How can I best move my data from one Windows 7 computer to another?

stevenlee August 27, 2011
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I am going to move my data information to a new computer. It’s Windows 7 with Firefox as my browser. I wish to move all including my desktop screen and Firefox/Google/Yahoo/Stumble toolbars bookmarks, stumbled pages etc. with all icons there too. Is this possible?

I thought I could download to a USB stick (4GB), but it did not take all of the above for reasons I’m not sure of.

  1. Anonymous
    August 27, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Transwiz makes it easy to transfer your personal data and settings to a new computer

  2. Mike
    August 27, 2011 at 10:51 am

    One option to transfer data is using the Windows Easy Transfer

    Here is a tutorial on HowToGeek ~ although it's for XP to Win 7 it should be pretty much the same in your case

    If you want to transfer your Firefox installation with all it's data you should look into MozBackup. 

  3. Jeffery Fabish
    August 27, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Hi Steven,

    If the other computer is on your local network, you'd probably be best setting up a temporary share and sending them directly to the other computer via your router.

    Could you please post the error message you got when you attempted to transfer via USB?