Sync Links The plugin can help to sync music with unrooted Android devices over Wi-Fi. July 8, 2021, 8:43 am sync,android,unrooted,wi-fi 4.1 MusicBee 3 Win7/ Win8/ Win10 Add-ons Plugins MusicBee

Sync Links


by boroda

Supports Minimum MusicBee 3

The plugin can help to sync music with unrooted Android devices over Wi-Fi.



Its a well known issue that you can't get file access to unrooted Android devices via Wi-Fi and hence can't sync MusicBee with Android devices via Wi-Fi. One possible solution is to setup a local PC folder as virtual device in MusicBee and sync MusicBee with that 'device', then you can use 3d party apps (e.g. Resilio Sync (recommended) or Cheetah Sync) to sync PC folder with Android folder via Wi-Fi. But this solution has one disadvantage: all synced files will be duplicated on PC. This plugin can help in this situation. It will create own virtual device 'Sync Links' in MusicBee and will create hard links or symbolic links to original library media files in some folder on syncing. Hard links/symbolic links occupy very little space on HDD (though Windows Explorer shows the sizes of original files, not the actual sizes of links).


  • Hard links can be created only on the same volume as original files, only on NTFS volume.
  • Hard links are definitely supported by any soft used for syncing files with Android.
  • Symbolic links can be created only on NTFS volume, but can point to original files on the same or another volume (with any file system).
  • Symbolic links may or may not be supported by your syncing software.

How to install and use

Extract content of archive to plugins subfolder of MusicBee installation folder (e.g. to "c:\program files\musicbee\plugins"). To configure plugin go to 'Edit> Preferences> Plugins'.


Go to 'Edit> Preferences> Plugins'. Click 'Uninstall'. Plugin will delete all automatically created files (e.g. settings), but you need to exit MusicBee and manually delete all files that were included in plugin .zip.


Do all you want with plugin binary and source code at your own risk.

Plugin status

Working for all users at the time of posting.

Source code

MS VS 2015 project, C#. Most people don't need this:

Backup download (Google Drive, all my plugins and their sources)

Name Sync Links
Author boroda
Version 4.1
Category Plugins
Published on September 3, 2016
Updated on July 8, 2021, 8:43 am
Supports Minimum MusicBee 3
sync android unrooted wi-fi

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