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TeraCopy: A Better Copy For Windows

Sunday, December 16th, 2012 by | Filed Under: Software Reviews, Windows Explorer
 
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Have you tried to copy a large number of files, only to receive an error halfway though which forced you to restart again? Was copying slower than you thought it should be? Did you forget that you’ve selected a file, and don’t want to keep copying if you picked the wrong ones? Well, with traditional Windows copy dialog, you’re stuck if any of the above happen. Errors stop you dead in your tracks, and it’s an all or nothing, slow process.

TeraCopy from Codesector solves all of that. TeraCopy allows you to:

  • Copy files faster: TeraCopy uses dynamically adjusted buffers to reduce the seek times. Asynchronous copying speeds up the file transfer between two physical hard drives.
  • Pause and resume file transfer activities: Pause the copy process at any time in order to free up system resources, and continue with a single click.
  • Error recovery: In case of a copy error, TeraCopy will try several times to recover and, in the worse case scenario, will simply skip the file, not terminating the entire transfer.
  • Interactive file list: TeraCopy shows the failed file transfers and lets you fix the problem, re-copying only the problem files.
  • Shell integration: TeraCopy can completely replace the Explorer copy and move functions, in turn enabling you to work with files as usual.

Installing TeraCopy is simple. Begin by clicking here to download the setup file and run the setup program. Once you’ve followed the prompts to install TeraCopy, the windows utility will be replaced with TeraCopy automatically. When you select a file in windows explorer, right click, select copy, then go to a directory you want to put it into. Next, right click and click paste.  You’ll see TeraCopy open and being the transfer.

You can click the more button to reveal the list of files, size, status and options. You can also pause the copy job by pressing the pause button, or skip files by pressing the skip button.

If you’re copying a large amount of files and want to shut down your computer once the copy is done, you can click the circle with a | icon, which will enable shutdown once the copy is done, and will automatically turn your PC off once finished. You can also select the check mark icon to test the files, verifying they were copied correctly once the copy is complete.

The paid version of TeraCopy adds the ability to remove files from the copy queue, select files by extension type, and move to your favorites folder. I use TeraCopy on all of my versions of Windows and highly recommend it.

-Tim

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