EaseUS Todo PCTrans

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  • Automatic programs migration for Windows PCs.
  • Move user accounts and settings.
  • Support transfer Office, Adobe and more software.
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How to Transfer Programs and Copy Installed Software to Another Computer

Tracy King updated on Dec 16, 2020 to PC Transfer | How-to Articles

"How to Move an installed application to another computer? How to copy installed software and programs from one computer to another using a USB? Or how to clone an installed program?"

It is cool to replace a new computer, but you may encounter an issue like how to transfer programs from one computer to another. If you have the above needs, you will get two solutions in this article for transferring installed programs from one computer to another.

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Method 1. How to Transfer Programs from One Computer to Another (Automatically) Download and launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans > Choose "PC to PC"...Full steps
Method 2. (Manually) Transferring Installed Programs from One Computer to Another Copy the program files and move to the...Full steps

For moving a lot of programs, EaseUS Todo PCTrans is a better option for you. The manual may fail if you have very many ones to copy. Take a look at the above box and choose what you want.

Method 1. How to Transfer Programs from One Computer to Another Automatically

Why do we recommend you to apply a professional PC transfer software for help? This is the easiest way to transfer programs.

If you prefer to copy data from the programs folder, you may have deleted the installation package or copy the shortcut from the wrong location. And some copies require registry info. You cannot directly copy software to another computer. So, using reliable software is a better choice.

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Apply PC Transfer Software for Program Moving 

Professional PC transfer software - EaseUS Todo PCTrans can make it. It takes all stuff to a new PC and gets it ready for use. This easy PC transfer tool safely migrates your existing files, file folders, programs, and accounts to a new computer. It has many useful features:

Main Features Details
PC to PC It allows you to effortlessly clone and move installed programs, software, and even applications to a new computer without reinstallation.
Backup & Restore If your network connection is not stable, try to create a backup file of a program and transfer to another computer with a USB or external storage device.
App Migration You can save your C drive space by moving installed programs or applications to other partitions or even an external storage device without reinstallation.
Data Rescue If your PC encounters an unbootable issue, you can use it to recover data from a dead computer.

Easy Steps: How to Transfer Programs from One Computer to Another

Download EaseUS Todo PCTrans to migrate the desired program to another PC. The transferred software can run on the new machine without any problem.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans on your source and target computers, connect both PCs via the internet.

1. At the "PC to PC" section, click "PC to PC" to continue. 

select pc to pc

2. Select your target computer via its device name, then enter its account password or verification code and select the transfer direction. Then click "Connect" to continue.

You can check the verification code on the right top of "PC to PC" mainscreen on the target computer.

connect the two pcs

Step 2. Select the categories Applications, Files, and Accounts to transfer via the internet.

If you want to transfer data selectively, click "Edit" under each category, and choose the specific items.

select applications, files or accounts

Step 3. Click "Transfer" to start transferring your apps/files/accounts from one computer to another computer via the Internet.

transfer applications, files or accounts via internet
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Program Activation/Verification

If the software requires verification or needs you to log in, use your account and password to activate them should be your last step.

If you want to move the licensed software, you can use the Product Key to find your key number. This point works to discover your license number of Windows, Adobe, and Office.

product key

When the process completes, you can run the transferred programs on your new PC, and they will work again.

Method 2. Manually Transferring Installed Programs from One Computer to Another

Some programs may work, some may appear to work, but over time you'll notice that most will fail. But you can still have a try. To completely transfer the installed programs, you can try method 1 on the upper part.

To transfer programs to a new PC using an external drive, you need to prepare the following things:

  • An external hard drive or USB drive
  • Find the setup files and the .EXE files

You need the setup files for your programs because you can't just drag and drop the .EXE files in most cases.

  • The activation key

Then you can manually copy the program to the external hard drive. And connect the device to the new PC and run the program.

Steps to Copy Programs from One Installation to Another

Step 1. Copy all elected programs and paste them to the USB drive or external hard drive.

Step 2. Connect the device to the new PC, and then download programs to the new hard drive.

Step 3. Adjust your program settings.

There are 2 possibilities:

  • It runs fine, then you're ready.
  • It doesn't run, find the original installer (downloaded or on CD/DVD) and install that. Some people forgot to save the original installer, so they must search for it again. 


No matter which solution you use, it is recommended to go for professional software. EaseUS Todo PCTrans helps transfer your data, applications, and account settings from one PC to another with simple clicks.

  • For just transferring one file or one program, the free version - EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free is the best.
  • If you wish to transfer unlimited files and software to a new computer, please activate it before you start the transferring task.

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