How to Set Up Computer to Work from Home Productively

Brithny updated on Sep 08, 2020 to PC Transfer | How-to Articles

Work-at-Home Computer Requirements

Working from home is becoming increasingly popular because of COVID-19. Every coin has two sides. Although working from home can be freeing, it can also be hard. When you are looking for some necessary data and paid programs at home, you may realize that they are on the working computer at the office. How can you keep the home laptop or PC the same as your office computer? The answer is setting up your computer to work from home. Set up a computer to work from home productively, include these essential things.

Transfer Office Data and Programs to Home Computer

There are many paid programs like Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Acrobat that you frequently use at the office. How can you move Chrome bookmarks, wanted programs to your home computer without repurchasing these programs? 

EaseUS Todo PCTrans enables you to transfer essential software, programs, application from your workstation to your home PC via "Image Transfer". It makes images of files, folders, or software on the previous computer, and transfer to the next one. 

Highlights:

Steps to transfer office files and programs to home PC:

Step 1. Create an image file. 

1. Connect your USB (flash) drive/external hard drive to your source computer. Launch Todo PCTrans, click "Image Transfer > Start" on the main screen.

Transfer files via image - step 1

2. Select "Create Image File > Create" to move on.

Transfer files via image - step 2

3. Click "Edit"  at Applications, User Accounts, and Files columns to choose the specific data, applications, etc. to create an image. 

Transfer files via image - step 3

Step 2. Recover via the created image file.

1. Plugin your USB drive which stores the created image file to the target PC and open EaseUS Todo PCTrans. Click "Image Transfer > Start > Recover via Image File > Recover".

Transfer files from PC to PC via image - step 1

2. Click "Browse" to locate the image file. Then, choose "Recover" and go to the next step.

Transfer files from via image - step 2

3. Now, you can select Applications/Files/Accounts you want to recover.

Or you can click the "Edit" button to choose the specific data to be transferred flexibly. Click "Finish" to confirm. Besides, you can also click the edit icon > "Submit" to change the target path to recover and save the files.

Transfer files via image - step 3

4 Tips to Work Productively at Home

Whether you're working remotely one day per week (or more) or full-time—by choice or because of a health scare - it's crucial to ensure that you are set up to be productive. Here are some extra tips to help you maximize your productivity.

1. Get the internet speed you need

The Internet is necessary for our daily work. If your downloading speed is slow, it could take days to download YouTube videos, transfer files to colleagues, or upload your working stuff. Moving as close as you can to your Wi-Fi router can help, or you can consider switching to Ethernet.

2. Set up a functional workspace

To minimize distractions, you'd better have a private, quiet space for your work. If you can, separate your work area from your personal spaces and use it just for work, not for other activities.

3. Set up your desktop 

When you have moved necessary programs and data from office to home, another vital thing to do is clean up your desktop. A well-organized desk top could improve your home working productivity. If your desktop is a huge "junk drawer" filled with endless screenshots, images, and documents, it would be hard to find wanted files and programs. It is a nice choice to organize your desktop better with a desktop wallpaper organizer. They come in all kinds of styles, pick one that works for you and try to stick to it. 

set up your desktop to improve productivity

4. Take clear breaks

You should aim to take a break every 75 to 90 minutes, for about 15 minutes per break. It can be so easy to get distracted as a telecommuter that you avoid breaks altogether. Take a break as usual or spend time with others who might also be in the house.

Sync/Upload Home Working Data to Cloud Drive

It is also of vital importance to sync or to upload your home working data to a cloud drive or an external hard drive with the help of EaseUS Todo Backup. You can access your working data anywhere and at any time. Even when you return to the office, you can still keep in touch with your home working data.

The "Incremental backup" feature is designed to convenient your work. It can automatically back up your new files added working at home with minimal space. In simple clicks, you can sync data to external devices or cloud drives, such as OneDrive, GoogleDrive, Dropbox, etc. Access your backed up folders quickly when you return to work.

Steps to upload files to cloud drive by making backups:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS cloud backup software and choose the File option.

choose file backup to backup files to cloud

Step 2. Choose the target files you want to backup by either "User Defined" mode or "File Type" mode.

"User Defined" allows you to choose files according to their file directory, while "File Type" is much simpler if you only backup files with specific file formats of pictures, documents, videos, and so on.

choose files you want to backup to cloud

Step 3. In order to backup files to the Cloud storage, click the "Browse" button in the "Destination" area. The new mini window pops out. Click "Cloud Device" and click "+ Add Cloud storage service".

add a cloud device

Step 4. EaseUS Todo Backup supports three popular Cloud services at present, which are Dropbox, GoogleDrive, and OneDrive.

Choose your own cloud drive that attached to your computer. Allow EaseUS Todo Backup to view and manage the files in your GoogleDrive.

choose a cloud service and let easeus todo backup to connect

Step 5. Click "Proceed" to start backing up files to your Cloud drive at once.

To Sum Up

With the coronavirus pandemic, more and more of us being asked to work remotely. Follow the tips above to set up your computer to work productively. Throughout the days of home working, EaseUS Todo PCTrans and EaseUS Todo Backup help you work at home quickly and effectively.

Related Questions on Setting Up the Computer to Work from Home

Here are some other questions on setting up the computer to work from home. If you are interested in them, read on.

How do I set up my computer for remote access?

Set up the PC you want to connect to so it allows remote connections:

Step 1. Select Start > Settings > System > Remote Desktop, and turn on Enable Remote Desktop.

Step 2. Make a note of the name of this PC, and you'll need this later.

Use Remote Desktop to connect to the PC you set up:

Step 1. In the search box on the taskbar, type Remote Desktop Connection and then select Remote Desktop Connection. In Remote Desktop Connection, type the name of the PC you want to connect to, and then choose Connect.

Step 2. Open the Remote Desktop app, and add the name of the PC that you want to connect to.  Select the remote PC name that you added, and then wait for the connection to complete.

What type of computer do you need to work from home?

Your work-from-home business will need a personal desktop computer or laptop that meets the following requirements:

  • A wired connection to the Internet
  • High-speed WiFi or Internet
  • Clean desktop
  • Common software moved from office

How do I set up work from home?

Here are our essentials for the optimal home office setup.

  • Must-have programs 
  • A functional workspace
  • Considerable Internet speed and more.

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