I want to find a tip for how to copy a file automatically to a folder on an external hard drive when I put that file into a folder on the desktop

I am trying to find a way to have a folder set up so that when I add to the folder(on the Desktop) a copy of the folder is also updated on an external hard drive. So I can have two copies of the contents of the folder, one on the desktop and one on the hard drive.

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