By Ailsa / Last Updated April 10, 2020

What is Samsung Auto Backup?

Samsung Auto Backup is a free backup software built-in Samsung external hard drive, which helps you to backup files and folders to Samsung external hard drive in Windows XP, Vista, and 7. It provides full backup and incremental backup to backup files/folders. This freeware is motivated to backup (copy) source files or folders to Samsung external hard disk like Samsung Portable SSD T5, M3 Portable, etc. And you could use the data immediately after backup, it’s kind of copy.

However, you could not install Samsung Auto Backup in Windows 10. Or you will get the error: This runs on Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7. Please check your OS. You may use best free Samsung Auto Backup alternative in Windows 10.

Samsung Auto Backup Not For Windows 10

How to Use Samsung Auto Backup in Windows XP/Vista/7?

To backup your files and folders in Windows XP/Vista/7, connect your Samsung external hard drive with your computer and install Samsung Auto Backup. you could follow the steps to create a backup task with Samsung Auto Backup:

1. Open Samsung Auto Backup, and it will notify you: No backup device is currently set, hit OK to create a backup task.

Caution Box

2. The program will automatically select the Samsung external hard drive as the destination to save files and folders, and click Next.

Select Backup Destination

3. Set a SafetyKey (your password) and input Hint to protect your backed up data and the backup device, and then click Next.

Set Password

4. Set the Task Log Options for the backup task, and click Next >>.

Task Log Option

5. Customize file filter options, and click Next >>.

File Filter

✍Tips: File Filter allows you to choose Office File, Document File, Photo and Picture File, Movie/Music/video Files, and Compressed Files. Or choose backup files by extension.

6. Set the schedule backup task by clicking Add... to specify the time you would like to backup.

Set Schedule

Frequency Options

7. And then choose files to backup at the Select Backup Source section.

Select Files To Backup

When close the Samsung Auto Backup window, it will automatically backup files and folders as you set. Besides, the default backup mode is Real-Time Auto Run Mode.

However, there is no way to backup data using Samsung Auto Backup in Windows 10. What should you do? Samsung Data Migration software could be one of the choices. Nevertheless, you might encounter the Samsung Data Migration cloning failed problem. So, You’d better turn to the third-party backup tools for help.

Best Free Samsung Auto Backup Alternative - AOMEI Backupper Standard

The best free Samsung data migration software - AOMEI Backupper Standard could give you more flexible ways to backup data to Samsung external hard disk in Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10. Why it’s the best free alternative to Samsung Auto Backup, the reasons listed below:

  • Flexible backup source: You could backup all files and folders, partition(s), entire hard disk, even Windows operating system, installed programs.

  • Different destination types supported: You are allowed to backup to local disk, external hard disk, NAS, USB flash drive, CD/DVD, cloud drive, etc. Not only to Samsung external hard disk, but also other brands of HDD or SSD, like Seagate, Toshiba, Western Digital (WD), etc.

  • More data backup strategy: Apart from backup and restore, it offers you clone and sync feature, and other tools for you to enhance the ability to backup.

  • Friendly GUI and intuitive interface. Compared with Samsung Auto Backup, AOMEI Backupper Standard is easy to use.

Create Automatic Folder Backup in Windows 10

To create Samsung auto backup folders in Windows 10, try AOMEI Backupper Standard with File Sync feature. Now, please connect your Samsung external hard drive to your Windows 10 computer, and download AOMEI Backupper Standard to install. The detailed steps are listed below:

1. One the main interface, click Backup -> File Sync.

File Sync

2. Tap + Add Folder button to choose the folders and files in Windows 10 to backup.

Add Folder

3. Select the Samsung external hard disk as the destination.

Select Destination For Documents

4. Click Schedule to set up the backup task automatic running via daily, weekly, monthly, or event triggers, USB plug in, Real-time sync.

Schedule Settings General

✍Tip: The last three options (event triggers, USB plug in, Real-time sync) of Schedule are premium features, please upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional or other premium editions.

5. Click Start Sync >> to realize Samsung PC auto backup in Windows 10.

Sync Documents

Options: you are allowed to comment on the sync task and enable email notification to get the email alert or SMS notification while the task finished.
Real-time Sync (premium feature): the program will automatically sync the changed files or folders in the source directory to the destination immediately as they changed.

The sync process will be completed soon. And all the files and folders you synced to Samsung external hard disk could be used directly as normal. Besides, you could create Windows 10 incremental backup if you created a full backup of your files or folders. Try Disk Clone to upgrade HDD to SSD without reinstalling Windows operating system.

Summing Up

It’s easy to create Samsung auto backup in Windows 10/8/7 with the best free Samsung Auto Backup alternative - AOMEI Backupper Standard. For server users, get AOMEI Backupper Server to have a shoot.