EaseUS Todo PCTrans

Full-featured PC transfer software moves applications, files and accounts between computers in 1 click.

  • Automatic programs migration for Windows PCs.
  • Move user accounts and settings.
  • Support transfer Office, Adobe and more software.

For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

How to Recover your Programs, Files, Accounts from a Broken Computer

Roxanne updated on Oct 09, 2020 to PC Transfer | How-to Articles

In this article, you will get the way that how to recover your programs, accounts, files from a broken computer to another new, undamaged computer. We can help you fix these three case:

  • Your computer can not start or has hardware malfunction, including mainboard, graphics card, and display damage.
  • Your PC can not start or load Windows properly.
  • Your computer is totally broken except the hard drive, and you want to switch to new system.

As long as your hard drive is not damaged, then you get the chance to move data off your hard drive. If your needs matches one of the scenarios, you can use the EaseUS Todo PCTrans to retrieve data from a hard drive. In the body part, you will learn what would have cause a broken computer in detail, and follow the guide to get files/programs/accounts off a broken computer/laptop.


For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

Causes of a Broken Computer

Before reading this step-by-step guide, we will dig out what reasons cause you to recover your programs, files, accounts from a broken computer. You may encounter those issues in your daily life:

  • Splash water on the laptop: Does it irritated you that happened to spill water on the device at work? The water may damage the main components, such as keyboard. Turn off the power first, remove the battery. Put the notebook keyboard down and use a paper towel to absorb the visible water on the surface. If it is not work, you can use the EaseUS Todo PCTrans to recover what you need from the broken computer.
  • Broken computer screen: Broken computer screen is one of the most common physical damage. If that scene happens, shut down and send it to repair. Fortunately, your data is not completely lost. Take out hard drive and migration files to another PC.
  • The computer won’t turn on: This may be caused by poor contact between the memory module and the motherboard memory slot. Or the memory bar is damaged, or the motherboard memory slot is damaged, which may also cause this failure. 
  • Computer virus infection: Malware may steal your important file and even delete your core files, which hinder the normal operation. 

How to Recover Data from the Broken Computer

Utilizing the EaseUS Todo PCTrans, you can rescue everything from your undamaged hard drive. Follow the detailed guide to rescue the desired apps, files, and settings.


For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

Step 1. Take out the disk from the old PC.

  • Disconnect the power supply. Please take out the battery if it is a laptop.
  • Open the case to see the hard disk in the old PC.
  • Disassemble the shell by using a screwdriver to find the hard disk.
  • Disconnect the hard disk and cable, then take out the hard disk.

Step 2. Connect the hard disk to the new PC.

Multiple connection methods:

  • USB hard disk drive Enclosure:  Use this special device to connect the old disk and the Enclosure, and then connect to the new PC by USB.
  • USB hard disk drive Adapter: It is a device like a "Cable". One end is connected to the hard disk, and the other end is connected to the USB port on the new PC.
  • Desktop Computer: If the new PC is a desktop PC, the old disk can be connected as the second disk.

Step 3. Recover/Migrate the applications, files, accounts from the old disk.

1. Download and launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans. Choose "Data Rescue" mode, and click "Start".

data rescue 1

2. Browse the steps and click "Scan".

data rescue 2

3. Check your disk is connected to the PC. Select the old disk to recover and click "Continue".

data rescue 3

4. Select the desired applications, files, and accounts you want to rescue.

data rescue items

5. Wait for a few seconds to complete data transfer.

data rescue finish

If you worried about how to remove the computer case with a screwdriver, you can view the tutorial issued by eHowTech or contact us from the homepage.

Was This Page Helpful?


About EaseUS Todo PCTrans

EaseUS Todo PCTrans can transfer settings, applications and data between PCs and HDDs. Your all-round PC transfer and migrate software to upgrade devices without re-installation.