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|Workable Solutions||Step-by-step Troubleshooting|
|EaseUS Todo PCTrans||Step 1. Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on your PC. Choose "Large File Cleanup" > Click "Start" button to move on...Full steps|
|Manual Ways||1. Copy and Paste...Full steps
2. Use Properties...Full steps
3. Use Cloud...Full steps
"Moving large 40+ GB files from one drive to another? I have recently added 18TB of storage space and im wanting to move files from my 4TB drive to the 18TB drive and I am running into issues with the files being too large."
"How do I move large files to my internal storage drive from my system drive? I have a lot of shortcuts on my desktop and I need to change my download location to another internal drive and also free up space..."
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.
So here 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.
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. See what features it has:
- 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.
Step 1. Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on your PC. Choose "Large File Cleanup" > Click "Start" button to move on.
Step 2. Select the disk you want to scan, click "Scan."
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.)
Step 4. Click "Move" button, then check files on the pop window. Then click "Move" button again.
Except for the large file transfer to a different drive, EaseUS Todo PCTrans also works for moving large files from one computer to another. You need to choose the "PC to PC" mode and pick the wanted files.
In the following part, we provide some manual fixes. The three methods are feasible but have many limitations.
How to Transfer Large Files with Manual Way
Speaking of manual ways to transfer files from one drive to another, the following part contains copy and paste, Properties, and Cloud.
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".
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.
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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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.
OneDrive allows you to store 5GB of files for free. If it is not enough to upload big ones, pay for more storage size or try the EaseUS trial version.
EaseUS Todo PCTrans runs smoothly in moving large files from one hard drive to another without time-wasting and system broken. We are expecting this new feature to help you. Send us an email if you have any questions.
About the Author
Cici is the junior editor of the writing team of EaseUS. She accepted the systematic training on computers at EaseUS for over one year. Now, she wrote a lot of professional articles to help people resolve the issues of hard drive corruption, computer boot errors, and disk partition problems.
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.
Reviews and Awards
EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free is a useful and and reliable software solution created to serve in computer migration operations, be it from one machine to another or from an earlier version of your OS to a newer one. Read More
EaseUS Todo PCTrans is by the folks at EaseUS who make incredible tools that let you manage your backups and recover your dead hard disks. While it is not an official tool, EaseUS has a reputation for being very good with their software and code.Read More
It offers the ability to move your entire user account from your old computer, meaning everything is quickly migrated. You still get to keep your Windows installation (and the relevant drivers for your new PC), but you also get all your apps, settings, preferences, images, documents and other important data. Read More