When transitioning to a new computer, it can be a challenge to import the data from your old computer. Here's a checklist of items you will probably want to transfer:
- Personal files (Word, PowerPoint, etc)
- Your email (if it is stored locally),
- Your address book
- Your bookmarks
In our experience, it's best to move these to external storage or synchronize to the cloud via Box.wustl.edu just prior to the switch-over. You can then move anything current to the new computer and keep the rest archived. We strongly recommend that you periodically back-up your work files via external media or Box in case of hardware failure and the back-up process is the same when transitioning to a new machine so you'll be safe and well-prepared for any moves.
Here are some instructions to help you: Back Up Personal Files using Windows or Mac