transfer files from one hard drive to another

  1911 00:08 10 Aug 2005

I have a hard drive which is almost full. i put in another hard drive. What is the best ,and quickest way to transfer the files to the new one?
os is Win XP home. Thank you

  ashdav 00:23 10 Aug 2005

If you want to copy your whole system then you need a cloning program. If you just want to copy files then drag and drop here

  Rtus 00:29 10 Aug 2005

Add XP as a new install to the new drive then select transfer files wizard >(pasted from help file)>>Using the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard The Files and Settings Transfer Wizard helps you move your data files and personal settings from your old computer to your new one, without having to go through much of the same configuration you did with your old computer. For example, you can take your personal display properties, folder and taskbar options, and Internet browser and e-mail settings from your old computer and place them on the new one. The wizard will also move specific files or entire folders, such as My Documents, My Pictures, and Favorites. Passwords are not moved with program settings when you use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard. This is a feature of the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard that helps to keep your passwords confidential.

We recommend that you install a virus detection program on the new computer before transferring files over from the old computer. This can help protect your new computer from viruses that may be contained in the files transferred over from your old computer.

Open the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard.


To open the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Files and Settings Transfer Wizard.
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  1911 00:32 10 Aug 2005

thanks a lot for your quick reply. John

  Gandalph 00:46 10 Aug 2005

You could also try the free version of XXClone from here click here I use it and it is very good.

  belcanto 13:33 10 Dec 2005

Hi there-I have got a similar sort of problem, except that it is from my old laptop to my new one. While I can see it working for my files and settings. Will it also do the same for my internet favourites, desktop icons, etc. If not how do I get them tranfered over?


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