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PCtransfer

Editors' Review

by   / April 04, 2014

IOBit's PCtransfer backs up and restores files, folders, and documents, even to a new or different PC. It's portable freeware, so it can run from a USB drive on any PC running Windows XP to 8. It backs up and transfers pictures, videos, e-mail, browser settings, and more. PCtransfer can't recover entire disks or systems, but it can help you save and transfer the critical personal files you don't want to lose if something happens to your computer.

Pros

Easy backups: PCtransfer identifies the files you're most likely to need; all you have to do is deselect those you don't want, add more files or folders, and choose a backup destination.

It works: We backed up files with PCtransfer, deleted the originals, and successfully restored them from PCtransfer's backup -- all with a few clicks.

Portable: At 4.51MB, PCtransfer is lightweight enough to keep on your backup disk or USB drive, ready to run when you need it.

Cons

Zero bytes: PCtransfer didn't back up or restore empty folders. It's not a drastic problem, since no data was lost, but we expected the entire directory to be restored.

Bit basic: More options and controls would be welcome. For example, we could specify a disk letter as a backup destination but not a path to a particular folder or directory.

Help is on the way: The Help button leads to a Web form to contact tech support, not a Help file, manual, or product page.

Bottom Line

PCtransfer isn't a complete PC backup solution and doesn't pretend to be, but it's easy to use and effective. PCtransfer could save a lot of time and fuss when moving your personal files to a new computer.

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Editors' Review

by   / April 04, 2014

IOBit's PCtransfer backs up and restores files, folders, and documents, even to a new or different PC. It's portable freeware, so it can run from a USB drive on any PC running Windows XP to 8. It backs up and transfers pictures, videos, e-mail, browser settings, and more. PCtransfer can't recover entire disks or systems, but it can help you save and transfer the critical personal files you don't want to lose if something happens to your computer.

Pros

Easy backups: PCtransfer identifies the files you're most likely to need; all you have to do is deselect those you don't want, add more files or folders, and choose a backup destination.

It works: We backed up files with PCtransfer, deleted the originals, and successfully restored them from PCtransfer's backup -- all with a few clicks.

Portable: At 4.51MB, PCtransfer is lightweight enough to keep on your backup disk or USB drive, ready to run when you need it.

Cons

Zero bytes: PCtransfer didn't back up or restore empty folders. It's not a drastic problem, since no data was lost, but we expected the entire directory to be restored.

Bit basic: More options and controls would be welcome. For example, we could specify a disk letter as a backup destination but not a path to a particular folder or directory.

Help is on the way: The Help button leads to a Web form to contact tech support, not a Help file, manual, or product page.

Bottom Line

PCtransfer isn't a complete PC backup solution and doesn't pretend to be, but it's easy to use and effective. PCtransfer could save a lot of time and fuss when moving your personal files to a new computer.

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Full Specifications

General

Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date April 02, 2014
Date Added April 02, 2014
Version 1.0.0.1033

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Data Transfer & Sync Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 4.51MB
File Name External File

Popularity

Total Downloads 3,357
Downloads Last Week 2

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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