Windows Easy Transfer tool review
Windows Easy Transfer is a specialized file transfer program developed by Microsoft which allows users of the Windows operating system to transfer personal files and settings from a computer running an earlier version of Windows to a computer running a newer version.
It was introduced in Windows Vista and is included in the Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 operating systems. It replaces the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard included with Windows XP and offers limited migration services for computers running Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 and Windows XP Service Pack 2. It does not transfer applications, only files and most settings.
Windows Easy Transfer is not available in Windows 10
Windows 10 users may find that Windows Easy Transfer is not available in Windows 10. The truth is Windows Easy Transfer tool was discontinued in Windows 10. That means you can’t use Windows Easy Transfer to migrate data from old Windows PC to new Windows 10 PC any more. Microsoft has partnered with Laplink to bring you PCmover Express - a tool for transferring selected files, folders and more from your old Windows PC to your new Windows 10 PC. However, it is free for a limited time. End users also need to paid to transfer applications.
In sum, you need to find the Windows Easy Transfer altenative software and use it to transfer files from old PC to new PC.
AOMEI Backupper - FREE alternative to Windows Easy Transfer tool
Considering that Windows Easy Transfer is not available in Windows 10, you may need to find an alternative to Windows Easy Transfer tool for transferring the selected files, folders and more from old Windows PC to the new Windows 10 PC.
AOMEI Backupper Standard should be the best free alternative to Windows Easy Transfer tool in Windows 10/8/7.
AOMEI Backupper is a great data migration tool that allows you to transfer files, folders and more from a computer running an earlier version of Windows to a computer running a newer version. For example, you can use it to transfer data from Windows 7 to Windows 10 without any data loss. And it provides you two effective ways for transferring data - PC to PC transfer via network, and transfer data via image file. You can follow the detailed steps for transferring data from Windows 7 computer to Windows 10 computer.
Free download AOMEI Backupper Standard. Windows 10/8/7 is supported.
Method 1. PC to PC transfer via network
* Before transferring, you need to make sure that both the Windows 7 computer and Windows 10 computer are in the same segment.
1. Install and launch AOMEI Backupper. As an alternative to Windows Easy Transfer tool, it provides you a very simple way to transfer files between different computers. Here, Click Backup -> File Sync.
2. In the following window, you need to set up two steps.
In Step 1, click Add Folder to choose the files or folders that you want to transfer to the new Windows 10 computer.
In Step 2, choose Share/NAS -> Add share or NAS device as the destination path. Click OK to continue.
3. After that, click Start Sync, and wait till the process finished.
After that, the data should be transferred successfully.
Method 2. Transfer files/folders via image file
You can also use AOMEI Backupper to transfer files/folders between two computers through image file.
*You need to prepare an external hard drive such as USB drive, SD card, or HDD, SSD, etc, for storing backup image files and moving it to the new PC.
Step 1. Launch AOMEI Backupper Standard. Click Backup -> File Backup.
Step 2. Here you need to choose the source data by clicking Add File/Add Folder. And then, choose the external hard drive as the destination path.
Step 3. Finally, click Start Backup to create image.
After that, you need to connect the external hard drive to another PC, and then, restore backup image to another computer to finish the transferring.
AOMEI Backupper Standard can satisfy most Windows PC users. If you need the advanced features such as selecting files in Filter, doing a real-time file backup, you should upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional to unlock those features.
No matter AOMEI Backupper Standard or Professional, it is supports Windows PC OSes. If you are Windows Server users, please use AOMEI Backupper Server Edition, which is specially designed for Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019.