If you want to transfer files from Windows 7 to Windows 10 but you don't want to use the USB flash drive since it lacks enough space for large files, you can refer to this post to find some methods to do that. Read this post from MiniTool to get detailed information.

In the following situations, you may find you need to transfer files from Windows 7 to Windows 10 over the network.

1. A new computer you purchased pre-installed Windows 10 when the old computer is running Windows 7. Then, you may need to transfer files from Windows 7 to Windows 10.

2. When your computer is connected to a public wireless or wired network, you want to share files with your friends or colleagues from Windows 7 to Windows 10.

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Now, let’s see how to transfer files from Windows 7 to Windows 10 step by step.

Method 1: Use Windows Built-in Tool

You can use Windows built-in tool to do that. Before you start to transfer files from Windows 7 to Windows 10, you should make sure your computers are under the network. Here is how to do that:

Step 1: Right-click the folder you want to share on Windows 7. Click Share with and then click Specific people....

Step 2: In the File Sharing window, choose people to share with using the drop-down menu and click Add. You need to choose Everyone.

choose Everyone from the drop-down menu

Step 3: Click the user you just added on the list, set permissions for it and click Share. Then, click Done.

Step 4: Keep your Windows 7 computer on and access the shared folders on your Windows 10 computer. Find the name of your Windows 7 computer in the Network section of your Windows 10 computer. Double-click it to open it.

Note: When a Windows 7 computer is asleep, shared items will not be accessible.
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Method 2: Use Email

You can also use email to transfer files from Windows 7 to Windows 10 over network, but it’s not suitable to send or transfer big files. Before you send them, you need to compress the files. You can use the file compressing utility to compress them. However, you can't use email to transfer applications and many other data.

Method 3: Use Cloud Drives

The third method to do file sharing between Windows 7 and Windows 10 is using cloud drives. Here, we take Onedrive as an example. You can follow the instructions to do that:

Step 1. Open Onedrive with Windows 7.

Step 2. Right-click the file that you want to share and select Share a OneDrive link.

Step 3. Paste the link to share it on any email or any other type of messaging system. 

Step 4. When you receive the sent link on Windows 10, you can access the shared files.

Also see: Quick Fix: I Can’t Download OneDrive Files on My PC?

Method 4: Use External Storage Device

The last method for you to do file sharing between Windows 7 and Windows 10 is to use an external storage device. Follow the steps below:

Step 1. Prepare an external hard drive or USB drive.

Step 2. Connect the external storage drive to the Windows 7 computer. Then, you can copy and save files and folders to the drive.

Step 3. Unplug the external device and connect it to the Windows 10 computer. Then, copy and save shared files to a local drive.

Final Words

To sum up, this post introduced 4 feasible methods to transfer files from Windows 7 to Windows 10. If you need to do that, you can refer to this post. Besides, if you have better methods to perform the file sharing between Windows 7 and Windows 10, you can share it in the comment zone.

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