Automatically Copy Files When USB Drive Connected

Brithny updated on Mar 15, 2024 | 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. 

Recommended: Turn to Windows Backup and Recovery Software for Help

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

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. To initiate a backup, click the Select backup contents option.

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. On the left, both local and network files will be shown. You may extend the directory to pick the backup files.

File backup

Step 4. Follow the on-screen instructions and choose a location to store the backup.

File backup step4

Click Options to encrypt the backup with a password in Backup Options, then click Backup Scheme to specify the backup schedule and start the backup at a certain event. There are also other additional choices you may choose to tailor the backup process to your requirements.

Backup options

Step 5. The backup may be stored on a local disk, EaseUS' online service, or NAS.

file backup step4

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

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

Backup to cloud
You can also choose the EaseUS cloud drive. Sign up for an EaseUS Account, then click EaseUS Cloud and log in.

backup to easeus cloud

Step 7. Click Backup Now to begin the backup process. The backup job will be presented as a card on the left side of the panel after it has been finished. Right-click the backup job to handle it further.

File backup step7

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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Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working at EaseUS for over ten years, starting as a technical writer and moving on to being a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over ten years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Brithny

Brithny is a technology enthusiast, aiming to make readers' tech lives easy and enjoyable. She loves exploring new technologies and writing technical how-to tips. In her spare time, she loves sharing things about her game experience on Facebook or Twitter.

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