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3 Methods to Backup Photos/Videos in Windows 10

Updated on Apr 09, 2019 by Tracy King to Todo Backup Resource

Summary:
Don’t know how to backup specific files such as photos or videos from Windows 10 to external storage devices so to free up disk space? This article will guide you backup large files such as photos and videos in Windows 10 with 3 reliable methods - Copy & Paste, backup software or File History. Follow to backup wanted specific files in Windows 10 on your own now.

How to back up specific files like photos and videos in Windows 10

Photos, videos or images, etc files are now widely used by all users to record their daily files and are even used for helping with people's work. 

With more and more photos and videos are saved in PC, more and more available space got occupied by these videos and photos. So how to free up disk space and keep all important large files? 
Yes, you can transfer and move photos, videos and other big files to a second disk or backup or copy those files to an external storage device. If you need a simple and effective way to backup specific files like photos and videos in Windows 10, just follow below-offered methods to free up your disk space now.

Method 1. Copy & Paste to backup photos and videos

Advantages: Easy to follow:

Disadvantages: 1. Easy to lose data while copying & pasting files due to careless operation.

2. Time-consuming: Select to copy and paste each file one by one.

3. Take the same large space on the new drive.

Note: Please be very careful if you are trying to copy and paste photos and videos from Windows 10 to new storage devices.

Step 1. Connect a new storage device which shall be the same or bigger than the file size of photos and videos which need to be backed up to PC.

Step 2. Find specific files such as photos and videos that you need to back up to the external storage device.

Step 3. Copy each file one by one and paste into the new storage device.

Method 2. Back up specific files including photos/videos at one time

Advantages:

1. Easy to use and backup all files at one time:

2. Save storage device with a compressed file format.

3. Support all Windows system.

4. All users can apply, no data loss error would occur.

Disadvantage: Only free for 30 days in the Home version;
If you need a lifetime free version, EaseUS Todo Backup Free is your best choice.

Professional backup and recovery software like EaseUS Todo Backup will effectively help you backup all wanted files such as photos, videos, etc from Windows 10 to a new external device at one with simple clicks.

Notice:
Empty the external hard drive or USB flash drive that you want to backup files to. If you have important data saved there, please do remember to move them away so to avoid data overwritten issue.

Step 1. Connect the external hard drive or USB flash drive to your PC and run EaseUS Todo Backup.

Step 2. Click the left top icon and expand the pane, click "File Backup".

elect file backup mode.

Step 3. Select the specific files that you want to backup to external hard drive or USB. And then click "Browse" to navigate the external hard drive or USB flash drive as the file backup destination.

Select external hard drive as backup destination.

If you prefer to create a file backup plan and automatically back up files to your external hard drive or USB flash drive, try below tips:

1. Click "Schedule: Off" and click "Upon even" to set automatically backup files as USB device plugged in (only the device on which you created tasks).

Set to automatically backup files to external hard drive.

2. Click "Save" to keep the changes.

Step 4. Click "Proceed" to execute the file to external hard drive/USB backup operation.

EaseUS Todo Backup will do the automatic backup job after the first full backup of all selected files or folder if you've set the program to automatically back up files to your external hard drive or USB once it's plugged in your computer.

Method 3. Use File History to backup photos/videos in Windows 10

Advantage: Lifetime free, no extra downloads or install.

Disadvantage: Complex for ordinary users to follow.

If you are not familiar with Windows management, please try Method 1 or Method 2 for photos and videos backup in Windows 10.

Follow to see how to backup Windows 10 photos and videos with File History now:

Step 1. Connect external storage device to PC, go to Settings > Update & Security > Backup;
Step 2. Switch to turn on Automatically back up my files;

Backup specific files with File History.

Step 3. Set backup frequency and click Add a folder to select the folder where your photos or videos are;

Select photos and videos to backup in Windows 10.

Step 4. Enter Control Panel, go to All Control Panel Items and find File History;

Select to backup photos and videos to external device with File History.

Step 5. Click on File History, click Select Drive and choose the external storage device as your backup destination;

Backup photos and videos to external hard drive with File History in Windows 10.

After this, File History will automatically backup selected files to your external hard drive by then.