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USBFlashCopy

By Imposant Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Nov 25, 2012

With USB flash drives you can back up and transfer tons of data, but what happens when you lose one? If you're like most people, that's when you think about data backups. But obviously the best time to back up your USB drive is before you lose it. That's what Imposant's USBFlashCopy is for. This portable tool automatically backs up your USB drives to your system's hard drive when you insert them. It can copy all your data or just what you tell it to. USBFlashCopy's Basic Mode is free for noncommercial use.

USBFlashCopy runs as soon as you click its executable file. The program detected our USB drive and offered several options in its profile wizard: New profile, Default profile, Never back up this media, and Enable Silent Mode, which requires purchasing a license key to unlock. We selected New Profile, which opened a dialog box full of options, including entering our drive's serial number, copying or moving files to a second destination, and filtering and excluding files and extensions from copying. We could also tell USBFlashCopy to overwrite old files or keep them when new or updated files are copied.

By default, the program copies files to your C drive, so be sure your destination directory has enough room for the entire backup. Most people probably won't have problem, but if you boot from a solid-state drive (SSD), you might want to choose an auxiliary drive as a backup destination (a dedicated drive is always the best choice for all backups). When we finished creating our profile, we clicked OK, and USBFlashCopy immediately began backing up our thumbdrive, tracking the job with a green progress bar and counters for Files Copies and Time Elapsed. System variables will affect copying speed.

Of course, any time you transfer files from another PC to your PC with a USB drive, it's a good idea to run a security scan, either using your regular tools or one specifically designed for removable drives. But if you regularly shuttle data between home and work, USBFlashCopy can save you a lot of time and trouble.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.8

Backup speed increased

General

Release July 30, 2013
Date Added July 30, 2013
Version 1.8

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 22,496
Downloads Last Week 2
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Developer's Description

Fast backup utility for storage cards, USB flash drives and other removable media. Simply plug in the media and use it as usual, USB Flash Copy automatically backups your data in the background. Destination folders are created automatically, but you can define profiles to assign copy options to particular flash sticks or cards. Full version features silent mode to remove popups, prompts or any visibility at all.

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