Data Migration

Discussion in 'Data Sets and Feeds' started by Surdo, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. Surdo


    I recently purchased a new notebook. I have a ton of files, mostly music, to move from my old machine to the new one.

    What is the most efficient way to migrate my entire hard drive between machines?

    I am able to plug them both in to my router if that helps.

    el surdo
  2. Big AAPL

    Big AAPL

    Assuming you are using WinXP (not up to date on Vista, sorry) you can transfer selected files between machines by setting up a local network folder, using the "set up a home or small network" wizard located in your "my network places" folder.

    After the network is established, it's simply a matter of dragging and dropping your files between machines. Not too long of a process if your only moving selected files or folders.

    Or you can get a data migration cable in USB format and do it direct. This is the fastest way to make an exact copy of the original HD. I recommend a home network, if it will be usually connected.

    Hope this helps.
  3. Surdo


    I was able to create a shared docs file in "My Network Places" in less time it took post this!