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3 Methods to Backup Photos/Videos in Windows 10

Posted on Sep 07, 2017 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 backup 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 devices. 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 backup to the external storage device;
Step 3. Copy each file one by one and paste into the new storage device.

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

Advantage: 1. Easy to use and backup all files at one time;
2. Save storage device with 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.

Step 1. Connect a new storage device such as USB or external hard drive etc to PC;
Launch EaseUS Todo Backup, choose backup mode - File Backup.

Backup files in Windows 10 to external device.

Step 2. Browse to choose files or folder that you need to backup;
Specify the backup destination to store the file backup images. 

Backup photos and videos to external device.

You may click File Type to select wanted file types that you need to backup.

Specify photos and videos to backup in Windows 10.


Step 3. Click Proceed to backup all selected photos and videos to target device at one time.

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 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.