works (Pho­tos, Videos etc) With Social Folders

Sandeep Agarwal

Featured-ImageThe web 2.0 era tempted the web users enough to try out multiple social services like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and social utilities like Google Docs and more. More services mean more scattered content, more upload work and more backup concerns. Social Folders promises to take care of all that. It lets you manage all uploads right from your desktop and works as a backup solution too.

Social Folders is a sync system that tracks any changes in the file content of your associated profiles and matches the web and local versions. Moreover, it narrows down inter-sharing to a drag and drop activity. Let us learn see more about it.

As of date it supports Evernote, Facebook, Flickr, Box, Google Docs, Instagram, Photobucket, Picasa, SmugMug, Twitter and YouTube, and has both free and pro versions. You can connect to up to 3 websites and transfer up to 2000 photos or documents with the free version. You can however, grab more space by inviting friends to join.

Getting Started With Social Folders

Once you have downloaded the tool and have it running on your machine you will be asked to register. This buys you an online account wherein you can register the services you want to connect to.


This done, you may right-click on the system tray icon and launch you account by taking the option Connect to my services. Using Preferences you may change the account linked to your machine or may also link from local.


On the web interface, towards the left pane, you will find a link to + Add a new service. Just a few key strokes any you will have the profiles linked.


As and when you add a new profile/service your Social Folders folder gets updated and shows up a sub-folder explicitly for that account. Give it some time and you will see it backing up all your online data. And next time you want to upload anything, just drop it in this folder.

Once you have multiple services integrated you will be able to pursue inter-movement of data between those accounts. Shown below is the image that shows how things will look like. It also tells you about the folder location.



I was waiting for something like this for a long time and with Social Folders I can feel the simplicity and ease. It is an amazing service and if you are a social freak you will love the experience. As per the website, “Social Folders organizes all your content into an organization you’re familiar with: folders.”

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