TeraCopy

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TeraCopy
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Developer(s)Code Sector
Initial release16 May 2007; 7 years ago (2007-05-16)[1]
Stable release2.3 / 7 December 2013; 7 months ago (2013-12-07)[2]
Operating systemWindows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
PlatformIA-32, x86-64
Size2.5 MB
Available inEnglish
TypeUtility software
LicenseProprietary (freeware, commercial)
Websitecodesector.com/teracopy
 
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TeraCopy
Teracopy Logo.png
Teracopybig.png
Developer(s)Code Sector
Initial release16 May 2007; 7 years ago (2007-05-16)[1]
Stable release2.3 / 7 December 2013; 7 months ago (2013-12-07)[2]
Operating systemWindows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
PlatformIA-32, x86-64
Size2.5 MB
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. TeraCopy can automatically replace the native explorer copy and move functions, and is released as freeware.

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.[4]

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

This software integrates into the Windows Operating System and appears whenever you try to cut/copy files using Windows Explorer. TeraCopy asks for the destination folder along with a list of the last 5 destinations used by you to paste the files. You may choose the destination directly from the list without the hassle of moving to it in Windows Explorer.[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]

In 2007, Ionut Ilascu from Softpedia.com 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."[5]

In 2009 Jason Fitzpatrick from Lifehacker.com praised the usability by stating "It doesn't overwhelm you with a plethora of settings or options" but also called it "just advanced enough" and added that it provides enough advanced functionality. Subsequently, Lifehacker.com visiters voted TeraCopy by a large margin as the best Windows file copier out of 4 other contestants.[6]

In a 2010 review CNET called it a "nifty piece of freeware" and recommended it for all Windows users.[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. ^ a b "TeraCopy editors' review". CNET. 13 September 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Ilascu, Ionut (17 August 2007). "Slickin' Fast Copy/Move". Softpedia. SoftNews NET SRL. Retrieved 6 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Fitzpatrick, Jason (7 June 2009). "Five Best Alternative File Copiers". Retrieved 19 July 2014. 

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