It's been a while since I've used TeraCopy so I thought, eh, give it another chance and seeing the high reviews I just had to test it again.
First the speed test...
I tested 12 gigs of files in a folder on my Kingston SSD drive, compared to Windows basic copy, and 3 other file copy softwares and again, I was disappointed in TeraCopy.
3 other copy softwares were as follows..
2 min 31 sec
2 min 45 sec
2 min 48 sec
TeraCopy... 3 min 46 sec
and if that wasn't enough, Windows basic copy beat it with 3 min 20 sec.
I do personally find the speed an issue, especially as much copying as I do and large amounts, this makes a major over all difference, ESPECIALLY if I want to copy files for backing up someone's system and they need it yesterday.
Another thing is, in order to get more options,you have to buy the pro version, others have plenty of options for FREE and have error checking and more than TeraCopy offers, that being said, I find no way to rate a software higher which has less features, even in the paid for version with others doing a better job and are completely free, not free versions.
Is it still better than using Windows basic copy? By all means and would definitely recommend using it over that but there are far better out there. I don't just rate software because I like something or haven't used others, I do test it and compare completely before judging any software and ran this 3 times to be sure.
With ever improving speed of computers, like the introduction of SSD and ever faster memories, with multiple core processors, I don't see the speed to be the most crucial part. For most users Windows is fast enough.
The most crucial part is in safety of copying, and the possible detection of problems flaws in copies. In this, Teracopy acts well, like CD DVD programs do, while checking the burnt product.
Anyways, it's fast, reliable, through the years I've come to trust it, and I sure think it's worth a recommendation.
One commentator noted that it "Prompts to replace files" - all I can say is that any proper copying program will do that if they recognize an attempt to copy a file with the same name. You need to rename?
I have been using this for a couple years, and now all friends and family are using it too. It's the best copy/move/replace tool I've seen.
The best feature is the checksum capability. You need to activate this in the Preferences Menu. This allows the program to automatically check that the copied file is indeed an exact duplicate.
Teracopy has been invaluable to catch those rare but potentially disastrous copy errors, where the copied file isn't an exact duplicate.
I also recommend you change the preferences to a light blue and pale yellow for the "progress bar/thermometers" so you are able to read the text better. You can also turn the audio "ding" on or off in the preferences.
I'm very impressed. When it encounters problems, it doesn't stop dead light windows normal copier, but continues copying everything it can. It will bebuzz that something's wrong. Then you can press the "cleanup" button and see a good report on what's wrong.
It will tell you if 255 characters, directories are nested too deep, and many other potential filesystem errors and problems problems.
If it finds identical file names, you can individually go through and click yes or no, or you can choose the third column which is to automatically replace everything.
This is a fantastic tool for updating large numbers of files.
This is easy to use, easy to set up, and I'm baffled any other users can't get this working for them.
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