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I'm curious is there a way to auto save to a computer plus a flash drive at the same time?

I like to keep copies of budgets, expenses, etc. on both my hard drive and flash drive...just getting tired of having to save twice.

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1) Hopefully the software itself has it built in, but you would probably know that so

2) There's backup software out there that I'm sure could handle it. I've used Syncback before, I bet it could probably do it.

3) Create a batch file. Not super-hard but you'll have to do some light coding.

Those are my ideas.

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Do you need to have it backed up immediately? There are many free incremental backup solutions that you can use on a schedule. I think Windows even has one built-in.

If you need to have it backed up immediately in real time, that's a little trickier. http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/dsynchronize/dsynchronize.html has a real time option, but it's pretty old (animate gifs on webpage!)

Alternatively, you can just get a free OneDrive or DropBox account if the files you're backing up are relatively small. That's what I do with my "need to be backed up immediately" files.

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I pay 1.99/mo for 1TB of Google Drive space and use the client to autosync.

https://www.google.com/drive/download/

The client is nowhere near the best on the market, but the storage space prices are among the best for a big name (about half of what MS charges.)

For local files I run a sync to an external drive daily using Synctoy.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15155

It can be automated, but requires following instructions.

https://techjourney.net/schedule-synctoy-to-run-and-automatically-and-repetitively/

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