• JC

    Is it possible to not have the TeraCopy’s window displayed when the total copy only totals a small amount of kilobytes ?
    If this case, the copy will be most likely instantaneous and there is no need to show the window, which in this case just gets in the way.
    The best would be that the user could change the total size setting controlling this behavior.

    Thanks a lot for this program and keep up the good work.

    Best regards,

    JC

  • Jeff

    Thanks for the suggestion, I’ll make something like that.

  • ryan

    Great program – especially useful for backing up entire hard drives to network. 2 requests from me if you agree that they’re worthy: The ability to not install the shell extensions (right-click context menu options). This could possibly be done in the setup routine or even in the options menu. Also, in Windows Vista, the buttons in the main user interface get cut off. It appears to be some sort of window frame size issue. Great program, thanks for giving this out to the community.

  • TotalCMD button adder not working :(
    I use TC7.01.

    Filon by A-men
    Yet another AmigaPPC user

  • Jeff

    Thanks, I’ll check it. You can manually add these buttons:

    Copy button:
    Command: C:\Program Files\TeraCopy\TeraCopy.exe
    Parameters: Copy “%L” “%T”
    Icon: 1

    Move button:
    Command: C:\Program Files\TeraCopy\TeraCopy.exe
    Parameters: Move “%L” “%T”
    Icon: 2

  • Filon

    Thanks a lot :)

  • Ben Sizer

    I’m liking Teracopy so far, however there’s one feature of the normal Windows copy that it doesn’t seem to support; automatic prefixing of the destination directory with “Copy of” when you copy a folder within the same parent folder. This allows for quick backups, but no longer works when Teracopy is handling copies, as it says each file is already in use. Any chance this could be considered for a future release?

  • Guido

    Where to get an update to the v1.2 Pro Version, if v1.1 Pro is already installed?

  • Jeff

    Please contact us to get a license key.

  • To Ben Sizer: Fixed, please download version 1.2. Thank you for finding this bug.

  • Hi,

    I found Tera Copy the other week and it instantly replaced the alternative I was using. The one feature request I have is that when I drop onto the desktop, the app places the new icon at the place I let go off the mouse.

    To be fair, the alternative didn’t do this either, but as someone who puts copied files in a specific place on the desktop, having them drop into just the next free space is frutrating!

    I’m not sure of course that this information is even supplied the way you’re hooking in, but if not maybe you could capture the mouse pointer at drop time, or something similar?

    Thanks,

    Tom

  • kappa

    Is it tested well on Vista? Thanks for a great product!

  • Jeff

    Seems like there is no easy solution, but I’ll try to make something about it.

  • Jeff

    It works on Vista, but can’t be set as a default copy handler yet.

  • SimpleSimon

    Just installed Teracopy v1.2 on my XP Pro 2 machine and it seems to work pretty well. I do have some suggestions…

    – Allow the option to NOT keep it on top of other windows
    – Add the MENU button context to the window menu (small icon at top left of window)
    – Provide an estimated completion time. It looks like there should be one, but all I see is a “-“. This is even after 90gigs of a 112gig copy. It should be able to make SOME kind of guess by this point. I also notice that the progress is currently at “199804 of”. Where is the total amount of files?
    – Allow the option to NOT close automatically when the window is in Compact or Caption mode. The big window sits on top of my others, so I naturally put it into Compact mode. I do NOT want it to disappear when it’s done!
    – Provide a much more detailed help file.
    – This app appears to only deal with one file at a time… “Read a file, write a file, read a file, write a file, etc.” Have you considered using one thread that does nothing but read and a seperate thread that simply empties the buffer as fast as possible? This would really speed up transfers between two drives. For a single drive the WRITE thread could wait until the READ buffer was full. Allowing the user to set the buffer size (up to a gig?) to maximize the speed.
    – Does the amount of screen updating in the window affect copy performance? It might help to move this to its own thread, or only have it update at intervals (every half second or so).
    – Context sensitive handling of popup messages. If, during the copy, my AV software pops up and warns me about something I think TeraCopy should wait “x” seconds and then click the button of my choosing (ignore in my current copy session). Basically, if TeraCopy is paused due to a window popping up, it should read the title of that window and then do a user based action (“Wait 20 seconds and then click OK”, “Wait 0 seconds and click “Ignore”, “Wait indefinately”).
    – Add a field to the progress dialog telling the user how many files have been skipped. Also, after the copying is done, does the software go back and try the failed files a second (or more) times?
    – What happens if I have a copy ongoing, and then start another copy. Is the second copy appended to the currently running copy or is a second instance started? Might be an option to consider. Also, if the source or target drive of a copy is already involved in a copy process, the new copy process should wait before starting.
    – Finally, add the option to not copy ANY files within a folder if one or more files within that folder fail. This would include undoing any file changes that have already occurred within that folder.

    It’s a big list, but all items that I would find helpful, and shouldn’t be tooooo difficult to implement.

  • Paul

    FYI, Sysinternals’ Process Explorer shows TeraCopy.exe as a packed image. From Process Explorer’s documentation:

    “Malware, including viruses, spyware, and adware is often stored in a packed encrypted form on disk in order to attempt to hide the code it contains from antispyware and antivirus. Process Explorer uses a heuristic to determine if an image is packed and if it is changes the text above the full path display field to include
    (Image is probably packed)’.”

  • Jeff

    Do you have a knife at home? Killers have knives too. Then you probably a killer :) Almost every software program uses some kind of protector/packer to hide the code from a cracker, not from antivirus.

  • Teracopy seems to start with the buffer set small, is there a way I can set the default buffer size, to match my HD’s cache?

  • Jeff

    To Anthony: Good idea, but I’m afraid it will be a different software product. Perhaps you can ask them to add the pause button, it’s very easy to implement I think. As they wrote: “Please continue to send us feedback about our tool, using the Professional Photography forum or the online feedback survey available from the SyncToy Help menu.”

  • Anthony

    Would love to see some kind of scheduled copying for this.
    I recently came across “SyncToy” which does the schedule stuff and “pairing” of folders, but has no pause option.
    If you were able to setup paired folders to mirror but with the ability to pause then this software would be gold!

    Take a look at the SyncToy software (should be easy to find via google, its on the microsoft website) if you can do something like that with the same buttons of pause, skip etc that you have at the moment then i’ll be buying licenses right away!!!

  • Jeff

    You can change default buffer size in the TeraCopy ini file:
    C:\Documents and Settings\%User%\Application Data\TeraCopy\Options.ini

  • Thanks for you great prog and help Jeff, I opened Options.ini and it looks like below, with no buffer tag? What do I add to change the buffer?
    [Main]
    Width=1024
    Height=738
    WidthMini=479
    HeigthMini=141
    Left=0
    Top=22
    LastTargetDir=

  • Jeff

    Please download the latest version here: http://www.codesector.com/files/teracopy.exe
    Launch TeraCopy and then close it, the new buffer tags will be written in the ini file under the [Buffer] section.

  • Byrne

    I like Teracopy very much.It advantage,useful.
    So I want translate it into chinese.
    I want your accredit and help before I do that.
    expect your reply!
    Thank you!

  • Jeff

    The multi-language support is not yet available, sorry. I’m planning to add it soon.

  • Byrne

    I’m very glad to hear that.
    I think Teracopy will be best.

  • DK

    It used to work great!!! but now, with this new version, when I try to copy/move folder I receive this error
    “Error: the file name, dirctory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect”
    pls…help!!

    thanks

  • sood

    Hi Jeff,

    Great product. Just a few thoughts, not a lot of difference between the free copy and the pro – i think i would have bought the pro version by now if you included features like having more than one thread running – in windows explorer if you select copy/move files seperately you get a separate copy/move window for each operation and they work simultaneously, hence quicker.

    I’ve also been trialing Directory Opus (another similar’ish product, from another vendor while it copies/moves files quite a bit faster (sometimes two/three times faster) than Teracopy, it is not as stable as Teracopy (in Vista).

    Is there not any other way to increase the copy speed – i noticed teracopy only utlises between 2-4% of my home LAN, (100mb/s lan), and as there is usually only a couple of users on at the same time, it would be nice to see or be able to set Teracopy, to hog as much bandwidth as possible or to a predefined limit (I’ve seen other programs hogging the network bandwidth like backup software, so i know it can be done), especially as i regularly move large files across.

    Otherwise a great product, keep up the good work!

    PS. Im running Tarcopy 1.1 & it runs just fine on Win Vista build 6000, Bus Ultimate Edition, (apart from a couple of issues which I see you’ve fixed in 1.2)

  • Zorbada

    Great program! Keep up the good work!

  • Jeff

    in windows explorer if you select copy/move files seperately you get a separate copy/move window for each operation and they work simultaneously, hence quicker.

    It’s only true when you copy between different physical devices, i.e. 1st copy from network to hdd and 2nd copy from CD to flash drive.

    i noticed teracopy only utlises between 2-4% of my home LAN

    Try changing buffer size, right now I don’t know another way to hog bandwidth. I’ll take a look how DOpus transfers files.

  • Ario

    Great program! Sad it isn’t set as default copy/move manager on Vista.

    When do this feature will be added?

  • Jeff

    It used to work great!!! but now, with this new version, when I try to copy/move folder I receive this error
    “Error: the file name, dirctory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect”
    pls…help!!

    Please download version 1.22.

  • Jeff

    On Vista x64, you can run Explorer in a 32 bit mode:
    C:\Windows\SysWOW64\explorer.exe /separate, /root, c:
    This way, TeraCopy should work as a default copy/move handler.

  • Roy

    When I press [Cancel], incomplete file in destination won’t be deleted, bug or feature?

  • Jeff

    This was intended so that you could resume the file transfer later.

  • Roy

    >>35
    Would you please add a option to disable this behavior?
    Sometimes I found this annoying me. I need to delete the incomplete file by hand which default windows copy process just do it for me.

  • Jeff

    Ok, added to my To-do list.

  • Charlie

    This is a great tool, is there any way to run it from the command line? The idea is to run it from a batch file.

  • William

    Any chance to use teracopy as “command line” ?
    I would like to add it into a dos batch file.
    Thanks in advance for the feedback.

  • Seiferflo

    Hye,

    I just wanted to say that TeraCopy is a huge soft, but he’s still young and some interestings functions are missing.
    I don’t know if those suggestions have been already post so i try anyway:
    It will be great to have this functions on a next version of TeraCopy:
    – Verification of free space disponibility before copying
    – we cannot have two or more windows of tera copy opened so we have to wait that the 1rst download finishes to see the seconde one to start. If we have one file of 1gb and 2 of 1kb it’s very boring to wait the end of the first one.
    – Ntfs rights are not often saved during copy, so it can be embarassing when the copy of private spaces networks.
    – i’m not sure the buffer size changes something, i don’t see any changes.
    – The queue list is a little poor compare to supercopier.

    Sorry for my english, i’m french lol.
    Thanks a lot for your work.

  • problem with windows xp 64 bit is integration of shell copy and paste don’t work… should registry change for windows xp 64bit…

  • Oh i forget to say problem :)
    after copy and paste any file teracopy program window don’t show … and windows copy and paste file without using of teracopy…

  • Domdom

    Very good software, I noticed it made at last wireless network transfer between my vista laptop and my xp main pc possible :-)

    One suggestion: could you explain the way you select buffer size and what are the best settings. Is there some alternate settings in certain situation or defaults are simply the ones to use?

    thanks

  • Jeff

    problem with windows xp 64 bit is integration of shell copy and paste don’t work… should registry change for windows xp 64bit…

    It’s almost ready, I’ll post the beta version for Vista x64 tomorrow. Should work with XP 64 too.

  • Jeff

    Command line format:

    TeraCopy.exe {Operation} {File list} {Target}

    Example:

    TeraCopy.exe Copy C:\FileList.txt D:\Archive

    File list must contain filenames with full path.

  • Jeff

    One suggestion: could you explain the way you select buffer size and what are the best settings. Is there some alternate settings in certain situation or defaults are simply the ones to use?

    You can change default buffer size in the TeraCopy ini file:

    C:\Documents and Settings\%User%\Application Data\TeraCopy\Options.ini

    Default – default buffer size (1 MB)
    SameDrive – when copying between disks on the same physical drive (10 MB)
    BetweenHDD – when copying between different physical hard drives (256 KB)
    Network – when copying from or to network drives (256 KB)
    You can change buffer size on-the-fly, if you find out that, as example, 2 MB buffer for network works better, just set this value in the ini file.

  • Have you got an rss feed for new version releases/updates?
    Looking forward to the x64 Vista update.

  • Jeff

    I will be posting the news here, you can use this feed: http://blog.codesector.com/?feed=rss2

  • Jeff

    The beta version for Vista x64 is here: http://blog.codesector.com/?p=8

  • Cristov

    I installed Unlocker but TC still says it’s not there.

  • Jeff

    TeraCopy looks for Unlocker in the default folder: %PROGRAM_FILES%\Unlocker\Unlocker.exe

  • Cristov

    Is there anyway to change this setting? I rarely install anything to a default directory. Thanks.

  • Jeff

    Yes, upcoming version will look for correct Unlocker path in the Registry.

  • MilesAhead

    HI. I’ve been using TeraCopy 1.22 for a few months now. Only thing really weird is if I TeraMove across the Lan from my XP Pro machine to a shared folder on my Vista machine, the source files/folders disappear, but the destination never shows up.

    Using a locate program it showed the folders I sent over as deleted. When I clicked on them, a little folder called Target appeared in the destination. Then I could copy my files back.
    When I use TeraCopy instead of move, stuff works as expected.

    I get a couple of other side-effects on XP also. If I start to drag
    files with the left mouse button, I’ll get copyofFilename copies in the same folder(even though I didn’t release the button.) So I had to remove it as the default copy/move and just use the menu choices with the right mouse button. I’m seeing this on XP Pro SP 2.

    I love being able to adjust the buffer sizes. When I copy files over the Lan from my Vista machine using explorer and 10/100
    ethernet I get less than 5 MB/sec copy. With TeraCopy I’m getting a steady 11 MB/sec. :)

  • baaz

    Hi

    Can I use TeraCopy in my batch file?
    TeraCopy.exe {Operation} {File list} {Target} is not working, saying not an internal or external DOS command.

    Thanks

  • Peni

    To baaz
    An example:

    echo I:\Peni\P > “%tmp%\PaUSB.txt”
    md “J:\_CASA – TRABAJO\Peni” >nul
    “C:\Archivos de programa\TeraCopy\TeraCopy.exe” Copy “%tmp%\PaUSB.txt” “J:\_CASA – TRABAJO\Peni”
    del “%tmp%\PaUSB.txt”

  • W

    I’m using TeraCopy v1.22 now, as installed under user Administrator. Now I’ve created a new user, but placed under Group: Users, Administrators.

    Now inside the new user login, TeraCopy doesn’t work anymore when I use Right-Click, drag drop.

    What gives?

  • Alec

    Hi Jeff – love your work!

    Does V1.22 work from the comand line? I have found that while V2B3 works fine from the command line, V1.22 seems to ignore all parameters. It launches OK, but doesn’t do anything (doesn’t even pick up the “from” path info).

    Cheers
    Alec

  • Using a locate program it showed the folders I sent over as deleted. When I clicked on them, a little folder called Target appeared in the destination. Then I could copy my files back.
    When I use TeraCopy instead of move, stuff works as expected.

  • Magnus

    Hi! Great work! Love it!

    Just got one question: Does a buffer higher than the default buffer harm the files in some way? When you copy between hdd’s I mean.

    Thanks!

  • A. Sousa

    “Teracopy detected as “ KLONE.Z” virus by AVG Free 8.0.100”

    I cannot work with this program because AVG is always removing it because it claims is

  • a nony

    Hi Jeff,
    Terracopy ought to be an inbuilt feature in not only Windows but also Mac and Linux. However I think ur software has bugs in it.

    Check these two comments out, I dont know whether u’ve fixed this issue. These are experienced by two other users, judging on which I haven’t used it.
    http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/how-to-handle-windows-copy-paste-jobs-better/#comment-43419
    “WARNING! YOU MAY LOSE ALL YOUR DATA – I have use this software copy-paste function. However, using Cut-Paste, (MOVE) (holding shift key down) from my HDD to a network computer, all my data disappeared! Uninstalling this software, the windows default cut-paste function works fine. DAMN Software!! I think the files were not actually deleted from my HDD because the remaining free space is still the same. Tried recovering data through undelete tools in vain. Tough lesson learnt the tough way. If it’s working fine, don’t fix it!”

    http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/how-to-handle-windows-copy-paste-jobs-better/#comment-56590
    “I’ve been formatting my daughter’s laptop, which didn’t have Teracopy installed. Before I started I sent all her data over our network to my computer (via Windows copy procedure) to store while I formatted. This it did perfectly. On my computer I have (or did have) Teracopy installed. When I had finished setting up her laptop and began to send the data back ALL of it disappeared. (Roughly 6 Gb). Luckily I had backed up her 3,000 pictures to dvd before I did it. I’ve tried it again with some other stuff and yes, sure enough, the whole lot disappeared. I know what I’m doing when it comes to computers and believe me this stuff is TOTALLY gone. I’ve even tried a file recovery prog on both computers, absolutely zilch. Please think very carefully about this prog and back your stuff up if you want to try it.”

  • a nony

    As u can see THIS IS REALLY SCARY!!! Afraid to try TerraCopy for this reason alone. Prefer Dopus (not just for copying).

  • Jeff

    When you drop files to \\server\share in the Network Places, Windows reported to TeraCopy that target dir is C:\Documents and Settings\%User%\NetHood\Share on Server. Instead of copying over network, files are moved to this folder.

    Even worse, you can’t access this folder via Explorer. Windows Search will not find files in this folder! Use command prompt or file manager like Total Commander to find your files.

  • COMPUTER EXPERT

    OHHH THAT IS SO UNTRUE THE TERACOPY WORK FINE I WORKING WITH 100TS” TERABITE OF DATA WITH TERACOPY WORK JUST FINE

  • COMPUTER EXPERT

    I MOVING DVD WITH TERA COPY FROM PC TO EXTERNAL HDD AND I NEVER LOSE ANY MOVIE TERACOPY IS GREAT SOFTWARE

  • lost files

    I also tried out tera copy. I was great happy with it, until I lost a lot of files. I want to copy them to my NAS Drive, but they were moved somewehre….

  • yash

    how to use teracopy serial key? (how to get pro v)

  • exoticmr2

    Hello! I was wondering if you have a suggestion on settings to make it even faster. By the way great program.

  • Mark

    @Jeff – 64

    This did help me find the files that went missing after a TeraMove to a network share resulted in seemingly disappeared files. You can find the …nethood\ if you show system and hidden files in the folder options dialog. 60+ Gb video I don’t have to re-capture….Scary moment though.

  • Greg

    I am using Teracopy 2.0 beta 4a in a batch file to backup a directory and overwrite old files. The window pops up but says that the drive needs more space and will not start the copy. It does not seem to be checking which files will be overwritten to clear up space or which ones will not need to be copied before giving the error. If I click ignore it starts. I have several large files on the drive that are included in the file list, but are the same file on each drive. It would not work without intervention until I removed the large files from the list or deleted tham from the destination to free up space. Bug? Can the ignore button be used as a switch in the command line?

  • Yll Nushi

    @Jeff:

    I seem to have the same problem. I copied around 10 gigs to my network places, but I can’t find them anymore. Would you mind explaining me either how to view hidden files in Total Commander, or how to regain these files? They are all family photographs, so it is very important to me.

    Thanks in advance,

    Yll

  • In Total Commander, click Configuration > Options > Display > Show hidden/system files. Go to C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\NetHood and check all folders. Move your files back to original location (F6) and upgrade to TeraCopy v2.

  • Gokay

    It is just not reliable. I just lost some codes while I was trying to copy them. It couldn’t copy and the files just disappeared from its original folder. After looking around, I found out that it pasted all the files to My Documents folder. But that brief moment was enough to give me a heart attack. This is the second time this is happening and the first time around, I couldn’t find the files at all. Microsoft’s procedure might be slow but still it doesn’t scare the shit out of me.

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