How can I keep back up pictures from my memory card onto my hard drive?

Omstavan S July 4, 2014
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I regularly have new images in my memory card and keep a back up of it in my PC and then sometimes remove some images from my memory card to free up space. It is very tiring to find and select photos from my memory card which aren’t backed up as there are many sub folders. Is there a software which can help me keep the files in sync easily. I want one which won’t delete files from my hard disk if it finds that I have deleted the Image from my Memory card. That is I want it to just copy new images to its respective subfolder in the hard disk(the folder arrangement is exactly same in hard disk).

  1. Bártfay Meszike I
    July 12, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Thanks it worked!

  2. Alan W
    July 4, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    There is a multitude of backup programs, free and paid for, available. All with the capability to do what you need them to do. Just Google Card Backup etc.

    • Omstavan S
      July 5, 2014 at 5:00 am

      Thanks..problem solved!

  3. Hovsep A
    July 4, 2014 at 10:15 am

    File Synchronizer
    Use "Clone Mode" to synchronize a folder to match a master folder


    Compare and Sync Any Two Folders with FreeFileSync (Suggested by Oron)



    • Omstavan S
      July 5, 2014 at 4:59 am

      Thanks..problem solved!

  4. Oron J
    July 4, 2014 at 9:24 am

    There are plenty of ways to do this. For example:
    In FreeFileSync*, change the "Synchronise" settings to "Update", then open the memory card in the left hand pane and the HDD folder on the right and sync. This "one way sync" will copy the new or changed files to the HDD without affecting the content on the memory card.

    If you're happy to use a batch file, the following command should do the trick:
    xcopy /s /d "SOURCE*.*" "DESTINATION"

    (you'll need to change SOURCE to the path to your pictures on the card, and DESTINATION to the backup folder's path. The double quotes are required).

    * If you decide to use FreeFileSync, make sure not to install any of the crapware offered to you by the installer!

    • Omstavan S
      July 4, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      Will using FreeFileSync delete any file which is not present in the memory card, but is in the hard disk?

    • Omstavan S
      July 5, 2014 at 4:59 am

      Thanks it worked! :) problem solved!

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