Originally Posted by NIK1
Is there any good program out there that transfers files and settings like windows 7 easy transfer,or is this not a good thing to do for windows 10.
I strongly advise caution with the statements I am about to make. I nor anyone else is responsible for anything that happens to your system if you follow this procedure.
If you copy the "migwiz" folder from the most updated version of Windows 7 64bit, you are able to run the Windows Easy Transfer tool on any version of Windows. It works like a portable app, simply copy the "migwiz" folder to any location in Windows 8 and later (such as a spare HDD, C:, a folder outside the "Users" Directory) and run the "migwiz.exe" file contained within that folder as it contains the required files for Easy Transfer that were taken our of Windows 8 and later operating systems.
Do not overwrite migwiz on your version of Windows.
A Few Caveats
Due to the fact that migwiz was designed for Windows 7, you'll need to go through the registry to change the profile path username for various keys. Nirsoft has a great tool to help you locate the registry keys but it does take a bit of time.
Also, I'm not sure if this is true with Windows 10, but it won't change your start screen in any way and you may have to adjust shortcuts if they specify your former profile path by name directly.
You will need to delete your old profile from the registry (the S1-xxx) after you have completed the transfer process. Only do this once you know everything is working. You will also need to delete your old profile's "User" folder or Windows will try to save everything to that location.
You will need to fix Win+X. Easy Transfer corrupts the hashes used by Win+X. WinAero among others have tools to fix the hashes.
As for alternatives... I am not certain if any exist. I thought Paragon and Acronis each had one but that doesn't appear to be true anymore.
Just remember, this is a "milage may vary" and "do at your own risk" thing.
Edited by Guardian Hope - 10/3/15 at 5:28pm