How to transfer data, files and folders from PC to PC
"I just get a new laptop and before giving up the old PC, I need to transfer all the files to the new computer. I know I can do it by copy and paste using an external USB drive or hard disk. But the problem is that there are so many large files and folders that I must have to take a long time to manually complete the data transfer job. So, is there any easier way to transfer files from one PC to another? Please help! I'm using Windows 10."
Here is a quick guide:
When facing such a situation, you may want to find the best way to transfer files to new computer. So, are there any straightforward programs that would help in the data transfer between two PCs? Yes, EaseUS PC transfer can do you a favor. It allows you to transfer folders, files (including music, documents, videos, photos, etc) and programs along with their settings from one PC to another PC in Windows 10/8/7 using wifi, over the internet, or by creating an image file in simple clicks.
Step 1. Open EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both of your computers. Choose "PC to PC" to go to the next step.
Step 2. Connect two PCs via the network by entering the password or verification code of the target PC. Besides, make sure you have chosen the right transfer direction and click "Connect" to continue.
The verification code is on the right top of the "PC to PC" main screen on the target computer.
Step 3. Then, choose "Files" and click "Edit" to select files to transfer.
Step 4. Select the specific files as you want. What’s more, you can click the Edit icon to customize the storage path for transferred data.
Step 5. Now, click "Finish" and "Transfer" to begin to transfer files from PC to PC. The size of the file determines the transfer time. Wait patiently.
You may hear the bad news that HomeGroup has been removed from Windows 10. However, the Nearby Sharing still works in Windows 10(version 1803). You can transfer data from one computer to another using Nearby Sharing.
- Make sure your Windows 10 is version 1803 or later. And the Nearby Sharing is not available on OneDrive files.
A detailed guide about how to transfer files from PC to PC using wifi:
Step 1. Head on over "Settings > System > Shared experiences > Nearby sharing"
Step 2. Under the Nearby sharing, choose "Everybody nearby". Then you can share or receive files from all PC nearby.
Step 3. Enable "File Explorer" > Right-click the file you want to transfer > Choose "Share"> Select the device
You can copy and paste files to a USB or external hard drive. Besides, you can also transfer files from one PC to another PC quickly using cloud storage devices like OneDrive or Dropbox.
1. Transfer data files from one PC to another using USB by copy and paste
As we all know, copy and paste is the most common way to transfer files between two PCs. Without using any data transfer software, you just need to connect a sufficiently large USB drive or external hard drive to your old computer, drag-and-drop (or copy-and-paste) all the files you need from your old computer onto the drive, and then disconnect the drive from the old computer, connect it to the new computer, and move the files onto the new computer. It is quite popular among users for free.
However, taking much time and energy, it is not so helpful as you have expected when you are trying to transfer a large number of files.
2. Transfer files from PC to PC with OneDrive, Dropbox, or other cloud storage systems
Transferring files from PC to PC with a Cloud storage system is another common way. The Cloud drive has no limitation on the device version so that you can check your files on any device. But transferring large files to OneDrive or Dropbox may run out of cloud space.
Step 1. Upload the wanted files to OneDrive.
Open the OneDrive and choose "Add". The file will be saved on the OneDrive account.
Step 2. Download files on another PC.
On another PC, you can enable the OneDrive, right-click the file, and choose "Download".
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