How to Move Files from SSD to HDD

SSD drives are known for their speed and durability, but sometimes you may need to move files from an SSD to an HDD. Here’s how to do it:

Get a computer with both an SSD and an HDD installed.

How to Move Files from SSD to HDD ?

Step 1.

Attempt to transfer the files from your old laptop by right-clicking on them and selecting Copy. Then, find a location to store those files such as Google Drive or Dropbox before transferring them over.

Step 2.

On the SSD, create a folder on your desktop called “moved_to_hdd.”

If you’re upgrading your hard drive with an SSD, there are a few things that need to be moved. Here’s how.

  • Copy any important files to another location before wiping the old hard drive (this is optional) –
  • Create a folder on your desktop called “moved_to_hdd” and copy all of these items into it: Desktop, Downloads, Documents, Pictures (or anything else you want).
  • You’ll find them in C:\Users\. Press CTRL+A then CTRL-C to select everything > right click inside the “moved_to_hdd” folder > paste.
  • Now you can delete or rename the original folders after backing up any other data that needs to be copied

Step 3.

Place all of the files that you want saved onto your new hard drive into this folder.

The first step in this process is to back up any data on your old hard drive before you remove it from the computer.

This way, if anything goes wrong during the installation process or with the new hard drive, your data will still be safe and sound.

After backing up data from your old hard drive, place all of the files that you want to be saved onto your new one into a folder called “New Hard Drive.” Then follow these instructions:

Shut down Windows (this includes restart)

Step 4.

Turn off the power of the computer

In order to safely remove your old disk from your computer, you need to turn off the power. This will prevent the data on the disk from being corrupted or lost in case of an electrical surge.

If you have a desktop computer with a tower that sits on the floor, then all you need to do is flip it over and unplug it from its power source.

For laptops, just close up the lid and press the power button until it turns off completely.
This blog post will teach you how to turn off your computer’s power so that you can safely remove your hard drive for recycling or replacement purposes! In addition, this article will give instructions about how to do this if either a laptop or desktop is used.

Step 5.

Open up your case and take out the old hard drive.

First, turn off your computer and unplug it from any outlet. If there are screws on the back of your case that hold in place the panel covering all the ports and connections on your machine, unscrew them first.

If not then just use a flat head screwdriver to carefully pry open each side until they pop apart. Once inside you should see two parts; one is often attached to cables while the other has slots for more drives.

Ryan MacWha

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