By Lily / Last update June 4, 2021

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 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP and it is free! With the File 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. In addition, it offers the backup & restore functions which enable you to backup Program Files and then restore them on another computer. It’s a good way to migrate installed programs. Wanna have a try? Download and install it now!

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How to use Windows 10 Easy Transfer alternative to transfer data?

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 “Backup” and select “File 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. Click the column under "Add Folder". In the pop-up window, choose "Share/NAS".


Step 4. In the Network Location Management window, click “Add Network Location”, type the IP address of the source computer and click “OK”. Type username and password if it prompts.

Type Network Path

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”.

Select Destination Folder

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: you can set the sync task to run periodically. There are six modes offered: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event triggers, USB plug in and Real-time sync. The last three 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)” (ex: \\ 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.


AOMEI Backupper can be the best free alternative to Windows Easy Transfer in Windows 10. Aside by that, it offers more backup features, such as System Backup, Disk Backup, File Backup and so on. You can use it to backup Windows 10 to NAS, etc. Give it a try and discover more!