Handling File Transfer Modes for Eyefi Card

The Transfer Mode Panel can be used when choosing the way your Eyefi card will upload photos and videos. Of course, it may depend on the type of Eyefi card you have, but commonly you may see two or three option tabs there: the Selective Transfer, Relayed Transfer and the Endless Memor ( this is only for X2 cards).

The changes on the Transfer Mode panel of Selective Transfer or the Endless Memory, unplug your Eyefi card from your PC with the Eyefi Helper and Eyefi Center still running, since the transfer mode settings are kept on your Eyefi card (private partition). While the Relayed Transfer does not need you to insert your Eyefi card in your PC.

Under the Selective Transfer, there are three options:

  1. The Automatic. This is the default option commonly for Eyefi card(configured during the registration). On this option, every video and photos on the Eyefi card are automatically uploaded to your assigned destinations.
  2. The Selective Share. On this mode, the videos and photos are uploaded on your PC’s destination. Only the videos and photos chosen that used the Protect key (also referred as the Lock key) on your camera are uploaded automatically to your assigned online sharing site. For more information on this, you can refer to your camera’s manual (find the protect/lock).
  3. The Selective Transfer. In this mode, those videos and photos that are Locked or Protected are transferred automatically to your assigned media destinations. Those unprotected videos and photos are not uploaded automatically and will be kept on your  Eyefi card. To assign the videos and photos to transfer, you need to use the Protect key (Lock key) to be able to protect the files during this action. Refer to the camera manual about the protect/lock instructions.

Remember: When you are using the Selective Share or Selective Transfer, the files in the Private folder are not transferred.The Relayed Transfer. You can activate this by default  when you are uploading videos or photos to an online sharing site. While if you are just uploading videos/photos going to a computer (as destination), the option of the Relayed Transfer can provide the ability to transfer automatically the files even when your PC is off. It can automatically transfer your videos and photos through a configured wireless network on your Eyefi card the Eyefi servers. If your computer is turned on and then the Eyefi Software is still running, it will connect to the Eyefi Servers to be able to download the staged media.

The Endless Memory. You can activate this on your Eyefi Pro X2 card (located in the Endless Memory tab on the Transfer Mode card settings panel). Once you have enabled it, you can select the capacity of memory where your Pro X2 card can start to remove the media which have been safely transferred. Now, the Endless Memory can only remove the videos and photos which have been safely transferred when your Eyefi card has met the percentage settings you set.

Remember: Using the Selective Transfer, only those photos which have been locked or protected and then transferred later by your Eyefi card are the only one will be erased. The photos not yet transferred are left on the card. The files in the Private folder will not be deleted through Endless Memory. The Endless Memory can only delete the videos/photos if the Eyefi card is power-cycled, and might require several power cycles that may vary on the amount of media that needs to be deleted.

 

Copy Old Files To New Computer Without Damaging The Files

Having a new computer or laptop seems like the greatest thing in the world- till you realize that you need to transfer the important files and programs to the new computer. The task of copying old files to a new computer might seem very daunting and full of hassles, especially when the  file sizes are considered. There are several ways on how to copy old files to new computer. New computers with up to date operating systems are already installed with a program that helps you move many of your files without any restriction on the size of the file and without worrying about any damage to the files while transferring it to the new computer. Uploading files via the old computer and downloading it using the new computer may take a lot of time, effort and you also might risk damaging the files during the download process.

A built in tool that comes with MS Windows operating system called Windows Easy Transfer can assist you to move the bulk of your programs, files, folders, settings and user accounts, all in one single process. Using this program to transfer old files to a new computer is stress free, as you do not have to go back and forth from your old computer to your new computer. This program gives you three options to transfer your files, you can use an easy transfer cable, a local area network or through a removable media, such as CDs/DVDs, a USB flash drive or an external hard drive.

While using an Easy transfer cable, check first if it is compatible with both the systems of your old computer and new computer. Just install the easy transfer software to your old computer. Once you’ve installed the software to your old computer, the next thing you have to do is launch the easy transfer program on both the computers. Then on your new computer, follow the transfer wizard, which will then assist you in choosing which files, folders, programs, settings, etc., you want to transfer.

You can use a local area network if an easy transfer cable isn’t handy. It’s one of the fastest ways of transferring and sharing files from one computer to another. While using the easy transfer program with a network, you also have to install the program on your old computer. After that, launch the easy transfer program on your new computer; choose transfer files using the network option. Follow the instructions that it will prompt and it will then generate a key that you have to enter; this key will help both the computers to establish their network correctly. Once both computers have an established connection, you can then choose which files you want to transfer.

When you opt to use removable media, choose which kind of media you will be using. Take note of the file size you would like to transfer from the old computer to the new one. The good thing of using removable media is that after the transfer is done, especially if you have chosen to transfer using an external hard drive; it can also serve as a backup for your files. If at any time you are feeling that this process is failing you, you can always use a utility tool to help you. PCmover is a great tool to help you transfer your files. To check out the PCmover review, click here

PC To PC Transfers Made Easy

Are you planning to upgrade to a new computer, but having second thoughts because of the daunting process of transferring data from your old PC to a new PC? Your fear is valid because there are a lot of data that you must be currently using on your old PC and you have to transfer it to the new PC, if you choose to upgrade to one. However, transferring data from PC to PC is not as difficult as you think it to be; because there a number of methods  with which you can easily transfer files from the old PC to a new PC. The only thing you have to keep in mind is to choose the right method of transferring data from PC to PC for you.

Transferring data from an old computer to a new computer can be done using a USB flash drive, hard drive, or over a network, but these methods are time consuming and have a lot of disadvantages. For example, these methods cannot be used if you want to transfer a large amount of data which includes programs, files, settings, mail & messaging settings.

How To Transfer Files

One free and efficient method of transferring data from PC to PC is using the built in tool in the Windows operating system. For Windows XP users, it is known as ‘Files and Settings transfer wizard’, while for Windows Vista and Windows 7 it is known as ‘Windows easy transfer’. However, the process of transferring data from PC to PC is same in both the cases. You first have to take a backup of the system so that you won’t lose any data in case something goes wrong while transferring data from PC to PC. This file transfer option is available in the below mentioned locations:

For Windows XP: Start–>All Programs–>Accessories–>System tools–>files & settings transfer wizard

For Windows 7: Start–>All Programs–>Accessories–>System tools–>files & settings transfer wizard

The wizard, once open will guide you through the complete process of data transfer. One thing you have to keep in mind is to choose the method of transferring, i.e. a network cable or CD/DVD. After this is done you have to open your new PC and repeat the same steps and select the option of ‘this is my new computer’ in the beginning and then follow the instructions of the file transfer wizard.
Another reliable method for transferring data from old PC to a new PC is by using the software available in the market like, PCmover.

PC mover is the most reliable data transfer software available in the market. It makes a complete backup of your data before transferring data to your new PC. PCmover also comes with a free high speed data transfer cable, so it takes comparatively less time in transferring the data from old PC to a new PC. PCmover has an easy file transfer wizard that will guide you through the complete process of data transfer and it transfers all the data on your PC from files, programs, settings, internet explorer bookmarks and settings, mails, messages, images, videos and a lot more. To check out the PCmover review, click here

File Transfer – Best PC to PC software

It has always been difficult to transfer data from one PC to another PC. If you are upgrading to the new PC or buying a new one then there is a lot of data that needs to be transferred from your old PC to your new PC. This is can be a daunting task, as you have to decide on which programs, files and folders need to be transferred and you might end up wasting a lot of time transferring the data manually.

There is a lot of software available in the market that can be used to transfer data from PC to PC. However, some of the software takes a lot of time in transferring data from one PC to another and are not very easy to use and require prior knowledge.

The main thing that matters while transferring the data from PC to PC is the size of the files that have to be transferred and the time it will take to transfer the files. For example, an email can be considered as software through which you can transfer files from one PC to another. But there is a size limit above which you cannot transfer the files.

Another method could be using the LAN network, through which you can transfer files through shared folder that again will be time consuming.

There is other software that is available in the market for PC to PC file transfer. One of the best software programs for this is PC Mover, and it is capable of moving programs, files and settings from one PC to another.

PC Mover is considered to be the best PC to PC software, with an easy to use sequential file transfer wizard that will guide you through the complete process to transfer files from PC to PC and with a test automation service you are good to go. Also, PC mover will help you get a backup of files before the transferring, so that you can restore all the files in case something goes wrong.

The best feature of the PC Mover software is the ‘Undo’ feature that can be used if by mistake you have transferred some wrong files, or due to some other problems, you choose to undo the transfer process. PC Mover also comes with a free high speed transfer cable that otherwise will cost you extra money if you buy it from the market.

PC Mover transfers data from one PC to another PC in the minimum time as compared to other data transfer software and methods. Through PC mover, you can select the files and programs that need to be transferred so that you can leave behind what is no longer required by you.

Choose the Right Method of Transferring Data from PC to PC

Have you recently got a new PC and facing a lot of problems with transferring data from PC to PC? If yes then read on to know the step by step process of transferring files from one PC to another PC.

How To Transfer Data From Pc To Pc

There are two methods that can help you in transferring data from PC to PC, let us now see the solutions at hand:

1.    Using Windows file transfer wizard.
2.    Installing the PC mover on the PC.

The Right Method Of Transferring Data Using Windows Easy Transfer Wizard:

It is an easy step by step process to transfer data from PC to PC, however both the PCs should have a Windows operating system. Through this you can transfer different types of data like user accounts, files and email to your new PC, but this works only with Windows OS and both of the PCs have to run the same OS.

Method:
All you have to do is go to start–>All Programs–>Accessories–>System Tools–>File and Settings transfer wizard. The setup will walk you through the series of easy steps on the old PC from where you want to transfer the data.

After this, click on the next button and you will reach the next step, and then choose one of the three options from the following: an easy transfer cable, a network, an external hard disk, or USB flash drive. Select the one you want to use to transfer the data.
On selecting one of the above options, you will move to the next step. Then select the option this is my old computer and choose transfer both files and settings from the location.

Then start the new PC where you want the data and run the same Easy Transfer wizard as you did for the old PC. But in the later step, choose ‘I don’t need the wizard disk. I have already collected my files and settings from my old computer’.
In the final step, choose the location where the files are saved on the old computer and use the transfer cable for transferring them to the new PC.

At the end just make sure all your files have been transferred from the old PC.

Transferring Data from PC to PC using PC Mover Software:

PC Mover is a comparatively fast and efficient way to transfer your files, user account settings and your important data, like programs, user accounts, internet favorite, emails, videos, music, picture, document, etc.  from one PC to another. All you have to do is purchase the PC mover software and install it on both the PCs. The setup wizard will walk you through a series of steps where you will have to select the all the data that you want to transfer.

PC mover creates the image of data of the old PC and configures it to the new one without any hassles and in a much shorter time than the traditional data transfer method of using the transfer cable or using the USB drives. Check out the PC Mover review here.

How to Transfer Programs from Old Computer to New Computer

With the advancement of technology, every now and then, there are new versions of electronic gadgets coming up in the market. Computers are no exception. This tempts you to upgrade to the new computer to reap the benefits of advanced technology. But many a times you restrict yourself, because of the problems involved in transferring important files and programs from the old computer to new computer.

Worry no more because there are easy and hassle free solutions to the problem of file transfer from the old computer to new computer. There a lot of ways to do this. It is just a matter of time, as some conventional methods may take more time in transferring the data, while some readily available smart tools do the same job faster and better. It also depends on the type and the size of data that you want to transfer. Read on to know more about the data transfer from one computer to another:

The conventional way used to transfer files from old computer to a new computer is by using the input windows tool that is a Windows easy transfer wizard. This tool can be located on your computer with the help of the below mentioned path:

Start Menu-All Programs-Accessories-System Tool-Windows easy transfer.

This wizard will guide you through the complete set up and after the setup is done, it creates an image of all the files, folders, programs and settings of your old computer. Similar steps will be used for installing it on your new computer with a single change; that is, you need to choose the option of ‘new computer’ when the wizard asks. This will help you to easily transfer all your required data from the old computer to your new computer without any loss of any files or settings.

There is also a number of software available in the market. The one I use to transfer my files is PC Mover. This can be used to transfer files from one PC to another. PC Mover is software that moves the files, folders, programs and even the settings from your old computer to the new computer. This software has easy to use setup wizard that guides you through the complete set up. PC Mover actually creates an image file of the files, programs and settings of your old computer on an external hard drive, CD/DVD or USB flash drive and then restores all the data on the new computer through those external devices.

PC Mover also comes with a USB data backup cable for free that can be used for the data transfer from the old computer to the new computer that will otherwise cost you some extra money if you buy it separately on the market.

How To Transfer Windows 7 To Windows 8

Transferring your personalized data, system settings, and applications from Windows 7 to Windows 8 is surprisingly easy, depending on which solution(s) you plan on using. The first method that we’ll cover has a few steps that require some memorization, but as long as you have at least a basic understanding of how to transfer data to an external drive, you should be fine. While this method does have quite a few steps, it costs nothing, since we’re using built-in Windows components.

After you’ve logged in, use Windows 7 Start Search for “Windows Easy Transfer”. This is a built-in utility that is included with Windows Vista, 7, and 8. Do keep in mind that even though Windows 8 hasn’t been released commercially, at least for now, the Windows 8 version of Easy Transfer works as described.

Once you’ve launched Windows Easy Transfer, you’re presented with three options. The first is using a transfer cable, which can be picked up at most major retailers that carry computer electronics and accessories. While this first option might seem pretty easy, it’s really unnecessary if you have an external drive with a large enough capacity to save what you plan on transferring. You can also perform the transfer using a network connection between the two computers. The best option is to use an external drive.

After clicking the option to transfer to an external hard drive, you’ll be presented with options that will allow you to make general selections of what you would like transferred (documents, movies, pictures, etc), along with an advanced option to save specific folders and parts of the directory structure. After you finish making the selection, you will be prompted to create a password, thus ensuring that the data you’re going to be transferring will be secure. If you don’t plan on leaving the confines of the room that you’re in, and aren’t really concerned about covert infiltration, you can leave the passwords blank, and ignore this feature. From here, all we have to do is wait for the data to transfer to the external hard drive.

After the initial data transfer is done, unplug the external drive and plug it into the computer with Windows 8. Once the drive is recognized, use Search Apps for “easy transfer”. Almost the same steps are involved, except you’ll want to select “This is my new computer”. Once you select the migration file, Windows Easy Transfer handles the rest. If you chose to transfer applications, if there are any that couldn’t be transferred, Windows Easy Transfer will tell you which ones you need to download and reinstall. While this method of transferring Windows 7 to Windows 8 may seem a bit complicated, keep in mind that it’s free, and you won’t really be spending any money if you already have the necessary equipment at hand.

The second method is a lot easier, but it does cost money. Laplink’s PCMover is an application that automates the process of transferring the settings, applications and files from your old PC to your new PC. There are several versions of PCMover available, however you’ll want to purchase the “Home” version or higher in order to directly transfer from one PC to the other using a data transfer cable. The Home version is the cheapest of the viable packages, starting at $39.95 USD, and ending at the Professional ($59.95). The Business/Enterprise version is for those who have a network of computers that need to be worked with in order to perform the transfer.

After purchasing and installing PCMover on both computers, simply connect them with a transfer cable (which comes for free with the boxed package of PCMover for those willing to wait), or a network connection and you’ll be on your way. Depending on how much data is being transferred, it could take a while, but generally the wait time is fairly short. There is also an “undo” feature present with Laplink’s PC mover that will allow the user to undo any upgrade/migration/transfer in the even that the transfer isn’t successful, or they simply want to undo it. Either of the above methods work, and usually prove to be the most effective.

How to Use Windows XP Transfer Wizard for Windows 7 Upgrades

As wonderful as Windows XP and Vista have been for us over the years, a new day is upon us. And with that new day comes Windows 7, arguably the best incarnation yet of the trusty old OS. Of course, with every new version of Windows, we must transfer our old data from the previous operating system onto the upgraded system. Luckily, it’s become a lot easier with newer versions of Windows to transfer and upgrade, especially with XP and Vista. We’ll be looking today at how to upgrade from XP to Windows 7.

Installing The Wizard

First, you’ll need to make sure that you’ve got a PC running your XP software and then another one that is running the new Windows 7. If you haven’t installed Windows 7 yet, make sure to do that before you continue. Next you’ll need to download the Windows Easy Transfer program from Microsoft. Do this on the computer running XP. You won’t need to download the Wizard on the computer with Windows 7 because Windows 7 already comes with it installed. Once you’ve downloaded the Wizard, install it on XP and you’re ready to go.

Using the Wizard

With the Windows XP Transfer Wizard Windows 7 can access all of your important data and saved settings that you used with XP. To do this, simply open and run the Transfer Wizard on the PC using XP and then do the same with Windows 7. You’ll see a set of instructions pop up and after you follow them your data will be safely and securely transferred. Make sure that you have either a network connection or an easy transfer cable, which can be found at any computer shop and connects to a USB port. An external hard disk can also be used if you wish, or any other form of removable media.

Checking for Errors

Previous versions of Windows had some difficult issues with transferring, often resulting in lost files or corrupted data. The last few operating systems have cleared up these problems greatly but there may still be certain problems when you’re done transferring. At this point you’ll want to check all your files and data and make sure that everything proceeded smoothly. If certain software is missing or corrupted, try installing the individual programs or use the Wizard again. Windows 7 usually works best with Vista because the two are very compatible but XP also typically transfers to 7 with minimal problems. If you notice that something didn’t carry over properly, there’s no harm in trying again. Hopefully, though, everything will have worked out perfectly the first time around.

If you’re considering using PCmover you should check out the below links for helpful advice.  I have used the program many times and even have a video walk through

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Upgrading to Windows 7 for Small and Midsize Businesses

Windows 7 has been called the best version of Windows ever made. While the jury is still out, we can safely say that what we’ve seen so far is very impressive. As wonderful as XP and Vista have been over the years, it’s clear that Windows 7 is the way to go for consumers and business owners alike. But switching all your important business files and data from one operating system to the next is always a nerve wracking task. What if all my contacts are erased? What if my email files are corrupted and lost forever? Don’t lose your head, though. Windows 7 and the new, improved Transfer Wizard have made it much easier to transfer your data, with a much lower risk of problems.

Transferring Files

The Easy Transfer Wizard comes already installed on Windows 7, but you may need to download and install it on your PC running XP or Vista. Here you’ll be able to transfer all the data you wish but it is recommended that you leave the Registry alone for a second. The Windows Registry contains your most frequently used files and settings and it is particularly troublesome to migrate from XP or Vista up to Windows 7. The settings on Windows 7 often butt heads with the data already in the Registry and many users have experienced errors, corruption, and lost files. It’s better, then, to clean and backup the Registry before you migrate it to Windows 7.


Windows Vista to 7 Upgrade Migrating Registry

You can backup and clean your Registry in one of two ways. You can use the Wizard to scan everything or you can depend on a third party Registry cleaner. Either way, the instructions are pretty simple and the program does most of the work itself. You can manually clean your Registry but this isn’t recommended because you could accidentally remove a vital file and ruin your whole PC. At any rate, once the data is backed up you should clean it. Now that you’ve got a backup in case of emergency, you can transfer the Registry over to Windows 7 and hopefully everything will have worked out perfectly.

Windows XP to 7 Upgrade


Windows XP is a little trickier to migrate with because it is further away from the setup of Windows 7. Vista and Windows 7 experience the fewest issues because they are so similar in style but XP is a bit of a dark horse. At any rate, you should also backup and clean your Registry before transferring it over and this should also go for any other data that you consider important or valuable. Then, after you use the Transfer Wizard, go through your updated Windows 7 and check to make sure that everything you transferred is there. XP has the highest rate of transfer issues so make sure to go over everything with a fine-toothed comb. If anything is missing or corrupted, try the Wizard again or simply install the individual software.

If you’re considering using PCmover you should check out the below links for helpful advice.  I have used the program many times and even have a video walk through

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PC Migration is Possible but What’s the Best Migration Path

As advanced as PCs are these days, there are still a few problems that have been plaguing computers ever since their early, less impressive years. Migrating is a perfect example of this sort of problem. In years past, migration was almost more trouble than it was worth and only now is it starting to become somewhat painless. Still, there are plenty of issues with migrating software; you’ll still sometimes end up with missing information and damaged files. To make the transition as easy as possible, just consider these tips.

Clean up Your Registry First

To migrate your applications and files, your PC must not only move your folders but also the entries in the Registry. This is why migration can be so annoying at times: The Registry is often to blame when files or applications come up on your new PC corrupted or damaged. But you can reduce the chance of these mistakes by scanning and then cleaning your Registry before you begin migration. Either use the Windows Registry repair tool or use a third party tool but, no matter what you choose, make sure to take this important step.

PC Migration Software

These days there are programs that allow you to migrate your data more easily, but we are still far from seeing a perfect migration program. Still, PCmover and Acronis make pretty dependable products, to name a couple brands. They make it easy to install a hard disk on your PC and then transfer the data quickly and efficiently. Just make sure to look at the reviews of any software you might consider before you purchase it. Migration is always tricky and no piece of software has perfected this art yet. Your best bet, then is to go with the highest ranked migration software based on reviews.

File and Setting Transfer

Though a good migration program is the quickest and easiest way to migrate your software, some of us don’t have the money to plunk down on a new piece of software whenever we need it. But there are still a few options for these folks. If you have Windows XP, you can take advantage of the “Files and Settings Transfer Wizard” or “FAST”, for short. This program is free if you have Windows and you can use it to save your files and settings and then transfer that information to your new computer. Though this program is far from perfect, it can definitely get the job done if your files aren’t too intensive. The best part, though, is that a safety net is installed so that you can just reclaim any files that were lost or damaged in the transfer, if such an event were to happen. Yes, PC migration is still a pain but each day we’re getting closer to making it a little more bearable. In time, who knows? Maybe someday migrating your files will be as easy as clicking a button. Until that day, though, these options are the best we’ve got.

If you’re considering using PCmover you should check out the below links for helpful advice.  I have used the program many times and even have a video walk through

PCmover Review

PCmover Install

PCmover Setup