Getting a new laptop for oneself with the best features is always exciting. The only catch here is transferring your files and program from your old PC to your new one. If you are unsure about the transfer methods and want to learn about them, your search ends here. We have 5 ways for the quick transfer of your files and programs. All you have to do is sit back, go through the tips, and transfer your files to your new pc.


You can always keep your files stored in USB drives or SD cards. If both your PCs have USB 3.0 ports, it is recommended to use them; since while transferring massive amounts of data, speed becomes an essential factor.

How to do it?

1. Connect your external device to the old computer and copy the desired files there.

2. Then connect the same external device to your new pc and copy the new files in there.


• Internet access not required

• No need for external software

• Easily portable


The USB Data transfer cable has an electronic circuit that helps the two computers communicate through a wire, hence transfer the files easily. Different data cables have different ways of being used.

How to do it?

1. Attach the USB cable to both the computers.

2. Click the “Start” button in windows, type ‘windows easy transfer’, and press transfer.

3. Follow the steps of the Easy Transfer Wizard to transfer your files.


• The process is faster than transfer through external devices since it is happening between two devices instead of three.

• It’s just a small cable- wire, hence easily portable.


Windows 10 (version 1803) has removed HomeGroup. However, you can still share your files through Nearby Sharing of Windows 10. It uses Bluetooth to transfer files between PCs which are nearby.

How to do it?

1. Ensure that your Windows 10 is either version 1803 or a later one.

2. Go to ‘Settings > System> Shared Experiences >Nearby Sharing> Everyone Nearby.’

3. Under ‘Everyone Nearby,’ your PC will be able to receive and share files from all nearby devices.

4. Under ‘My Devices Only,’ your PC will receive and share files only with Microsoft Account devices.

5. Click ‘Save files I receive to’ > Nearby Sharing >‘Change’ button. Then select a location to save files.

6. Open ‘File Explorer.’ Right-click on the file you want to share, then click the ‘Share’ option and then select the device you want to transfer to from the device list to begin file sharing between two computers.


• It works with all apps having a sharing option, like File Explorer, Microsoft Edge, such that you don’t have to depend on third-party sharing apps.

• Sharing files will not require any pairing of devices or passwords.


With the help of cloud drives, you can quickly transfer your files from PC to PC. You do not even need to transfer; you need to just log in.

How to do it?

1. Upload files to the Cloud Drive, from your old PC.

2. Log in to your cloud drive through your new pc, and you will have your files sorted in the same way they were in your old pc.

3. Right-click and select ‘Download’ for your desired file.


• Not limited to devices

• Even if your device gets lost or damaged, your files will still stay intact in the cloud.


If all of the above methods seem too much of an effort to you, then you can install this completely automatic transfer program called Zinstall.

How to do it?

1. Install Zinstall on both computers.

2. Open Zinstall in your old PC > Click on old computer >Select files you want to transfer.

3. Open Zinstall in your new PC > Click on a new computer.

4. Both your PCs will be connected, and the files can be transferred.


• Supports all windows versions up to Windows 10

• You just need an internet connection and the software to be installed. It can transfer every program.

• You can even recover a broken computer through it.


We hope that the tips mentioned above will help you to quickly transfer your files to your new PC and begin working on it smoothly.