Best Choice: How to Transfer Large Files from PC to PC
Overview of Large Files Transfer
For most people, the easiest way to transfer a small size of data from one computer to another is to use a USB flash drive. For example, transfer some pictures with 500 MB or 700MB size. That's a good way to transfer data or files, seriously. But when it comes to large files, especially those computer files or server files that take up so much disk space, you must find some assistive tools to significantly reduce the cost of time and energy, meanwhile, to hugely increase the rate of successful transferring those large files.
Speaking of the best way of very large files transferring, it's time to let you know the PC to PC transfer software from EaseUS. 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 with simple clicks.
Advantages of this large files transferring tool
- Saving time and energy copying and pasting files into new PC.
- Share more wanted files to new PC: programs, software, applications or even games.
- No data loss trouble and no false operation would occur.
- Support to transfer files without the network. (If you need to transfer some confidential files, you might need this feature.)
If you want to transfer programs and apps into a new drive in one PC, please refer to transfer installed programs, apps to a new hard drive.
If you want some more details, please follow transfer files from PC to PC.
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.
In the second part, we will show you how to transfer big files between computers via OneDrive, Google Drive, and Dropbox.
How to Transfer Big Files through OneDrive
OneDrive provides 5GB for free. If your total file transfer is larger than 5GB, please pay for advanced edition. The time it takes to migrate depends on the large file size.
Step 1. Log in OneDrive from the Microsoft OneDrive site.
Step 2. Upload large files.
After logging in to the main interface, click Upload to choose the large files or folders.
Step 3. Share large files to another PC.
1. Right-click the large file, and choose Share.
2. Input your email address on the Send Link window and click Send.
How to transfer large files between computers via Dropbox
You can transfer large files up to 2GB for free. Larger than 2GB, we recommend choosing the third-party software or paying for more storage space.
Step 1. Sign in to Dropbox.
Step 2. Click Upload to upload big files, and choose Share.
Step 3. Input email address or choose Create link to another computer. Then you can download files on the new computer.
How to Send Large Files between computers by Google Drive
GoogleDrive has 15GB storage space. If your files are running out of space, please paying to get more or trying the other software, such as EaseUS Todo PCTrans.
Step 1. Head to Google Drive.
Step 2. Click New and choose File upload or Folder upload.
Step 3. Click Get Sharable Link to share the large files.
Some online websites also support to transfer large files from PC to PC, such as WeTransfer. WeTransfer allows you to send up to 2GB files for free.
Step 1. Add your files or folder.
Step 2. Input email address and click Transfer.
The Bottom Line
These methods all have file size limits in the free version. So which one is better in terms of choice?
|EaseUS Todo PCTrans||$59.95/year||Unlimited file transfer|
|OneDrive||$69.99/year||1TB storage space|
|Dropbox (Pro)||$19.99/month (if billed annually)||3TB storage space|
|GoogleDrive||$99.99/year||1TB storage space|
|WeTransfer(Pro)||$120/year||20GB/month file transfer|
So, after referring to the price, the best choice to transfer large files is EaseUS Todo PCTrans. But it is also affected by the network environment (The PC to PC mode works on computers both on the same network). If you need to transfer big files under different networks, you can choose Cloud or online website.
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