How to Transfer Pictures from One Computer to Another

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Have you recently bought a new PC and want to transfer the files, including photos, from your old PC to a new PC? If yes, then we're here to help you! Well, whenever you buy a new PC, you will definitely want to transfer most of your existing files and photos over to the new computer. So, whether you want to take all the pictures with you or only the selected ones, there are a few quick and easy methods that will be a perfect solution to "How to transfer photos from PC to PC"!

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Using a PC Data Transfer Tool Step 1. Open EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both of your computers. Choose "PC to PC"...Full steps
Using the External Hard Drive Step 1. Plug-in External Hard Drive to the old PC...Full steps
Using OneDrive Step 1. Install the Windows version of the OneDrive Sync App and start the OneDrive setup...Full steps

Here in this article, we've compiled a list of the top 3 solutions that will help you transfer pictures from one PC to another within no time. No matter which solution you will pick, you will surely get perfect results without compromising your privacy and security!

How to Transfer Photos From PC to PC Using a PC Data Transfer Tool

When it comes to how to get pictures off an old computer by using a data transfer tool, there are many options to choose from, but not all of them are best! But if we talk about the EaseUS Todo PCTrans tool, this tool works amazingly to transfer data from one PC to another.

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With few clicks, you can easily use this data transfer tool to transfer any data you want, including photos from your old PC, to a new PC or laptop. The EaseUS Todo PCTrans tool offers one of the fastest methods of transferring the content without any hassle. The EaseUS Todo PCTrans tool is a one-stop solution for all your data migration needs with a handful of unique features.

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. Make sure you have chosen the right transfer direction.

"New" - Move data from old computer to current new computer.

"Old" - Move data from current old n computer to remote new computer.

Step 3. 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.

Transfer files from PC to PC - step 2

Step 4. Then, choose "Files" to select files to transfer. Select the specific files as you want. What's more, you can click the Edit icon to customize the storage path for transferred data.

Transfer files from PC to PC - step 1

Step 5. Now, click "Transfer" to begin to transfer files from PC to PC. The size of the file determines the transfer time. Wait patiently.

Transfer files from PC to PC - step 5

Now, many of you may be confused regarding why this tool is the best, but no worries, we have got an answer for this as well!

The features that make the tool a perfect solution to how to transfer photos from pc to pc involves:

  • Completely automatic and intuitive to use
  • Free technical support
  • Migrate custom files and favorites flawlessly
  • Supports seamless data migration for Windows PCs and laptops
  • Safely transfer the data and programs from one PC to another
  • Migrate User Accounts and Settings in few clicks

With an impressive list of features, you should surely count on the EaseUS Todo PCTrans tool for fulfilling your data transfer needs!

How to Transfer Photos From PC to PC Using the External Hard Drive

Another way to transfer photos from PC to PC is by using the External Hard Drive. External Hard Drive is connected to the PC through a FireWire connection or USB. Using External Hard Drive for transferring the pictures from one PC to another comes with certain advantages and limitations that involve:

Pros:

  • User-friendly method 
  • Offers extra storage
  • Accessibility
  • Improved performance
  • Quick transfer of data

Cons:

  • Less security involves
  • It can break easily if handled poorly

As you have got to know the related pros and cons of using an External Hard Drive to transfer pictures, now, it's time for you to know how it works! So, here's a guide on how to transfer photos from pc to pc by using External Hard Drive!

Step 1. Plug-in External Hard Drive to the old PC.

transfer photos using external hard drive

Step 2. Once your PC recognizes the External Hard Drive, copy the desired pictures you wish to transfer.

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Step 3. Now, unplug the External Hard Drive by using appropriate procedures.

unplug the external hard drive

NOTE: Don't unplug it until the pictures have finished copying.

Step 4. Finally, plug the External Hard Drive into your new PC or laptop and transfer the pictures by copying and pasting them to the desired location.

You will successfully migrate the desired pictures to your new PC in just a few simple steps by using External Hard Drive!

How to Transfer Pictures From One Computer to Another Using OneDrive

If the above-stated method didn't work to transfer pictures from one PC to another, then you can try transferring them by using OneDrive. Transferring photos by using OneDrive may seem complicated, but in reality, it is not as tough as it sounds.

So, here's how to get pictures off an old computer by using OneDrive, but before transferring the files, you need to make sure that OneDrive is installed and settled upon your current PC. If it is not installed, then refer to the guide below!

1 - Install and Set Up OneDrive on Your Current PC

If you want to install and set up OneDrive on your current PC, here's how to do it!

Step 1. Install the Windows version of the OneDrive Sync App and start the OneDrive setup.

set up one drive

Step 2. If you don't make a Microsoft account, signup for one. You can use your current email ID or phone number or create a new Outlook.com email ID.

Step 3. Now, follow the on-screen instructions until OneDrive Setup is finalized.

NOTE: The further steps are for syncing the pictures on OneDrive.

Step 4. In the notification panel, right-click on the OneDrive icon and then tap on "Settings."

Step 5. In the "Back up Your Folders" dialog box, choose all the photos you wish to move to your new PC.

transfer pictures with one drive

Step 6. Simply select "Start Backup" and check the status of the files uploading to OneDrive by hovering over the OneDrive White Cloud icon in the notification area.

Now, let's see how to move files from PC to PC with OneDrive!

2 - How to Transfer Files From PC to PC with OneDrive

As you have already uploaded the files, including the pictures from your Old PC, to OneDrive, you can now easily transfer the pictures to your new PC. For this, you simply need to:

Step 1. Enable OneDrive on your New PC.

Step 2. Right-click on the file or pictures that you wish to download.

Step 3. Finally, choose the "Download" option to download the pictures from OneDrive to your new PC.

download picture with one drive

It was this easy to set up OneDrive and transfer files from PC to PC using it!

Conclusion

"How to get pictures off old computer" is no longer a hassle with these methods above! Choose the method of your choice and get ready to transfer photos to your new PC. But as a suggestion, we will recommend you to use the EaseUS Todo PCTrans tool because this tool has everything to make the process of migrating the data flawless and quick like never before!

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Updated by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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How to Transfer Pictures from One Computer to Another

Try smart Windows 11 data transfer tool to move all data in 1 click.

EaseUS Todo PCTrans

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