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|Workable Solutions||Step-by-step Troubleshooting|
|Move Programs||Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans and select transfer mode. Step 2. Select apps and another drive to transfer...Full steps|
|Move Program and Data Together||If you want to move programs and data like documents, videos, music, and more data, here we will introduce...Full steps|
|Move Program, Data, and Os||Now, we could usually use programs and data on the new hard drive. If you want to know how to move OS...Full steps|
"I got a new disk because the old disk has a bad sector and strongly affects computer speed. I want to move the programs from the old hard drive to my new SSD, for I don't have the installation discs. Is it possible to transfer some programs to another hard drive? "
Cloning the entire old drive to the new hard drive, which can transfer files, systems, programs, and settings to something else. If you want to have a clean system installation, move some basic programs, and not clone the whole disk, you can try EaseUS Todo PCTrans. It allows us to select specific applications like Windows Office, CCleaner, and Skype to transfer. Besides application migration, EaseUS Todo PCTrans can directly transfer important photos, documents, purchased music, and movies to another hard drive on the same LAN or indirect transfer without the network.
How to Transfer the Installed Programs and data to the New Hard Drive
If you replace the computer and plan to move the files from the old hard drive to the new computer, you could run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on two computers and choose "Via the connected network" to move.
Here, we introduce a better migration way after upgrading the hard drive to a larger one on the original PC - App Migration.
Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans and select transfer mode
On the main screen of EaseUS Todo PCTrans, go to "App Migration" section and click "Start" to continue.
Step 2. Select apps and another drive to transfer
1. Select the source partition and tick applications, programs and software (marked as "Yes") that you'd like to migrate.
2. Click triangle icon to select another drive or disk as your target device and click "Transfer" to start the migration.
Step 3. Finish the migration process
When the transferring process finishes, click "OK" to complete.
You can restart your PC to keep all the changes, and you should be able to run your migrated apps on the other drive again.
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In addition to the automatic transferring tool, we also introduce the manual way, which is a bit more complex than the third-party software.
The steps are as follows:
Step 1. Open File Explorer > Browse the root on the new drive > Right-click, choose New, and then click Folder.
Step 2. Open a File Explorer window > Head to the original drive folder > Copy the folder containing the programs file > Turn to the other File Explorer window and then open the folder you created > Paste the programs files to the new drive.
Step 3. Delete the program files in the source drive.
Step 4. Choose File on the ribbon of File Explorer > Choose Open command prompt as administrator and confirm the user access control prompt.
Step 5. Type mklink /j
If you move the program from C to E, you can type "mklink /j C:\Program Files\My Program E:\Program Files\My Program" and press Enter.
The video tutorial on transferring data and applications to the new hard drive
The former method can relocate program and program-related files. If you want to move programs and data like documents, videos, musics, and more data, here we will introduce another way - "Via the Image Transfer of EaseUS Todo PCTrans".
The method can transfer applications to the new hard drive on the same computer. The Backup & Restore aims to create a backup file that contains what you want to relocate, and then you can restore the files to another new drive.
Now we could usually use programs and data on the new hard drive. If you want to know how to move OS to another drive, I recommend you to try EaseUS Disk Copy, it can migrate the system and clone entire hard drive without data loss. About the licensed programs, we need to deactivate the specific programs on the old computer and activate them on the new hard drive.
Thanks to the powerful tool of EaseUS Todo PCTrans, you can transfer the program to a new hard drive via App Migration. To meet all your needs, the Image Transfer perfectly matches the moving programs and data to another drive. Moreover, if you want to relocate the program, data, and operating system, the EaseUS Disk Copy is worth trying. Share this article to let more users know about this tool and the way to move programs and data to a new hard drive.
About the Author
Sherly joined EaseUS in 2022 and she has always loved writing articles and enjoys the fun they bring. She receives professional training here, focusing on product performance and other relative knowledge. She has written over 200 articles to help people overcome computing issues.
Tracy became a member of the EaseUS content team in 2013. Being a technical writer for over 10 years, she is enthusiastic about sharing tips to assist readers in resolving complex issues in disk management, file transfer, PC & Mac performance optimization, etc., like an expert.
Reviews and Awards
EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free is a useful and and reliable software solution created to serve in computer migration operations, be it from one machine to another or from an earlier version of your OS to a newer one. Read More
EaseUS Todo PCTrans is by the folks at EaseUS who make incredible tools that let you manage your backups and recover your dead hard disks. While it is not an official tool, EaseUS has a reputation for being very good with their software and code.Read More
It offers the ability to move your entire user account from your old computer, meaning everything is quickly migrated. You still get to keep your Windows installation (and the relevant drivers for your new PC), but you also get all your apps, settings, preferences, images, documents and other important data. Read More