How to Transfer Large Files between Computers? 6 Ways

Are you, too, searching for the best and easiest ways to transfer large data files between your computers? Your wait is over! Here are 6 easiest methods to simplify and streamline your data transfer process.

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In today's digital era, the ability to effortlessly exchange large files between computers has evolved into an indispensable element of our diverse technological activities. It doesn't matter if you are a professional looking after a huge amount of project files or you are a student working on multimedia presentations; multi-user file sharing is in demand today.

Transfer large files between computers

Before delving into the various methods available, let's address the scenarios that often necessitate the transfer of large files between different computers. Whether it's sharing high-resolution images, video presentations, or massive datasets, encountering file size limitations can be a common hurdle. Here, EaseUS will offer you efficient file transfer solutions that make sharing large files a seamless and stress-free experience. Read on to discover the versatile options at your disposal and enhance your ability to transfer large files easily.

6 Best Ways to Transfer Large Files Between Laptops

The following are six efficient ways designed to cater to different needs. Follow them to find the solution that suits your specific scenario.

Ways for Transferring Large Files: How They Work

1. Data Transfer Software🏆🥇

This method allows you to effortlessly transfer files, applications, and even computer settings to your new PC. Ideal for beginners.🚩

2. Cloud Drive🥈

With cloud storage, your files are accessible from anywhere. An ideal choice for those who demand flexibility in their file-sharing solutions.

3. External Storage Device🥉

This approach transfers and shares large files without an internet connection.  A tangible and efficient solution for direct file transfer without online services.

4. WiFi/LAN or Internet

This method ensures high-speed data transfers. Suitable for scenarios where a quick and reliable connection is available.

5. Transfer Cable

Connecting both laptops using a compatible cable to establish a direct link for file transfer.  This method is useful when an internet connection is not available or when a swift, point-to-point transfer is the priority.

6. Email

Not an ideal choice for extremely large files. However, it offers a straightforward and familiar method for sharing documents, images, and smaller-sized files

Way 1. Using Data Transfer Software🏆🥇

Moving large files from one computer to another can be hard, especially for people who are new to Windows. However, using PC transfer software to transfer data turns out to be a useful and quick option. The method makes the process easier to understand, especially for people unfamiliar with complicated protocols for file-sharing. 

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Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both old and new computers. Click the "PC to PC" on the main screen to continue.

Step 2. Choose the right transfer direction.

"New": Transfer data from old PC to current new PC.

"Old": Transfer data from current old PC to remote PC.

Transfer files from old PC to new PC - step 1

Step 3. Connect the two PCs on the same LAN by entering the password or verification code of the target PC. Choose the right transmission 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. Turn on button behind Connection Verification.

Transfer files from PC to PC - step 2

Step 4. Go to "Files" section, select the individual files you need to move.

Transfer files from PC to PC - step 3

Step 5. And, click the "Transfer" button to begin the data migration. Wait for the transferring finishes. The time of the process varies based on the size of the files.

Transfer files from PC to PC - step 4

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Way 2. Using Cloud Drive 🥈

Cloud Drive is a versatile and seamless solution. This method facilitates easy sharing between computers, providing flexibility and accessibility in your file transfer.

Select your Cloud Service. Choose Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive and create an account if needed. Here we'll take Google Drive as an example to show you the procedure:

  • Open Google Drive on your browser and log in with your account and password.
  • Right-click or drag and drop files into your cloud storage.

Transfer large file via google drive

  • Ensure automatic file syncing is activated.
  • Open the cloud app on the destination computer to access shared files. Download or sync for offline use.

By following these simple steps, you can leverage Cloud Drive for efficient cross-platform file transfers between two computers.

Way 3. Using External Storage Device🥉 

External storage devices allow you to transfer large files directly between two computers. This method guarantees a simple process, which makes it perfect for people who want a quick and seamless way for data transfer without using online services.

Follow the steps here and learn how to share large files between 2 computers via external removable devices:

  • Connect the external hard drive to the source PC that is storing the data.
  • Copy and paste the files you want to transfer to the external drive.

Paste large files to target computer

  • Remove the external drive from the source computer in a safe way.
  • Reconnect the external drive to the target machine you want to transfer large files into.
  • Copy and paste the files to the new computer where they need to be saved. 

With this method, you can seamlessly move files between two computers using an external storage device, making the process quick and easy.

Way 4. Using WiFi/LAN or Internet 

When seeking high-speed file transfers without the need for external devices, utilizing WiFi, LAN, or the Internet becomes a valuable method. This approach allows for quick and reliable transfers between two computers connected to the same network.

Follow the steps here to share large files via WiFi or your network:

  • Go to Settings, click "System" and "Shared Experience".
  • Turn on "Nearby Sharing" and select where you want to share large files to: "Everyone nearby" or "My devices only".

Transfer Large files via wifi

  • Press "Windows + E" keys to open File Explorer, right-click a large file you want to transfer and select "Share".
  • Select the target computer to receive the selected large file.

  • Browse a location to save the file and click "Save" or "Save & Open" to complete the process.

Utilize the speed and convenience of your network for efficient file transfers between computers.

Way 5. Using Transfer Cable 

For a direct and quick file exchange between computers without relying on additional infrastructure, a Transfer Cable proves to be a valuable tool. Connecting both laptops with a compatible cable establishes a direct link for efficient file transfers.

Here are the steps to transfer large files via cables between computers:

  • Connect the Transfer Cable to the USB ports of both computers.
  • Allow the operating systems to recognize the cable connection.

USB cable for transfer large files

  • Select "USB Super link adapter" as the installation type and "Next".
  • Select "High Speed Data Bridge" from the mode menu.
  • Open Device Manager and expand "System Devices".
  • Confirm the USB cable "Hi-Speed USB Bridge Cable" is recognized and listed.
  • Insert the installation disk of the USB cable, and run the built-in or re-installed data transfer software.
  • Launch the program on both computers and select the large files you want to transfer.
  • Browse the path where you want to save files on the target PC.
  • Drag and drop them to the desired location.

Experience the simplicity and speed of a direct file exchange using a Transfer Cable between two computers. For a further detailed guide, refer to his guide for help:

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In this article, we will talk about how to transfer files from pc to pc using usb cable. Apart from transferring cable from pc to pc, we also guide you through transferring files from pc to pc in the other three ways, including Nearby Sharing, Cloud Storage, and PC transfer software.

Transfer files from PC to PC via USB cable

Way 6. Using Email 

Email remains a classic option for file sharing. Although not ideal for large files, email offers a straightforward method for sharing documents, images, and smaller files between two computers.

Steps to transfer large files via Email:

  • Compose a new email on the source computer's email client.
  • Attach the files you want to share by clicking the attachment icon.

Transfer large files via email attachment

  • Enter the email address of the recipient (destination computer).
  • Add a subject and any necessary message.
  • Click "Send" to dispatch the email.

Access the shared files by opening the email on the destination computer. Utilize email for quick and accessible file transfers between two computers.


In conclusion, learning how to use the different types of file transfer ways is very important in the modern age. Whether you're a worker working on big projects or a student working together on multimedia presentations, these six quick and easy ways will ensure you can send and receive files without any problems.

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Pick the best method for you and improve how you share files. EaseUS Todo PCTrans makes the process of large data file transfer quick and easy.

FAQs About Large File Transfer Between Computers

Here are some hot topics, and if you are interested, follow to get the answers below:

1. How do I transfer 100GB data from one laptop to another?

To transfer 100GB of data from one PC to another, you can use various methods. Here are some recommended methods. 

  • External Storage Device
  • WiFi/LAN or Internet
  • Cloud Storage
  • Transfer Cable
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2. Can I send 20GB files for free to another PC?

Any service like Google Drive, OneDrive, or an external storage device like a USB drive can be used to send up to 20GB of files to another PC for free. Depending on your needs, you can choose the methods mentioned above.

3. What is the fastest way to transfer all files from one computer to another?

The fastest method to transfer all files from one computer to another is to use a direct transfer mechanism, such as a transfer cable or a high-speed local network (WiFi/LAN). This provides a speedy and effective file migration without needing external devices or web services.

About the Author

Updated by Tracy King

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.

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