Alternatives to TeraCopy for all platforms with any license

  • 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...

    • Faster than the TeraCopy, starts moving files right away, instead of reading all the data first. Has options to select cache for same disk copies, queuing multiple transfers automatically when you launch multiple instances, and options to run a 3rd party program on complete. Guest • Mar 2018 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It doesn't integrate with Windows in any way. You have to manually open the application and choose what to copy and where to. It's not practical. Guest • Aug 2018 • 2 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source 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...

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

    Free Open Source 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...

    • It's great for command-line copying. But for GUI, I still prefer TeraCopy Guest • Mar 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Windows

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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...

    • Discontinued Last update from 17 September 2010, see Copier

    Free Windows Linux

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    XCOPY is a command used on PC DOS, MS-DOS, OS/2, Microsoft Windows, and related operating systems for copying multiple files or entire directory trees from one directory...

    Free Windows MS-DOS

  • 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...

    Free Windows

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  • RichCopy

    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...

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated.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

    Free 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...

    Commercial Mac

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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...

    • 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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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...

    • Discontinued Latest update was in 2013, see

    Free Open Source Windows

  • 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...

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

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • 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....

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

    Free Windows

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TeraCopy Comments

FastCopy is better

Comment by blackboard
about TeraCopy · May 2014 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Report as spam

I used to use TeraCopy when that was the only thing available that could do basic file integrity checks. Now I use FastCopy, which is faster, free, open source (BSD instead of GPL!), and has many more features. The best part is that it's available in the PortableApps suite, so you always have it with you, and you never have to worry about checking for new versions (it's automatic).

[Edited by blackboard, May 29]


Hi !
Me i used SuperCopier, but I think it is a bit dated ... so I use TeraCopy for about 2 years, but I can not find it fast enough ....
So thank you for the suggestion I will test FastCopy, I was not sure it's interesting but I only relied on the icon ^^ ".
I will post a review after testing.

Crashes while copying a large amount of files.

Comment by Satuim
about TeraCopy · Sep 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

The software crashes while copying a large amount (usually over 50GB). I'm going to switch to Microsoft Richcopy or FastCopy

Comment by LauraCardinalis
about TeraCopy · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

Excuse me, but TeraCopy is crap. Why? Because it fragments the files, even if copied to a blank, freshly formatted hdd. I compared it to UltraCopier, FastCopy and KillCopy. These programs do not unnecessarily fragment the files. And with UltraCopier and KillCopy you can even pre-allocate the disk space to makes sure no fragmentation occurs. However, UltraCopier has a big problem: You cannot start it without admin rights. Also, it crashes Windows Explorer regularly. So, the best alternatives are FastCopy and KillCopy.


260 character limitation

Comment by levau3
about TeraCopy · Jan 2012 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

How do you get around the 260 Character limitation with this product?

Comment by BadTim
about TeraCopy · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Doesn't do excludes (IE exclude file type or file name, exclude specific directories or all sub directories).

Comment by uebermensch
about TeraCopy · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I tried it but really can't see the advantage. First, it introduces a stange slack time when I start a copy process and I find me asking if it works or not and second, when the dialog pops up it gives wrong information about the time it needs to copy and progress bar is also incorrect. Perhaps I am the only one experiencing these lacks. Anyway, I deinstalled it again.

Comment by Mutant
about TeraCopy · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Teracopy is such a fantastic software for Windows.. It makes file copy actually work under windows. I desperately wish there were a similar software for Mac.

Comment by NginUS
about TeraCopy · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

To the moderators who may not see the point of my adding this as an alternative- it's because of the function that checksums the copy operation.


Checksumming after each and every file/ packet transfer !! Destroying my brand new HDD, with lots of loud noise, for hours of backup. Most destructive program I've met ever over the decades of computing. Now using Fastcopy. Have not yet tried to use other yet.
Teracopy cannot copy from one big, fast drive to lots of smaller drives simultaneously. One receiver-drive at a time only. If any of the chained backup drive operation fails, the whole chained backup stops. Waste of time & reliabiliy as well as destroying hardware. Tested just now, using latest hardware & software.

use robocopy

Comment by vikaskhandola
about TeraCopy · Feb 2018 · Helpful Not helpful -2 Helpful Report as spam

use Small Robocopy iconRobocopy