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#272325 19-Jun-2020 20:10
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I have just got a new laptop and want to move files etc from my desktop running windows 10 to my new laptop on windows 10.

Both computers are on the same network.
Something easy please that let's me choose the files to transfer.

I thought I posted this but can not find it now.
Thanks

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  #2508474 19-Jun-2020 20:57
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Does your new computer have an easy transfer app?

 

USB memory stick or external hard drive and swap between each computer.

 

Use a remote desktop app like Anydesk on each computer.

 

 





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  #2508477 19-Jun-2020 21:08
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External hard drive is easiest. Resilio Sync is also fairly easy to ste up and transfers across your LAN, wired or wireless, but most networks are a lot slower than even USB2.


 
 
 
 


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  #2508483 19-Jun-2020 21:34
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I used PC Mover which was easy to use but took about 8 hours

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  #2508492 19-Jun-2020 21:45
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Numerous ways now.

 

Theres an oldschool W7 backup option in control panel (not sure it still captures)

 

Windows 10 online account + data backup (type backup after windows key)

 

PCMover as mentioned - https://pcmover-10.laplink.com/

 

Transwiz - https://www.forensit.com/move-computer.html 

 

 


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  #2508522 19-Jun-2020 23:01
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Just share the folder (under File explorer right click, properties, sharing) then use File Explore on the other computer to go to that PC and copy paste.


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  #2508579 20-Jun-2020 09:33
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sqishy:

 

Just share the folder (under File explorer right click, properties, sharing) then use File Explore on the other computer to go to that PC and copy paste.

 

 

 

 

Depending on what the user has said about the network when first connected, and what windows think the network is public or private windows firewall can easily block this, and if you do not know how to fix this, this can be hard for a novice person to get going, easy after firewall sorted tho.


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