By AOMEI / Last Updated January 4, 2019

The case: backup digital photos and data

“I'm looking for options to back up my photos and personal files. I currently have everything on an external hard drive but I know it's not the very secure. I am looking at paying the $10 a month for Dropbox but want to see if you guys have any better suggestions! Thanks!”

In order to keep some good memories or commemorate a special moment, people pick up their camera to take some beautiful photos. These photos are irreplaceable, because lost time is never found again.

Compared to paper photos, digital photos are more convenient and safer. Many people store their digital photos on external hard drives or other storage devices. However, photos are easy to lose due to hard drive failure, human error deletion, and virus attack, etc.

Fortunately, file sync can help you protect these digital photos efficiently. How to create file synchronization? Don’t worry! You can turn to free photo backup software.

Best free photo backup software for Windows 10/8/7

AOMEI Backupper Standard is all-around picture backup software that allows you to backup photos and personal files. This freeware provides two methods to backup photos – file backup and file sync. It is recommended to use file sync, because it creates no image files and you can view your photos at any time after syncing.

Besides, this file sync software supports photos in various sizes and formats. If your photos or files change often, you also can create an automatic sync with this photo backup software for PCs. Thus, you won’t worry about forgetting to sync photos someday.

Many users believe that syncing photos to external hard drives is not safe enough. This powerful photo backup software can eliminate your concerns! It enables you to sync photos to network, cloud drives, NAS devices as well as external hard drives.

The simple interface and easy steps also meet the needs of users. You can download this freeware (supports Windows 10/8.1/8/7, Windows Vista and Windows XP) to have a try! Now, refer to the following steps to backup your photos.

How to backup photos step by step?

Before you do, you need to install and launch this free photo backup software. Don’t forget to connect the memory card of your camera to the Windows PC.


Step 1. Select Backup from the left side. Then choose File Sync.

File Sync

Step 2. The Task Name can be changed by your needs. Click Add Folder in Step 1. Choose Browse to select your photos from the memory card (E:\). Then click OK.

Add Folder

Step 3. Select the destination path (D:\) in Step 2. Then click Start Sync.

Start Sync

Step 4. After syncing, you can click Finish.



  • In Step 2, Filter settings can help you sync files with a certain file extension. This option is available in AOMEI Backupper Professional.

  • If you want to distinguish your photos from others easily, you can click Sync Options in Step 3 to write a comment for your current operation. You also can click Enable email notification to see if the operation is finished successfully.

  • In Step 3, Schedule can keep your photos up to date. For schedule settings, you can choose Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event triggers, USB plug in or Real-time Sync. It should be noticed that you need to upgrade to the advanced version to enjoy the last three features.

  • After syncing, you can choose Shut down PC, Restart PC, Hibernate or Sleep in Step 4.

  • Do not change the folder name of the source. Otherwise, the software cannot sync it anymore.


Photos bring good memories to you. How to protect these precious photos? The best photo backup software – AOMEI Backupper Standard can give you a hand. This freeware can help you sync your photos in a very short time. With this freeware, you also can backup photos to Google Drive, sync local folder to Dropbox and backup user folder to OneDrive.