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How to Transfer programmes, photos and Files from One Computer to your New Computer

Updated on September 17, 2013

The Easiest way to transfer files from computer to computer

Got a new computer and wondering how to transfer your files from your old computer to your new one!Then you are on the right page. If you have files, photos, media and programs on an older or broken computer, laptop or netbook, and want to move them to your new computer. it really is so easy to retrieve and transfer your files.

This page shows you how easy it can be to move files, settings, email contacts, and so much more from one PC to another.

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What you need to transfer your files - Belkin Easy Transfer Cable

This is the only piece of equipment you will need that you use time again

Belkin Easy Transfer Cable for Windows Vista
Belkin Easy Transfer Cable for Windows Vista

This product comes with the application software. The easy to follow instructions were great.

The process was simple, took a lot less time than it would have if I were to try to make backup disks of everything AND the files were left on the old computer during the transfer.

Another great thing is that the files were as they were on the old computer. In other words, they didn't migrate 'into' the files on the new computer... so I can sort them later as I go along and decide where I want them migrated.

This also transferred some of my applications (software programs). So, if you have ever tried to copy a whole program to move to a new PC you know how long that might take and how many disks you could need in the process.

Many software purchases will allow you to use them on multiple computers (which will save the cost of purchasing them again). Check terms of use on your software and you may find that the average allowance for multiple uses is up to 3 computers (that all belong to you personally).

BY FAR this is the best, easiest to use way to transfer programs and files from one PC to another (even if the platforms are different (such as an older version of Windows on one PC and the newer versions of Windows on another).


Three Easy Steps

Step One

Insert software installation CD into your old computer.


Step Two

Connect each end of the cable to the USB ports on both computers.


Step Three

Follow the on-screen prompts on each computer and slect your transfer options to copy files and folders


Credit for Three Step Process : Belkin : Easy Transfer Cable for Windows Vista

Easy To Use

This product is very easy to use and the on-screen prompts are very easy to understand. You will be done with the process in such a short time compared to manual copy and transfer using disks or other media storage.

If you have a large amount of data this is the best way to go.

See how easy it is to transfer your files and data from one computer to another - Belkin Easy Transfer Cable

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Will you now try to recover your files and transfer data? - from either a broken or older computer

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      6 years ago

      I'll sure be keeping this in mind!

    • TheBaseballCoach profile image


      7 years ago

      Excellent guide on transferring files to a new computer

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      Deb Bryan 

      7 years ago from Chico California

      I'm using this today. The Belkin Easy Transfer Cable makes moving files from one computer to another really easy. I was looking for this information and really glad to find this page to help me do this again. I've done it once before and was really impressed! I see you have another awesome Page about laptop files recovery... I'll need that one next time! thanks so much!


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