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FastCopy

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Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.13
  • Total Downloads:
    308,359
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 14, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    951.24KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    745
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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FastCopy is a program that promises to give users unprecedented control over copying and transferring files. Users whose computers habitually tie up trying to transfer files may rejoice, while others will give it nothing more than a shrug.

This freeware program has an incredibly basic display that is practically one step removed from binary code. With simple descriptions and options, users select a file they want to have copied as well as its destination. From there, a wealth of choices are bundled into the crowded screen. The speed of copy is adjustable you can include and exclude filters. There are options for ACL and Altstream also. It is almost necessary to know what these choices are in order to get the full effect of the program. While FastCopy has a Help menu, it is laden with jargon that may not be instantly understandable for new users. Our test files copied to the chosen destination quickly and efficiently, ending with a description of the transfer, tallying MBs, time spent, file totals, and the rate at which files copied.

While the program operated as promised, we didn't see a great need for it on most computers. Users who use the traditional CTRL+C macro to copy files are probably not going to get a lot out of FastCopy. However, if you copy enormous files that tend to get sluggish and cripple computer performance, this download could be the solution you have been seeking.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"The best LAN Downloader"

February 06, 2016  |  By Prof_Muhammad_Sikander

2016-02-06 18:23:55  |  By Prof_Muhammad_Sikander

 |  Version: FastCopy 3.11

Pros

1. Best for LAN Downloading
2. Multi-threaded
3. Pre-allocate ability
2. Long PathNames Support (> 260 characters)

Cons

1. No resume copy after system crash (as KillCopy has), even simple resume ability.
2. No Hidden/System file copy ability

Summary

Approx. best for all purposes

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5 stars

"Fast, efficient bulk file transfers - a MUST HAVE tool!"

September 10, 2015  |  By ChiefEngr781

2015-09-10 13:04:07  |  By ChiefEngr781

 |  Version: FastCopy 3.04

Pros

This is absolutely the fastest stand-alone file transfer program I have ever found. It cannot be beat for forklifting entire paths or drives from one volume to another. As well as being fast, it eliminates the long-filename limits that most copy programs balk about. It doesn't stop if there is a problem -- it logs the problematic file/path and moves along. It works flawlessly over networks.

Some reviewers comment that the user interface is 'archaic" but I disagree -- it is simple, not flashy, no expensive bells and whistles. It is truly a *utility* program that is clean, easy, and a joy to use. I can't imagine life without it.

Other reviewers have implied that it isn't fast enough to fill a network connection. Not true. Copying huge files between systems with fast disk subsystems, I have exceeded 95% throughput over a 1 Gigabit Ethernet connection. (I assumed the other 20+ network users accounted for the missing 5% and never bothered hunting for it.)

Cons

I can't really think of any serious cons. Suffice it to say that this is not your grandmother's file transfer program. There are definitely some features (such as ACL) that are handy, but unless you are intimate with NTFS are not something you really need to worry about.

NOT A CON: It has a command line interface which allows you to script bulk transfers between a distribution server and target workstations.

Summary

This is a MUST HAVE utility for any serious system admin or user who needs to move data around. It is very lightweight and very fast.

You must understand that there are a lot of things that influence file transfer speeds. Some are hardware (disk subsystem read speeds, disk subsystem write speeds, system I/O bus bandwidth, memory speed, CPU cycles) some software (anti-malware software, OS overhead, other programs running, personal firewall software) -- but I have tested this program against a lot of platforms with varying hardware configurations and I can confidently say that *IT* is not a bottleneck. If your transfers are running slow, it is not FastCopy -- it is something else in your system. This program FLIES!

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5 stars

"SUPER: NONSTOP DELETE OR COPY. No repeated questions."

July 17, 2013  |  By PoorStudent2012

2013-07-17 21:30:09  |  By PoorStudent2012

 |  Version: FastCopy 2.11

Pros

Will copy, nonstop, if error, will skip error and continue.
Will delete, nonstop, if error, will skip error and continue.
Free, clean, legal. Excellent for deleting folders like windows and programs files...
This software will get the job done, without questioning again and again like Windows XP (Yes, some poor people are still using Windows XP and I am helping in spirit of charity.)

Cons

No cons so far.

Summary

This is a tool I must have in my tool box as computer repair and rescue guy. Please keep 1 for yourself, too, and help others. Thank you very much in advance.

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1 stars

"Slower than Windos"

May 03, 2013  |  By insfnds

2013-05-03 07:03:41  |  By insfnds

 |  Version: FastCopy 2.11

Pros

It does work.

Cons

This program is actually slower at copying than just doing a drag and drop in windows.

Summary

Not worth cluttering up your system.

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5 stars

"This is a must have program!"

July 27, 2011  |  By otieatkins

2011-07-27 08:31:45  |  By otieatkins

 |  Version: FastCopy 2.08

Pros

Very fast and extremely easy to use.

Cons

Nothing I didn't like.

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4 stars

"Simple,Fast, Delivers what it promises!"

July 23, 2011  |  By oldad1955

2011-07-23 17:55:55  |  By oldad1955

 |  Version: FastCopy 2.08

Pros

Very fast copy. Simple user interface. Nice summary after actions.

Cons

Limited to copy files only. Could use a file interface with more options (Rename, move, open, etc,etc...

Summary

I have Problems with Win7 on relatively new system not reading USB components and generating error msgs and system hangs. All M'Soft troubleshooting to date useless, leading me in circles. This program allows me to read files on flash drive and copy with NO errors! Good program with small limitations. Found another program here with more file-management options but this delivers what it promises.

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5 stars

"THIS SOFTWARE IS A GEM"

July 01, 2011  |  By velcher

2011-07-01 18:35:32  |  By velcher

 |  Version: FastCopy 2.08

Pros

FINALLY, A SOFTW THAT HANDLES LONG PATHS

Cons

long paths handled, all that counts for me

Summary

At the risk of repeating myself... I don't know what's wrong with most companies and developpers that claim to be making softwares that will 'ease' file handling (backup, etc.)... Supporting long filenames should be mandatory, the minimal requirement for any serious software. And this software is one of the very few that does support copying and moving files with paths over 256 characters. In my opinion, softwares that do not support long filenames should be more harshly criticised for not doing so, especially on cnet. And perhaps also the leading operating system company in the world should give the example. Anyway, I am very very happy I have found FastCopy on this site.

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4 stars

"First rate copy utility."

February 02, 2011  |  By laymanj

2011-02-02 15:40:07  |  By laymanj

 |  Version: FastCopy 2.06

Pros

Speedy and reliable. Most copy programs produce a highly fragmented target; FastCopy does not. Can be used as the copy/move facility for FreeCommander, etc.

Cons

Clunky user interface appears to date back to the Cretaceous period.

Summary

Works reliably and is very fast. I've abandoned a paid product in favor of FreeCopy.

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5 stars

"Excellent."

January 12, 2011  |  By GezzKay

2011-01-12 11:04:20  |  By GezzKay

 |  Version: FastCopy 2.06

Pros

Windows Explorer - 90 (Microsoft) mins est' to transfer 13 Gb across the LAN. Killed it and installed Fastcopy.
Fastcopy - 14 mins. Job done.

Cons

GUI pretty rough and ready

Summary

Minimises that sinking feeling you get when you realise you need to forklift huge quantities of data from one machine to another acros the LAN.
Would like to see something that actually moved data at close to quoted LAN rating - even Fastcopy didnt get above 14% of NIC capacity.

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5 stars

"Great product! Highly recommended."

December 28, 2010  |  By jaswinder_77_singh

2010-12-28 16:22:17  |  By jaswinder_77_singh

 |  Version: FastCopy 2.06

Pros

Lots of features for the advanced users. Still the interface is very simple, uncluttered and beginner friendly.

Cons

Being an average user (though somewhat inquisitive) myself, i don't use all the features which this product supports. But i enjoy using it.

Summary

1) I have been it since version 1.93. I tried and retried many others but finally settled on this one.
2) Really fast!
3) Never betrayed me. Long path names are handled gracefully (unlike Windows built-in copy or move function. I am using Windows XP).
4) Speed control, pause supported.
5) Include/exclude filters possible (regular expressions supported)
6) Non-stop operation possibility. Errors, if any, are logged/displayed and can be taken care of later.
7) Create and save jobs
8) Lots of options like overwrite just the changed ones, etc. Saves a lot of time. Sometimes the speed seems like a magic!
9) The best thing about FastCopy is that before performing a complex or doubtful command containing filters, etc., we can press on the LISTING button which shows the files or directories which will be affected without actually performing the action. In this way, we are saved the risk of screwing up things by trying some adventurous, or doubtful filter condition(s).
10) Fast delete is also a very useful feature.
11) Option to add/remove desired commands to right click menu
12) optionally copy ACL, altstream, etc
13) Other advanced features for technical users

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.13
Fix an exception at starting in few environment.
General
Publisher Shirouzu Hiroaki
Publisher web site http://www.ipmsg.org/private/index.html.en
Release Date March 14, 2016
Date Added March 14, 2016
Version 3.13
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 951.24KB
File Name FastCopy313.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 308,359
Downloads Last Week 745
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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