151 thoughts to “TeraCopy 2.12”

  1. I’m a customer. You can verify by my e-mail.
    I’m very disappointed that your company doesn’t have a fix to the false-positives that some Anti-Virus software generate when installing TeraCopy.

    I know you’re asking people to contact the Anti-Virus vendor, but I work for a huge organization (Fortune 20), and I don’t have the ability to get TeraCopy excluded, or have a special Anti-Virus signature written for it.

    Why is it that TeraCopy makes most AV software so suspicious in the first place?
    Have you investigated ALL AVENUES of trying to resolve this?

    I literally paid for a piece of software that I can’t use.

    Thanks

    -Ronny

  2. I feel dissapointed when i want to over-write something in Windows 7…always appears a error…i can’t over-write any file in C:/ …bad for that.

  3. http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/0ebc770faefd76

    Result: 6/40 (15%)

    Authentium: W32/Heuristic-210!Eldorado
    AVG: Win32/Heur
    CAT-QuickHeal: (Suspicious) – DNAScan
    F-Prot: W32/Heuristic-210!Eldorado
    McAfee-GW-Edition: Heuristic.LooksLike.Win32.Suspicious.K!89
    Rising: Packer.Win32.UnkPacker.d

    Only 6 of 40 anti-viruses “think” that the file may be infected (heuristic/suspicious). Rising thinks that it’s a packer and it’s correct. TeraCopy is packed with Obsidium for protection and registration key management.

    Looks like some viruses was packed with Obsidium too and above AV companies added its signature as dangerous.

    Please contact me, I’ll try to make a custom version for you.

  4. Thanks Jeff.
    I’m on McAfee. It doesn’t detect it with the same words that are in your post, but it does think it’s malware and quarantines the exe.

    What’s your e-mail?
    I’m at RonnyNussbaum ##at## gmail ##dot##com.

    I understand your concerns, however maybe there should be an unpacked version available for registered users, or maybe an alternate download source that can be traced to the downloader?
    For example, there could be an executable that allows you to download the unpacked version after submitting the user’s information in an encrypted way. That way you could see that Ronny just downloaded the unpacked version.

    -Ronny

  5. Great now that the copy starts immediately. It would be nice if the teracopy window starts minimized as an icon so it doesn’t take any screen space. Even running as a service would be fine.

  6. Guys, is there any reason that after TC installation it appears NOT in the center of my screen, but at the top somewhere. In MY case I can solve this by using an alignment function of a software I use (called AWM), but how do you expect others to center it on the middle of the screen (as far as I know that is how homo sapiens prefer it)? Manually?

    So after I center it with some help it saves and stays in that position, but it would be nice to have it aligned in the middle and centered by default.

  7. can teracopy or other Apps (perhaps teramerge!)do this:
    by right click merge contents of multiple folders(more than 2) in single folder which its new name will be foldername1&foldername2&…
    and for files by identical name ask to: replace, replace all, rename, rename all?

  8. Hate to be cynical, but considering the cyber war going on this last month, I would not be surprised if Codesector has been hit by some of those malwares. If you were a bad guy, it would be particularly brilliant to implement all your malware into a windows copy application!!

  9. This version does still left files on source when moving large quantities of files. Could you fix this please? I’ve been having this bug for several versions now…

  10. It’s terrible that when I pass the file through online virus scanners, they find Teracopy infected. I don’t feel confort to install the software. Why should somebody buy the software to support the developers if even the developers don’t care to solve this issue?

    even GDATA found something: Win32:Malware-gen and supposedly GDATA is like the top AV.

    And it’s not just the current release that has this issue… I’ve followed this from some past versions too. There’s a bit of a history of virus/malware in Teracopy and the lack of a solution makes me consider Teracopy to be shady.

  11. avast 5 on my pc is calling teracopy 2.12 exe a virus. They do not proscribe earlier iterations. If this is a false positive please let them know.

  12. @Roy, @lethedoom,
    TeraCopy is not a virus. The way it’s packed as explained below makes some AV software suspect it.

    The problem that I have (and still got no resolution for, despite being a CUSTOMER) is that I can’t modify my corporation’s AV software. It is what it is, and it is McAfee.
    I bought the software and now I’m screwed.

    -Ronny

  13. New Avast 5.0 free detects
    Malware Bocked
    avast web sheild has blocked a threat
    No futher action is required

    object: http://www.codesector.com/files/teracopy.exe|>{…\TeraCopy.exe
    Infection: Wim32:Malware-gen
    Actiom: Connection aborted
    Process: c:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe

    The threat detected and blocked while downloading an item from the web.

  14. I find it funny the commercial anti-virus suites tag teracopy.. It just doesn’t work like Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE)… I love MSE.. I was running without AV etc for years..

    As for Teracopy 2.12.. Working very well when comp is under full load.. Good bug fixes.. Keep up good work.. Seems as fast to initialize as standard windows copying..

  15. Avast 5 doesn’t give a false positive anymore.

    Program version 5.0.377
    Virus definition version: 100121-0

  16. Feature Request
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Hi there,
    I don’t know if the feature has been requested already: I would like to be able to remove files from the queue while TC is copying. This would be useful for big files and when one realises they don’t want to copy a specific file. In other word, I would like to be able to ‘uncheck’ a file from a list so it is skipped.

    Regards
    Musa

  17. whenever i use teracopy over my usb hardisk and i put usb to another mecanic (some times i can use my usb port to charge my cell phone) its disconnect and reconnect guess its windows problem but whenever its all back normaly it refuse to work. i tryed to skip file , pause , continue etc. etc. it wont continoue just hang up and no answer any of my command. i want to fix this bug as soon as possible. otherwise i have to start over and recopy again…

    and lastly whenever i move my files some times its drop some empty folder to source , move to second time i move again to target folders successed. so i want this fix too because i dont want to see emtpy clustered folder to my source drive beacause of my move operation.

    Happy work,

    Sincerely…

  18. I learned TeraCopy just now. It is fine and speedy. Excellent the behavior in case of reading errors and excellent also the testing function. (Copy and Compare and show every difference.)
    I have no idea how to use TeraCopy portable. But this is not that important.

    TeraCopy is a very good help to keep the original directory dates (when was created a specific directory). Windows Explorer changes the date (date of copy = date when directory was created).

    One problem of TeraCopy:
    TeraCopy changes the archive bit to set from not set. Eventually – I did not find out – TeraCopy changes the attributes of files.

    I would like to have a solution which changes NOTHING (like this was with xcopy32 in some versions of WIN98. Do you have any idea which program I could use (the Copy function on KnoppixCD is such a solution but it is a bit complicated to use always Knoppix).

    Thank you for TeraCopy and any additional help.

    Please excuse my weak English.

    All the best – Johann

  19. I still think that the solution should come from the developer, NOT from the different anti-virus companies.

  20. Ronny :
    I still think that the solution should come from the developer, NOT from the different anti-virus companies.

    Then I am curious about how you would like developers to approach false positives as in the case of Teracopy.

  21. @Anon
    Anon: I don’t know. Are you suggesting that the problem is mine to solve?
    I *bought* a product, and I can’t use it because it’s protected with a piece of software that’s detected as a virus. Several Anti-Virus software detect it as such.

    You’re saying that I need to spend time opening tickets with my AV provider to fix this?
    *I* need to do this?

    What if I can’t do that?-which is really my case.
    I’m an end-user in a huge corporation, and I can’t contact the corporation’s AV software provider (McAfee). I don’t have an account with them…I can’t represent the company.
    What should I do?

  22. @Ronny

    Actually yes, most AV users are expected to submit samples and false positives to the AV provider. There are so many software out there, surely you can’t expect the AV to be tested against all of them.

    I understand the situation that you are in, but I am curious why you should be in this situation in the first place. Did you not at least test out Teracopy before purchasing it?

  23. @Anon
    Well, I guess we’re in disagreement then. I bought a lot of software titles in my life, and this is the first time ever that I find myself in this situation. It’s only because the author insists on using a wrapper around the executable that masks the code in some way. This is done to avoid piracy. Well guess what? I’m not a pirate, and I’m punished.

    I did test it with CA before, but my organization recently changed to McAfee and then things hit the fan.

    Would your reply be different if this was not a try-before-you-buy kind of software, or are you saying that no matter what kind of software I buy-if it’s not working then the burden is on me to handle it with the AV software vendor?

  24. Excuse me, but this is an AV Problem. False possitives ALWAYS ARE. Complain to mcrapfee. period.
    It’s their fault if they mis-identify s/thing as being infected.

    bye!

  25. Jorge :
    Excuse me, but this is an AV Problem. False possitives ALWAYS ARE. Complain to mcrapfee. period.
    It’s their fault if they mis-identify s/thing as being infected.
    bye!

    Such an insightful post…

  26. @Markus

    Portable version isn’t a different program. Just copy the file called “Portable” into the same directory as TeraCopy.exe, and it will run in portable mode.

  27. Is there a way to see the last copied/moved files? Maybe some log-file?
    I accidentally moved some file into another folder and don’t where and which file it was^^

    Thank you

  28. @All

    After doing some testing, I’m really sure TeraCopy installer (downloaded through codesector) is clean. Sometimes software is “tricky” but “manytimes” AV do the same things, that’s the big difference between human and machine =)

    Ok, this’s the simple steps:
    1. If you can’t download TeraCopy, disable AV protection/web shield temporary
    2. After download completed (keep disable AV protection), just run TeraCopy installer till finished
    3. Then added TeraCopy installatin directory (:\Program Files\TeraCopy\) to your AV exclude list

    NB: if you don’t know how to added files to exclude list, just search it on google =)

    *Regards

  29. @Ronny

    Well I guess we agree to disagree then. I think the problem is that I am from the IT sector so I understand things from the developers point of view.

    Anyway I can think of a few things you could try:

    1) Submit the teracopy file to the AV provider hoping it will whitelist it. Maybe from home if you use the same AV and this feature is not provided at the work place.

    2) Hope that teracopy will be changed (Not likely, look at its development history)

    3) Try one of the alternatives from the front page link (http://lifehacker.com/5283734/hive-five-winner-for-best-alternative-file-copier-teracopy)

  30. 4 False Positive :
    @All
    After doing some testing, I’m really sure TeraCopy installer (downloaded through codesector) is clean. Sometimes software is “tricky” but “manytimes” AV do the same things, that’s the big difference between human and machine =)
    Ok, this’s the simple steps:
    1. If you can’t download TeraCopy, disable AV protection/web shield temporary
    2. After download completed (keep disable AV protection), just run TeraCopy installer till finished
    3. Then added TeraCopy installatin directory (:\Program Files\TeraCopy\) to your AV exclude list
    NB: if you don’t know how to added files to exclude list, just search it on google =)
    *Regards

    That’s great advice for people that can disable their AV and/or add files to the exclusion list.
    Not everyone can. In a corporate environment these settings are often locked for you.

  31. @Anon
    I’m in the IT industry as well.
    I think that removing that packer is my only option, and I found a way to do it.
    (kinda shows you that there’s no point in using Obsidium in the first place…)
    I just hate that I’d need to do that every time a new version comes out.

  32. Just a little heads up to regular users of TeraCopy, if you start your computer in Safe Mode you can gain a performance increase of 60% to 100% in copying speeds. Just hit F8 after your computer POSTs.

    Btw, excellent program, 5 stars all the way.

  33. Look, it’s pretty simple:
    Just because most viruses are packed IT DOES NOT MEAN that all packed exes are viruses.
    I insist, it’s up to the AV companies to sort out wich are viruses and which aren’t.
    Period.

  34. Jorge :
    Look, it’s pretty simple:
    Just because most viruses are packed IT DOES NOT MEAN that all packed exes are viruses.
    I insist, it’s up to the AV companies to sort out wich are viruses and which aren’t.
    Period.

    Thanks for using ALL CAPS. I can’t understand anything without them.
    Thank you for insisting too. It gives a lot of “pow” to your reply. The “period” was a nice touch as well. Am I suppose to take what you’re saying as true because you wrote “period”? You sound like you’re 12 years old.

    Note that I never said that all packed EXEs are viruses. You are stating the obvious.

    Anyway, you clearly don’t understand my unique situation here, so I’ll just ignore your comments for now.

  35. How to open a teracopy report? It would be nice to have it as *.csv file to make a more detailed investigation about difference of two files.

    ??? Target Folder File SourceFolder Size ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? CRC
    6 G:\BOOT\BCD BCD E:\BOOT\ 262144 0 300519112572697000 300548644135053000 29904647836575400 32 File OK FE80BC74

    What ist the name of the colums?

  36. David San José :
    Hi there,
    I work at Panda Security as malware analyst and we are working to remove this detection. As soon as I have any news I’ll let you know, you can contact me at twitter (@PandaTechSup)
    Regards,
    David
    PS: By the way the link to virustotal should be http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/0ebc770faefd76f0b8f44f5e9b6f641e72a6d46af840f7f35a8a5e0783fe8537-1264122293

    Hello,

    The file is not longer detected by the security solutions from Panda Security.

    Regards,

    David

  37. Hi Ronny,
    I have the same problem as you had. Would you detail how you worked around it. I’m also in a corporate network using Windows XP. I am using a laptop.

    I tried to install TC v2.12 (upgrading from a previous version) and McAfee blocked it. The previous version was installed from home before I joined the corporate network.

    Regards
    Musa

  38. Musa :
    Hi Ronny,
    I have the same problem as you had. Would you detail how you worked around it. I’m also in a corporate network using Windows XP. I am using a laptop.
    I tried to install TC v2.12 (upgrading from a previous version) and McAfee blocked it. The previous version was installed from home before I joined the corporate network.
    Regards
    Musa

    Musa,
    I’m trying to get a solution from the author of the software.
    If I get nothing, I already found a way to remove Obsidium using tools freely available on the Internet.
    Obsidium is supposed to prevent debuggers from running through the code, but there are already scripts out there to allow debuggers to run through the code using Olly Debugger.
    This is only last resort, but it’s totally doable.

  39. @Jeff

    Same exact problem as described January 19th, 2010 at 04:37 | #3 Reply | Quote by Jeff. Mcafee quarantined teracopy pro faster than you could blink an eye…Also sent an email about the ridiculous, nebulous steps needed to install teracopy pro after purchasing it. You can’t download the product without buying it….I can not find one spot on your site to download an application listed as teracopy pro, nor can I see any place to enter 9 line Hash to activate. By the way, the free copy of teracopy loaded with no errors from McAfee…

  40. And what up with this OPUS thing…you open the file and the directions there are almost as nebulous and unitutitive and trying to register your copy and upgrade to the TC Pro….There is no directory named OPUS and I can find no place to copy the files to????

  41. @Ronny – The normal procedure in most large corporations is to submit the issue to the corporate helpdesk. They have the service contract with the vendor and will submit the executable as a false positive for you. That is their roll, assuming you’re allowed to use that software on their systems and they won’t yell at you for asking 😉

    Even if not, you have other options, Mcafee allows submissions of false positives as described here-> http://community.mcafee.com/message/6645#6645

    So you can submit yourself (as can the author.) The submission options are easy enough.

    Typically false positives don’t last long when one shows up in a mainstream AV product. Even if you do nothing it is likely to be resolved in short order. Just bad luck and bad timing.

  42. I LOVE this program. My only complaint about this product is TINY! The version number reported on the TeraCopy.exe file is not the actual version of the product. For example, I just installed 2.12 and More, Menu, About reflects this. But, right click on the executable and do a properties, it reports to be 2.01.

    This is important, because I try to keep all the PC’s on my home network with the same version. I have a program that looks at executables and reports back so I can see which PC’s I need to update.

    It would be a nice touch.

    Thanks

  43. Running Win7 x64.
    Installed Teracopy
    Right mouse clicked and drag-copied a file from my a machine on my home network over to my desktop. (the other machine is basically a server with no user on it).
    Using TeraCopy: 11:33
    Using Windows Explorer: 8:44
    WTF?
    I just uninstalled TeraCopy.

  44. Why are you idiots using crap Anti-virus software? I am a free version user of Teracopy. I cannot believe a Fortune 20 company uses Mcafee. Your IT team sucks. Get them to buy the best Antivirus software for your company, AVIRA that is.

  45. Hi, when is the next big discount coming out pls? I missed the 50% one, and I want to get the pro version.

  46. Tom :
    Hi, when is the next big discount coming out pls? I missed the 50% one, and I want to get the pro version.

    There have been at least 3 specials that gave 50% off already, and you missed them all.
    But I guess we are idiots (your words. Very mature).

  47. Hi,
    I am using tera copy 2.12 on xp got some trouble when i move some files it just vanished like noting was there any 1 have any ideas

  48. Why did you replace the mouse over drop down on the Explorer context menu???
    The newer method needs TWO extra mouse clicks.
    Version 2.00b4 was the last one to do it!!

  49. what is the difference between the 1.xx and 2.xx??? is the 1.xx for 32 bit only and 2.xx for 64bit only??

  50. Thank you for this great piece of software.
    it’s pretty fast and a real alternative to the slow standard windows API copy function.
    I’ve tested almost all the other alternative file copiers and I stick to TeraCopy mainly because it works fast and has a pretty UI and a nice explorer implementation.

    Total Commander and Directory Opus are supported file managers,
    could you please also add FreeCommander which many people are using?

    Thanks

  51. I asked this once before, and it was never answered, so I am asking again, and I’ll keep asking until I get an answer because there is no info about it on the online help site. So, under:

    Menu > Options

    What does “Use system write cache” do?

  52. Hi:

    Relative newbie here – I’m trying to figure out what app I need to reopen the review files so I can see what condition the moved/copied files are.

    would appreciate any feedback and thank you all very much.

  53. here is the file I’m trying to open – even after searching for half an hour on the web.

    How do I access the *.tcl reports ?? nothing wants to open them 🙁

    Many Thanks

    REB

  54. Michael :
    I asked this once before, and it was never answered, so I am asking again, and I’ll keep asking until I get an answer because there is no info about it on the online help site. So, under:
    Menu > Options
    What does “Use system write cache” do?

    It is described in previous comment threads.

  55. Ken :

    Michael :I asked this once before, and it was never answered, so I am asking again, and I’ll keep asking until I get an answer because there is no info about it on the online help site. So, under:Menu > OptionsWhat does “Use system write cache” do?

    It is described in previous comment threads.

    Instead of being a smartass — actually I take the smart part back — why not just answer what I asked, or link to it!

  56. Michael :

    Ken :

    Michael :I asked this once before, and it was never answered, so I am asking again, and I’ll keep asking until I get an answer because there is no info about it on the online help site. So, under:Menu > OptionsWhat does “Use system write cache” do?

    It is described in previous comment threads.

    Instead of being a smartass — actually I take the smart part back — why not just answer what I asked, or link to it!

    Thank you for your kind appreciation of my help.
    Obviously I should not bother.
    In order to answer your question or link to the answer, I WOULD HAVE TO DO THE SAME SEARCHING IN THE THREADS THAT YOU ARE TOO LAZY TO DO.

    [middle finger raised]

  57. Michael seems to think that if he asks a question – we’re all obligated to answer him.
    Apparently even common courtesy is beyond him.

    Good job Michael… it got you nowhere.

  58. Sometimes Teracopy can’t close after it work finally.
    When I force to close Teracopy, it will cause USB Safely Remove broken.
    When I start to use USB Safely Remove, windows will show error message.
    Why? Even through, after reboot, it is no use.

  59. what is the option “use system write cache”? And an answer for other people : I’ve been using Norton Internet Security for years. There is no problem indicating that teracopy is a virus.

  60. validebag :
    what is the option “use system write cache”? And an answer for other people : I’ve been using Norton Internet Security for years. There is no problem indicating that teracopy is a virus.

    It is described in the thread where the option was originally introduced a few months back. It should be easy to find for anyone who is willing to do their own work, instead of asking other people to do everything for them.

  61. @Ronny
    Hi Ronny, I wasn’t using teracopy for quite a while as I move up to the Win7 pretty early. Hence I missed all the big discounts. You said you are in IT, does the IT guys in your company know the existence of the term ‘dectction rate’ among AV software. You do some research and tell me where Mcafee ranks. I am not in IT, I am in a small company’s eCommerce role, but I started using computers since I was kid. MS did nothing solving their shitty copy function. The richcopy shit they come up with isn’t going to cut it for the end-user.

    Did you try using the portable version?

  62. Hmmm….version 2.1 still stalls while copying large (256 Gb) amounts of data.
    Close will keep it in memory, a very hard kill is necessary to remove from memory
    Uninstalled and copy went perfectly fine with default Windows 7 transfer.

    Any experience with this? It was supposed to be eliminated.

  63. Guys, Please, please, please, stop using these comments to flame, criticize, complain, etc. etc. about each other. I don’t know about you, but I have to work and don’t have time to scroll thru a bunch of interpersonal comments to get to the technical stuff that is useful. Thanks very much in advance. John

  64. I like this program. But sometimes it doesn’t preserve the time and date stamps of the source folders. Once in a while (a bit too frequently), the time and date stamp of a destination folder is the time and date when the copy was done instead of the source folder’s time and date stamp.

    This was written by Night Owl in another forum.Me(Valerio) has also the same problem,but using the v.2.01. I copied 2 folders(1 got the right creation date in 2008 and the second one got todays date even if it has been created in 2009).

  65. Thanks for a fast and reliable copier. Although I have tried TC on and off for a few versions recently it has proven more useful however it could really do with an option to set the retry delay as well as the number of retries. I ended up setting the retries to 1000 when using a VPN as it was prone to drop outs of a few seconds. If the delay between retries could be set then rather than setting retries in the thousands it could have the default 5 attempts but with a n second delay which would be better.

  66. খুব সুন্দর একটি সফটওয়্যার tera copy .
    আমি এর সফটওয়্যার পরিচালনা ব্যবস্থা দেখে মুগ্ধ ।
    wow! it’s work very well

  67. Ronny :I’m a customer. You can verify by my e-mail.I’m very disappointed that your company doesn’t have a fix to the false-positives that some Anti-Virus software generate when installing TeraCopy.
    I know you’re asking people to contact the Anti-Virus vendor, but I work for a huge organization (Fortune 20), and I don’t have the ability to get TeraCopy excluded, or have a special Anti-Virus signature written for it.
    Why is it that TeraCopy makes most AV software so suspicious in the first place?Have you investigated ALL AVENUES of trying to resolve this?
    I literally paid for a piece of software that I can’t use.
    Thanks
    -Ronny

  68. Ronny :@Anon I’m in the IT industry as well.I think that removing that packer is my only option, and I found a way to do it.(kinda shows you that there’s no point in using Obsidium in the first place…)I just hate that I’d need to do that every time a new version comes out.

    I work at Symantec in the Symantec office. Teracopy works fine and installs fine. No positives of any kind. Many other work mates here also use it without issues. I also use it on a machine with Avira installed. No issues there. So speak to your AV software vendor as it is simply a false positive which needs to be fixed by the AV provider and not by Teracopy developer. No idea why you are complaining it to the developer.

  69. With regards to how the app is provided…

    Why not provide the provide the installation source as an MSI? A little packaging knowledge would allow for a fault free install\uninstall and remove the need (under certain circumstances) to ‘go clicking’ .reg files to get features to work.

    On another couple of points:

    1. The long existing bug with files being copied but not removed from the source after a move operation still exists
    2. The problem with teracopy getting stuck while multiple copy\move operations are pending (fixed temporarily by deleting the ‘processes’ file in the teracopy config folder) still exists after several releases.

    Is there any chance that these will be fixed anytime soon?

  70. I want to be able to control the buffer size manually! Why was this feature removed after v1.22???

    This is the reason I still use the oldest version!

  71. Hi Jeff,

    just a little note: the about-dialog still lists “2007-2009” as the copyright-time frame.. Why not implement something like “2007 – $iCurrentYear”? 🙂

    HTH,
    Martin

  72. Oh goodie, a new version to play with on my XPSP3 box. Uninstall v1.22, reboot, install 2.12, reboot. Hooked up a spare empty FireWire drive and another USB drive, and threw about 5,000 files (20gb-ish) at each from my PC’s internal drives.

    I still get two instances of TeraCopy whenever I do two consecutive copies or moves. Sigh.

    Back to 1.22. Again.

    I forgot to mention last time: One of the single biggest annoyances with v1.22 was that it insisted on being ‘always on top’ and there didn’t seem to be a way to get rid of it, except to minimise it to the system tray. Something odd happened, though, after this latest test. When I started using 1.22 again, the ‘always on top’ was gone, I could send it behind other windows.

    *shrug*

  73. I love teracopy… that said if i had one request it would be to change the scroll lock behavior to make it so that teracopy *IS* the default handler and not the other way around; which is the current option. Just my $.02. Thanks for the greate apps!

  74. Having just got round my Anti Virus picking it up I’ve upgraded to Windows 7.

    And so …

    Is there anyway of getting Windows 7 to accept TeraCopy as the default handler without turning off UAC. I’ve even tried the app compat toolkit but can;t get it to stop asking me about whether I want to run it.

    Sorry if this is a repeat of someone else post I did look but couldn’t see anyone else having the problem.

    PS Am a full user, I’ve loved TC since 1.22 but I just seem to bounce from one problem to another at the mo :0)

    And/

  75. tried teracopy 2.12 on windows 7 64 bit
    it is 50 % slower than normal windows copying
    anyone else experiencing this?

  76. We where promised that newer versions was going to have variable buffer size and in that being faster than e.g. 2.01 – why haven’t that been implemented yet? A little bit disapoint that U are now selling the product 50% off after i have bought this. This COPY utility is stil the fastest! But not the best. I f U wanna go for something better but a little slower look for Copy Handler whic is free as well. U guye need to improwe terracopy else U will be facing that the product will be hard to sell….

  77. Yeah.. I found it slower than windows default copier…
    Is there any setting i have to change?
    Can someone give me the tutorial?

  78. Hi,

    First off thanks for a great program… I would like to buy it, but not before the bugs are sorted… In my eyes the only bug is the following:

    I have personally on my private desktop at home, 5TB of space, and in that space, I have about 4TB of data… When I do my HDD swaps (using that amount of data means a high turnaround of HDD’s), I go ape and que everything to copy/move over night. The problem I have is that once you have 4/5 windows open waiting for the others to finish, data count being in the TB’s, TeraCopy just freezes, for no reason whatsoever that I can see… Why is it that this is the best program ever to copy 100/200GB of data but as soon as you move to higher stacks, it bombs out?

    Again, this is my personal data, I’m not even talking about using this in our company where TB seems like a floppy of old…

  79. Howdy,

    I think this is a great program but I’m going to ask for a feature. This feature will slow down the read/write process. Meaning instead of going as fast as it can, it would be nice if I could limit the bandwidth to say 20k/sec. Generally speaking going as fast as possible is ok however the network server I am accesssing is unable to keep up with all the read/writes so there are some error messages coming around. It would be good to slow down the transfer to be nice to other users. I’ve used another program that has this feature. It has a slider bar and the default is 100 megs/sec and slides down to 1k/sec. Something to consider.

  80. Hi, I have a question. Should I use TeraCopy on Windows 7? I think the speed of coyping process on Windows 7 is optimized and pretty fast, so does TeraCopy make this faster? When I copy file(s) and folder(s) by TeraCopy, it always takes a while before showing a TeraCopy windows. Thanks!

  81. The Teracopy2.12 free

    software cannot be downloaded because it is said to be corrupted.
    Please provide a new version to enable me download. Thank you for your co-operation. Yours sincerely,Leonard E

    . George

  82. I get half the speed in teracopy 2.12 compared to normal windows copy…
    its a i7 920, p6t motherboard, samsung f3 1 tb sata 7200 drive in AHCI, windows 7 64 bit ultimate

  83. HELP! Dumbest question ever I know but I don’t know what else to do. I’ve got TeraCopy 2.05 portable version and I don’t know how to tell it what files to copy. I can select a target folder just not a source. I’m working on a server and do not want to argue with security about installing. HELP!

  84. Hi, I tested teracopy on my PC and it rules when tranfering medium to large files, but it is very slow when moving lots of small files, even slower than the windows 7 default copy. I also came across the same results on the net. I found an alternative which is good with small files too, but it is so buggy, uncompatible and troublesome to use, that I’ll stick with teracopy — the UI has already won me.

    But I’d like to see an improved copy mechanism for small files too in a future version!!! luv ya!

  85. Hi, I tested teracopy on my PC and it rules when tranfering medium to large files, but it is very slow when moving lots of small files, even slower than the windows 7 default copy. I also came across the same results on the net. I found an alternative which is good with small files too, but it is so buggy, uncompatible and troublesome to use, that I’ll stick with teracopy — the UI has already won me.

    But I’d like to see an improved copy mechanism for small files too

  86. I would not recommend TeraCopy to anyone at this point.
    I’ve been a customer and paid for the software, but support simply sucks.

    I have a ticket open for 50 days, with multiple entries by me asking “what is going on?”, and no response yet.

    Don’t waste your money, because that’s the service you should expect to get.

  87. Just found and started using TeraCopy to copy a large directory with over 300,000 files and 100GB. It took several hours to build the source file library (which was fine) but then, when actually copying files, would copy about 285 files and then stop for almost a minute before copying another 285 files and stopping again. This continues to repeat for the entire copy.

    I am copying from one network drive to another; other network traffic is almost zero. Using Win XP Pro, SP3, 3.5GB RAM, Pentium 4, 2.8GHz.

    Anyone know why I am getting the almost 1 minute delay between copying batches of 285 files??

    Thanks

  88. Question on 2.12. It seems that Teracopy doesn’t understand symlinks? I see strange errors in log: “Open Error: The system cannot find the file specified.”
    I have also strange log line, stating: “DirTimeStamp error in C:\FolderPath\..”. What does it mean?

  89. For some reason ever since ive upgraded to teracopy 2.12, it doesnt work as the default copy handler on my vista x64…ive done the associate as default copy handler many times but i keep get a conformation saying its done for 32 bit but please repeat it from 64bit explorer…i dont understand wht should i do for tht?

  90. Nir :
    For some reason ever since ive upgraded to teracopy 2.12, it doesnt work as the default copy handler on my vista x64…ive done the associate as default copy handler many times but i keep get a conformation saying its done for 32 bit but please repeat it from 64bit explorer…i dont understand wht should i do for tht?

    -Theres a defaulthandler.reg file in the teracopy directory. just run that and it should be fixed.

    John L :
    Teracopy 2.12, Windows 7 32-bit goes to sleep during copy, is this normal?

    – yea, that has been an annoying “bug” for me too (on 64-bit). I simply disabled the computer from going to sleep. if i want it to sleep, ill tell it to sleep manually. Sometimes the computer going to sleep will error the transfer.

    Long Nguyen :
    Hi, I have a question. Should I use TeraCopy on Windows 7? I think the speed of coyping process on Windows 7 is optimized and pretty fast, so does TeraCopy make this faster? When I copy file(s) and folder(s) by TeraCopy, it always takes a while before showing a TeraCopy windows. Thanks!

    – Windows 7’s copy speed IS faster than teracopy, however i still use teracopy myself because of the ability to delete files out of the queue (pro version), and if one file fails it’ll continue the queue instead of dropping the whole thing, and also for the “test” feature to verify that the files transferred correctly. I’d recommend you at least try it out.

    Ronny :
    I would not recommend TeraCopy to anyone at this point.
    I’ve been a customer and paid for the software, but support simply sucks.
    I have a ticket open for 50 days, with multiple entries by me asking “what is going on?”, and no response yet.
    Don’t waste your money, because that’s the service you should expect to get.

    -I do agree that support is not great, however, you must remember that Jeff (the guy who works on it) is only 1 man, and he has a few other projects to work on and fix bugs also. If people buy the software, it gives him money to perhaps hire extra staff to help out with support

  91. @Robbie
    Had I known ahead of time that support would be practically nonexistent, I could have possibly chosen another solution.

    Taking people’s money for software+support and then ignoring support requests is inexcusable.

  92. First time user who just downloaded and tested on XP.

    Wouldn’t it be better to have the CRC checks complete before beginning another copy/move?
    As it is now, the CRC checks of the first copy will run in paralell to the second copy which makes both operations slow.

    Also, it would be nice to have an option to have all copy/move operations handled by one window. For this option to work, there would be some rework needed to the information in the extended window.

    I guess the main thing is to get the bugs where ppl are loosing files fixed (not experienced by myself yet).

    Otherwise great piece of software!

  93. “# Fixed: Copy not starting automatically.”
    This worked more or less reliable until this update. In my case now I have to start it manually very often.

    If you need any further information, please contact me.

  94. Ok, as far as I could recognize it depends on whether I copy from one hard disk to another. In this case I have to start always manually. Is this a known bug?

    Best Regards
    Joni

  95. i love this tool

    copying small files to flash disk is much slower than big files, is there anyway to speed it up? e.g.: don’t close the file until we copied 10M of files or countof(opened files) > 1000 (system limit)

  96. I like teracopy, but with the fact that it now creates new windows for every instance i set it to copy instead of adding it to the original queue window, and the fact that there is no way to save the queue to disk and re-load the queue after a reboot, I can’t see myself paying for it. If it had these features and didn’t inexplicably hang after a while and have to be cancelled/resumed, then it would be the best program for copying that I have encountered.

  97. I have the following observations/bugs with TeraCopy:
    1. In folders like ones inside C:\Windows\Temp, it doesn’t hook the copy action at all so the Windows copy starts.
    2. When UAC is enabled without darkening of desktop (secure desktop), and TeraCopy is elevated, the focus is not present on the UAC dialog that pops but is on the background Explorer window which should not be the case.
    3. The sounds are outright shrill. Can’t you simply reuse Windows sounds by default?
    4. The window should remember the last state, when More (enlarged) or Less (compact) window.
    5. How about making the progress bar more smoother as it moves ahead and using Aero styled gorgeous progress bars?

  98. I love TeraCopy but please will you integrate skins in the future. I hate that ugly interface. I remember back in the late 90’s when downloading was still all the rage there was a sumo download thing with really cool looking skins. I think its in the movie Enemey of the State with Will smith where the guy is transferring the video onto his camera hard drive or something like that!! That would be wonderful! Thanks.

  99. What does the “Use System Cache” option actually do? Should I check it, or uncheck it?

    Also: improvements I recommend:
    1. CORE: Improve copy speed for small files or at least match Windows 7 default copy speed.
    2. CORE: See to the bugs stated above.
    3. UI: I personally like it’s feeling, but it wouldn’t hurt to integrate a skin mechanism or aero style or both, as stated before. Also, I’d like for the sound to be changable by the user
    4. UI: There should be a help file that explains what the configuration options do. If there was, I wouldn’t need my above question.

  100. Is there any chance that we get a feature like:
    Copy “Bigger only”

    If I copy many files, I can’t get this with the built-in explorer in win7 64-bit. I have to confirm it for every single file. This is very time consuming.

    Could you please add this “copy only if source file is bigger then the existing target file” to your feature-list? A configuration-option in the *.ini would be helpfull as well .-)

  101. yeah, Jack Michaels is right….windows 7 default copier is faster than teracopy….i get around 5-6 Mb/s speed in tera copy…its very useful in windows xp….i transferred Bioshock 2 in around 3 minutes through network 🙂

  102. @ Jeff
    Is this project dead/been put on the back burner?
    Last update to program was in jan. – is there any eta on a new beta/official version please?

  103. Look at the pattern of updates, there can be 2-3 months between announcements of any products.

  104. hi
    i have noticed it mentioned in an older post but i couldn’t find any solution:
    i try to move files with teracopy to a mapped network drive and i get the message:
    “target folder is not available”
    There is no problem when i use the windows native copy tool
    any ideas?
    PS: only if i access the disk it as \\server\disk can i copy with teracopy

  105. Back to v 1.22 here as well. As Hyram mentioned, I get two instances of Teracopy (v2.12) if I try to add more files to a copy that’s already in progress. With v1.22, adding more files would append them to the action that was already in progress. I also do not see an option in v2.12 to adjust the buffer size like I saw in v1.22. I don’t know if it made a difference or not in actual copy speeds, but I like having the option available.

  106. Sometimes another copy gets appended, sometimes another instance opens. It’s a lottery as to what happens when another item to copy is queued.

  107. I use terecopy to move things around my pcs (Xp) and nas (netgear NVX). I normaly would like to use ‘replace ‘older’, but its does not work correctly, sometimes it insists in copying files that have not changed, and have the same timestamp (as far as I can tell). BTW it always copies the same ones. That is if I make two copies (overwrite older) one after the other, it will copy the exact same files.

    hope you can fix this. Also I would be nice to have an option (overwrite if different size), which is useful when timezones are messed up…

    thanks

  108. I’ve used Terracopy for quite some time and recommend it to all my friends. Since recently upgrading to Win 7 64bit, I noticed that Terracopy isn’t as competitive against the default copy program. The main advantage the Win 7 copy has is that it continues the copy/move job even if it encounters a duplicate or protected file. It saves the “overwrite” question to the end. For large copy jobs, that’s a huge benefit.

    The main drawback (necessary evil?) of Terracopy is that verifying after copying sometimes takes almost as long as the copy itself. Can an option be built in to do a quick MD5 hash comparison or something similar?

    I still prefer Terracopy for large batch jobs because it shows progress and can resume broken copies. but I no longer want it as my default copy handler. I’ve actually found it faster to split my job in two and have Terracopy do half (the large files) and the default copy program do the other half (smaller files). This gives me about 10MB/s faster transfer rates.

    Oh, and if there is only one developer, it definitely would hurt to add skins. This is a COPY program – not an MP3 player. Focus on the performance, please!

  109. can anyone help me im using windows7 and core 2 quad 2gb mem and still my download speed is 1mb??? can anyone help me

  110. I’ve been using TeraCopy on my WinXP PC. My friends recommended this to me.
    In that version , I can manually change the buffer size and it had Original Beautiful Windows Progress Bar. But unfortunately I lost that copy. Now when I downloaded the new TeraCopy 2.20 , The Menu is more developed that I can decide what to do after file copying, And i can see pending files. But I could see the ugly gray progress bar. What happened to it??

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