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    Transfer all files from old laptop to new one?
    Does anyone know the fastest/cheapest way to transfer all programs/files from one laptop to the next?

    I thought about backing them up at (mozy?) and then uploading them to the new laptop - would that be a good idea?

    Thank you in advance for any advice you can give!

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    External hard drive works for moving data and files. Programs don't move so easily. If they are windows laptops, there is a file transfer option that I haven't used, I don't think that will move programs either.
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    If you have a home network, networking both laptops would be quicker and cheaper. External hard drives can be had fairly cheaply and are pretty quick. Online will work but it's probably one of the slowest choices.
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    When my second laptop died, I spent about 10 bucks and bought a USB 2.5" drive enclosure.
    yank the old hd out, plug it in to the enclosure, connect it to the new laptop and dump data to your hearts content.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popdawg
    When my second laptop died, I spent about 10 bucks and bought a USB 2.5" drive enclosure.
    yank the old hd out, plug it in to the enclosure, connect it to the new laptop and dump data to your hearts content.
    That works too
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    With CompUSA going out of biz, you might be able to get one of the enclosures pretty cheap. At last check at our local store, everything was at least 30% off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardwareGeek
    ok, *I* need one (or a couple) of those!!!!
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    you can get it cheaper than that, they were just the first i saw with them when i did a google.

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    Thanks everyone!!!!

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    Some models of SanDisk Cruzer will help you transfer all your current settings as well as files so your new 'environment' matches the old one. I do not think this would help if the new one runs on a different platform though. There is easy to use software from LapLink, it requires a cable.

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