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Transfer Files To Windows 10


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#1 mikey11

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 08:04 AM

Whats the easiest way to transfer files and documents to a windows 10 computer from windows xp?.....also to windows 10 from vista?


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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 05:45 PM

Copy them to an external drive and then copy them from the external drive to the Win 10 computer. Just use Windows Explorer (File Explorer on 10) to drag and drop the relevant folders and files.

 

The media you use depends on the amount of data you wish to transfer. Up to 64 GB USB memory sticks are more than adequate, beyond 64 GB use an external hard drive, as an example a WD Passport.

 

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 05:47 PM

I used my Dropbox account to move files that way.  Everything gets loaded to the cloud and then I just download the app for Dropbox onto the new computer and sign in.  All your documents will download to the folder created in the left panel of file explorer automatically.  Then you can organize on your computer as you like. If you have a lot of stuff the download will take a while.  www.dropbox.com .  With XP, though, you'll have to upload manually since there's no app for XP.


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Posted 23 July 2016 - 07:59 AM

Copy them to an external drive and then copy them from the external drive to the Win 10 computer. Just use Windows Explorer (File Explorer on 10) to drag and drop the relevant folders and files.

 

 

 

i realize i can do it that way, maybe i didnt word my post correctly,

 

what i meant is, is there a program i can use to do it with, such as Windows Easy Transfer, or a third party equivalent of that?

 

i dont think xp or windows 10 has the easy transfer ?????


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Posted 24 July 2016 - 10:10 AM

Up to 3 or 4 terabytes, I just drag and drop. It works just fine.


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Posted 24 July 2016 - 02:49 PM

 I use Easeus Todo Backup Free to back up the whole system (XP in your case), then I can selectively restore what I want on the other system (Windows 10 in your case).  Of course since XP has been unsupported for over 2 years now, you could well be better off using the old tried and true drag & drop or my preference of copy & paste to an external drive.  A USB flash drive is probably OK for maybe 10 - 15 GB, but I normally use an external hard drive because they're so much faster, have much greater capacity, and are a bit more reliable too.

 

 Good luck.


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 01:47 PM

Post#3 Although dropbox/google drive/any online backup service can be used to transfer files it's generally faster to do it with USB or an external HDD or optical media discs. Uploads and downloads generally take quite a while, that said I can think of some circumstances where uploading on one machine and downloading might be faster than using cd/dvd, but I can't imagine any case where it's faster than USB(especially USB 3.0). Although doing it via an online service ofcourse has the advantage of giving you an offsite backup as you do it and not having to make an upload some other time if you want the things backed up offsite.
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