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Automatic way to backup files from desktop to an external hard drive?

Hi first off sorry if this is in the wrong section, but as the title says, I was wondering if there was a way or a program that could automatically back up files I save to the desktop to an external hard drive when I plug it in?

For example, I'm a college student and I don't really like carry around my external hard drive (even though that is it's purpose) so when I type notes in lecture I'll save it to my desktop, but when I go back to my dorm, when I plug in my hard drive, I would like a way that would automatically back up those files to the external hard drive so I don't have to keep making sure I'm copying and pasting the right stuff, or sometimes I'll just forget
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    Hey there, @Xela_Mik!

    Yes, of course, that's how most of the automatic backup software utilities work. You can use the external HDD's brand-specific backup tool if they have such on the official support website or find a third-party alternative online. If you have Windows OS, you can also use the Windows Backup & Restore utility which can keep your files as well as your system settings (system image). The most important thing to remember is that a backup means that you will have the data stored on at least two different locations (storage drives). Moving data from your system drive to an external hard drive is not a backup, unless there is already a duplicate of the file on a different drive.

    Hope this was helpful. Best of luck! :)
    SuperSoph_WD
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