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How to Automatically Backup to USB Drive When Plugged in

Updated on Sep 06, 2018 by Brithny to Backup Utility

This how-to guide teaches you how to automatically backup personal files to a USB flash drive when plugged in with the help of EaseUS Todo Backup. It is the only backup and recovery software that works as an automatic USB backup software for users to create backups automatically to the USB drive as soon as it was recognized by your computer.

"Would you please recommend me an auto USB backup software that supports to automatically back up computer files to a USB drive when it is plugged in? Each time I want to back up the imported camera photos on my computer to a Toshiba USB flash drive, I have to insert the drive and then copy files down. It's so troublesome."

EaseUS Todo Backup 
Automatic backup software for backing up files to an external USB flash drive

It's a great idea to develop a piece of backup and recovery software that supports to backup files to not only internal hard drive but also external storage drive such as USB memory stick. Or even greater if the data files can be automatically backed up to a flash drive as soon as Windows detects and recognizes it.

In fact, EaseUS Todo Backup is such a backup program to create backups on your USB drive (including disk & partition, files, games, applications, system data...) in an automatic way. What's more, it's the most user-friendly software ever that makes files to USB drive backup super easy and fast.

How to use EaseUS Todo Backup to backup/sync files to a USB drive automatically when plugged in?

Next, download and install the Windows backup software on your Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP computer. Prepare your USB flash drive (any brand and capacity of USB drive are supported, no matter it's 2/4/8/16/32/128GB SanDisk, Toshiba, Transcend, Lexar, Sony, Kingston or Samsung), and correctly connect it to the computer that has EaseUS Todo Backup installed.

To create backups to your USB drive automatically, follow the below steps.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup on your Windows PC. Among the backup options, choose one that works best for the different backup purposes.

automatically backup USB when plugged in with EaseUS Todo Backup

Step 2. Decide a backup image location. Be aware of the "Schedule" part, and go to start the scheduled backup plan by setting "Upon event".

turn on Schedule option to start automatically backup USB when plugged in

Step 3. Choose start at "USB device plugged in..." and click "Save". Note the warning message, the automatic backup will only happen to the exact device on which you created the task.

choose start at USB device plugged in

step4. After saving all changes, re-plug your USB drive. Then when your computer recognizes the USB drive, the automatic backup process starts.

automatically backup USB drive when plugged in with EaseUS Todo Backup

Note: every new automatic backup plan requires the backup image saved at the last time, or else the backup software won't work as planned even it detects the same USB device.