Hi, Ordered a new Toshiba with operating system Win 8, who knows the best way of transferring my photos, files and music from my existing Win 7 laptop? Loads to transfer away from a slowly dying Lenovo. Thanks.
Very good advice!From the question I assume you don't do a regular backup to a separate hard drive so I would recommend that you kill two birds with one stone.
Buy a USB hard drive, copy all your files onto it and then from it onto the new machine. Then set up a system of regularly copying new and changed files daily/weekly. Keep the USB drive separately from your machine when it is not in use.
I know others will disagree but, having spent a career in information systems, I wouldn't trust my data files to any cloud storage system. Give me networked and/or USB hard drives that I can control and trust myself every time
i would assume their back up is a good deal more sophisticated than mine so plesae explain the problem im missing
I don't mind them seeing what I've got stored (if they really want to) but I use cloud storage selectively and ONLY as an additional backup to what I've done locally. Over the years 2 on-line backup sites I've used have ceased trading and yet, in that time I've never had a local hard disk fail. Cloud storage has it's uses, but would suggest it's not your ONLY backup solution.ok can one of you explain why you wouldnt trust an online storage my emails are already being scanned by google as is my every move online ,my photos dont include anything that i wouldnt let my mother see so wheres the problem i would assume their back up is a good deal more sophisticated than mine so plesae explain the problem im missing