Transferring programs is not as easy as copy and paste some files. To make sure the moved applications can perform successfully, you need to move all relevant data files together with the program itself. But many files are not saved in the same location with their programs, which makes move become more difficult for users. So, we need a mover tool to help us move programs and ensure they can run perfectly. The “App Mover” of AOMEI Partition Assistant is specially designed for this.
Why do we transfer programs?
Mainly, there are two basic reasons for users to transfer installed programs.
- C drive is almost full.
Owing to the C drive is the default storage location, and some computers have only one partition now, all things you download are saved in the C drive, this is what to be blamed as the chief reason that brings about bad performance of PC.
What’s more, unloading and reinstalling are so annoying, especially for those large programs like high-quality PC games or other working software.
Thus, move programs to another drive or to another hard drive with enough free space become a nice choice to release the C drive to improve your PC performance.
- Get a new hard drive
When people get a new hard drive, no one wants to waste precious time downloading and reinstall all programs on a new hard drive. The first idea that pops out in our minds is how to quickly transfer programs and runs them as before. And the better thing is to keep all setting data of these programs to create a familiar environment.
App mover VS Windows Settings
Windows has its move function for users to transfer programs. It’s in the Windows Settings, you can find it in “Apps & Features”. Click a program you wish to move, select a destination to place it, and click move to confirm. However, not all programs can be allowed to transfer, and the “Move” button is grayed out for unknown reason.
By comparison, App Mover feature of the powerful partition software, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is more pragmatic.
Safe and reliable: The move procedure won’t damage your programs, so there’s no risk of boot failure, program damages, or data lose.
No limits: All listed programs in the “App Mover” function are movable, if the unmovable hidden data file is the limit of Windows move function, Partition Assistant will handle this perfectly: it can scan all required files and transfer them with programs.
Once and for all: You don’t need to move all programs one by one, just transfer all programs you need in one operation.
Easy steps: only in 4 steps, you can finish the whole process. It’s quite easy for everyone.
Step-by-step to move programs
Let’s follow the simple steps to move programs to another drive. It’s the same steps for hard drive.
Step 1. Install and launch Partition assistant, click “All Tools” in the left menu, then select the “App Mover” feature.
Step 2.In the new window, you will see all partitions, the number and size of installed programs on every partition will also be displayed. Select one partition that you want to move applications from and click “Next”.
Step 3. Choose applications you want to move and select the target location, then click “Move”.
Tips: If you want to transfer programs to another hard drive, choose the partition on the hard drive you wish to place the programs.
Step 4. In the pop-up window, confirm forcibly closing running applications when moving starts. Click “OK” to begin the process.
Warning: To ensure the apps run properly, please don’t move or delete files in the source and target directory.
That’s all steps for you to move programs.
AOMEI Partition Assistant can not only help you move the installed programs, this powerful tool also has various features such as partition recovery or to assist you migrate OS from one hard drive to another, like from MBR to MBR/SSD/GPT/HDD, or from GPT to GPT/MBR/SSD/HDD. If you need to move all data from old disk to new one, then, clone function is a nice choice, and you can only clone the partition with the important data.
With this convenient software, you can solve many hard drive and partition problems by yourself. AOMEI Partition Assistant will always be by your side to protect your computer and your data.