Sometimes it gets very frustrating to use Windows Explorer for such simple tasks as copying files, especially when the amount to copy is large. First, it always seems to take more time than it should. More speed is always needed. Second, if any error occurs during the process, the whole operation is aborted or at least stopped. Third, if the data is copied, there is no way to verify whether the copy is valid. Fourth, if you have to abort a copy job, there is no way to resume it.
If any of the above points bugs you, you should check out TeraCopy. It solves all four issues.
Depending on your OS, file transfers between hard disks are up to 40% faster when using TeraCopy. The speed increase is only significant on locally attached disks, though. Copies to a network share are not speedier at all because network bandwidth is a limiting factor on modern hardware.
If TeraCopy encounters a problem during the copy process, it retries the copy a few times. If this still doesn’t solve the issue, TeraCopy just continues with the next file. A detailed file list in the TeraCopy window informs you of the status of every copied file. If you want to verify that the copied files exactly match the source files, you can have TeraCopy compare the checksums. Last but not least, if a copy job can’t finish (for example, due to a failed network connection), you can resume the job after the network connection is up again.
The tool neatly integrates in the Explorer menu and offers its services right where you need them. As you can see in the following screenshot, it has shortcuts for copying, moving, testing, and permanently deleting files.
If you want to make TeraCopy your default copy tool, you can register a “Copy Handler.” You can enable this feature easily in the Preferences menu. If you don’t like it, the tool also can undo the registration.
The Pro version of TeraCopy has additional features, such as favorites folders, and it allows the editing of the file list during a copy job. You also get free updates and priority support. But even without these Pro features, TeraCopy is a handy tool that speeds up the copy process and solves other Windows Explorer annoyances. TeraCopy is free for “home users”.