Without denying that moving to a new PC is exciting, since you get to enjoy new hardware and a snappy operating system, there is still the problem of your data transfer to account for. FastMove is a tool designed to make the migration as smooth as possible and transfer your important data – file, folders, software and even settings – without too much hassle.
Following an uneventful installation, you are welcomed by an intuitive interface that is designed as a wizard and can guide you through the process. As indicated in the main window, the first step entails connecting both computers to the same network. The utility allows you to prepare any of the computers, but also supports offline migration via importing or exporting to or from disk.
A noteworthy advantage of the tool stems from the fact that you can also move installed software from one location to another. Therefore, instead of re-downloading, installing and configuring all programs you had on the old computer, you can simply select the ones that you want to transfer and they are going to be moved with all your custom settings.
While it is true that you can use a USB drive to move files and folders, transferring drivers, apps and settings is not as straightforward. Migrating data using this tool ensures that you also move user accounts and settings along with user passwords, desktop settings and other data, so you save a lot of time and effort.
At the same time, if you feel that you cannot keep track of all the files and folders and you skipped something, you can use FastMove to fix things. Thanks to the program, you can scan folders from two various locations and cope or overwrite the ones that are missing or are different.