X

Join or Sign In

Sign in to add and modify your software

Continue with email

By joining Download.com, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

PCtransfer

By IObit Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Apr 4, 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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0.0.1033

General

Release April 2, 2014
Date Added April 2, 2014
Version 1.0.0.1033

Operating Systems

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

Popularity

Total Downloads 3,415
Downloads Last Week 1
Report Software

Related Software

Apowersoft Phone Manager

Free to try
Apowersoft Phone Manager

MoboRobo

Free
MoboRobo

Wondershare MobileTrans

Free to try
Wondershare MobileTrans

AirDroid

Free
AirDroid

Developer's Description

PCtransfer, the best free and portable transfer assistant for Windows XP, 7, 8, can securely and easily transfer important documents, files, browser bookmarks and settings, photos, Skype chat record, email and contact in Outlook to the new Windows system. What's more, PCtransfer can quickly select and back up the third-party programs and settings. You can easy restore programs and data with one click and use them in the new system just as before.

Key Features:

  • Easy-to-use UI
  • Securely transfers files, settings, browser bookmarks and programs to
  • the new Windows system, even a new PC
  • Quick backup and easy recovery
  • Perfectly supports IE 6,7 and above, Chrome, Firefox, Opera
  • Fully supports Windows XP, 7, 8/8.1