TeraCopy 3.0.8

Reviewed by Gary Oldwood on - Version tested: 2.27

"Copy files faster and more secure"

Overview

TeraCopy is a software designed to help you transfer files easier, faster and safer. It is programmed to copy files at maximum speed and skip bad files in order to achieve faster completion of the transfer. But before skipping, it will try again to copy the corrupt file and after a few unsuccessful tries it will ignore it and move on to the next ones. You also have the ability to pause the process and resume it at a later time.

Installation

It is very easy to install TeraCopy, you just need to follow some simple steps. In one of the first few steps you will see an overview of the program’s features and requirements. A few steps afterwards you will be asked what kind of installation you want to make; normal or portable. They don’t have many differences, mainly that in portable mode TeraCopy.exe can launched from any computer. You have the option to associate TeraCopy with .md5 and .sfv files as well. When installation is over you will be presented with the changelog of the version you installed.

The program can run perfectly under any Windows XP, Vista or 7 OS.

Interface

Very simple and clean interface without graphics that consume much RAM and processing power.

The main window has two bars, one for showing the status of the current file that is being copied and one for the status of the whole process. You can drag and drop files in the first bar and choose a target folder in the second. When you’re done, you can choose between copying or moving files. There are a few buttons between the two bars, which control actions of the program when transfer is complete. Those include shutting down the computer, eject drive, run test or close window.

If you click on the “More” button, the window will be expanded with more options. You can see details of the files to be transferred, and a menu button at the bottom right corner.

Pros

TeraCopy is programmed to transfer files between locations faster than the normal Windows transfer function. If you want to copy many or big files, then you can pause the process at any given moment to free up system resources and resume it later. This is one of the most useful features of the software.

If a file is being used, locked or corrupt then TeraCopy will not get stuck on it. It will try to transfer the file nonetheless, and if after some tries it hasn’t succeeded yet it will skip the file and continue with the rest of the files. After the task has finished, you can view a list of the files failed to copy and try to transfer them again.

The fact that shell integration is supported makes it even more useful. Copy and move functions in Explorer are replaced by TeraCopy’s corresponding functions, saving you time from opening the program every time.

Cons

The program has no bugs and is updated regularly to improve user experience. It would be a lie if we said that it has any drawbacks. It works fine, is very simple, uses very few system resources and has no unnecessary features.

Alternatives

TeraCopy Pro has everything that TeraCopy has, plus a few more features, including moving and copying files to your favorite folders, saving reports as CSV and HTML files, selecting files with the same extension in a folder and removing selected files from the copy queue. For a small price you can add those features to TeraCopy and work with it even easier. Other alternatives include Ultracopier (free), SuperCopier (free), FastCopy (free), Copy Handler (free), Total Copy (free), ExtremeCopy (free) and Copywhiz (paid, formerly known as “Piky Basket”). All of them are reliable software with many features.

Conclusion

If you have often problems with Explorer’s copy and move functions or if you just think that’s it’s not fast or good enough, then don’t hesitate taking a look at TeraCopy. It is free and does a very good job in transferring files fast and easy.

Requirements: Windows Vista/7/8/10

What's new in this version: - "Clear Transfer History" menu item. - Closing application while copying. - Fixed: drag and Drop from 7-Zip and Filezilla causes 'Unable to Access' error. - Fixed: TeraCopy does not handle command line as expected. - Fixed: active area of close buttons.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested TeraCopy on 17 Mar 2017 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
TeraCopy Antivirus Report

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