My default folder for my photos on my android device is the SD card and Google photos don't allow me to choose the SD card as a location to backup and sync. Can you show me how to backup SD card to Google Drive? Thanks in advance.
About Google Drive
Google Drive is a cloud storage device released by Google, which allows you to store your data without extra hard drive. And it provides you 15 GB space for free only if you have a google account.
Compared with another storage device, cloud storage will be much safer because cloud storage cannot be destroyed easily. Even if your system crash or hard drive fail, your data on the cloud drive will be intact. Only if there is an available internet connection, you can access the cloud drive and data from anywhere.
How to backup SD card to Google Drive?
If you save the important data on your SD card, you may want to backup SD card to computer. However, what if your computer encounter something unexpected like System Crash or Hard Drive Failure? You will lose all your data saved on the computer.
Thus, it's not a great idea to backup data to computer. To ensure the security of your data, you’d better use a safer storage device like Google Drive. Wherever there is an available internet connection, you can access google drive and data. And there is no system crash as well as hard drive failure.
Today, I will show you how to backup data on SD card to Google Drive from two sides. The first aspect is from Android. The second aspect is from PC.
Before you start to backup SD card, prepare 2 things first.
1. Create a google account.
2. Download Google Drive app for your Android phone and PC.
If you already have, see detailed steps below.
Backup SD card to Google Drive from Android
This is the first aspect of backing up SD card. In this aspect, you can learn how to upload photos to Google Drive from Android using Photo Gallery and Google Drive app.
How to upload photos to Google Drive from Android using Photo Gallery?
Step 1. Open the Photo Gallery on your Android Phone and select multiple photos you want to backup, then tap Send button or Menu button on the screen and choose Google Drive.
Step 2. Click OK to upload the selected photos.
Note: If you want to backup entire Photo Album to google drive, you can choose any photo album and tap Menu button, and then select Google Drive, click OK to backup these selected photo albums.
How to upload multiple files to Google Drive from Android with Google Drive app?
Unlike Photo Gallery, you can upload more data not just photos. In Google Drive app, you can upload images, audios, videos, Word/Excel/PPT/PDF documents, and more.
Let's start with the detailed steps below.
Step 1. Connect your Android phone to an available network.
Step 2. Openyour Google Drive on your Android phone and log in your google account.
Step 3. Click red plus icon at the low right corner of Google Drive and choose upload.
Step 4. Click Open From to select a path and select files or folders you want to backup, and then Click Done button. After that, Google Drive will back up those files to Cloud.
Backup SD card to Google Drive from PC
This is the seccond aspect. In this part, you can learn how to backup data on SD card using Google Drive folder, Google Backup and Sync and free file sync software AOMEI Backupper.
How to backup data on SD card using Google Drive folder?
Step 1. Connect your SD card or Android phone
Step 2. Click Google Backup and Sync on your PC, then Google Drive Folder will automatically pop up.
Step 3. Double-click the folder which contains the files or folders you want to backup, and then copy whatever you want from your SD card or Android phone and paste the selected data to the selected folder. It will be backed up to Google Drive automatically.
Backup SD card to Google Drive with Google Backup and Sync
Step 1. Click Google Backup and Sync on the taskbar, tap on Settingsoption and select Preferences.
Step 2. Click USB devices and SD card at the left bottom under My Computer tab. Then, click OK and wait for the final result.
In addition, you still can tap on CHOOSE FOLDER to mount the folder from your SD card or Android phone and then click OK to start the pending operation.
Step 3. After it successfully uploads files or folders, you can see it under My Computer tab in the web version. You will see the picture as shown in the following, and then you can check if you can find the uploaded files or folders.
This method is useful, but your SD card may not be recognized by Google Backup and Sync.
Sync SD card to Google Drive with free file sync software
When it comes to free file sync software, AOMEI Backupper deserves to be mentioned. This software can help you to sync SD card to Google Drive in simple ways. And it offers you more advanced features. You can enable email notification and see if the operation is finished successfully. Also, you can sync files at a fixed date, including daily, weekly, monthly. What's more, you can sync files in real-time with its advanced edition - Professional. That's to say, this feature will immediately sync files to the destination path once the files on the original path is changed. Event trigger backup mode to backup or sync SD card at user login, logoff, system startup, etc. is also available in the advanced version.
This software supports various type of files and folders. You can sync whatever you like. Also, it supports various storage devices, including internal hard drive, external hard drive, cloud storage device like Google Drive, Dropbox, NAS, etc. You can sync files to any devices.
Then, see detailed steps below.
Step 1. Connect your SD card using a card reader or directly connect your Android phone to computer via USB cable.
Step 2. Download AOMEI Backupper, install and launch it.
Step 3. Click Backup and File Sync subsequently
Step 4. Click Add Folder and Browse to select folders which contains all the files you want to sync.
Note: If you want to sync files with certainf file extension, you can use Filter settings. But this feature is only available in the paid-version. You need to upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional first.
Step 5. Click the drop-down menu and choose Select a cloud drive, and then tap on Google Drive and click OK to exit this window.
Step 6. Click Start Sync.
In this article, you can learn how to backup SD card to Google Drive from two sides. There is always one way for you. I prefer the last way. The free file sync software AOMEI Backupper is very easy, even for beginner. And it has more features. In addition, AOMEI Backupper is still a free backup software. You can use it to backup system, disk, partition and files.
AOMEI Backupper is worth a shot. Try it and begin your new journey.