Automatically Copy Files When USB Drive Connected

Brithny updated on Feb 22, 2023 | Home >Computer Instruction

How to Make USB Auto Copy Files When Plugged In

A lot of people say that they are looking for a solution for copying or backing up all the files from a hard disk to a specific directory on a USB memory device once the USB is connected. It seems difficult to realize this automatic copying, but we still have a solution. 

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To solve this issue, we'd like to recommend a professional and easy-to-use backup tool - EaseUS's backup software to you. It supports different types of backup, clone, restoration and so on and its File Backup feature enables you to automatically back up and copy files when the USB drive is connected. 

Why Do You Choose EaseUS Todo Backup:

  • Backup complete partitions or hard drives
  • Backup specific single files or folders
  • Space-saving backup due to archive compression and leaving out free space
  • Easy to handle
  • Fully supports Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

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Support Windows 11/10/8/7

How Does It Work:

You'll need to take two moves:

1. This tool will create an image of your file to the USB first.

Note: You can preview the image, but if you want to edit it, you must copy it to another place or recover it by using the tool. The image is a little bit different, for it takes less space but the content keeping the same.

2. Then you'll need to set a schedule for the automatic backup.

This tool can not only automatically copy files when the USB drive is connected but also automatically copy files from one folder to another easily.

Step-by-step Direction on How to Automatically Copy Files When USB Drive Connected

To make USB drive back up and copy files automatically once it's connected to PC, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Click "Select backup contents" to initiate a backup.

create file backup step1

Step 2. There are four data backup categories, File, Disk, OS, and Mail, click File.

create file backup step2

Step 3. Local and network files will be displayed on the left side. You may extend the directory to choose which files to back up.

File backup

Step 4. Select the location where you want to store the backup by following the on-screen instructions.

File backup step4

Click "Options" to encrypt the backup with a password in "Backup Options," and to setup a backup schedule and choose to initiate a backup at a certain event in "Backup Scheme." There are a variety of other customization options available for the backup process.

Backup options

Step 5. You may save the backup to a local disk, EaseUS' online service, or a NAS.

file backup step4

Step 6. EaseUS Todo Backup enables customers to back up data to a third-party cloud drive and its own cloud drive.

If you want to back up data to a third-party cloud drive, choose Local Drive, scroll down to add Cloud Device, add your account, and then log in.

Backup to cloud
You can also save backups to EaseUS's cloud storage service. Sign up for an EaseUS Account and log in after clicking EaseUS Cloud.

backup to easeus cloud

Step 7. To begin backup, click "Backup Now" Once the backup process has been finished, it will be shown as a card on the panel's left side. To further manage a backup job, right-click it.

File backup step7

  Free Download

Support Windows 11/10/8/7

In The End

Once the schedule backup task is complete, and when EaseUS Todo Backup finishes backing up files to your USB flash drive for the first time, you can then close this program and unplug USB.

Next time, EaseUS Todo Backup will automatically copy and backup files to your USB once it's plugged in/connected to your PC.

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