pls recommend some fast copy software

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  1. Posts : 253
    Win10 10.0.18362 Build 18362
       #1

    pls recommend some fast copy software


    windows builtin copy software is too slow for large data copy

    pls recommend some free fast copy software
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  2. Posts : 35,519
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    People mention Teracopy
    TeraCopy for Windows - Code Sector

    then there's Robocopy (command line) with GUI option
    Add a Graphical User Interface (GUI) to the Microsoft Robocopy Command Line Tool
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  3. Posts : 11,209
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #3

    Hi there

    @makhan10

    Filezilla it's FREE - nice GUI.

    You can set local and remote to same computer so it works a treat even for local file copy. Works for local and remote, also to remote Linux etc (NAS) type servers.

    Fast, sftp protocol as well as ftp (sftp protocol is encrypted over internet so good for that too) and can display long path and / directory / file names unlike file explorer (limited to 266 chars and then it shows as 8.3 listing !!!)

    To copy on LOCAL (i.e same computer) just put the computer name / IP address in the Host box

    for example here :

    pls recommend some fast copy software-filezilla.ftp.png


    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. Posts : 7,484
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #4

    No GUI. Just one line of command:

    Robocopy "D:\Source_folder" "E:\Destination_folder" /Mir
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  5. Posts : 11,209
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #5

    Matthew Wai said:
    No GUI. Just one line of command:

    Robocopy "D:\Source_folder" "E:\Destination_folder" /Mir
    If you want a pure CLI solution what's wrong with SSH !!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. Posts : 1,470
    Windows 10 Pro
       #6

    Another vote for Robocopy. Worth the effort to learn the command line syntax

    Otherwise, try Fastcopy


    jimbo45 said:
    If you want a pure CLI solution what's wrong with SSH !!!
    Bit of an overkill just to copy from one drive/folder to another .....
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  7. Posts : 7,484
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #7

    I confirm that even an idiot like me can learn Robocopy.
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  8. Posts : 11,209
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #8

    idgat said:
    Another vote for Robocopy. Worth the effort to learn the command line syntax

    Otherwise, try Fastcopy




    Bit of an overkill just to copy from one drive/folder to another .....
    However as it also works for remote then you can use it instead of needing another tool for local and one for remote.

    As in all these things - depends on what you need to do -- I'm surprised though that local copy is slow -- I suspect the main problem is the HDD's / SSD's themselves are incredibly slow. Transfer via file explorer say to a USB3 external drive can be done pretty fast anyway so I'm sure problem is with the OP's slow HDD's -- if that's the case nothing will improve the transfer speeds.


    (I've never heard of Slow for SSD's though !!!!)

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9. Posts : 4,450
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #9

    dalchina said:
    People mention Teracopy
    TeraCopy for Windows - Code Sector

    then there's Robocopy (command line) with GUI option
    Add a Graphical User Interface (GUI) to the Microsoft Robocopy Command Line Tool
    I like Teracopy and Robocopy.

    As for speed, I don't see much difference with just a native copy.
    However, if you disable your AV/FW you might see some increased speed since the files are not being scanned on the fly.

    FWIW.

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  10. Posts : 11,638
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #10

    If you are going to study RoboCopy then learn how to
    1 use multi-threading, its /MT:n switch, and
    2 use the /LOG switch,
    because these can make a significant difference to the speed of copying.

    The best /MT:n setting is not necessarily the highest number. Here are some sample test results that demonstrate this fact -
    1 thread 16 mins
    2 threads 9 mins
    3 threads 6 mins
    4 threads 5 mins
    5 threads 7 mins
    6 threads 5 mins
    16 threads 4 mins
    32 threads 2 mins
    64 threads 3 mins
    128 threads 5 mins
    [the tests involved copying a large number of files across a WiFi network]

    Robocopy - SS64
    RoboCopy - MSDocs

    Denis
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