TeraCopy 2.0 beta

  • Changed: Small files are processed much faster.
  • Added: Start new copy in a separate thread.
  • Added: sfv and md5 files support.
  • Added: Entry in the Explorer context menu.
  • Added: Reorder file list.
  • Added: Open destination folder in Explorer.
  • Added: Show shell menu for any file in the file list.
  • Added: Play sound when operation is complete (>10 sec).
  • Added: “Always on top” option in the TeraCopy system menu.
  • Added: “Test”, “Shutdown” and “Do not close window” options.
  • Added: Drag destination folder to the “Copy” or “Move” buttons.
  • Added: Directory Opus support.
  • Fixed: Free space detection.
  • Fixed: Folder attributes are now copied.
  • Fixed: Estimated time left are now displayed correctly on 12h systems.

Beta 2 (December, 2):

  • Fixed: High CPU usage.
  • Fixed: Large fonts display problem.
  • Added: Adding files in a separate thread.
  • Added: Sound related settings in the ini file.
  • Added: Number of retries in the ini file.


Vista x64 support will be added later.

  • Johnston

    I’d like to know if filesystem is relevant. I want to copy a lot a stuff from a win32 comp to my usb external drive formatted as ext3 (I’m primarily a linux user). Will I still see improved speeds?

  • Putra

    I got an idea for additional feature in Teracopy. I really really would love to see Teracopy able to control the copy speed. Teracopy 2 beta 2 able to start new copy in a separate thread. But there’s no option which one to prioritize. If teracopy has the ability to control the copy speed, the user will be able to manually set the speed to the one he/she preferred (of course the default should be set to unlimited speed). The other advantage is, I usually copy big files from my friends computers over the LAN. Sometime we need to slow down the transfer rate of the copy so we do not burden the source computer too much. Imagine if my friend playing 3D LAN game with other friends, and in the same time I copy big files from him with full speed, my friend will experience lag in his 3D LAN game. For now, we use TotalCopy to slow down our copy (down to 50Kb per second). Unfortunately, I don’t really like TotalCopy because of some reasons (i.e. it’s an old program, I don’t think it supports Vista).
    Overall, I like Teracopy. If the Teracopy has the ability to control the copy speed on the user interface when copying some files, that would be perfect!

    And for Tipu on 09 Jan 2008 at 6:10 pm
    “Also if tera copy is made windows default copy handler then what is the point of teracopy here and teramove here whereas copy here and move here are also doing same job in drag and drop handler??”

    I think the point is when user set teracopy as the default copy handler, user can simply use any kind of copy method he/she wants (drag with left click, drag with right click, Ctrl-C, etc) and the copy process will automatically use TeraCopy. But if the user turns off default copy handler options, user can choose what copy process he/she wants. If he/she wants to use Windows default, he/she will do one of the following:
    1. right click on the file, choose copy
    2. drag with left click
    3. drag with right click and then choose Copy here.
    4. ctrl-C on the file, etc
    And if he/she wants to use Teracopy, he/she may:
    1. right click on the file, choose TeraCopy, and so on..
    2. drag with right click and then choose TeraCopy here, etc

    So, users have flexibility with their preferences.

    Cheers.. :)

  • Tipu

    My point is that when you choose teracopy as default copy handler registry from drag and drop menu should be deleted and when is not entry should be re-added that is flexibility. Also about partial files when copy is canceled that is very not friendly at all. I really want to use this software but this partial thing is disturbing.

  • Rick Mangum

    I love TeraCopy, but I’m having one slight problem with it. I use it to backup to a USB drive. Everything works fine, but when I get to a file that is already on the drive, I get presented with the dialog that says File already exists, then I can choose Overwrite, All, or Older Only. I always choose Older only, because I don’t want it to have to take the time to copy the file if it’s up to date. The problem is, I keep getting that same dialog over and over, off & on throughout the process as it comes across different files. Isn’t there a way to say “Older Only *ALL*” so that it only asks me that question on the FIRST time it encounters a file that already exists???? I’m confused. Thanks for your help. -Rick

  • Jonathan

    Wonderful program!

    What would make it amazing in my books would be to have
    the option of saving “presets” so you can save and load presets.
    (with this feature having it take arguments from command prompt would be even cooler, ie “teracopy.exe -load:mondays.ext” so I can use a shortcut, were mondays.ext would be a file with preset settings for teracopy).
    And the presets file would save options such as “action” (copy or move) that was independant for each file as well as source and destination folders so that after loading such you could straight away start the actions. I’d pay more then $20 for that!

  • Bruno ‘ReX’ Barbieri

    Will be great if the option to use TeraCopy as default copy/move handler isn’t enabled by default when you install it.

  • SurfRat

    I set RetriesMax=0 to make TC try the copy process indefinately.
    I tested your latest version v2b2 by copying a large file across the network and then unpluging the cable while it was busy. It timed out after about 20 seconds. How can I get it to resume the copy automatically after say an hour of being disconnected. Also where can I see the retry count? I must be blind as I can’t find it :)



    Set RetriesMax=720
    (720*5 sec delay = 3600 sec = 1 hour)
    Set RetriesMax=0 for infinite retries.
    You can see retries count in the status field at the bottom in the full view.

  • biatche

    Is TC capable of replacing Ctrl-C Ctrl-V function of windows? If it does, I’ll definitely use it

  • Peni

    For biatche:
    Yes. Click in ‘More’ button -> Menu -> Options and check ‘Use Teracopy as default copy handler’

  • Mike

    What is the RetriesMax option some of you mentioned? Is it a command-line option or what?


  • Paul chilenski

    When copying multiple files, could TeraCopy copy several files simultaneously? Maybe default to 3 files at a time and allow this to be changed in options.ini. Also, if you could increase the amount of memory that can be used for a copy I would love that. I have 4GB on my PC and don’t mind using a large amount of memory (such as 256MB) to read in a file and then write it out to a slower destination.

  • Mathias Ricken

    To #110, Paul Chilenski:
    Of course some more options to configure would be nice. However, I believe that the biggest advantage of TeraCopy is the fact that it copies SERIALLY, not in parallel. Copying three files at the same time should degrade performance, so I don’t see the point in this option. The size of the buffer could probably make a difference.

    What might be worth considering is allowing several copy processes to proceed at the same time if they all involve different drives, e.g. copying from disk 0 to disk 1, while also copying from disk 2 to disk 3. There should only be minimal interference between those copy processes.

  • Rich

    Change in teracopy = Problem…

    In an earlier version of Teracopy, when there was a duplicate, the option of renaming appended a number on the end of the filename…
    But now it has reverted to the ‘Windows’ way of prefixing the filename with “Copy of …”
    Unfortunately, this now makes it impossible to align the two duplicate files next to each other using sorting/whatever… The old method meant that you simply sorted by name and there were the two files… I’m dealing with 1,000s of photos, so this is quite a big deal for me!

    Is there any chance of having an option for both in the Options dialog (or on the overwrite/rename/skip dialog?
    I’d actually think that the appending number method is more usable and perhaps should be the default.

  • biatche

    I’ve tried out B2. I’d like to say.. It’s an amazing piece of software. It even has an additional feature to check/match sfv|md5 files. I’d now like to suggest adding a context menu option so that in the given scenario I can check/match multiple sfv files.

    I have 3 directories with many subdirs and sfv files in them.


    I select the 3 dirs, and go to the context menu and click “SFVcheck” . It scans all SFV files in those 3 dirs and their sub dirs.

    This feature works in hkSFV

  • I would like to see an incremental copy. That is only to copy files that are new or have changed and to do be able to do this on a scheduled basis. The incremental copy would be a user choice. If not necessary, don’t use it!

  • biatche

    There should be an option to allow the “more” view by default. I’ll probably make a list of suggestions later

  • Miguel

    The possibility to verify all copied files should be toggled in the options.ini settings file. This is of special importance for unreliable networks or when the data is very important.

  • Blair

    Really dislike Vista cut/copy functions and looking for alternative. Would like to use teracopy but every version/beta i’ve tryed so far crashes instantly upon starting. Using Vista 64 Ultimate.
    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
    Application Name: TeraCopy.exe
    Application Version:
    Application Timestamp: 2a425e19
    Fault Module Name: StackHash_6e59
    Fault Module Version:
    Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
    Exception Code: c0000005
    Exception Offset: 00238ebe
    OS Version: 6.0.6000.
    Locale ID: 3081
    Additional Information 1: 6e59
    Additional Information 2: dd7da56f135f75ed88f53959469087c5
    Additional Information 3: 5288
    Additional Information 4: 49fa97db1f9d7dec0ef4c36d9f42bc03

  • Anonymous

    the limit of how many items Windows allowed before TeraCopy added to the context menu so the last item in the context menu top portion, as seen in registry key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
    disappeared. There were entries I didn’t want other programs to add so I just deleted the ones I didn’t want and the missing entry was then visible again.

  • Nicholas

    Firstly, thank you for an excellent product. I was hoping to find out whether it would be possible to include FreeCommander in File Manager integration section?

  • Michael

    When will you be releasing Beta 3?

  • ATT

    vista X64 support please

  • Peni

    Exist any switch for bypass the Overwrite (all, older, etc) question? Is very, very important for me for make scheduled backups.

  • The Lost Alien

    Is There any Vista X64 support on horizon ??

  • ArQangel

    I love the new version Teracopy.
    But am back using 1.22 as the Beta sems to crash regularly for me. (have submitted a ticket). So am patiently waiting for next beta release.

    But the one thing that bugs me is that when I drag and drop to my desktop it doesn’t remember where I’ve dragged to. It just lets windows put it somewhere so I have to go find it afterwards.

    Any chance?? I know its such a minor niggle and will probably involve weeks of someones coding…. But that didn’t stop me asking :0)

    Thanks for a great product looking forward to next relase


  • Shoeman

    I really like Teracopy. It’s a wonderful program. Great job, guys!Version 2.0 beta has some good improvements but… like many people I really didn’t like the copies in separated threads. The old way like 1.22 was so far better that I went back to that version. Will it have some option to disable this new “feature”? I liked the time estimation in this version, something that I’ve missed in 1.22. But unfortunately was changed something I thing must people loved in 1.22. Remembering Highlander movie: “There can be only one”
    Long live the sole thread. Bring it back, PLEASE ;)

    Congratulations for your great application. Keep on working (and please listen to me :) )

  • martin

    Awesome program.
    consider this a bug report.

    When i move files on my server from directory1 to directory1/directory2 over the network (smb) with teracopy it seems like it moves the file to my computer before it moves them back to the server?
    on windows explorer it takes less than a second to do it, but with teracopy it takes seconds, even minutes depending on the ammount of data.
    I do this alot (that is moving files around on my server over smb) so I really need this to be as fast as explorer does it.

    feature request:
    is there any way you could make a queue handler?
    and then i mean to add files from various sources to various targets, not just one target.

    is there anyway to have the overwrite box timeout, and push that file to the end of the queue, and start copying the next file after the timeout?

    really awesome program,thanks!

  • Copying a load of small files will result in having the lower progress bar on 100% instant but the actual copying is very very slow….

  • Tom

    Integration to shell menue destroys action of winrar and open

  • Peni

    For Tom:
    Not for me. I have Teracopy and WinRar in shell menu without problems

  • Ken

    Those of you who are asking for 64-bit support – why are you using that when a lot of software doesn’t support it yet ?

    Is it just that the number 64 is twice the number 32 ? I can’t see any other real life reason for using 64-bit OS in 2008.

    PS That’s 3 of us looking for an option to always automatically do “Test” as a default. I would buy a license if this were added. I’d be more inclined to buy a license if someone from Code Sector popped up here on occasion to reassure us that they are still alive. :-)

    PPS I can also use XYplorer and Free Commander support…

  • Guy

    I use 64 bit OS because I need 6 Gb of RAM accessible at all time, running several virtual machines and large apps that require a lot of RAM.

    That’s basically why we need this in my organization.

    Don’t know for the others, but I assume we are not the only ones with such requirements.

  • Terry

    Love TeraCopy, I just tried it on Vista x64 and copied my Mp3 collection (60+ Gb) from 1 drive to another and it worked well. As of now it isn’t intergrated into explorer but running manually it worked great for me. I tesed it using the installed default settings and had no problems. Also just to test I ran it in XP SP2 compatability mode which also worked fine.

    * There are quite a few suggestions for add-ons and improvements above, I’m sure your already working on Vista integration, so I won’t ask for more.

    Appreciate your hard work
    Will be purchasing Pro version once I have all my x64 driver issues cleared up, or the TeraCopy 2.0 final is out

  • Jeff

    I finally got some time for coding and fixed two serious bugs a few days ago. Also implemented a several features suggested in this blog and emails. Check out the new beta 3.

    Many thanks to all of you for ideas and support! Will get back to development in a few weeks, multi-language support and better file queue is on top of my to-do list.

  • LuMiNOuS

    Hey Jeff
    Looks Like you’re the man to speak to
    We really want vista support
    Pls can you help us out, Vista copy/paste features really suck
    None of the current versions work on Vista, and look at x64 support too please

  • LuMiNOuS

    I see you’ve gotten it to work on vista?
    What version of vista do you use and how exactly did you do it?

  • LuMiNOuS

    Ok all vista users i have the answer to your problems
    If your tetracopy also just crashes when you try to open after install, you haveto turn of DEP(data execution prevention)
    here’s how:
    ->Right Click MyComputer ->Properties ->Advanced System Settings ->Advanced Tab->Settings ->DEP tab ->Then
    Option 1: Select bullet 1 and restart if necessary
    Option 2:Select bullet 2 and add the teracopy.exe from its installed folder and restart if necessary
    ->Now apply
    This should work for vista users. I have Vista Ultimate x64 and this worked for me ;)

  • Jeff

    Thanks a lot, added this to FAQ. Going to add support for Vista x64 this week.

  • Juppi

    Hello there!
    I do not want to turn off DEP (data execution prevention) because it is a fantastic security feature. Isn’t it possible to program TeraCopy in a way thet doesn’t execute code in data area? That would be very nice!

    Wikipedia says:
    “However, it is recommended by Microsoft that DEP *not* be disabled. Instead, the author or vendor of the offending software be contacted and asked to fix their software to not violate DEP.”

    So I did this here, thanks :-)

  • Jeff

    Just updated protection system.. Now TeraCopy won’t conflict with DEP.

  • Juppi

    Wow, DEP fix in only 3 days! :o
    It works great for me, thank you very much!

    btw. I mailed several programmers to ask for DEP fixes, and you are the first to fix it! I hop the others will at least answer..

  • Jeff

    No, in 5 minutes actually. :) I just downloaded new version of third-party protection system and repacked TeraCopy.

    I believe that DEP violations caused by some kind of protector, most applications don’t need to execute code in data area.

  • darren

    I have bought the pro but have to use the trial since it has been over 24 hours and still not got the real software but got the bill. I cant figure out what the noclose option does. I want it to auto close when it is done but cant get it to. also I want a command line to tell it that it doesnt have to be ontop all the time.

  • darren

    It doesnt like to have 6 million files coming in. it gets upset at 3 million files and doesnt start processing the queue until all files are in the hopper. should start right away. I found a way aroudn this limit by telling it to break it in to subdir chunks using a batch file
    FOR /D %%f IN (*.*) DO start C:\Progra~1\teracopy\TeraCopy.exe Copy %%f h:\merak\mail /OverwriteOlder

  • da

    i have the winrar problem too.
    i’ve tried to reinstall winrar and it appears as menus on rightclick it’s broken. nothing happens when i select any winrar menu from the rightclick

  • da

    if i deactivate the teracopy explorer context menu option winrar works ok. if i enable it back, winrar it’s broken again.

  • Anonymous

    For da:
    I use Teracopy Pro ver 2.0 beta 3 and WinRAR ver 3.71 in XP Pro SP2 without problems, with context menu activated in Teracopy and WinRAR

  • Peni

    Sorry for post without nick.

  • I believe that DEP violations caused by some kind of protector, most applications don’t need to execute code in data area.

  • if i deactivate the teracopy explorer context menu option winrar works ok. if i enable it back, winrar it’s broken again.

  • nice,thank you

  • nice,thank you

  • David

    It seems that TeraCopy’s shell integration interferes with WinRAR’s “drag and drop” extraction feature.

    E.g. if I open a WinRAR archive and drag/drop a file from the archive to a folder on my PC (e.g. desktop), then WinRAR performs the decompression but then fails with the final copy. I don’t have the error message on hand at the moment. Performing a normal ‘extract’ works fine – it’s the drag/drop that causes the problem.

  • WinRAR performs the decompression but then fails with the final copy. I don’t have the error message on hand at the moment. Performing a normal ‘extract’ works fine – it’s the drag/drop that causes the problem.

  • Here are several overall things I like about TC. The interface has most of the options I need to copy and move files. Minimal interface is easy to read and can expand giving me information, validity and logs of the file transfers. The test and pause function is helpful. The addition to Total commander and Explorer helps greatly. A few key things would sell me and others I know that have tried your tool would be great.

    One, the synchronization from Total commander would be great as you cannot use TC within Total commander’s sync dirs interface. Two, to not lock up on big directory copies (2GB+) or Max_Path filename copies. Three, port over some functions of FastCopy, mainly the options “ACL’s”, Alternative data streams and filters file types. I could go on and on, for now I will just keep using all three apps for their strengths.. I would rather have to use only one though.

  • Tony

    I have the winrar problem too. With Teracopy shell integration enabled, nothing happens when I select any Winrar menu from the rightclick. Teracopy 2.0 beta 4, WinRar 3.71, Windows XP SP3

    Strangely, it does work fine on a laptop with same versions.

  • Hey,
    I didnt read all the comments, but if you need a translator for german, contact me.
    I love TC ;)

  • gun

    Back to 1.22, Really don’t like having heaps of windows opening for each copy. If only 1.22 has test after copy, it would be tops. It would also be nice to have the target displayed in the screen. I really don’t need a copy replacement just a file quer and tester. CopyHandler looks works great but sometimes it crashes but still it saves the que so you know where you are at. Hopefully teracopy adds a one tread option soon then it will be perfect

  • gun

    It would be very helpful if you can add column sorting for at least the status column

  • Mathias

    Using TeraCopy to move files on the same drive (e.g. from somewhere on C:\ to somewhere on C:\) takes longer than using the built-in TeraCopy. It would be nice to have an option to disable TeraCopy for these situations.

  • gun

    It would be nice if this new version can wait for the test to complete before starting the next operation(s). Because it can really slow down the operations to a crawl.

  • Hasaan

    when i use big file to copy with teracopy 2.0 beta 4 pro version then suddenly it show blue screen in my PC and PC shutdown instantly
    my copying speed is 32mb/s this is why i think my pc crash

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  • Will

    TeraCopy is really good, but its status bar when you’re copying can be a lying basta*rd. Sort of funny though, it’s still copying files but the status bar reads 100.00% completion. *Sigh* Well at least it doesn’t do the old rewind. I remember CHKDSK for win 98 SE had a bug that would cause it to reset it’s status bar (and the disk check) for some harddrives. That was the most infuriating thing I’ve ever had a computer do to me. Not even malware beats that. Think about it, you’re sitting at your desk and CHKDSK is almost done the check, or so it sais, then *Poof* the status bar resets back to 0%. And it would keep doing that.

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