Fast File Copy For Quick Data Transfer In Windows 8 And Windows 7

Windows 8 Transfer

Windows 8 Support

Compared to Windows XP and Windows Vista, Windows 7 has a rather faster file copying system. Nevertheless, when you have a bulk of data to transfer from your PC to an external data storage device or to other folders, the inbuilt file copy utility appears to be relatively slower. Thankfully, there are a number of third party file copy programs to help you make the file transfer quicker. In this post, we discuss one of such applications called Fast File Copy.

Fast File Copy

Fast File Copy is an application exclusively meant for data transfer between PCs and external storage devices or folders. It can help you save more than half of your precious time which you may have to spend if the built-in file copy utility is used. The application is compatible with both Windows 7 and Windows 8 and can effectively moonlight as a better alternative for Windows 8 transfer.

Features

If you are wondering in what way Fast File Copy differs from other data transfer programs including the built in Windows 7 data transfer utility or Windows 8 transfer, let me give you a brief account on the key features of the program.

Simple User Interface

Fast File Copy has a very simple user interface that anyone can understand easily. Even if you are a novice to using this application, you will feel like a veteran.

High speed

As you can infer from its name, Fast File Copy ensures high speed data transfer.

Multiple options

If you wish to pause data transfer in the middle, for one or the other reasons, there are options for it in Fast File Copy. If you decide not to transfer data during the transfer process, you have the option to cancel it as well.

High-End system requirements not mandatory

File Copy Programs

Windows 8 Features

Fast File Copy can work better if you have high end system configuration. Nonetheless, it is not a mandatory requirement. With low end hardware features, you can experience high speed data transfer through Fast File Copy.

Option to view folders through Windows Explorer

While using Fast File Copy, it is possible to view the status of copying or the folders to which the files are copied directly from Windows Explorer. For this, simply open Windows Explorer.

With its good features and simple user interface, Fast File Copy has turned out to a top rated data transfer application for Windows 7 and Windows 8. If you haven’t tried it yet, give it a chance.

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Use Pushbullet For Sharing Files Between Windows PC And Android Phone

Windows File Transfer

Windows To Android File Transfer

Everyone uses multiple computer devices these days. This often makes managing different files among these devices somewhat difficult, especially when you are using incompatible operating systems in two different devices. Normally, by connecting a USB cable between the two devices, you can share some files and data easily. However, that may be a hassle when you have lots of data to transfer.

Using Pushbullet app for transferring files between Windows and Android

You can dispense with all the cables, and rely on apps and cloud computing options to share your files, web links, notifications, messages, and the likes with multiple devices. Many such apps, which help Windows 8 transfer of files to your Android phone and vice versa, are now available at the Google Play app store online. One such app is Pushbullet.

As the name suggests, you can use this app to ‘push’ your files and other data between your Windows PC and Android phone. This app is now available for free at the Google Play. You can install the Pushbullet app on multiple Android phones too.

Simply download and install this app on your Android phone, and install the desktop companion app on your Windows PC. Add your Google account to the app, on both your PC and the Android phone, and sign in to your account. Now save your Google account credentials on both the systems, and you are ready to go. When done, select the Android devices to which you want to send the files and data from the desktop companion app.

Windows File

       Windows File Sharing

You can share important files very easily among your multiple devices. After the installation of the app, you will see the Pushbullet option in the context menu for file options. All you have to do is to select a file, right-click on it, select the Pushbullet option, and choose your device from the list, to start the Windows 8 transfer. The file you send will appear in the Downloads folder in your Android device.

Though very useful, this free app comes with some limitations. For example, you cannot send files bigger than 25 MB in size. In addition, sending multiple files is also not supported by the app at present.

However, even with these limitations, Pushbullet is one of the most easy-to-use file sharing apps available for the Android platform. Of course, there are many other file sharing apps available like AirDroid, but the popularity of Pushbullet recites its ease of use and efficiency.

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Windows 8.1 Update 2 Could Reinstate Start Menu

Windows 8 Transfer

     Windows 8 Versions

Despite having sold millions of Windows 8 copies in all this time, one thing Microsoft cannot make this OS do is outperform its predecessors, Windows 7 or Windows XP. Most of the Windows user base still prefers the latter to the outlandish Windows 8.x, which earned Microsoft untold censure for scrapping the Start Menu from it. Many who went in for the Windows 8 transfer even reverted to their old operating systems, through one way or another.

Since they released the OS, Microsoft has been given no chance to forget what an integral part of Windows the Start menu had been. Users are actually quite acquainted with the presence of the Start menu in Windows ecosystem. So when Microsoft dropped it from the design, loyalists put out an even louder cry than at the time of the Vista fiasco.

It took some time, but Microsoft has finally relented to bringing it back with their next update for Windows 8. A screenshot of the new Start menu was revealed amid bustle of the World cup festivities. This looks more like a hybrid, of the traditional menu and the metro look, which Microsoft have suffered so much over they are averse to letting it go completely. This new menu lets you pin stuff to it, and so will be more productive, supposedly.

Windows 8 Transfer

                        Windows 8 UI

Another interesting thing the screenshot showed was that the menu was running on Windows 8.1 Pro build 9788, which means it is compatible with the next update, so there is a chance we will see it as early as with Win 8.1 Update 2. The image has been confirmed as real by reliable authority, and sources say Microsoft uses a similar build inside its offices. However, this still does not mean we will be getting it, whether with 8.1 Update 2, or later. We just have to wait until then.

The Windows 8.1 Update 2 is slated for somewhere around the end of this year if they are on schedule and keep on it. It will be a treat to get the Start menu back that soon. Microsoft taught many of us long past, why not to have too many hopes riding on an impending release. Windows 8 was highly anticipated before it was due, as was Vista, and look where that went.

Therefore, as said, we will have to sit back and wait. Meanwhile, if you have trouble with Windows 8 transfer and returning to Windows 7 or older, we offer tech support with that.

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Third Party Tools For Data Migration Between Windows Operating Systems

Windows 8 Transfer

             Windows 8 Features

Windows Easy Transfer is a data migration tool that Microsoft has released to enable users transfer data between multiple PCs supported by different operating systems. In terms of features, Windows Easy Transfer is quite similar to Windows 8 transfer. Nevertheless, it has a major difference from the latter. While Windows Easy Transfer lets you transfer data between multiple devices supported by various Windows operating systems, Windows 8 transfer is limited by the fact that it supports data migration between only Windows 8 devices.

Downsides of Windows Easy Transfer

That said, Windows Easy Transfer is not void of flaws. It suffers a major drawback. It is not compatible with Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 8.1. In fact, most of the users require a data migration tool to transfer data from an old PC to a new one, often supported by the latest Windows 8.1 operating system. When you attempt to use Windows Easy Transfer on your Windows 8.1 PC, you realize that it does not let you save settings from the current PC but loads settings from an old PC. Obviously, this is not what you are looking for. Therefore, you would need an alternative tool to do the job.

Luckily, there are a couple of third party data migration tools which are compatible with almost all Windows operating systems, for instance PCmover and PCTrans. Both of these tools are rich in features and simple to use. Nonetheless, it is advisable to use PCTrans if you are not ready to part some dollars. PCTrans is a free tool while PCmover is paid. Look at the below steps to learn how to use PCTrans for data migration between your PCs running diverse operating systems.

Data Migration Tool

               Windows 8 Support

Steps

  • Download PCTrans tool. You should be able to download it freely from any of the popular download centres like 4shared.com. Once downloaded, install it on the two PCs in the same network between which you wish to transfer data.
  • The program on one PC will detect that the other PC that has the program.
  • Now, specify the data migration mode (targeted computer >current computer or current computer>targeted computer).
  • Browse the files that have to be transferred. You can do it by navigating to the Edit button and then clicking the browse button from the dropdown menu. Once the file selection is over, click OK to begin the data migration.

Following the above steps, you would have transferred data between two different PCs supported by diverse operating systems in the same network. If you have any questions regarding the same, contact our support desk.

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Transferring Windows 8 OS To SSD The Easy Way

Windows 8 transfer

               Transfer your OS

Contrary to popular perception, you can theoretically transfer operating system to a new SSD hard drive, if you have recently upgraded it without the need of reinstallation of the entire operating system. However, until now, it has intimidated even the most experienced Windows users, since this requires cloning your system drive using the appropriate tools.

The process, earlier considered as time-consuming and filled with errors even by the professional users, has now become an extremely simple affair with EaseUS Partition Master professional tool. Windows 8 transfer has never been this easier, all thanks to the EaseUS Partition Master tool that does all the work for you.

Using this tool, you will be able to transfer Windows 8 operating system into SSD hard drive without any hassles whatsoever. Here’s how you do this the right way:

  • From the official website, select the right version of the EaseUS Partition Master program and then install it.
  • Once installed, launch the application from the Start menu. Click on the Migrate OS to SSD/HDD option, which is available in the Main Menu.
  • Since you have SSD hard-disk, choose this option as the destination disk.
  • Proceed to delete all the partitions on the destination disk. You are forewarned: deleting the partitions will automatically delete the data inside the destination disk as well. So, backup all your data on to a different location before you delete the entire disk.

    Remote Access

                      Migrating your Windows OS

  • Resize the partition on your destination disk. This has been made extremely simple through the use of Disk map, where you can estimate the current size of the partition and how individual partitions will change the size of the location.
  • Click on Finish to witness the final destination disk information.
  • Your will be able to preview the result in the left panel Pending Operations.

Even after the entire Windows 8 transfer, you will be able to resize the disk partitions in your SSD using the same EaseUS Partition Master. This program has an intuitive interface that will help even the most novice users to transfer their operating system without the help of any external assistance. However, if the need may arise, do not shy away from contacting our technical support team in order to seek assistance. Our staff of experienced professionals will give you easy instructions that you can follow. If all else fails, they will troubleshoot the issue themselves using Remote Access.

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