How To Transfer Files From Windows 10 PC To Another PC

How To Transfer Files From Windows 10 PC To Another PC

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Are you bidding farewell to your good old PC and wish to transfer files to new Windows 10 PC or even laptop? Worry not! Here are some quick ways using which you will be able to conduct the easy transfer of Windows 10 files from one PC to another –

Quick Ways To Transfer Files To New Windows 10 Computer

 Table of Contents

1.  Backup And Transfer Windows 10 Files

2. Use External Drive To Transfer Files To New Computer Windows 10

3. Use Nearby Sharing To Transfer Windows 10 Files

1. Backup And Transfer Windows 10 Files

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Before you invest in a pricey external hard drive or flash drive to take a backup of your PC, you might consider backing up your data using a cloud backup service.

Right Backup is online cloud storage that helps you keep your Windows 10 data safe on the cloud especially in situations, where your system has crashed. You get a storage space of upto 1 TB where you can store all kinds of files.  Also, you can either opt for automatic backup or customize settings accordingly.

Once you have backed up your data using a cloud backup service, you can login to your account, retrieve all your precious data and transfer files on your new Windows 10 PC.

2. Use a Transfer Cables Or External Hard Drives To Transfer Files To New Windows 10 Computer

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You could choose a transfer cable which would make the computer to computer transfer super easy for you. In fact, it is a much easier and quicker option to transfer files to a new Windows 10 computer and transferring would happen between two PCs instead of first transferring data to one device and then to another PC.

Though if you are more comfortable with an external hard drive, you can opt for one –

Purchasing an external hard drive is a one-time investment and it could as well be a very wise investment. When you take a backup of your existing data on an external hard drive, you can rest assured that your data is safe even if something goes wrong while files transfer to new Windows 10 computer is in process.

How to transfer files using an external hard drive?

All you have to do is plug in your external hard drive to the old Windows 10 PC, transfer all files and folders to the hard drive, and then transfer files from the external hard drive to the new Windows 10 PC.

Note: This way you will only be able to transfer files and folders but you won’t be able to transfer Windows settings.

If by any chance the external hard drive is not showing up on your Windows 10 PC, here are ways you can fix this issue.

3. Use Nearby Sharing To Transfer Windows 10 Files

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With the arrival of April 2018 Windows 10 update, HomeGroup bid adieu and a new feature arrived by the name Nearby sharing. It allows you to conduct the wireless and easy transfer of Windows 10 files to nearby devices using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and if you are a Mac user, it shall remind you of AirDrop. Here’s how you can transfer files using Nearby Sharing feature on Windows 10

Wasn’t This Quick?

We don’t say that these are the only ways but if you have a quicker way, we are all ears! Hope we have quenched your thirst of how to transfer files from one PC to another and now you won’t have any qualms in relocating your data to a new PC. For more such content and tech-related updates keep reading other Systweak blogs.

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