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DD716TED

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Posted: 02/02/20 07:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

With all of the problems I have experienced (and asked for help on this forum) on my older PC, I finally gave up and just bought a new HP PC. One last question.. The seller tried to sell me a software program called PCMOVER.. is this a good program to transfer data from old to new or is it just better to copy files, etc to thumb drive and then place them on new PC. I truly appreciate all help I have received on this forum recently..

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Posted: 02/02/20 07:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I never had any luck with PCMover.

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Buy an SSD External Drive - Copy all data to it, then transfer to New PC, then disconnect SSD. You NOW have a safe backup drive as well. Once a month or so, back up your new data onto the SSD and you stay current.

And if you ever need another PC, you already have all your date and photos on the backup - so, easy transfer.

I'd do a complete scan for virus and malware before transferring data to new external SSD ...


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Easy computer sync. it has a usb transfer cable and sw that allows you to transfer and sync mutltiple computers with common files. You can choose to transfer from one to another or only the latest files between them and other options. Default transfer is all the data file locations. you can add other directories as well.

I have used it for many years to keep the latest data files between my large laptop and my small travel computer synced. it has never failed me.

And if you ever want to go to a larger or different hard drive in your computer with no hassle, use Bounce Back. It comes with an external drive case and makes a duplicate copy of your exisiting drive onto the new drive. then you just put the duplicate larger or different drive in replacement of the existing and it boots up no issue. Including no issues with SW that is keyed to an existing computer.


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Have at least 2 partitions on your hard drive. For example C: for the operating system and other programs (apps) and F: for all your data.

Do backup often. You do not need to backup the C drive unless you add or change programs or apps but you need to back up your date (that is F drive) often based on how often you and new data.


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DD716TED wrote:

\is this a good program to transfer data from old to new or is it just better to copy files, etc to thumb drive and then place them on new PC. I truly appreciate all help I have received on this forum recently..


Remember programs like PCMover and other "Cloning" programs can move your applications as well as your data. Assuming you want them moved, assuming it's the same OS, etc.

A USB Thumb Drive works perfectly well for transferring data files. Plus you get the benefit of doing a little cleanup when you put them back down.

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If your new computer is a tower with a mount for a second drive, just remove the hard drive from your old computer and install it in the new computer as a second drive. Then you'll have access to all of your original files. If the new computer doesn't have this capability, purchase an inexpensive USB SATA controller, remove the hard drive and connect it to the controller. Plug in the USB cable and then you can copy all of your files from the old drive to the new one. If you miss some files, no problem as you can always just plug in the controller and access the files on the old drive. As an IT tech, I've done this many times to transfer files between systems.


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pconroy328 wrote:

Remember programs like PCMover and other "Cloning" programs can move your applications as well as your data. Assuming you want them moved, assuming it's the same OS, etc.
I think he's replacing a W7 PC. He doesn't want a drive clone [emoticon]

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joebedford wrote:

pconroy328 wrote:

Remember programs like PCMover and other "Cloning" programs can move your applications as well as your data. Assuming you want them moved, assuming it's the same OS, etc.
I think he's replacing a W7 PC. He doesn't want a drive clone [emoticon]


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If you want to move data only, just put both on line, share the folders and drag and drop the folders to new computer.

If you have programs to move, I always prefer to reinstall. This makes a cleaner setup, for some.

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