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How to transfer the installed programs, data to a new hard drive

2014-10-15 14:40:19 Posted by Hana Lee to PC Transfer

Summary:
After upgrading our hard drive or replacing the computer, how to transfer the data, installed programs to a new hard drive? EaseUS Todo PCTrans can create the programs and file image to transfer to the new hard drive.

“I get a new disk, because of the old disk has a bad sector and strongly affects computer speed. I want to move the programs from the old hard drive to my new SSD, for I don’ have the installations discs. Is that possible to transfer some programs to another hard drive? ”

Cloning the entire old drive to the new hard drive, which can transfer files, system, programs, and settings to something else. If you want to have a clean system installation, just move some basic programs, and not clone the whole disk, you can try EaseUS Todo PCTrans. It allows us to select the specific applications like Windows Office, CCleaner, and Skype to transfer. Besides applications migration, EaseUS Todo PCTrans can directly transfer important photos, documents, purchased music, movies to another hard drive on the same LAN or indirect transfer without the network.

How to transfer the installed programs, data to the new hard drive

If you replace the computer and plan to move the files from the old hard drive to the new computer, you could run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on two computers and choose “Via the connected network” to move.

Here we will introduce another way - “Via the compressed files”. The method can transfer applications to the new hard drive on the same computer, it is better migration way after upgrading the hard drive to a larger one on the original PC.

Step1: Create the image files of the programs and files on the old hard drive.

Run the EaseUS Todo PCTrans, select “Via the compressed files” and “Create the files image”, we can click editing icon to select the specific programs, data, folders to transfer. On the top of the window, we could customize the location to save the image files. After we successfully create the image files, we could move it to another hard drive with wifi or the USB disk.

Transfer data to the new hard drive

Step2: Transfer the image files to the new hard drive

Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on the new laptop or computer, choose “Via the compressed files” and “Transfer from the files image”, we could choose the image files to transfer on Image locations part. Then click “Transfer”, it will automatically move the files to the new hard drive.

Transfer programs to the new hard drive

Now we could normally use programs and data on the new hard drive. If you want to transfer Windows operating system to the new hard drive, recommend you to try EaseUS Todo Backup, it can migrate system and clone entire hard drive. About the licensed programs, we need to deactivate the specific programs on the old computer and activate them on the new hard drive.

The video tutorial of transferring data and programs to the new hard drive