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

stevenlee August 27, 2011

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.
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  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?