Move your files to a new Windows 10 PC

If you're making the move to a new PC, you don't have to leave behind your photos, videos, files, and folders. You can bring them all with you to your new PC using one of the following options.

We recommend using OneDrive to quickly save your files in the cloud. You can then get to your files on your new PC and across all your devices, including your phone, tablet, and more. Your files will also be backed up and protected in the cloud, so they're accessible even if something happens to your PC. 

You can get OneDrive cloud storage in a few ways—either with 5 GB of free storage when you sign in with a Microsoft account or with 1 TB of storage when you subscribe to Microsoft 365. Compare plans 

Backup option

Things to consider

With OneDrive:

  • Your data is safely stored in the cloud

  • You can easily access your content across multiple devices

  • You don't need to purchase hardware

  • Recovering files is easy and instant

You'll need:

  • A OneDrive storage location

  • Internet access

You'll need:

  • An external hard drive or network drive

Note: If you're moving from a Windows 7 PC rather than a Windows 10 PC, see Moving to a Windows 10 PC for info on how to bring your files with you.

The above options will help you move files to your new PC. To access your favorite Microsoft apps and services from any device, be sure to sign in with your Microsoft account. It will connect you to your tools and subscriptions, plus help you manage your digital life, privacy settings, and the health and safety of your devices.

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