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Solution: How to Transfer Files to Windows 8.1 with Windows Easy Transfer

Updated on Jun 26, 2019 by Hana Lee to PC Transfer

Windows8.1 does not support Windows Easy Transfer, any alternative way to transfer data from/to Windows 8.1 We list three ways to migrate files from Windows XP/Vista/7/8 to Windows8.1.

Microsoft released Windows Easy Transfer to resolve the data migration among multiple PCs. When people cheer up and appreciate it, some guys find WET isn't supported by Windows 8.1. In other words, Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer data from Windows XP/7/8 to Windows 8.1 or from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.

Windows Easy Transfer Isn't supported on Windows 8.1

No soup for you!?
There is no Windows Easy Transfer Wizard support for moving user data from XP to Windows 8.1? When I am using WET on Windows 8.1, it doesn't work. Is this discontinued in Windows 8.1 or a bug?
I suppose I should not be shocked, but I am."


For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

Yeah, it looks most of the people don't know the fact and take much time to install and create WET files on Windows XP, open that file in Windows 8.1. But it failed. Or run WET in Windows 8.1, browse to the WET file created in Windows XP, failed. Or when we launch Windows Easy Transfer on Windows8.1, it only gives an option to load settings from my "old" PC, not save from my current. If we choose "No" in the dialogue, it closes the wizard. That's disappointing.

Windows Easy Transfer on Windows8.1

The Windows Easy Transfer Alternative on Windows 8.1

If you plan to migrate data from Windows XP/Vista/7/8 to Windows 8.1 or transfer files among multiple Windows 8.1, you can use the hard disk or some third-party software. About the data migration tool, both of PCTrans and PCmover are a good choice, but I recommend PCTrans Free version, for it is entirely free and PCmover will charge $59.95. Todo PCTrans can free transfer all data, especially for the big amount of data, from or to Windows 8.1. Need to transfer over two software from WindowsXP/Vista to Windows8.1, you can upgrade to Todo PCTrans Pro or reinstall on Windows 8.1.

How to Transfer Files from/to Windows 8.1 with Todo PCTrans Free

The following guides show you how to transfer files to Windows 8.1 directly via a network. If your computers not in the same network, please choose "Image Transfer " to proceed. 


Step 1: Open EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both of your computers.

Choose "PC to PC" to go to the next step.

Transfer files from PC to PC - Step 1

Step 2:  Connect two PCs via network

1. Connected the two PCs on the same LAN and click the "Continue" button to move on.

Transfer files from PC to PC - Step 2

2. Find another PC by IP and click "Connect" to go on. You can also click the "Add a PC" button to find PC by entering its IP address manually.

Transfer files from PC to PC - Step 3

Enter the username and password. If there is no password, click "OK" directly.

3. Choose the transferring direction - "Transfer from this PC to other PC" or in the vice versa.

Transfer files from PC to PC - Step 5

Step 3 Select files to transfer from PC to PC

1. Click "Edit" to select files at the Files column > "Finish" > "Transfer" to confirm transferring the specific files you have selected.

You can also click the "Edit" icon to renagivate a new location to save files.

Transfer files from PC to PC - Step 7

2. Wait for the process finishes. PCTrans will transfer files at a fast speed. It won't take too long.

Transfer files from PC to PC - Step 8

For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP