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July 23, 2012 4:57 PM Subscribe
What are the best practices for transferring files to a new computer in 2012?
posted by PhoBWanKenobi to computers & internet (10 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
My laptop is on its last leg, and Lenovo is shipping a new one to me tomorrow. Hooray! It's been a few years, however, since I transferred files from an old computer to a new one--and last time, when I used an external HD (which I still have, if that's the way to go), I ended up somehow losing a bunch of music.
All of my Really Important Files are synced and backed-up using a free Dropbox account. However, I also have 93 GB of music, 47 GB of video, and 16 GB of photos that need to be transferred, as well as an Adobe Digital Editions library of review books (think non-expired library ebooks), registered to my nook. Software that will need to be transferred/reinstalled includes paid copies of MS Office and Scrivener, Logitech Media Server, and Nero MediaHome. I already sync my chrome accounts. I'll be using Windows 7 on both computers.
What's the most painless way to get my stuff from laptop A to laptop B? Is a paid dropbox account the answer? Will transferring take forever?! Help!