Some days back I got a reader query regarding a simple way of coping the contents of his USB pen drive automatically when ever removable drive is connected. After some googling I came to know there is no freeware available which can copy the contents i.e files and folders automatically from portable drive.
Moreover reader also wanted to take the incremental backup from his pen drive, means he wants only the modified or new files to be copied every time he connects the pen drive, so he wants to put a incremental backup of his USB drive contents on his computer.
Finally I came out with a solution with the use of a free software called SyncToy which allows you take incremental backup of your USB drive files and folders on your computer hard disk.
Lets discuss how to remember do we implement this technique of taking incremental backup with SyncToy and syncing the pen drive contents with a folder on the computer hard disk
In order to do this first you need to download SyncToy from here , to create incremental backup every time you would need to create a sync pair in SyncToy and run SyncToy when ever removable drive is connected.
Follow the step by step procedure for the same explained above
1. Install SyncToy and create a sync pair, set the computer folder in the left pair and USB root drive or any specific folder you wan to copy or sync on your computer.
2. click next and specify synchronize
3. Name the synchronization pair
4. That’s it, but you need to initiate the execution of SyncToy to sync the pair you just created.
so, every time you connect your pen drive to your computer run SyncToy to sync the contents and take a incremental backup every time.