How to Backup Files to Flash Drive

April 29, 2016

Learning about how to backup files to flash drive can help you backup files easily. AOMEI Backupper allows you to realize this function.

Why backup files to flash drive

To backup files is to prevent data loss which caused by malicious software, viruses, physical damage, theft and so on. Backing up files to flash drive give you a good solution for saving your data safely.

1. Since the flash drive is a portable, relatively inexpensive, and easy-to-use backup medium, choose the flash drive to store the image files can save your time and energy to some extent.

2. Backup files to flash drive allows you to restore files almost instantly when your original files come across any problem.

3. The manipulation of backup files to flash drive is quick and brief, even a freshman can do it correctly.

The quick guide to backup files to flash drive

Flash drive is a drive use flash memory. Flash memory is an electronic non-volatile computer storage medium that can be electronically erased and reprogrammed. You can use built-in tools, copy and paste and backup software to backup files to flash drive, AOMEI Backupper offer this service for free. Let me show you how to backup files to flash drive.

1.Firstly, downloadAOMEI Backupper, install it.

2.Secondly, connect the flash drive by plugging the device into the available USB port, and Windows will install the corresponding driver. And in the right corner of bottom, it will pop up a prompt “Your new hardware has been installed and is ready for use”.

3.Thirdly, open AOMEI Backupper, select the File Backup under the Backup option in the left tab.

File Backup

4. Then import a “Task Name” to make a distinction between this backups and others. Click “Add File” to choose the files you want to backup. And in order to backup files to flash drive, click the “Step2” to select the flash drive F:\ you prepared before to store the backups.

Add File

4.If you want backup files in a fixed time, check the box in front of the “Schedule”. There are three mode for your choice: Daily mode, Weekly mode and Monthly mode. Set up the frequency for your own need.

Schedule Settings

5.When you have done everything above, click the “Start Backup” to begin the operation, select the “Finish” button to close the interface.


1.Do not extract the flash drive before you confirm the backup is done. If the flash drive is removed improperly or files are worked on directly from the flash drive, flash drive corruption can occur.

2.Ensure that your flash drive is large enough to accommodate the files you want to backup.

3.If you want to know advanced function of file backup, you can look through the Incremental and Differential.