Many people make the use of removable media like USB Flash Drives to carry data around them as it is a common practice now-a-days since floppy drives are almost disappeared and USB Flash Drives are the easiest way to handle compared to CD or DVDs.
So my question is, are these removable medias indestructible? Nope, it is prone to damages in several ways vary from physical damage to non usability due to errors like unrecognizable in Windows.
So taking regular back up is an easy way to protect your valuable data which are stored in these devices. You need to manually take back up your USB Flash Drives each and every time you copy new content to it from some other source or made changes to some of the files kept in the drive.
Alternatively you can use a free auto back up utility called USBFlashCopy from usbflashcopy.com which can do better job for you.
It has several advantages over the manual back up procedure.
For the very first time when you insert a removable media, this tiny utility, it is only 300 KB in file size, backs up all the data in it to a safe location on your hard drive. For each removable media it creates sub folders in "My Documents\Removable Media Backups". The next time onwards when you insert the USB Flash Drive on to your computer it checks for the content and back up only the new and modified files to the designated location.
This tiny utility is also packed with some powerful options. From the start up screen, you can decide whether to back up a USB Flash Drive or not, if you decide to auto back up set the location by your own or left the location unchanged, remove particular file type, for example video, audio, images, from backing up etc.
If you think this free program is suitable for you, you can instantly download it from usbflashcopy.com and get to know more about it from there.