In this rapidly advancing age, new technologies are replacing still-new technologies at an alarming rate. It seems that not a week goes by that a new operating system, desktop, laptop, or graphics card doesn’t come along to render your recently bought items obsolete and archaic. As such, we are buying new computers every year or so and each time we do we must repeat the whole data transfer dance over and over again. Sometimes its annoying, but other times it’s downright risky: The more often you transfer data, the more you run the risk of corruption. But these tips for transferring data should ensure that the transition is as seamless as possible.
For smaller files, the easiest way to transfer data is often by simply using your email service. Attach the files you want to transfer and just email them to yourself. Then, when you’re on your new computer, you can just access your email and download the files from there. This is also a great way to ensure that your files aren’t ruined when you transfer them, because they’ll be kept safe in cyberspace.
With larger files, or at least a larger amount of files, a USB drive is often all you need. These days memory is as cheap as it has ever been and you can get a portable USB drive with several gigabytes of data for very little memory. Some of them are even sold on the impulse racks of office supply stores. These types of portable drives can be used over and over again until you have transferred all the files you need.
If you wish to transfer a large amount of data, including all of the data on your current computer, you might wish to simply transfer the entire hard drive. This can only be done if the two computer are compatible and, if so, you have a very easy fix ahead of you. You can also take advantage of Windows’ own Easy Transfer Wizard, which gives you a foolproof step-by-step process to transfer all the data you want to another computer. You can find it in the Start menu.
No matter how much or how little data you wish to transfer, it has never been easier or more foolproof than it is today. Consider it one of the upsides to our constantly evolving technological expertise. One can only wonder with baited breath what the next generation of machines holds in store for us, but let’s hope that data transfer remains an easy and achievable process.
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