By Lily / Last update September 13, 2022

Is there an Easy Transfer in Windows 10?

“I want to transfer some personal data to a new hard drive, but I can’t find Windows Easy Transfer in my Windows computer now. I did this operation in my Windows 7 computer successfully before, but I upgrade my Windows 7 computer into Windows 10 last month. Then, I find the Windows Easy Transfer is gone? What’s wrong with it? If you do know how to transfer data into new hard drive, please let me know! Thanks in advance!”

Windows Easy Transfer is missing/not available in Windows 10

Windows Easy Transfer is a specialized file transfer program developed by Microsoft. It was firstly introduced in Windows Vista and is inherited in Windows 7/8/8.1. People can use it to transfer files, photos, music, e-mail, settings, and more from a computer running an earlier version of Windows to a computer running a newer version.

Windows Easy Transfer

However, Windows Easy Transfer is missing in Windows 10. That is to say the tool is not available for transferring data from a Windows 10 computer to another computer. What’s more, it does not support migrating installed programs. For these reasons, you need a third party program as Windows 10 Easy Transfer alternative.

Windows 10 Easy Transfer free alternative - AOMEI Backupper

Among various third party software, here I highly recommend a powerful PC transfer software - AOMEI Backupper Standard to you. It supports Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP and it is free!

💜 File Sync

With the Sync feature, you are allowed to transfer files, pictures, music and so on to another folder, partition, or hard drive. You are also allowed to transfer files between computers over network.

💜 Backup & Restore

It enables you to do System/Disk/Partition/File Backup. To backup installed programs, you may pick System Backup. And you can restore your system, programs and files from the backup images whenever it is needed.

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How to transfer files from PC to PC in Windows 10

Follow the instructions below to transfer files between computers through network. Before you start, please make sure that the two computers are connected on the same network.

Step 1. Launch AOMEI Backupper on the source computer. Click “Sync” and select “Basic Sync” to transfer files from PC to PC.

File Sync

Step 2. Name the task so that you can distinguish it from other sync tasks. Click “Add Folder" to select the folder(s) which you want to transfer.

Add Folder

Tips: To exclude certain file types from the sync task, you may upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional and use “Filter settings” after selecting source folder(s).

Step 3. Expand the drop-down menu of the second bar and choose "Add Share or NAS Devices".

Select Network Location

Step 4. In the Add Share or NAS Devices window, type the IP address of the source computer and click the blue button on the right. Type username and password if it prompts.

Add Share or NAS Devices

Step 5. After the IP address has been added, all network-shared folders on the computer will be listed. Choose one folder to store the folder(s) you plan to transfer and click “OK”.

Step 6. Click on “Start Sync” button to perform the operation.

Start Sync

>>Options: you can write a comment for your sync task so that you can figure out the specific sync contents. You can also enable email notification here.
>> Schedule Sync: you can set the sync task to run periodically. There are five modes offered: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event triggers, and USB plug in. The last two modes are supported in paid version.

Step 7. After the sync process is finished, go to the destination computer and tap the Search button on the taskbar. Type “\\(IP address of the source computer)” (e.g.: \\192.168.0.250) in the search box and press Enter. The shared folder(s) will be displayed immediately.

Note: Shared items will be inaccessible when the source computer is asleep or closed. Copy files to the local disk of the destination computer so you can access them anytime you need.

Bonus tip: how to transfer programs from one computer to another

To transfer programs from one computer to another, you need not only a system backup image but also a bootable USB. Click Tools > Create Bootable Media to create one. You may save the system image on the bootable USB as well so that it can be easily accessed by the target computer.

Create Bootable USB

Then, boot the target computer from the bootable USB. AOMEI Backupper will load up automatically. Click Restore > Select Task or Select Image File to complete the recovery process. To ensure the target computer is bootable after recovery, you need to upgrade to higher editions and enable Universal Restore.

Locate System Image Backup

Conclusion

AOMEI Backupper can be the best free alternative to Windows Easy Transfer in Windows 10. It enables you to transfer not only files but also system and programs between computers. Aside by that, it is powerful disk cloning software that can be used to clone SSD to another SSD. Give it a try and discover more!