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TeraCopy 2.12

January 19th, 2010
  • Added: Multi-monitor support.
  • Added: Run additional app on finish (eject disk, etc).
  • Fixed: Copy not starting automatically.

If you found ‘Shutdown after copy’ option not very useful, you can specify additional application. Updated help page with example settings for USB Disk Ejector.

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  • frank

    thank you for assisting me

  • frank

    love this information, keep it up guys

  • http://blogs.msdn.com/brianreisman Brian

    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!

  • Andy

    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/

  • jack michaels

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

  • Anonymous

    @jack michaels

    Nope, it’s several times faster for me. W7 Pro x64, AMD Phenom II X4.

  • http://ole-thielemann.dk Old

    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….

  • http://www.myboni.co.cc Boni

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

  • http://none Riaan

    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…

  • Daniel

    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.

  • http://timelinelive.blogspot.com/ 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!

  • leonard e. george

    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

  • jeremy owens

    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

  • Kane Lewis

    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!

  • Chiliplayer

    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!

  • http://ihavent hulk

    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

  • 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.

  • Ed

    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

  • http://pro.tekaev.com TimTeka

    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?

  • 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?

  • John L

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

  • http://blog.plaync.jp/linhongjun LinHongJun

    DirTimeStamp Error while copy from one hdd to another, what does it mean?

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  • Robbie

    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

  • Ronny

    @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.

  • Eddie

    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!

  • Joni

    “# 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.

  • Joni

    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

  • Anonymous

    @jack michaels
    Yes me too.

  • Nir

    I’ve did that too…but teracopy still doesn’t function as default handler

  • moo

    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)

  • MassBackup

    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.

  • anonymuos

    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?

  • Amit

    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.

  • Chiliplayer

    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.

  • http://sleeping88.wordpress.com Sleeping

    Hi, everybody :)
    I just write to suggest two small changes in the UI. The X icon in the taskbar is at too low resolution and the minimize button is not always visible. An image is much more understandable. Here you are…
    http://it.tinypic.com/r/15s0r5g/5
    Bye :)

  • Ueli

    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 .-)

  • Frank

    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 :)

  • http://None Bill Hart

    Thank You – Love This Product – Keep Up Those Enhancements!

  • Logan

    @ 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?

  • Anon

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

  • nik

    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

  • Matt

    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.

  • DrT

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

  • xua

    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

  • xua

    @DrT

    I agree same thing happend to me. Sometimes the waiting teracopy just keeps waiting.

  • eric

    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!

  • EL Reto

    @jack michaels
    yes ! i7-920 asus p6t v2 deluxe, win explorer copy up to 110 mb/sec
    teracopy 2.12 max. 60 mb/sec

  • All2manta

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

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  • Pachykutty

    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??