3 Ways: Transfer Files from Old HP to New HP on Windows 11

You will learn 3 effective ways to transfer files from old HP to new HP on Windows 11 though this article, including knowing a free and best transfer software - AOMEI Backupper.


By Miya Updated on July 11, 2023

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User case: How do I transfer files from my old HP laptop to my new HP?

Hello, I bought a new HP computer and I want my new computer to be exactly the same as my old HP computer. Does anyone know how to transfer files from the old HP to the new HP on Windows 11?

Are you also troubled by the above-mentioned problem? As we all know, HP does not provide its own migration tool for transferring from one computer to another. So, in this article, we will recommend 3 effective ways to transfer everything from old computer to new. Please read on if you are interested.

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What data should you transfer from old HP laptop to New HP Laptop?

We know that most of the data waiting for us to be transferred to the new laptop. What kind of data do you need to move? Let’s take a look!

❤ Files: There is no need to transfer everything to the new laptop. You can sift through the documents, pictures, music, and video folders to find the files you want.
❤ Applications: We recommend transferring some common applications to your new laptop, including transferring Microsoft Office, games, and other browsers or any applications you use every day.
 Accounts: Resetting your accounts can also take up a lot of time. By transferring your account settings, you don't need to personalize them again.

How to transfer files from old HP to new HP on Windows 11

The next section details three ways on how to transfer files from old HP laptop to new HP laptop.

1.Use USB flash drive 


This is probably the most popular way of transferring files from PC to PC. For this method of data transfer, you only need to complete a few steps:

Step 1. Insert the USB flash drive into your old computer.

Step 2. Once the flash drive is recognized, copy the desired files and applications to it.

Step 3. Unplug the USB flash drive using the appropriate procedure. (Do not unplug it until the files have been copied)

Step 4. Insert the flash drive into your new computer and let HP transfer files to new computer easily by copying files from the connected drive. This copy and paste method is convenient, but it is limited by the storage capacity of the external device.

Since flash drives typically have limited storage availability, slow upload and download speeds, and other disadvantages, many users may want to consider other ways to transfer files from old HP to new HP on Windows 11. Let's keep reading.

2. Use cloud sync (Dropbox)

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Cloud storage makes it much easier to access and share files than manual transfers. It is one of the most convenient options for storing and transferring files - no external storage devices or cables are needed! Here I will use Dropbox as an example to show you how to transfer files from old HP to new HP on Windows 11:

Step 1. Download and install the Dropbox desktop application on both computers and log into your Dropbox account on both computers.

Step 2. On your old HP laptop, choose the local data you want to transfer and drag these selected items into your Dropbox folder to upload them to your account. Then, your files will then be visible in your Dropbox folders on the new HP computer.  


☞ One thing to remember is to log out of your Dropbox account and uninstall the application on your old computer before wiping your hard drive or deleting any files. When both computers are logged in, any files you upload to Dropbox will sync to your account; likewise, if you delete a file from one computer, it will also be deleted from the other.
☞ If you're looking for a way to transfer just a few files from your computer to another person's computer, then the Cloud Storage file sharing feature is an effective way to transfer data. Simply right-click on a file in cloud storage and select Share.

3. Transfer files with free software - AOMEI Backupper Standard

AOMEI Backupper Standard is a free file sync software for various Windows systems (7/8/8.1/10/11/XP/Vista). It has many sync methods including Basic Sync, Real-Time Sync, Mirror Sync, etc. You can effortlessly transfer files between computers on the same network with this software.

Please download and run AOMEI Backupper Standard now. Then, follow the steps below for how to transfer data from old HP computer to new HP computer.

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Step 1. Click Sync and choose Basic Sync in the top right corner.

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Step 2. In the Basic Sync window, click Add Folder and select the folder that contains all your files.

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Step 3. Then there are three methods that you can choose to transfer files from old to new HP ( Select a local path, Add Shared or NAS Devices, and Select a cloud drive). Choose whichever you prefer.

Select Destination

Step 4. Set the schedule settings if you want to get changes automatically by selecting Daily, Weekly, or Monthly in the Schedule Sync feature. Then, click Start Sync to transfer files from old HP computer to new HP computer.

Tip: If you have an AOMEI account, you can choose to use AOMEI Cloud to back up all the files you want to transfer and restore them easily on your new computer.



This article describes three effective ways to transfer files from old HP to new HP on Windows 11, including USB flash drive, cloud sync, and a good free third-party software - AOMEI Backupper. If you don't want to do complex operations, try the last method, it is really user-friendly.

Miya · Editor
Miya has an excellent insight and receives professional and systematic technical training since joining AOMEI. She has a comprehensive understanding of computer issues, aiming at helping users troubleshoot all kinds of problems. A lot of computer users around the world have found her articles very helpful!