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How to copy a flash drive to another flash drive on Windows & Mac

May 27, 2017 / Posted by Jean to Todo Backup Resource

Summary:
Here you can learn how to copy a usb flash drive to another flash drive easily and completely, including all files, applications and even operating system on it.

The necessity of using software to copy a usb flash drive to another

Speaking of copying files from one usb flash drive onto another flash drive, you may think it as a piece of cake! For a small size of usb flash drive with files, applications or even OS on it, yes, it's easy, just a Ctrl C + Ctrl V can make it. What about a flash drive having enormous data there? Will you spend hours and do nothing but wait? Let alone the process would interrupt repeatedly due to errors, such as 'an unknown file error occurred' or 'filename too long to copy', etc.

Considering the aspects of copy time and potential incidents, it's necessary to come up with some usb image tools with competent ability to copy a flash drive to another flash drive without a hitch.

How to copy a flash drive to another flash drive on Windows?

If you are a Windows PC owner, download and install EaseUS Todo Backup for Windows on your PC. It's Windows backup software that supports to copy all files, applications, and system on your flash drive and save the image file to another one.

Insert both your flash drives on the computer, and run EaseUS Todo Backup.

Step 1. Select Clone on the main interface.

select clone to copy a flash drive to another flash drive on windows pc

Step 2. Select the source disk (one usb flash drive) and click Next.

select one flash drive you want to copy as the source disk

Step 3. Select the destination disk (another usb flash drive) and click Next.

select the other flash drive as destination disk

Step 4. Preview the disk layout and click Proceed to execute the operation.

After cloning, your should now keep two identical flash drives with the same partitions, data and files.

How to copy a flash drive to another flash drive on Mac?

If you are a Mac owner, download and install EaseUS Todo Backup for Mac on your Mac computer. It's all-in-one software for data backup, backup archive, disk clone and file synchronization. 

Insert both your flash drives on the computer, and run EaseUS Todo Backup for Mac.

Step 1. In the From drop-down list, select the volume you want to clone, which should be the source usb flash drive.

Step 2. In the To drop-down list, select the other flash drive as the destination disk.

Step 3. Set up the disk cloning properties. Here, you are allowed to exclude files or folders if necessary. 

Step 4. Finally, click the Start button to execute the cloning operation.