Best way to save information from hard drive? Tags: Hard Drives Computer Storage Last response: April 3, 2012 1:13 PM in Storage Share philphocas April 2, 2012 8:18:37 PM I want to buy a new computer and I want to save items on my present computer. What is the best method to save information from my old computer? More about : save information hard drive | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove rolli59 April 2, 2012 11:43:31 PM What I do is I have backups of all my important data on an external drive! | Report abuse kelthic Storage Expert April 3, 2012 12:14:23 AM use a usb flash drive, burn a data disc, external drive as rolli said... lots of options. | Report abuse WyomingKnott Storage Expert April 3, 2012 1:13:41 PM Note that Microsoft offers a free migration tool to copy settings and personal files from the old machine to the new. If you use it, make backups first as the above posters said. Safety is important. Here's the XP version: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=10... | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Best way to save information from hard drive?> Related ressources: ForumBest Way to Recover Files from Reformatted External Hard Drive ForumIs there a way to install the hard drive in my husbands old computer into the ne ForumBest way to completely wipe a hard drive to factory state? ForumBest way to save files for transfer from XP tp W7? ForumBest way of getting data off a failing drive ? ForumBest Way Keep Your Data Safe & Quick Data Recovery On Hard Drive Crash ForumFastest way to transfer information between computers? ForumFlash memory in Hybrid hard drives * save * power ForumFlash memory in Hybrid hard drives * save * power ForumBest way to backup a hard drive after clean install ForumIs there a way to restore a "bad sectored/bad disk" hard drive ? ForumBest way to format/partition an SSD (performance & wear-leveling) ForumWhat is the best way to set up a computer with SSD and a SATA drive ForumHow do I set up boot drive and work drive to function the way I want? ForumBest way to partition hard drives ForumThe best way to recover dtata from a corrupted hard drive ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure ForumHuge Loss of Space on Hard Drive ForumWhy cant windows access my western digital external hard drive ForumRemove password hard drive security More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !