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Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc.

Copy your files faster and easier it claims from this little tool from Code Sector, and that it does. I was trying to get a 500Mb file from an FTP site and was being concerned about the speed only being 15 - 18k so I connected via the VPN Service and was getting 80 - 100k. No problems there? But then I got a BSOD from a file called crypto.sys...... after the file had reached 28%....  figures!!

So I was keen to finish the file using the VPN method as opposed to the FTP, but I was really concerned that I could be doing this all day and getting no better if it kept failing part way through.... so, I googled for "is it possible to resume file copy" and the second result was this little tool below.

Now the great part of this is that it's free, but almost better than that is the fact that I also had quite a speed improvement in that I was seeing my ADSL connection maxed out at 150 - 160k (1.5Mb ADSL connection) AND it is also able to resume!!!

Happy days indeed - Don't tell Citrix, but maybe you don't need a WANScaler after all?  ;-))

TeraCopy is a compact program designed to copy and move files at the maximum possible speed, also providing you with a lot of features:


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

» Download TeraCopy - Free for Home Users

Compact Mode
TeraCopy screenshot.

Full Mode
TeraCopy screenshot.

Caption Mode
TeraCopy screenshot.

TeraCopy Pro

You can also buy a Pro version of the program that lets you do the following:

• Select files with the same extension/same folder
• Remove selected files from the copy queue
• Get free updates and priority support
• More features coming soon!

» Buy TeraCopy Pro - 30-Day Money Back Guarantee  

File Menu (Pro Version)
TeraCopy screenshot.

Posted on Friday, June 22, 2007 1:12 PM IT Management , Microsoft Tips , Security | Back to top

Comments on this post: TeraCopy - is it possible to resume a file copy across regular drives using standard SMB, CTRL+V, Cut and Paste, etc? - Yes it is!

# re: TeraCopy - is it possible to resume a file copy across regular drives using standard SMB, CTRL+V, Cut and Paste, etc? - Yes
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I've been looking for a tool like this for months. After getting Vista about a week ago I assumed I shouldn't even bother looking anymore as nothing will be written for it yet. However with the new Vista copy/move "features" transferring files now took 3~4 times longer over win2k.

Back to the hunt I went, but much to my surprise I found this and it does work on Vista, still need time to test but copy/move actions are a fraction of the time. And where Vista will sit on the "calculating time" Tera works immediately and tells me the time (accurately).

Left by Coyote on Feb 23, 2008 8:30 AM

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