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#268629 29-Mar-2020 14:02
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Hi All 


I am after advice as to how best to automate the back up of photos from an android phone to PC, the guy that keeps asking me for a solution just wants to plug in in his to the computer and not even think about it, and have pictures that are on the phone but not in the save folder on the pc, copied to the pc. Is there any paid or free option for this solution?

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  #2449489 29-Mar-2020 14:13
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Google drive, set the photos to back up to google drive, they will have google drive already as it is an android phone.


You get 15GB for free, once it get full you can buy more storage or archive from your Google Drive to another backup syste,






You can use Dropox or Onedrive ( personal ) to do the same.


For some reason you cant ( last time I tried anyway ) to use your office 365 version of One Drive.

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  #2449539 29-Mar-2020 15:11
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If you have a Microsoft account (Hotmail, Outlook or a private email) then OneDrive is the answer. It copies all your photos to your OneDrive automatically and you can see this on your computer.



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  #2449548 29-Mar-2020 15:27
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Also understand the difference between copy, synch and backup

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  #2449555 29-Mar-2020 15:46
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Yep, One Drive or Google Drive.  Access from any computer.  

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  #2449712 29-Mar-2020 20:01
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I use plex camera upload. 

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