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Sherlock

How to transfer from one laptop to another?

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Just as the title says...……………………..

I just bought a new laptop a few days ago, and would now like to find the easiest way of transferring photos from my old one to my new one.

Before anyone says to add them to a USB drive and transfer that way, im looking for other options to get the transfer done. Is it possible to transfer via a lead or over WiFi?

Answers on a postcard please...…………………….

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4 hours ago, Sir_Fondles said:

Homegroup.

Unfortunately with Win 10 new version, they took away the homegroup.

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to be fair, its easier to use a stick.  i do this quite often when repacing units.  with a PC its easier, you can put the old HD in the new PC and transfer but not laptops

 

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3 hours ago, Mrmango said:

Unfortunately with Win 10 new version, they took away the homegroup.

Yep, im on Win10.

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Restore them from your back up to your new laptop.

Or if you're  planning on throwing out the old laptop, take out the hard drive first, mount it in a caddy and connect it to the new computer.  Once transferred you also have a spare external drive.

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1 hour ago, tommy dee said:

to be fair, its easier to use a stick.  i do this quite often when repacing units.  with a PC its easier, you can put the old HD in the new PC and transfer but not laptops

Yes, simpler and easier to use a stick, but a bit more time consuming as you have to upload to the stick then download to the 2nd computer. Once you've set up the shared folder you can treat the 2nd laptop as just another external storage device.

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If you bought an "off the shelf" laptop, it will probably prompt you to transfer stuff on first power up, and walk you through the process as it's done over wifi.

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9 hours ago, Sherlock said:

Just as the title says...……………………..

I just bought a new laptop a few days ago, and would now like to find the easiest way of transferring photos from my old one to my new one.

Before anyone says to add them to a USB drive and transfer that way, im looking for other options to get the transfer done. Is it possible to transfer via a lead or over WiFi?

Answers on a postcard please...…………………….

Dropbox. Free version.

Can usually go about 1.5 GB in one hit - rinse/ repeat as required.

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2 hours ago, Zeb said:

Dropbox. Free version.

Can usually go about 1.5 GB in one hit - rinse/ repeat as required.

I find Dropbox to be a bit limited in size. I prefer using my NAS, where I keep the backups anyway.

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If you have a lot of stuff to transfer, buy a suitable size USB hard drive. Start the transfer when you go to bed and the next evening start transferring to the new computer. That's by far the easiest way. Transfer to the USB had drive will be finished by each morning and the same with the transfer to the new computer. No waiting.

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I also use google drive. The free version works great and I bought the extended version for $1.99 a month and everything is automatically backed up for me in the cloud, encrypted of course.

 

I synced my laptop when I bought a new one and automatically, it was the same as my desktop.

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How to Share Files and Printers Without HomeGroup in Windows 10:

https://www.winhelponline.com/blog/how-to-share-files-and-printers-in-windows-10-homegroup-alternative/

File transfer using USB-to-USB connection:

https://www.amazon.com/GearMo-Driverless-Transfer-Cable-Windows/dp/B004GIGNVC

NOTE:  I have never used the above product or one like it.  In all honesty I thought computers came with USB file transfer drivers built in, but checked that and discovered differently.

Good luck.

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Just now, Sir_Fondles said:

Thats pretty cool and something ive never heard off, might grab one and stick it the drawer.

Let me know if it works!  😄 

BTW, the other possibility is FTP, although it's slow as network protocols go.  I use an Android FTP server to transfer files from my phone sometimes.

https://filezilla-project.org/

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2 minutes ago, Rompho Ray said:

Let me know if it works!  😄 

BTW, the other possibility is FTP, although it's slow as network protocols go.  I use an Android FTP server to transfer files from my phone sometimes.

https://filezilla-project.org/

Yeah not interested in FTP.

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2 minutes ago, Sir_Fondles said:

Yeah not interested in FTP.

That was intended to be more of a general comment than directed at you.  Maybe I'll copy it into its own post...

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i networked a big big hd into the network at work, so can copy to that and then back to another ps.  forgotten what its real name is but its a big hd, ss that simplyplugs into your router.. oh yea.. NAS

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