One of the most common complaints about Microsoft Windows is the slow copying speed, especially when transferring lots of files over the network. Another problem, if networks communication fails in between the transfer of files or folders, then you have to start the process again. Its irritating that you have to do again same job. If you want to speed up your copying or if you regularly transfer large amounts of data and have to stop the process to perform some other disk-intensive task, this program may be just what you need.
TeraCopy is designed to copy and move files at the maximum possible speed. It skips bad files during the copying process, and then displays them at the end of the transfer so that you can see which ones need attention. TeraCopy can automatically check the copied files for errors by calculating their CRC checksum values. It also provides a lot more information about the files being copied than its Windows counterpart. TeraCopy integrates with Windows Explorer’s right-click menu and can be set as the default copy handler. It can be downloaded from the link which is provided at the end of the article.
TeraCopy features pause functionality while you are transferring the bigger files over the network or to any hard disk or memory card. It is the best freeware software for non-commercial use, however, for commercial use you have to purchase this software. It comes with easy and simple user interface, so you can easily utilize it.
The main features of TeraCopy freeware version :
Copy files faster : It 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 : While transfering the bigger files over the network or from hard disk to any another place or vice-versa, you can pause the copy process at any time in order to free up system resources and continue with again a single click.
Error recovery : If you are copying the data from CDs / DVDs, it may contains errors. Default Windows operating system just reject the copying process, but teracopy does not do so. 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 : After the completions of transfer, TeraCopy shows the failed file transfers and lets you fix the problem and recopy 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.
The additional features of TeraCopy commercial version :
- Copy/move to your favorite folders
- Save reports as HTML and CSV files
- Select files with the same extension/folder
- Remove the selected files from the copy queue
Another best part of the TeraCopy free application is that it works with all major version of Windows, including XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 8.1, both 32 bit and 64 bit OS.