ByteSync Reference Manual

Deploying on Windows


Before deploying the software, make sure the deployment target meets the Requirements.

Downloading ByteSync

To download the software, you must have a ByteSync account. If you do not already have a ByteSync account, one will be automatically created when you order a free or paid subscription.

You can download the software from your customer area, in the Purchase History menu. On this page, each line corresponds to a subscription.
Click on a line to view the details. The download links are located at the bottom of the page.

We provide 2 types of packages to download for Windows :

  • A portable version to unzip
    The name of the download is “ByteSync – Windows x64 – Portable”.
    The portable version allows you to avoid installing the software. The software is not integrated into the system. It must be run from the directory in which it was unzipped.
  • An installable version to install
    The name of the download is “ByteSync – Windows x64 – Setup“.
    With the installable version, the software is integrated into the system. Shortcuts can be created and certain entries are made in the registry.

Deploying the portable version

Download the portable version. Unzip the downloaded file. You will only need to run “ByteSync.exe” to start the software.

It is recommended that you unzip the software into a dedicated directory.

Deploying the installable version

Download the installable version. Unzip the downloaded file and run “ByteSync Setup.exe” to start the installation. Follow the steps in the installer to complete the installation.

Once the installation is complete, you will find the “ByteSync” shortcut in the Windows Start menu.

Updating ByteSync

Whether it is a portable or an installable version, the software can be updated:

  • From the main ByteSync window.
  • From the command line, with the ByteSync.exe -update [mandatory|recommended|optional] command.
  • Specify mandatory to target the next mandatory version, recommended for the next recommended version and optional for the next optional version. If you omit this parameter, ByteSync will target the next proposed update level in the priority order Mandatory, Recommended, Optional.

To run the update with Command Prompt, you can run START /WAIT ByteSync.exe -update [mandatory|recommended|optional] to wait for the command to complete.

To start the update with PowerShell, you can run Start-Process .\ByteSync.exe -ArgumentList "-update [mandatory|recommended|optional]" -Wait to wait for the command to finish.

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