TeraCopy

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TeraCopy
Teracopybig.png
Developer(s)Code Sector
Initial release16 May 2007; 6 years ago (2007-05-16)[1]
Stable release2.3 / 7 December 2013; 42 days ago (2013-12-07)[2]
Operating systemWindows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7
Available inEnglish
TypeUtility software
LicenseProprietary (freeware, commercial)
Websitecodesector.com/teracopy
 
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TeraCopy
Teracopybig.png
Developer(s)Code Sector
Initial release16 May 2007; 6 years ago (2007-05-16)[1]
Stable release2.3 / 7 December 2013; 42 days ago (2013-12-07)[2]
Operating systemWindows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7
Available inEnglish
TypeUtility software
LicenseProprietary (freeware, commercial)
Websitecodesector.com/teracopy

TeraCopy is a software application for Microsoft Windows that is designed to be used to move or copy computer files. As an alternative to the native copy operations within Windows, it is designed to be faster and have more functionality than the native tool.

Design[edit]

TeraCopy uses dynamically adjusted buffers to reduce seek times. Asynchronous copy speeds up file transfer between two physical hard drives. The processes can be paused or resumed.[3]

In case of transfer errors, TeraCopy will try several times; after that, it skips the faulty file and proceeds with the rest of the operation. TeraCopy also shows failed file transfers and allows the user to fix the problem and recopy the problematic files.[3]

TeraCopy can replace Explorer copy and move functions. The author asserts that it has full Unicode support.[3]

Licensing[edit]

TeraCopy is freeware but may only be used in a non-commercial environment. TeraCopy Pro, a shareware version of the application, adds additional features such as having a list of favorite folders to be used as a copy destination and the ability to modify the copy queue.[3]

Reception[edit]

On 17 August 2007, Softpedia reviewed TeraCopy. Ionut Ilascu, Softpedia reviewer, commended the application on its ability for its error recovery functionality but concluded "TeraCopy is a lot faster than Windows Explorer on XP is, but only with proper defragmentation. On Vista, it moves a tad slower even if defragmentation of the disk has been performed."[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TeraCopy 1". Download.com. CBS Interactive. 16 May 2007. Retrieved 6 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "TeraCopy 2.12". Code Sector Blog. Code Sector. 19 January 2010. Retrieved 6 March 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Copy your files faster and easier". codesector.com. Code Sector. Retrieved 6 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Ilascu, Ionut (17 August 2007). "Slickin' Fast Copy/Move". Softpedia. SoftNews NET SRL. Retrieved 6 March 2011. 

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