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Transfer Files from Old PC to New PC in Windows 10 [2018]

Updated on Aug 02, 2018 by Tracy King to PC Transfer

Summary:
Are you looking for a simple way to transfer files and migrate useful data from your old PC to your new computer? Here this page will show you how to efficiently move and transfer files from old PC to new PC in Windows 10, 8 or 7 by simple clicks. Just follow to migrate your files to the new machine now.

Can I transfer my files from old PC to a new computer in Windows 10?

"Hi does anyone know a simple way that can transfer or move all saved files from the old computer to a new computer in Windows 10 or Windows 8/7? 

My old Windows 7 computer becomes slower recently, and it often gets stuck if I run two or three programs together at the same time. Then I bought a new PC with Windows 10. Everything works great on the new computer, and now all I need is to move the saved files from my old PC to the new machine. The problem is that I got quite a lot of files saved on different partitions and I don't want to copy files one by one to the new device. I wonder if I can move or migrate all files to a new computer at one time, things will be perfect. 
So if anyone of you knows how to solve my problem, please let me know. Thank you.
"

To change the old computer files to a new PC has become an increasing need among most ordinary people who have computers. Once you buy a new computer, you may need to upgrade and transfer useful files to the new PC. So now, you'll find three recommended methods for you to follow and migrate essential files to the new computer:

Notice: Method 1 and Method 2 can help you transfer or move all files to a new computer at one time with the help of professional file transfer or backup software. Method 3 is a traditional way for manually copying and transferring files to new PC via an external storage device.

Method 1. Transfer Files from Old PC to New PC in Windows 10 at One Time

An ideal way to migrate old PC files to the new computer is to transfer all files to the destination computer at one time. 

To save your time and energy, here we'd like to recommend you try EaseUS Todo PCTrans which allows you to selectively choose files as many as you want to and transfer to a new computer with just only a free simple clicks. 

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For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

You can just download and install this software for free on both of your computers and apply to transfer files with below tips with ease now:

Note:
▶ If you just need to transfer 1 or 2 files to another computer, the free version - EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free will be an ideal choice.
▶ If you want to transfer unlimited files and data to your new PC, please do remember to activate this software in advance.

 

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Step 1. Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both computers and select Via network connection as the way to transfer files from the old PC to your new PC.

Transfer files from old PC to new PC.

Step 2. Click + icon and input the IP address of your new computer so to connect two PCs.

File transfer from old PC to new PC.

Step 3. Choose the files on your computer on each drive partition, click OK to confirm.
And then you can start the file transferring process from your old PC to new computer by just clicking Transfer.

Transfer files from old computer to new PC in Windows 10.

Method 2. Backup and Move All Files from Old PC to New PC with Backup Software

The other way that you may try is to use a backup software to backup and move all files from the old PC to your new computer.

Here you may try EaseUS Todo Backup which supports hard disk clone, system backup or file migration by simple clicks. You can directly apply this tool to free backup all files to your new PC with below simple tips now:

Note: To do this, you also need to install this software on both of your PCs for file transferring. 
Relax! It's 100% free for file backup or disk cloning within 30 days.

1. Connect an external storage device such as USB or external hard drive to your old PC.
2. Run EaseUS Todo Backup and click File Backup.

Transfer file to new PC.

3. Select the files that you want to backup from your old PC.

Select files to transfer from old PC to new computer.

4. Select the external storage device as the destination so to backup and transfer files. Click Proceed to start the process.

Migrate and transfer old computer files to new PC.

When the process completes, remove and connect the external hard drive to your new Windows 10 PC and continue with below tips:

5. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup on your new computer and click Browse to Recover.

Restore and transfer files to new PC.

6. Browse and select the file backup image and select the original location on your PC to restore.
Then click Proceed to complete the process.

Restore files to new PC.

Now that, you've successfully transferred files from old PC to your new PC.

Method 3. Manually Copy and Transfer Files from Old PC to New PC

The last method is the traditional way that most users wouldn't like to try.
It is to copy each file one by one to an external storage device and transfer them to the computer.
If you have time and don't want to install any software for help, you may try this method. But please do be careful while copying and transferring files to your new PC. An accidental or false operation may cause serious data loss issue:

  1. 1. Connect a big enough external hard drive to your PC.
  2. 2. Select files and folders in different partitions and copy to your external hard drive.
  3. 3. Wait for the process to complete and connect the external hard drive to your new PC and repeat 1 and 2 to copy files to your new PC hard drive partition.

If you want to save time and energy, the former two methods will help.