The most common way to sync a mobile phone, portable music player, or other mobile device with your computer is to install and use the sync software that many manufacturers include with their device.
You can sync files using Sync Center if you have a mobile device that supports this feature of Windows. However, Sync Center is designed primarily to sync files with a server on your network rather than with a device.
To find out if your device is compatible with Sync Center, plug it in to your computer and install any software that came with the device. If your device is able to sync using Sync Center, it will appear in the list of new sync partnerships you can set up in Sync Center. If it is not listed there, check to see if the software that came with the device includes sync capabilities.
If no software came with the device, you might be able to download it from the manufacturer's website. Not all sync software works with Sync Center. If it doesn't, you will have to sync your device using software from the manufacturer, rather than Sync Center. For more information, see Sync with a device.
Windows Mobile devices support Sync Center, but to sync a Windows Mobile device with a computer running Windows Vista, you must use Windows Mobile Device Center software. The first time you plug a Windows Mobile device into a computer that is connected to the Internet and running Windows Vista, Windows Mobile Device Center will automatically download and install. After you set up your device to sync in Windows Mobile Device Center, the sync results will appear in Sync Center.