How to Move Large Files From One Drive to Another | Full Guide

This article is about how to move large files from one drive to another. We may have such hassle that more than 1 GB files have run out of drive space. Take easy! EaseUS Todo PCTrans can teach you how to transfer large files between drives. You will get more than 2 solutions.

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How often your C drive is full? Users want to move large files between drives to free up disk space. You may try copying and pasting on the general level, but it may fail if you have very large files to transfer. Don't worry. EaseUS will tell you how to solve this problem manually and automatically.

For beginners, we highly recommend the most effortless way - EaseUS Todo PCTrans to transfer large files from one drive to another. You can also get three other feasible ways in the second part.

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Automatically Move Large Files via EaseUS Todo PCTrans

For honing the best way to transfer large files, EaseUS Todo PCTrans now updates the large file cleanup function, supporting moving files larger than 20MB to another drive (partition root and custom directories).

Want to transfer programs, files, and accounts to another computer or drive? EaseUS Todo PCTrans is a robust PC transfer software to help you, such as laptop-to-laptop data transfer. Except for transferring large files to a different drive, this tool also works for moving large files from one computer to another.

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Step 1. Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on your PC. Choose "Large File Cleanup" > Click "Start" button to move on.

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Step 2. Select the disk you want to scan, click "Scan."

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Step 3. When the scan completes, files larger than 20M will be listed. Choose the wanted files and target drive to move. (You can choose the triangle icon to select destination or click "Browse" to pick the wanted place.)

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Step 4. Click "Move" button, then check files on the pop window. Then click "Move" button again.

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Main Features:

  • PC to PC: Secure transfer of data between two devices.
  • App Migration: Migrate your apps to another disk.
  • Backup and Restore: Back up your files and other data to the local PC or remote PC.

In the following part, we provide some manual fixes. The three methods are feasible but have many limitations.

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Manual Ways to Transfer Large Files

Speaking of manual ways to transfer files from one drive to another, the following part contains copy and paste, Properties, and Cloud.

  1. 1. Copy and Paste Large Files to Another Hard Drive
  2. 2. Move Files between Drives by Using Properties
  3. 3. Change Large File Location via Cloud

1. Copy and Paste Large Files to Another Hard Drive

Step 1. Open Windows File Explorer.

Step 2. Move to the drive and choose the large files you want to move. (Games, unwanted programs...)Right-click folders or files, and select "Copy".

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Step 3. Then, choose another drive you want to store large files. Right-click the blank part. Choose "Paste".

The copy and paste only applies to moving personal files, including Pictures, Videos, Music, etc. If you try migrating program files, using EaseUS Todo PCTrans is better.

2. Move Files between Drives by Using Properties

Step 1. Open the Windows File Explorer.

Step 2. Navigate to the files you want to move, right-click it, and choose "Properties" on the options menu.

Step 3. Change the location path and choose "Move."

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3. Change Large File Location via Cloud

Storing large files in the cloud is an excellent choice to free up more space on the computer. If your drives are both run out of space, follow the steps(Set OneDrive as an example):

Step 1. Log in to your OneDrive account.

Step 2. Choose Upload to migrate large files.

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OneDrive allows you to store 5GB of files for free. If this is not enough to upload big ones, you can pay for more storage or try the EaseUS trial version.

Bottom Line

EaseUS Todo PCTrans runs smoothly when moving large files from one hard drive to another without time-wasting or system damage. We expect this new feature to help you. Send us an email if you have any questions.

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Updated by Sherly

Sherly joined EaseUS in 2022 and she has always loved writing articles and enjoys the fun they bring. She receives professional training here, focusing on product performance and other relative knowledge. She has written over 200 articles to help people overcome computing issues.

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy became a member of the EaseUS content team in 2013. Being a technical writer for over 10 years, she is enthusiastic about sharing tips to assist readers in resolving complex issues in disk management, file transfer, PC & Mac performance optimization, etc., like an expert.

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How to Move Large Files From One Drive to Another | Full Guide

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