re- Help in moving files

  Jade 14 G 20:15 06 Feb 2005

Can someone help,l am getting a new pc and have a lot of pictures and Word files.
What is the best way to move them as l haven't a re,writer and floppys never work in pictures files,

  VoG II 20:18 06 Feb 2005
  JonnyTub 20:18 06 Feb 2005

If the old pc has a lan port the cheapest option would be to temporarily network them to copy them across, otherwise a simple usb memory card would be my first choice

  Jade 14 G 10:54 07 Feb 2005

What would you advise, setting the new computer up alongside the old one . But we haven't got a pc store to get usb cards from,

  JonnyTub 20:13 07 Feb 2005

you could install the old hard drive in the new pc as slave and copy them directly

  Jade 14 G 13:51 08 Feb 2005

Have just been looking at microsoft trouble shooter pages and they have a moving wizard if you use XP. It looks quite good,

  JohnVord 13:54 08 Feb 2005

I did this by emailing the files to myself. It worked.

  FelixTCat 16:17 08 Feb 2005

If you can't find any other way, buy a cheap USB drive, sometimes called a pen drive or USB flash drive, see here: click here

You can get 64 MByte for £7 or 128 MByte for £14. I don't know how many files you have to move, but you shouldn't have to go back and forth more than a few times.

  Jade 14 G 17:27 08 Feb 2005

When moving the files did you have to have a cable between the old and new computers.
I have nine years of class work so if they got lost l would never get them back or my job lol

  FelixTCat 19:16 08 Feb 2005


I'm sorry, I forgot the cheapest and easiest option of the lot. When you get your new computer, take the hard disk that contains your data out of your old computer and put it in your new computer. You can either copy the data to your new hard disk and replace the other disk in the old computer, or simply leave both disks in your new computer.

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