Some people have too many photos saved in their Amazon Prime account and want to transfer them to their external hard drives. So, facing this situation, what should they do? This article on MiniTool Website will give you a full guide to backing up Amazon photos to another hard drive.

Amazon Photos – Cloud Backup

Amazon Photos offers free online photo storage to Prime members, who can continue to have unlimited, full-resolution photo storage and 5 GB video storage.

Amazon Photos can be regarded as a cloud backup platform and many users will use it to perform an auto-save feature so that all your photo files can be automatically uploaded to the cloud. That greatly facilitates your backup service and you don’t need to manually finish that, spending much time on it, especially when you have thousands of files.

However, there are some shortcomings of cloud backup you need to notice.

  1. Slow backup speed and high energy consumption
  2. High Internet dependency
  3. Possible data loss
  4. Security vulnerability

For the above conditions, if you want a cloud backup as your only backup copy, think twice.

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How to Back Up Amazon Photos to a Hard Drive?

In the Amazon forum, one user brings up that she/he wants to back up all pictures from a prime account to an external hard drive but doesn’t know how to perform that.

I have 150K pictures, I want to backup all pictures from prime account to my external hard drive. Too many photos to select and download each separately. I was considering sorting them into yearly albums, and downloading one album at a time, but I am afraid I will miss some that are really old and may not have date tags, and also, that is a lot to keep track of which were downloaded and where I am at. Is there a way to download all prime photos and videos at once?

There is a step-by-step guide to help you finish that.

First of all, you need to download all your photo files in the following steps.

Step 1: Go to the Amazon Photos website in your browser and click the Profile icon in the upper right corner to select Amazon Drive .

go to Amazon Photos

Step 2: Then in another tab, you can choose the Select All option at the top of the folder to choose all files. And also, you can choose All Files and Recent Files to make sure you're getting everything you'd like to download.

Note : You can only select up to 3000 files at a time in Amazon Photos and the downloaded photos will be saved on your desktop.

Step 3: Now you can click Download to start the process and please follow the on-screen instructions to finish that.

After that, you can create a zip file on your computer to include all the photo files that you want to back up and then move this folder to your other hard drives.

If you hope to have a backup on your external hard drive, we recommend you to use MiniTool ShadowMaker – one-in-all backup software – with the Clone Disk and Sync features. You can use it to back up files, folders, systems, disks, and partitions. And it also supports NAS backup and remote backup.

There is a way to back up Amazon photos to an external hard drive with MiniTool ShadowMaker.

Please download and install MiniTool ShadowMaker by clicking the button to gain a 30-day free trial version.

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Step 1: Plug in your external drive and open the program to click Keep Trial to get into the program.

Step 2: In the Backup tab and choose the SOURCE section to choose your photo folder and go to the DESTINATION section to choose the external drive.

choose backup destination

Step 3: Click Back Up Now to start the task.

Related article: 3 Types of Backup: Full, Incremental, Differential [Clone Disk]

Bottom Line:

After reading this article, you can follow the above methods to back up Amazon photos to a hard drive. Hope your issue has been resolved.

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