Review of TeraCopy

TeraCopy allows users to quickly copy files. Utilizing dynamically adjustable buffers, transfer time is reduced significantly while in case of errors it bypasses them instead of terminating all transfers simultaneously.

Further, it features flexible transfer pause/resume functionality and can verify copied files by comparing them against their source file.


TeraCopy stands out as an efficient solution for copying and moving files between locations quickly, offering an alternative to Windows Explorer. Furthermore, this software features verification of copies for increased safety against corrupt data corruption and supports both local and remote transfers as well as supporting NTFS, FAT, and Linux file systems with its user-friendly interface that lets them jump right into file operations immediately – while keeping an archived record of file transfer activities for future reference.

This feature can save a great deal of time when copying large files or transferring multiple files simultaneously. Losing track of these activities is all too easy; with this feature in place, no worries need to arise that something was forgotten! This feature is especially beneficial to busy professionals with hectic workflows.

Users love this tool for its speed. It is much quicker than Windows’ native copier and can move and copy files more rapidly than its counterpart; online benchmarking results verify this claim: one test showed this utility copying 4.37GB file in just 1 minute 44 seconds while its standard Windows counterpart took over 1 minute to do the job.

Notable among its many features is that it allows users to compare source and destination files for data integrity before copying. This ensures that files were transferred correctly, eliminating potential transfer issues due to damaged files on destination drives or networks. Verification takes place once copying has been completed and can be done either voluntarily or automatically depending on user preference.

TeraCopy stands out from similar programs with its simpler and cleaner user interface. Its minimal design aligns perfectly with its functionality, enabling the application to run on top of Windows Explorer window with drag-and-drop or standard hotkey combinations such as Ctrl+C, Ctrl+X, or Ctrl+V being used as standard hotkey combinations for use. Furthermore, TeraCopy is fully integrated into the system and responds accordingly when receiving Windows Explorer copy/move commands; additionally there’s an informative progress bar which displays problem files in different colors as well.


Copying files in Windows can be an arduous experience. Even when copying on the same computer, many factors can compromise its effectiveness; fortunately there are free tools that can improve speed and reliability of file transfers; one such tool is TeraCopy – an outstanding alternative to Microsoft’s own file copying function.

TeraCopy provides fast transfers and advanced features to provide superior copying and moving file performance. Its innovative copying technology automatically switches between synchronous and asynchronous modes to ensure files are copied efficiently and reliably. TeraCopy also features helpful functions like pausing/resuming capabilities which make your copying/moving tasks more manageable, verification hashes to verify their identities, as well as other functions designed to ensure they match each other precisely.

TeraCopy stands out from its competition thanks to its robust error recovery features. Unlike Windows Explorer, which may terminate transfer process when encountering unreadable files, TeraCopy will attempt to address any potential problems and may opt to skip these files instead of terminate entire transfer process altogether. It can even wait for network or device reconnection before restarting it if necessary.

TeraCopy was found to be significantly more reliable than Windows file copying and moving functions during our tests, particularly when copying large 4.4GB files. When copying smaller files it consistently outshone Microsoft tool and would even briefly reduce copy rates by half before rapidly increasing again – something which rarely occurs with other services.

TeraCopy also allows you to verify copied files by comparing originals with copies to ensure that transferred ones are identical, saving both time and money by eliminating corrupted file replacement costs. Furthermore, TeraCopy can help detect system configuration errors so you can correct them more quickly; additionally it supports various checksum algorithms as well as encryption/backup capabilities – not forgetting its support of various operating systems!


TeraCopy was designed to copy files quickly and reliably, automatically switching between synchronous and asynchronous modes for optimal transfer speeds. In addition, TeraCopy offers file verification features to verify copied files by comparing hashes with those of their sources; file verification verification provides verification that will check integrity; error recovery feature attempts recovery when errors arise during copy process; file verification feature offers file integrity comparison between source files and copied ones as well as error recovery function to recover from copy process errors during transfer.

TeraCopy was superior in comparison tests conducted against Windows 7 and its default copying service by an impressive margin, taking half as long to copy a 4.4GB file from one location to the other; its transfer rate would fluctuate quite wildly from time to time before eventually levelling off again; by contrast, Windows 7’s copying service had more predictable transfer rates.

TeraCopy stands out from other copying services by providing advanced options to customize its copying and moving processes. With its user-friendly interface, managing large sets of files becomes simple. Users can customize transfer conditions, pause/resume transfers as necessary and even create and verify checksum files – and all activity is tracked thoroughly! It even provides detailed logging of all copying/moving tasks!

Key features of this system are its ability to skip unnecessary files, shortening copying time overall. In addition, batch renaming files and folders is possible. Furthermore, duplicate files and folders can be deleted efficiently making copying and moving processes much more effective overall.

Finally, this software offers extensive configurability options, enabling users to select which metadata to copy – for instance replicating timestamps and streams – and create an orderly queue of files which will be processed concurrently.

TeraCopy stands out among other copying services due to its flexibility and reliability, featuring lightning fast transfers, powerful file verification features, an intuitive interface that seamlessly integrates with Windows Explorer, bulk renaming capabilities, comparison hashes for accuracy reports as well as robust error recovery capabilities to ensure smooth transfer processes without data loss.


TeraCopy differs from Windows file copying by checking file integrity during transfer. It creates checksums as files are transferred, compares them with original ones at the end, and flags any failed copies as warnings so you can correct any issues and recopy only affected files or folders without interrupting your entire transfer.

TeraCopy comes equipped with several additional features that enhance its reliability during file transfers, such as being able to pause or resume transfers and supporting multiple overwrite options for unattended transfers. Furthermore, TeraCopy can skip unnecessary files in order to reduce transfer time; additionally it handles filename conflicts and awaits network or device reconnection.

Another useful feature is its proactive handling of errors such as power outages or disk failures during file transfers. This feature helps prevent data corruption by calculating each file’s CRC and comparing it against its original CRC for each destination file – particularly helpful when copying large files between slower source locations to faster destinations.

Additionally, it helps you identify duplicate files by comparing their MD5 or SHA checksums, and keeping the date and time stamp of original files so you can easily recognize if one has changed over time. If a corrupted file is identified it can either be moved to Recycle Bin for data backup purposes, or completely deleted from disk storage space – providing greater data protection or wiping off all records at once.

Though not as fast as other free file copying services like FreeFileSync and rsync, this software offers some extra features worth trying. These include its graphical file copying interface which makes it easier than Windows Explorer when copying files; its built-in file manager; backup capabilities to external drives; support for various platforms including Windows, macOS and Linux.

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