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File Copy Utilities

Sometimes a simple copy/paste job isn’t enough to encompass mass data transfer or mirroring. Big copy jobs call for big copy apps. You’ll find many specialized options to facilitate your specific copying needs on this page. Some emphasize pause/resume support, while others highlight the ability to copy files from multiple folders all into one folder.

  1. A free utility designed to copy files faster and more secure. It can verify copied files to ensure they are identical. It skips bad files during copy, not terminating the entire transfer. Seamless integration with Windows Explorer.
  2. FastCopy is the fastest copy, delete, & sync software on Windows. It uses modern checksum verification to ensure copy accuracy and data integrity.
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  3. 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.
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  4. 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 Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008.
  5. 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 data.

    Discontinued

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

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  6. Copy Handler is a free software for Windows systems, which allows you to take full control over the file copy and move operations. Program is highly customizable and fully integrates with the operating system.
  7. 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.

    Discontinued

    The official website states "Deprecated, use Ultracopier".
    SuperCopier 1.4.0.8 was built 2016-01-02.

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    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    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.

    Discontinued

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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    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 treated.

    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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    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    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 / folders at the same time.

    Discontinued

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

  8. Crazy & Smart File Copy Program for Windows that lets you have more control when copying files in Windows. Also automate complex tasks & save hours.
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  9. Copy, or move, multiple files and folders to multiple destinations in only one step.
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    Trust me when I tell you, this is the answer to all your file copying needs. What youll find most striking the first time you take RichCopy out for a spin is that its a multithreaded copying tool.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.0.211, released in October 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  10. Copy files on bad sectors without stop or hang. When you copy damaged or corrupted files, it stops at bad sectors saying "Can't read from the source file or disk." or "Cannot copy xxx: Data error(cyclic redundancy check).
  11. PerigeeCopy has been specifically created to address annoyances with Windows Explorer's built-in file operations.

    Discontinued

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