Computer question?

  1. I just got a new pc, and was wondering if it was possible to transfer all my favourite files, to a new pc?

    I am going to have to copy all my files,so I may not be online much, as I'll have two computers to shout at!!

    Any computer whiz kids able to help me out?

  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   twarlik
    Yes there is a way. There are several programs which will assist you in doing this. Here is a link to one program called Move Me:
    This can be a little tricky sometimes, so you may want to find a friend who's really handy with computers and ask for assistance.

    Good luck.
  4. by   Whisper
    Thanks todd, I had a look at the linked site, but to be honest it is out of my depth, and out of my friends I am the most computer friendly, which is scary considering how little I know.
  5. by   dosamigos76
    If you have a cd burner, you can burn some of the info on a cd. I also used a yahoo account and e-mailed my favorites there and then e-mailed them back once I had my new computer up and running. The last computer I bought-a Dell-came with a program to transfer info and files from one comp to another.
    Good luck!
  6. by   MJ-12
    There are many options that you can choose.
    I think 3 are the best
    Option 1
    Take the advice of dosamigos76 and burn them onto cd.
    If you don't have one move on to the next choice.
    Option 2
    Remove your Hard drive from your old computer and install it into your new one. Then you can transfer the files over quickly and safely.

    Option 3 - (only if you have cable or DSL
    Not sure if you have a router for your DSL or Cable in your house but if you network the 2 computers together you can just as quickly move all your files from your old computer to your new one real fast without opening your computer.

    If you have any questions please feel free to message me.

    Good luck.
    I personally think that option 2 is best. Its really easy and fast to do.
  7. by   Whisper
    My new computer is a laptop, forgot to mention that part sorry. I do have a cd burner, and have coppied all my files and work etc, but I can not find out how to select my favourites in order to copy them,

    I am really not evry good with computers so if it is really obvious, and I ma just being thick will you please tell me, one syllable words might be best.

    Thanks for all your help
  8. by   P_RN
    Browser favorites? Look in My Computer, go to Windows and there should be a Favorites folder. Copy that. Networking would be my choice. You can get a router for =+/- $40 nowdays. After you link you just drag and drop things onto the new HD. Hang onto the old HD. "Trade ins" usually only add up to $5-10 off the price. If it still works don't give it away.
  9. by   BadBird
    OOOOH a new laptop!!! I want one, I miss mine. I don't know the answer to your question but enjoy the new puter.
  10. by   Whisper
    I hope to enjoy my new pc, it has windows xp which will take some getting used to,

    P_RN thanks ever so much, that just saved me hours, the last time I changed pc I had to write them all down, and then type them into the new one. Thankyou.

    I am not getting rid of this PC it is window 98 and only two years old, and it runs really well, (touch wood. My parents are getting rid of thier old pc and having mine).

    Thanks again,

    Oh!!! I have DVD rom now which means I can watch the extras on Harry Potter!!!! Squeee!!, okay going to calm down and take my medication now.

  11. by   Whisper
    Another dumb question:
    I have set up my laptop internet dial up exactly the same as my pc, yet the PC works and the laptop won't.

    Could this be because of different windows versions, or is it more likely to be something I have done?

  12. by   P_RN
    Check the control panel--->system to make sure you have the modem installed properly. Also make sure you have all the numbers filled in. There is a help cascade that will help figure it out. Start--->help----> modem
  13. by   Rustyhammer
    Or you can do what I always do.
    Hire a 12 year old to take care of everything.
  14. by   Whisper
    HA HA!!!
    I am victorious!!

    On my laptop on the web