Ever since Bill Mullin’s at Tech Thoughts did a write up on the file copy (and move) utility called TeraCopy, I have been putting it through its’ paces. I cannot say enough about this utility. It is designed to copy and move files at the maximum possible speed. I currently use this utility on my wireless home network to move files wirelessly from one PC to another and it has not let me down. Even though Windows 7 made advancements in their file copy operations, TeraCopy still has it beat.
There are several features in particular that has me sold on this utility:
You can Pause and resume file transfers at any time to free up system resources and continue with a single click.
There is Error recovery built in that in case of a copy error, TeraCopy will try several times to rehab itself and in the worse case just skip the file, not terminating the entire transfer. TeraCopy shows failed file transfers and lets you fix the problem and recopy only problem files.
Once I start a file copy or move operation, I can minimize TeraCopy to the taskbar and continue working on My PC with minimal impact to continued operation of the PC. If you use Windows 7, and minimize TeraCopy to the taskbar, the icon will dynamically give you a visual of where you are at in the file copy or move operation.
Shell integration. TeraCopy can completely replace Explorer copy and move functions, allowing you work with files as usual.