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  • TeraCopy icon

    TeraCopy

    TeraCopy is a compact program designed to copy and move files at the maximum possible speed. It verifies files were copied correctly with a checksum. TeraCopy uses dynamically adjusted buffers to reduce seek times. Asynchronous copy...

    Freemium Windows

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  • FastCopy icon

    FastCopy

    FastCopy is the fastest copy, delete, & sync software on Windows. It uses modern checksum verification to ensure copy accuracy and data integrity. It handles long Unicode path names over MAX_PATH (260 bytes), and automatically...

    Open Source Windows

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    Ultracopier

    SuperCopier replaces Windows explorer file copy and adds many features: Transfer resuming, transfer speed control, transfer speed computation, better transfer progress display, faster transfers, copy list editable while transferring.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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    Robocopy

    Robocopy, or "Robust File Copy", is a command-line directory replication command. It has been available as part of the Windows Resource Kit starting with Windows NT 4.0, and was introduced as a standard feature of Windows...

    Free Windows

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  • Copywhiz icon

    Copywhiz

    Copywhiz will drastically speed up your file copying and automatic backup tasks in Windows. Pick only files that you need from several folders, copy only files that are new or modified, rename duplicate files and more. Integrated with...

    Commercial Windows

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    SuperCopier

    SuperCopier replaces Windows explorer file copy and adds many features: Transfer resuming, transfer speed control, transfer speed computation, better transfer progress display, faster transfers, copy list editable while transferring.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier

    This is a file copier, like TeraCopy, FastCopy, etc. That is its first and foremost function. It happens to be capable of copying files from disks with problems such as bad sectors, scratches or that just give errors when reading...

    Free Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued Last update from 17 September 2010, see http://www.roadkil.net/program.php/P29/Unstoppable Copier
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    Copy Handler

    the open source, free file copy utility that is: fast, highly customizable, and loaded with features.

    Open Source Windows

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  • NiceCopier icon

    NiceCopier

    NiceCopier is a simple, easy-to-use and handy instrument designed to replace the File Explorer file copy. This application adds many features like pausing, resuming and it calculates the best copy speed. Its main goal is to...

    Free Windows

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    GS RichCopy 360

    GS RichCopy 360 is the ONLY file copy utility that utilizes its own proprietary Multi-Threading technology that uses all available logical cores in the system.

    Commercial Windows

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    TurboCopy Pro

    Copy and Paste on Mac at Turbo Speeds with Turbo Copy Pro! Completes features which are missing from Copy and Paste on your Mac - Added Special XLogic to add Turbo speed boost while copying to Portable Drive. - Warns and allow you...

    Commercial Mac

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  • PerigeeCopy

    PerigeeCopy has been specifically created to address annoyances with Windows Explorer's built-in file operations. PerigeeCopy is a configurable Win32 shell extension that lets you copy, move, and delete files with the ease of...

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued Latest update was in 2013, see http://jstanley.pingerthinger.com/changelog.html
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    MiniCopier

    MiniCopier is a multi-platform graphical copy manager. It lets you queue different transfers, resume a copy that has failed, limit the speed or pause the copy. If a transfer fails, an error is logged and the rest of the queue is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.5, released in May 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    GSCopyPro

    GuruSquad, LLC seeks to provide useful, effective and realistic solutions to its clients by creating solid intuitive tools and utilities that IT professionals job easier and more enjoyable. Working in unison, we intend to realize a...

    Commercial Windows

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  • RapidCopy icon

    RapidCopy

    RapidCopy is portable version of FastCopy. RapidCopy Features: - High-speed diff file copy by update date or filesize. - Stable copy(Ignore minor error). - Checksum verify copy. - Generate Log file (includes checksum). - LTO...

    Commercial Mac

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  • ExtremeCopy icon

    ExtremeCopy

    ExtremeCopy is a Windows copy file utility which copy and move files and folders extremely fast and operation is simple,it can increase 20% ~ 120% speed up than Windows copy handler.

    Free Windows

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  • KillCopy icon

    KillCopy

    Program for copy files by network. Can also copy files on local drives - sometimes it can speed up copy of large files by 2-3 times. User-frendly skin based interface. Build-in explorer shell make is very simple in use. You can...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer developed, but last version, 2.85, released in October 2006, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    QCopy

    QCopy is a file copier designed to assist the user in copying files to or from network locations over wired and wireless connections, although it also works locally. It allows you to queue up any number of files, from any number of...

    Free Windows

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  • WinMend File Copy icon

    WinMend File Copy

    WinMend File Copy is a free and excellent batch file copy tool.It is the best help you can ever get to speed up system backup.

    Free Windows

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    CopyQueue

    CopyQueue lets you take control of your file transfers, such as copying to and from USB drives, network shares, downloading from the internet and uploading to FTP sites. Large files and slow connections are where CopyQueue really...

    Commercial Mac

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  • FF Copy icon

    FF Copy

    FF Copy is a file queue transfer manager for windows networks. It allows you to add files to a copy/move transfer queue which will be downloaded one after another. This increases speed in comparison to transferring multiple files /...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 1.0, released in September 2012, can be still downloaded from Download.com
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    FastBackup

    FastBackup is a simple and an easy to use data backup and synchronization application. FastBackup is a multi-threaded program that can be used to schedule and backup your files and directories from their original location to other...

    Commercial Windows

  • SchizoCopy icon

    SchizoCopy

    SchizoCopy is a software application for Microsoft Windows that is designed to be used to move or copy computer files. As an alternative to the Default Windows OS copy operations, it is designed to be faster and have more...

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 1.1, released in November 2012, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
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    Bit Copier

    Bit Copier is an alternative to the windows copier. The difference is the more options you get when using this, you get the ability to choose the buffer speed, the option to copy empty folders or not, and the ability to keep copying...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer developed, but last version, 1.0.0.0 Final, released in July 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • LD Move

    Move or copy files to different destinations with pause/resume ability.

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer available on the official website, but it can be still downloaded from Softpedia.
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    CopyFolder

    CopyFolder 1.4 provides many options for copying the contents of one folder to another. Subfolders can be filtered by paths, names or patterns. File names can be filtered by patterns. Files can be filtered by paths, dates, sizes or...

    Commercial Windows

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  • RoboMirror

    RoboMirror's aim is to provide a user-centered GUI for Robocopy , which allows to easily synchronize two directory trees, e.g. to perform a robust incremental backup, both locally (e.g. to an external hard disk) and across the...

    Open Source Windows

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  • Robocopy GUI

    GUI for Robocopy . This powerful tool, included with the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools, allows for all of those advanced functions and more. Robocopy enables the more serious file replication tasks that can really...

    Free Windows

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  • Ycopy icon

    Ycopy

    Simple, free, set and forget, copy utility. When a file can't be copied Ycopy skips it continues with the other files. A printable report is generated of files that were unable to be copied. No more poring over directories and...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 1.0d, released in February 2006, can be still downloaded from Download.com

RichCopy Comments

Outdated ?

Comment by renArD
about RichCopy Oct 2015

I did not try it but as I was looking for information, I saw https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RichCopy which states it is no longer developed

[Edited by renArD, October 26]

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Richcopy was really amazing

Positive Comment by basil2
about RichCopy and GS RichCopy 360 Jan 2015

I had used richcopy in the past and loved it, it had some quircks to it but expected beause it was not really commercial software but still it kicked all of its competitors when it came out. That MS engineer who developed it needs a star for sure. too bad MS did not adopt it.

Though when I needed richcopy a couple of months ago, I found gs richcopy360 in my google search. Not sure if they are related as I never asked. It is a commercial product and works really perfectly. I am not sure if the MS engineer who developed richcopy moved and did gs richcopy. that would be terrific.
Anyone knows the engineer at MS that did it?

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Microsoft's UNSUPPORTED RichCopy seems like an admin's drea ...

Comment by BadTim
about RichCopy Jun 2011

Microsoft's UNSUPPORTED RichCopy seems like an admin's dream at first glance: command line switches make it so you can do customized backups when running as a task.

The biggest problem with RichCopy is that there are parts of it that don't work. Exclusions don't seem to work for very many people out there (IE: exclude file by name or by extension, exclude directories by name). This is just a small example but there are many more. There are hordes of very smart people out there that are trying to make this work but the people with the code for this app seem to have lost interest and have moved on to other things.

If you need to copy files quickly and efficiently then this is your app.

If you need to be selective about what you're copying then keep looking because this app will waste hours (or in my case DAYS) of your time trying to make it work the way it should.

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RichCopy is a great app, with tons of features. It is devel ...

Comment by Mickets
about RichCopy Jun 2011

RichCopy is a great app, with tons of features. It is developed by Microsoft engineers, specifically for handling large amounts of copies over networks, between drives, etc, in the fastest / best manner possible.

I liked TeraCopy, but it for some reason would often stop copying halfway through. Since then I've been using RIchCopy, and am very impressed.

Being developed by Microsoft, they must know what they're doing. From the help file:

"RichCopy is designed to help people who copy huge number of files between storage devices directly or indirectly over the network by accelerating copy performance and shorten the time people has to spend for file copy operation. This acceleration has been realized by improving network and storage device utilization with technology used for server services.
This new version has improved copy performance from its previous version by optimizing all processes involved. It has actually improved about 10% from RichCopy version 3.5 which already much faster than any other file copy tools."

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