TeraCopy

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 147 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.27
  • Total Downloads:
    1,894,886
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 19, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.55MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,312
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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TeraCopy from Code Sector is a free file-copying utility that offers more speed and security than Windows. It's a compact tool that can quickly copy or move single files or batches of files to any directory you select, but it does much more, such as automatically calculating CRC checksum values to speed up the validation process. It also skips bad files during the copying process, displaying them at the end of transfers so you can see just which ones need replacing or other attention.

TeraCopy's user interface is a pair of efficient dialogs, one an icon-based control panel that you use to add, copy, move, test, and delete files, and a second interface that pops up to do the work. After we installed TeraCopy, it opened with this second interface in minimized mode, a tiny dialog with twin file directory fields--one for source files, the other for the target folder--that double as progress bars for file transfers. Clicking More expands the interface to a multifile view for batch operations and accesses the Clean Up, Verify, and Delete controls as well as a file menu button that includes Options; you can also access this interface from the Start Menu. A drop-down menu lists recent operations with time stamps for quick retrieval. Selecting TeraCopy on a file's properties menu calls up a different, icon-based navigation and control panel. We opened this interface and used the browsing tool to add a file to copy and create a destination folder, and then clicked Copy. The operation was successful but concluded so quickly that we had to open the target folder and check the file's properties to verify that anything happened at all. We also tried the Test feature in this view, which verified an ubuntu ISO disk image in about 2 seconds. You can even associate TeraCopy with .sfv and .md5 files in its options dialog or during installation.

TeraCopy is a nifty piece of freeware that improves the copy/move function in Windows and adds useful extras like checksum calculation and permanent delete. We tried it in both Windows 7 and XP, and recommend it for all Windows users.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 36 votes

    • 5 star 17
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 147 votes

    • 5 star 71
    • 4 star 32
    • 3 star 18
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 19
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1 stars

"Good idea, doesn't work."

July 26, 2013  |  By ddonuts4

 |  Version: TeraCopy 2.27

Pros

In theory, this will speed up and optimize file transfers, and actually does speed up transfers when it works
Much more detailed info
In theory, you can pause and resume file transfers

Cons

Hangs when transferring large files
When you pause transfers, you cannot resume
You cannot cancel file transfers
Glitches out when copying files anywhere except between explorer windows, naming files odd things and sometimes not copying at all.

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3 stars

"Nice software application with an issue"

June 14, 2013  |  By P_janny

 |  Version: TeraCopy 2.27

Pros

Application is very helpful for copying files, especially multiple files at a time.

Cons

The only con what I found so far is it hangs a lot while copying large-sized files and sometimes it crashes.

Summary

According to me it's a good application, truly. After all it is free and works great.

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3 stars

"Works great usually but needs updating badly"

May 16, 2013

 |  Version: TeraCopy 2.27

Pros

When it works which is 80% of the time it's a great program.

Cons

Often hangs on one file permanently. It's been that way with no fixes. Is this thing abandoned?

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3 stars

"Not very stable"

April 02, 2013  |  By PrashantGogoi

 |  Version: TeraCopy 2.27

Pros

- Decent speeds
- Integrates seamlessly with Explorer
- User friendly UI

Cons

- Crashes with large files

Summary

TeraCopy would have been an excellent product had it been a little more stable.
I have been using it for the last one year and though I enjoy using it, its unstability has led me to other file copiers. With small files (<1GB), TeraCopy works like a charm and I would happily say without doubt that it is the best. A great UI, a seamless explorer integration and decent speeds - TeraCopy got it all. However, it is with large files (>1GB) and especially operations from internal drive to external drive where TeraCopy is clueless at times. At times these crashes were so bad that my system stopped recognizing my external drive. I needed to unplug and plug in the external drive again to make explorer see it. Worse, a couple of times I had to reformat my external drive.
Though CNET has given TeraCopy a 5 star rating, I do not agree with them. Yes, with smaller files it is really good and is really easy to use. But with larger files I would suggest more stable file copiers like SuperCopier or FastCopy.

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2 stars

"Mediocre, might even be useless."

March 21, 2013  |  By TheTD80

 |  Version: TeraCopy 2.27

Pros

Gives an option to use it or the windows default copy handler.

Cons

Might contain contain malicious registry items.

Summary

With all the nice reviews, I thought I'd give it a try. Right after install I ran a smartscan with IOBit Malwarefighter and it found 15 malicious registry items.
It is not that fast if you have i7 core, 64bit system and 8Gb DDR3 ram 1600Mhz. I didn't notice any speedups. I guess its for crappy systems.

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1 stars

"Doesn't copy large files in Windows8 64bit."

February 06, 2013  |  By Bradley_T

 |  Version: TeraCopy 2.27

Pros

As a loyal Teracopy'ist for ~6years I like this program. It defined this space.
I write this as to it's abilities in Windows8 64bit.
Now it will deal with small files efficiently, and do error checking. Copies with issues can be dealt with at the end without a total loss of a copy operation. The key benefit of this program. The one that redefined this space.

Cons

It will not copy large files now. It hangs and dies a horrible death.

It is not multithreaded. An issue for large file lists or copying a whole 1TB drive to a new one.

Only CRC hash tags are calculated for file verification. This seems to be more than the most of the file copiers out there, although this is difficult to look into as each program usually doesn't say what algorithm they use. It is simply said they verify. A more extensive error checking algorithm list would be great. Perhaps the option of MD5 or higher? For a nice hash tag calculator and checker look at ExactFile, a great little program.

Summary

Stay away if you have Windows 8 64bit.

Please fix this Code Sector. You made a great product.


There are new programs out now that do alot more. I still like the ability to see the file list, and see if there where errors.
I've now switched to Nicecopier. It seems stable in Windows8. And it performs a file verification.

For a complete review of the landscape check out:
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/12-file-copy-software-tested-for-fastest-transfer-speed/
Of these Rich copier 4 will not work in Win8 64bit.
I also tried FastCopy ver2.11. It couldn't handle the file list I threw at it, but it would be great for copying alot of small files.
Finally Extreme Copy also seemed to be a good option, but Nicecopier is working well for me.

To copy a whole hard drive I'm now using Acronis True Image 2013. Its stable and no errors when I check it with ExactFile. Exact file is a great hash tag calculator.

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4 stars

"Works very well - Waiting for Windows 8 support"

January 13, 2013  |  By ardemus

 |  Version: TeraCopy 2.27

Pros

Works very well - Waiting for Windows 8 support
Simple
Fast
Can create a portable version using this installer

Cons

Could be easier to understand
Does not support Windows 8 as of today
NOTE: I tried it on Windows 8 and there are substantial problems. It is not reliable.

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5 stars

"Very Fast in copy"

January 07, 2013  |  By Irsh4

 |  Version: TeraCopy 2.27

Pros

1. We can Pouse, Resume, Stop Copy of files
2. We can manage list of data which are coping by tera copy
3. We can Delete any item from the list

Cons

1. Preview is not available.

Summary

Very nice software for coping file very Quickly.

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5 stars

"Great app but..."

December 22, 2012  |  By joshgt08

 |  Version: TeraCopy 2.27

Pros

Simple, Unobtrusive, Very effective

Cons

I have no complaints aside from adware

Summary

TeraCopy is a great simple app I've been using for years but slap on the risk cnet for the adware that came with it!! I'm pointing at you like the leprechaun on Family Guy right now!!

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1 stars

"Fails miserably on large copy operations; MEMORY HOG!"

November 16, 2012  |  By kcromm

 |  Version: TeraCopy 2.27

Pros

At least the percentage completed is more accurate given it is based on the amount of data copied versus the number of files copied. That is, 124MB of 348MB (of 14,000 files) is a different percentage than 9,840 of 14,000 files, especially, for example, when file #13,999 could be 348MB of the total 350MB to be copied.

Cons

This app is exceedingly poorly written. Its code for RAM & I/O management is, by far, the most egregious of code I've seen.

What's missing is usage of a managed index file (MIF) of files & folders to be copied.

Reasonable intelligent I/O & data management needs to be implemented.

Specifically, rather than loading the entire list of files into RAM, store the list of files/folders to be copied in a MIF. Read in only those files needing to be displayed within the File List grid. Disk I/O usage would be acceptable. Record the copy status also within MIF and then merely "read in" 25,000 rows at a time to then "export"/save to the (requested) report file.

I have a screen shot showing 1.5GB RAM in use for 2,089,490 files. Only 61.1% complete (1,163,204 of 2,089,490 files). That's a lot of RAM.

Could I write a better app? Yes.
Will I write a better app? Dunno ... I don't have the time to do such in the near future. Then, again, necessity is the mother of invention.

Summary

This app is exceedingly poorly written. Its code for RAM & I/O management is, by far, the most egregious of code I've seen.

What's missing is usage of a managed index file (MIF) of files & folders to be copied.

Reasonable intelligent I/O & data management needs to be implemented.

Specifically, rather than loading the entire list of files into RAM, store the list of files/folders to be copied in a MIF. Read in only those files needing to be displayed within the File List grid. Disk I/O usage would be acceptable. Record the copy status also within MIF and then merely "read in" 25,000 rows at a time to then "export"/save to the (requested) report file.

I have a screen shot showing 1.5GB RAM in use for 2,089,490 files. Only 61.1% complete (1,163,204 of 2,089,490 files). That's a lot of RAM.

Could I write a better app? Yes.
Will I write a better app? Dunno ... I don't have the time to do such in the near future. Then, again, necessity is the mother of invention.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.27
Version 2.27 has added better handling multiple copy processes.
General
Publisher Code Sector
Publisher web site http://www.codesector.com/
Release Date November 18, 2011
Date Added November 19, 2011
Version 2.27
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
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File Size 2.55MB
File Name teracopy.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,894,886
Downloads Last Week 2,312
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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