Computer Replacement - User Preparation for Information Transfer

As computers are scheduled for replacement, the user of the computer will be responsible to consolodate all files that need moved to the new computer in one folder on the desktop. ITS recommends moving files to the Google Drive if they do not contain protected information and to the L: or M: drives if they do contain protected information.

This article will outline the steps to accomplish this task.

  1. Create a New Folder on the Desktop
  2. Move files into the CRP Transfer folder
  3. Check size of CRP Transfer folder.

Create a New Folder on the Desktop.

  1. The Desktop is the opening screen with the NSU branding. Desktop
  2. Right click in the green area of the Desktop. An options list will open. Select New and Folder.

Options window to create a New Folder

3. A New Folder will appear on the Desktop named "New Folder." Rename the folder with your last name and CRP transfer.

Renamed folder

  • All files you need to have acces to, that are not in your Google Drive or your Network Drives, should be in this folder.


Move files into the CRP Transfer folder.

  • Personal files are the users responsibility and must be removed prior to CRP to avoid loss of data. Ex. Music, photos,and personal research not work related. 

Files on the Desktop

Files on the Desktop can be moved into the CRP Transfer file by clicking and dragging the file or folder to the CRP Transfer file. 

Files in other locations

Files in your Documents folder, or other folders like Pictures, can be easily moved by first opening the File Explorer or This PC by clicking on the Folder icon on the Task Bar at the bottom of the screen.  This PC or File Explorer icon

Move the Explorer window over so that you can click to open the CRP Transfer folder.

Explorer windows for Documents and CRP Transfer bot open on Desktop.

Select the files and folders in the Documents window you want to move. If you want files that are listed together you may select the top one and then press the Shift key and click on the bottom one. If you want to select files that are not together you may hold the Ctrl key and click to select the files. 

Once you have selected the files you want tot move right click to open an options list. Select Cut.

Shows the Options window and the selected files.

Click in the CRP Transfer window and press Ctrl + V to paste the files in the new location.

The files are now ready for your new computer.


Instructions for exporting your Bookmarks may be found in the article Exporting and Importing Bookmarks.


Check size of CRP Transfer folder.

  1. Right click on the CRP Transfer folder. 
  2. An options list open. Select Properties at the bottom of the list.Window with Properties at the bottom of the list.
  3. Size will display in the Properties window. Bennefeld CRP Transfer Properties window on the General tab shows folder size: 12.5KB (12.886bytes) as the third item down on the list.



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