EaseUS has released EaseUS Todo PCTrans 8.0 Free, an updated version of its PC transfer software for migrating data and applications to a new computer.
The new build no longer requires users to transfer directly between two active PCs on the same network. Instead, the program follows more established tools like Laplink in allowing users to save their data to an image file, which allows them to migrate in their own time, or install a new version of Windows on the same PC before transferring back their data and apps.
The new feature is offered as an option when the program first starts – choose “Via an image file” followed by “Create the image file” to get started.
Users then choose which apps and data to transfer across, plus choose the location to store the image file in. Note that there is alimitation of just two apps in the free version; the paid-for Pro version has no such restriction.
Users are given a compatibility rating indicating the likely success of the app and settings transfer when deciding what to migrate, while they can also select specific files and folders to include in the data portion of the transfer.
Once saved, users can switch to the new computer (or install the new version of Windows) and run Todo PCTrans again, this time opting to transfer from a previously created image file. Again, users get to choose exactly what to bring across from the image.