hanss/Shutterstock汉斯/ Shutterstock Microsoft removed Easy Transfer from Windows 10, but you can still move user profiles between PCs. Microsoft accounts are easy to transfer; you can move files ...
Microsoft removed Easy Transfer from Windows 10, but you can still move user profiles between PCs. Microsoft accounts are easy to transfer; you can move files manually. Transwiz (free) and PCmover (paid) also do a good job.
轻松转移使事情变得容易 (Easy Transfer Used To Make Things Easy)
Microsoft introduced Windows Easy Transfer with Windows Vista and supported it in Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. It was a great free option to bring your settings and local user profiles from an old computer to a new computer. Starting with Windows 8, you could choose to sign in with a Microsoft account. Signing in with that same account on any device would transfer many of your settings.
Microsoft在Windows Vista中引入了Windows Easy Transfer ，并在Windows 7、8和8.1中对其提供了支持。 这是一个很好的免费选项，可将您的设置和本地用户配置文件从旧计算机导入新计算机。 从Windows 8开始，您可以选择使用Microsoft帐户登录。 在任何设备上使用同一帐户登录都会转移您的许多设置。
When Microsoft released Windows 10, it did not bring forward Easy Transfer. Instead, Microsoft chose to partner with Laplink and for a short period offered free access to its PCmover software. Unfortunately, that free offer is no longer available. If you want to use PCmover, you’ll need to spend at least $30 now.
当Microsoft发布Windows 10时，它没有带来Easy Transfer 。 相反，Microsoft选择与Laplink合作，并在短期内提供对其PCmover软件的免费访问。 不幸的是，该免费提供不再可用。 如果要使用PCmover，则现在至少需要花费$ 30。
移动Windows用户配置文件的最佳方法是什么？ (What’s the Best Way to Move a Windows User Profile?)
We investigated several methods of manually moving Windows user profiles from one PC to another. But, in each case, we couldn’t consistently move the profile without some further troubleshooting afterward. We can’t recommend a process that requires so much manual fixing of file permissions and other complicated work.
That leaves you with a few reliable options to move your account: Convert your Local account to a Microsoft account, use free software like Transwiz, or purchase PCmover. Each has benefits and downsides.
Converting your local Account to a Microsoft account is free and easy, and you won’t need to download any outside software. But it won’t move everything over. Files you have outside OneDrive, and settings for third-party apps like Photoshop won’t make the move. 将您的本地帐户转换为Microsoft帐户是免费且容易的，并且您无需下载任何外部软件。 但这并不能解决一切。 您在OneDrive之外的文件以及Photoshop等第三方应用程序的设置将不会生效。
TransWiz is free and simple software that will transfer a single profile account from one device to another. If you have quite a few profiles, you’ll spend extra time exporting and importing since it doesn’t handle multiple accounts well. Additionally, it can’t transfer the account you’re signed into, so you’ll need at least two accounts on the source machine. You’ll also need an external drive to move your data. TransWiz是免费且简单的软件，它将单个配置文件帐户从一台设备转移到另一台设备。 如果您有很多配置文件，由于它不能很好地处理多个帐户，因此您将花费更多的时间进行导出和导入。 此外，它无法转移您登录的帐户，因此您在源计算机上至少需要两个帐户。 您还需要一个外部驱动器来移动数据。
PCmover is the more powerful option. It can move multiple profiles at once, and you can facilitate the transfer over your network, a USB transfer cable, or an external hard drive. Additionally, it can transfer files, settings, and even some programs. However, it is the most expensive option, starting at $30 and going up from there. PCmover是更强大的选项。 它可以一次移动多个配置文件，并且可以方便地通过网络，USB传输电缆或外部硬盘驱动器进行传输。 另外，它可以传输文件，设置，甚至某些程序。 但是，这是最昂贵的选择，起价为30美元，然后再上涨。
选项1：使用Microsoft帐户并传输文件 (Option 1: Use a Microsoft Account and Transfer Files)
If you’re using Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, your Microsoft account user profile will automatically transfer with a sign-in. If you currently use a local account instead of a Microsoft account, you may want to consider converting it to a Microsoft account. Some features, like OneDrive and device encryption, won’t work without it.
This won’t bring everything over; you’ll still need to manually transfer any important files and reinstall programs with an external hard drive. Think of this as a quick way to bring over Windows settings and get cloud sync going.
The conversion process is easy, especially if you already have a Microsoft account. If you don’t, you’ll need to make one. You’ll need to start this process on the PC with the account you want to transfer.
Windows will start making a backup automatically. By default, the backup includes the Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Videos folders. If you want additional folders, click on the “More options” text and choose the folders to add.
Take your external to your new machine and plug it in. Go back to Settings > Update & Security > Backup, and setup file history again using the external drive from before. Click more options, scroll to the bottom (past the list of folders) and click “restore files from a current backup.”
Transwiz is an excellent option to consider if you need want to transfer one or two local accounts, and don’t want to convert to a Microsoft account. You’ll still need to manually move some things over, just like the Microsoft account conversion process, however. You’ll also need an external hard drive.
On the old machine, if you only have one profile, create a new one with admin rights. Then switch to it. If you have more than one profile, make sure at least two have admin rights and change to whichever profile you aren’t currently transferring. Transwiz can’t transfer a profile if you’re currently signed into it.
Transwiz will create a zip file on your external drive. Take it to your new machine, open Transwiz there, and choose the restore data option. Point it to the zip file on the drive (no need to unzip it yourself), and Transwiz will do the rest. A machine restart is required to finish adding the profile.
The previous two options will work for moving profile data, but it’s up to you to transfer files, folders, and reinstall programs. PCmover will not only migrate your user profile, but it will move files as well. More expensive options also transfer applications.
You’ll need to download and pay for PCmover to get started. Several levels exist at different pricing, but if you want to move all users and applications the “Express” version for $30 will do the trick. Laplink offers ethernet and USB transfer cables you can purchase. The program will transfer data over your network, so the cables aren’t required, but they can speed up the transfer process depending on the speed of your network. However, another benefit to this method if you can skip the external drive.
On each PC, choose the other PC to connect. If you have a transfer cable plugged in, you may see two entries for your devices, one for network connection and one for a cable connection. Select the cable connection for both. Then click “OK.”
PCmover will try to guess the direction to move data. If it gets it wrong, you can click on the words “Switch transfer direction.” Then on the “new PC” (that is, the PC you’re moving data to) click “Analyze PC.”
Depending on the amount of data to look through, you may need to wait awhile while the program scans your PC. Eventually, you’ll see an amount of data to be transferred. If you’d like more granular control, click “View details.”
In our case, it took about five minutes to transfer 20 gigs of data over a USB 3 transfer cable. If you have more to move, or you are using a network connection (or both), it may take longer. When PCmover finishes, it will prompt to restart your computer. Once you the reboot completes, you’re done.
It’s a shame Microsoft removed EasyTransfer in Windows 10, but with Microsoft accounts and cloud options like OneDrive and Dropbox or large external drives, it is less necessary than it used to be. Transwiz can still do a decent job if you’re looking for a free solution. And, while Laplink’s PCmover does have a cost associated to it, the program works very well and is extremely easy to use.