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Best way to transfer files from one computer to another

Assuming you don't have an external harddrive to use, what would be the best way to transfer 3,000 to 4,000 pictures from an old computer to a new one? CD's, memory card, etc? Not sure which way to go.

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Restore them from your backup system. I know, I know, maybe you didn't have one before but what was the plan?

As to today's quest, why not try Windows Easy Transfer on your new machine? It's fairly painless.

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Best option

good quality CD/DVD's for long term storage and make sure you have more then one copy with the spare in a seperate location. Check the cd's to make sure the data is stored correctly after burning by viewing the photos.
Memory cards, usb sticks and even hdd's can fail. You only loose what you fail to back up.

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