How do I transfer files from a laptop to a new one?
1. Think about which files you want to transfer
Before transferring all of your old files from laptop to laptop, it's important to figure out which exact data you want to transfer. When you use a laptop, you save a lot of files that you hardly or never use. This is the perfect opportunity to say goodbye to those files and start with a new, 'fresh' laptop. Once you've deleted the old files, you should check how much data in GB there's left to transfer.
2. Transfer data via WeTransfer
Only left with 2GB of data after your cleanup? If so, use an online program such as WeTransfer. You can upload your files from the old laptop to WeTransfer and email them to yourself. Open your email on your new laptop and download the files with the link you just emailed to yourself. There you go, you now have the old files on your new laptop. Do you have more than 2GB of data to transfer? If so, use an external hard drive.
2. Transfer data via an external hard drive
Before you transfer any data, it's wise to put all of the files you want to transfer in one folder. This way, you don't waste any time copying separate files to the external hard drive. Connect the external hard drive to your old laptop and select the files you want to transfer. Copy these to the external drive. Depending on the amount of files, this may take some time. Remove the hard drive when all of the files have been copied. Next, connect the external hard drive to your new laptop and copy its files to the SSD or hard drive of your new laptop.
4. Transferring files in a different way
It's possible to transfer files to your new laptop in a different way. The internet has different programs for this, such as PCmover Express. I don't recommend these methods, since they often cost money and prove to be more complicated than necessary.