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How Can I Automatically Copy Files When USB Drive Connected

Updated on Sep 06, 2018 by Brithny to Todo Backup Resource

How to automatically copy files when the USB drive is connected? How to save time when you copy lots of files to your USB? This how-to guide teaches you how to copy files when the USB drive is connected. Follow this guide and make your flash drive copy user files automatically.

USB Auto Copies 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 specific hard disk to a specific directory on a USB memory device, once this device is connected. It seems difficult to realize this automatic copying, but we still have a solution. 

Fortunately, EaseUS's backup software, 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 automatically copy files when the USB drive is connected as long as you set a schedule. To realize this function, this tool will create an image of your file to the USB 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. 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.

Why Do We Choose 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

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

To make USB drive backup automatically, follow the steps below.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS backup software and choose "File Backup" option to make USB auto copy files when plugged in.

click file backup to backup files to your USB

Step 2. Decide a backup image location to save your files. Be aware of the "Schedule" part, and go to start the scheduled backup plan by setting "Upon event".

set a schedule to automatically copy files

Step 3. Choose start at "USB device plugged in..." and click "Save". Note the warning message, the automatic backup or copying will only happen to the exact device on which you created the task.

choose usb device plugged in to automatically copy files to your USB

step4. After saving all changes, re-plug or reconnect your USB drive. Then when your computer recognizes the USB drive, the automatic copying and backup process starts.

Note: every new automatic backup plan requires the backup image saved at the last time, or else the backup software won't work as planned even it detects the same USB device.