How do I backup the digital files on my USB thumb drive?

Creating a backup of your precious recorded moments is a great insurance policy in case anything happens to your original USB thumb drive. 

We recommend storing copies of your digital files in two or more places. You can even keep copies on a second computer, if available. The more backups you have, the better, but two or three should be fine for most. 

Backing up your recorded moments is easy! Simply follow the instructions below: 

Option 1: Back up your USB thumb drive files on a computer

  1. Plug in your USB thumb drive to a computer.
  2. These files will appear, either on your desktop or in the Finder or File Explorer.
  3. Create a new folder for these files on your computer. The best place to keep them is in an easy place to find — the Desktop, Documents, or Movies folder are usually best.
  4. Drag the content from your USB thumb drive into the folder you just created.
  5. The files will appear in the folder as they're transferred.

Option 2: Back up your USB thumb drive files on a hard drive

  1. Follow the steps in option 1 to save your files on a computer.
  2. Plug in the external hard drive where you'd like to back up your files.
  3. Create a new folder on your hard drive for these files.
  4. Drag the content from your USB thumb drive into the folder you just created.
  5. The files will appear in the folder as they're transferred.

Option 3: Back up your USB thumb drive files on the cloud

  1. Follow the steps noted in option 1 to save your files on a computer.
  2. Pick a Cloud provider.
  3. Set up an account if you don't already have one.
  4. Follow the prompts within the cloud provider to add files.

Now these files will live safely on your computer, hard drive or cloud depending on which option(s) you picked! 

 

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