Does Easy File Transfer work going from W7-Pro to W10?

  1. Posts : 47
    Windows-7 Pro

    Does Easy File Transfer work going from W7-Pro to W10?

    I'd like to move my stuff, not programs, from a very old PC with W7 to a newer PC with W10.

    Any chance this will work?
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    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2

    Copy and paste is as easy as it gets.
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  3. Posts : 4,554
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit

    Windows Easy Transfer can't be used in Windows 10.
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  4. Posts : 3,682
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2

    As stated, Drag and Drop or Copy and Paste are as easy as it gets
    Boot your Windows 7 computer. Put in a USB Flash drive that is as large or larger in capacity as the files you want to transfer. Go to your Users files (ie) C:\Users\[UserName] copy all of the files you wish to transfer (ie) Pictures, Documents, etc to the Flash drive. Put the Flash drive into the Windows 10 computer and reverse the process, saving the files to the same locations on the 10 computers as were in the 7 computer,
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  5. Posts : 47
    Windows-7 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Easy File Transfer (EFT)

    Perhaps that is the issue!
    The W7 PC has four Users to include myself.
    I was looking for a way to select "everything", if that's the right term.
    I do not want to leave anything behind as once I think I have done the upgrade, Adios, to the old PC.
    If I missed something sham on me but if EFT misses something, I can blame Microsoft.
    Just kidding of course.
    Perhaps I will try a blend of the two techniques, EFT and Cut and Paste.
    I will do an EFT and examine what it thinks need to be transferred.
    I will select what it accumulates and do a Cut and Paste from it.
    It will all depend on what EFT chooses to transfer and if it is in a Cut and Paste format.
    I'll post what I find out in a few days, after I give this a try.
    Thanks again for the feedback.
    Last edited by Mike Lynch; 26 Sep 2019 at 15:26. Reason: Clarity.
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  6. Posts : 3,682
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2

    FreeBooter said:
    Windows Easy Transfer can't be used in Windows 10.
    EFT can't be used in Windows 10
    Go to Each user file and select all the personal files, (ie) documents, music, pictures etc. Put a USB Flash drive in and create identical User folders in it, then drag and drop or copy and paste each users files into the same Users name folder on the Flash drive. Reverse the process on the Windows 10 computer, since you are selecting the files, you won't miss any.
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  7. Posts : 13,960
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503

    I would recommend you create an image backup of the Win 7 drive using Macrium Reflect Free or Home to an external USB hard drive. You should have one anyway to do image backups in the future when you are using Win 10. You can get one for $50- $60 from Amazon or similar online stores.

    Then you can copy and paste/drag and drop, email or send via carrier pigeon the current data from the Win 7 hard drive to the new Win 10 system. When you think you are done you can get rid of the old system if you want.

    The key here is you have the image on the external drive that you can attach to the Win 10 PC at any time. You can then browse that drive to get any files you forgot, or if you mess up some files you previously copied over, you can copy them again. This gives you 100% safety for your old data.
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