Automatically Copy Files from One Folder to Another

Brithny updated on Sep 23, 2019 to Todo Backup Resource | How-to Articles

Can I automatically Move Files from One Folder to Another

"I have many important files stored on D drive on my Windows 10 PC. To protect these files from unexpected data loss disaster, I want to periodically copy them to another folder. Is there any tool that allows me to do it automatically?"

Automatically Transfer Files from One Folder to Another

Actually, many users have one or more folders with important files stored on their PC but few of them keep a backup in other places. It's really not a smart decision as unexpected data loss caused by system issue, disk corruptions or some other reasons can occur at any time! But they just don't remember to back up their data until the disaster attacks. 

Fortunately, EaseUS Todo Backup, a professional and easy-to-use backup tool supporting different types of backup, clone, restoration and so on, has one utility called File Backup enables you to copy files from one folder to another as long as you set a schedule. To realize this function, this tool will create an image of your file to another folder daily, weekly or even at a specific time so long as you have set a schedule.  

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.

Advantages of EaseUS Todo Backup:

  • Backup and restore complete partitions or hard drives
  • Restore single files or folders
  • Space-saving backup due to archive compression and leaving out free space
  • Easy to handle
  • Greatest flexibility

How to Copy Files from One Folder to Another

Step 1. Launch EaseUS backup software and choose "File Backup" option to copy files from one folder to another.

use easeus todo backup to copy files automatically

Step 2. Select the files or folders you want to copy. Then click "Destination" to select the storage location that you want to save your "copy". You can also enter "Plan name" and "Description" for specifying your file.

select the destination that you want to transfer files automatically

Step 3. Click "Schedule" option to open the Backup Scheme window, here you can create a scheduled backup plan to copy files later, daily, weekly, monthly or upon the event. For example, you can set at 5 pm, then it will automatically copy these files every day at 5 pm.

select schedule to decide when to copy files automatically

select schedule to decide when to copy files automatically

Step 4. Click "Proceed" to copy files from one folder to another.

 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose EaseUS Todo Backup?

"The easiest way to protect your data and system files."techradar

"EaseUS Todo Backup Free is one of the most popular free data backup applications available. This software offers a myriad of features and is extremely user-friendly. It provides a full system backup, meaning you can back up your entire operating system."TopTenReviews

"EaseUS ToDo Backup Home is a great backup program, well suited to the home and SMB space."PCWorld

What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

About EaseUS Todo Backup

Be it a file, system, partition, or disk, EaseUS Todo Backup will help you back up or clone the item and provide you with multiple backup plans.