How to Transfer Photos & Files From Old Computer to New Computer

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Moving important personal information between your old and new computer is one of the first steps that should be done after purchasing a new machine. Moving your photos and files from your old computer to the new one can be done quickly and expediently by utilizing a removable USB drive. This will enable you to move all your files at once, streamlining the process.


Step 1

Plug the USB drive into the old computer.

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Step 2

Double click on "My Computer" and open the "C" drive.

Step 3

Drag and drop your photos and other files to the drive letter of the USB drive.


Step 4

Plug the USB drive into the new computer.


Step 5

Double click on "My Computer" and double click on the drive letter associated with your USB drive.

Step 6

Drag and drop the photos and files from the USB drive to the new computer's "C" drive.



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