How to Backup Files on USB Flash Drive in Windows 11/10/8/7

It is necessary to backup files on USB flash drive. Here you can learn how to backup files on USB flash drive, SD card, pen drive, etc with AOMEI Backupper easily.


By Lily Updated on August 21, 2023

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Case: Can I backup my files on a flash drive?


I have a 32GB USB flash drive, and I stored many files on the USB flash drive. Recently, I worried about whether the files are safe on the USB drive and I want to ask can I backup my files on a flash drive?


It is necessary to backup files on USB flash drive

Files stored on USB flash drive aren’t 100% safe as your imaging. It is prone to data loss because the USB drive always plug in and out on different computers. The incorrect plug operation, or the unstable voltage of USB interface, incorrect data write caused by system problems, etc, all can be the reasons that may cause USB flash drive failure. Once the bad things happen, files on USB flash drive may lose, and you may be greatly affected.

However, if you have backed up files on USB drive in advance, you’ll minimize the damage in a certain way.

How to backup files on USB flash drive with best freeware

It is an important thing to backup files on USB flash drive. Well, how to backup files on USB drive?

The traditional way is to copy and paste files to another storage device, which is easy to operate. However, it may take a lot of time and occupy large storage space. For a better way, you can use an effective tool like AOMEI Backupper to backup files on USB flash drive.

It will create a backup image which will take less time and occupy less space on the destination drive, and you can set up a schedule to make the task autorun daily, weekly, or monthly. And the supported storage devices include HDD, SSD, external drive, another USB, NAS, share folder or even cloud service.

Steps to backup files on USB flash drive with AOMEI Backupper:

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Step 1. Connect your USB drive to the computer, and make sure it can be detected. Launch AOMEI Backupper. To backup files on USB drive, here you need to click Backup-> File Backup.

File Backup

Step 2. Click Add File to choose the files on the USB drive you want to backup, or click Add Folder to choose the folder which contains the files you want to backup.

Add File or Add Folder

Step 3. Choose the storage drive that you are planning to store the backup image on. Another flash drive, external hard drive, local drive are all supported. You can even backup files to cloud drive if you like.

Select Destination Path

Step 4. After setup, click Start Backup and wait till the task reaches 100%. Optionally, you can edit backup Options, set Schedule Backup or choose full or incremental backup in Backup Scheme


💜 How do I backup my entire USB?

Some users may want to copy all files on the USB drive. Fortunately, AOMEI Backupper is embedded with the Disk Backup function that allows you to backup USB flash drive, pen drive, thumb drive or SD card easily. All files on the selected drive will be backed up at one time.

💜 How to backup files to AOMEI Cloud

There is a growing trend to backup files to cloud storage. You can backup files to AOMEI Cloud if you have an AOMEI account. It offers you 1TB free storage for 15 days after you sign up for an AOMEI account.



It is important to backup files on USB flash drive. Creating backups is a good habit that can save a lot of trouble. For example, if you have backed up system, then, when you have some trouble with your OS, you can restore system backup image to your computer instead of reinstalling OS. If you have backed up USB drive, then, once the USB drive fails, you won’t lose the data stored on it. Try AOMEI Backupper to backup your data now.

Lily · Editor
Lily Green joined AOMEI in 2018 and has since become a professional in the areas of data protection and data transfer. She is committed to helping users protect their precious computer data and troubleshoot Windows system errors. She consistently stays vigilant about the latest trends in technology, guaranteeing that the given information aligned with the ongoing advancements in the field.