Recommendations for transferring files

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  1. rboppy's Avatar
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    Recommendations for transferring files


    Since Windows 10 did away with Windows Easy Transfer, are there any free utilities that will do the transfer?

    LapLinks PCmover costs "$59.95", anyone have any experience with it, is it worth it to transfer programs as well as data?
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  2. Samuria's Avatar
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    What do you want to transfer data or software?
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  3. Kari's Avatar
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    rboppy said:
    Since Windows 10 did away with Windows Easy Transfer, are there any free utilities that will do the transfer?

    LapLinks PCmover costs "$59.95", anyone have any experience with it, is it worth it to transfer programs as well as data?
    LapLink PC Mover Express costs at the moment $14.95: PC Mover Express



    Video from Ten Forums video thread.
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  4. rboppy's Avatar
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    Thanks Kari, I didn't watch the entire video, since I knew how to use WET, do you know if their licence is the same as the professional version?
    A better question; why would Windows partner with someone who charges for software that they used to supply for free, I really hat getting gouged.

    P.S. lots of good info in the instructional videos you linked to, thanks.
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  5. Kari's Avatar
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    When the offer was originally published (and the video made), PC Mover Express was free. I would not be surprised if Microsoft was told it is and will remain free, then LapLink simply decided to put a price on it.

    The Express version has some limitations, most important being that it can't move applications, only user data.

    BTW, the full version costs today 35.95 / 31.95 / $44.95 (Laplink | PCmover(R)).
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  6. rboppy's Avatar
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    I looked at that, but it is only licensed for 2 computers, I'm transfer data between 3 computers. I replied to Samuria before your original post but for some reason it didn't get posted.

    I bought a new computer, my wife is getting my old computer.
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  7. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    rboppy said:
    I bought a new computer, my wife is getting my old computer.
    What OS did your old computer have and what OS does you new computer have? If they are the same, such as Windows 10 Home 64-bit, then you can just move the entire hard drive over - either physically, or by cloning.
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  8. rboppy's Avatar
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    All referenced computers are laptops. Old computer is 64-bit Windows10 Professional with a 1TB HD, new computer is 64-bit Windows 10 Home with a 256GB SSD and 1TB HD, wife's computer is 64-bit Windows 10 Home, 500GB HD.

    Both (old) computers are backed up to a Linux box using Window File History.
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  9. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Ahhh....then there are some issues to overcome! If there weren't such large differences in the systems, I could help you just move the entire OS over. But with such major differences, I've never moved applications over using any software, I've always started with a clean install and set everything up from scratch. Sorry can't help more.
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  10. rboppy's Avatar
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    NavyLCDR said:
    I've never moved applications over using any software, I've always started with a clean install and set everything up from scratch. Sorry can't help more.
    Me too, was looking for a short cut, thanks.
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