Upcoming TeraCopy 3 features

A new version of TeraCopy is currently being rewritten from scratch. The goal is to make it faster and more extensible. Planned features include:

  • Unlimited number of files, keep file list on disk instead of memory.
  • Immediate start of copying instead of waiting for calculation of total files size.
  • Verify copied files with MD5/SHA-1 instead of CRC32, option to create .md5/.sha file list.
  • Show file list as browsable folders, show only failed files.
  • One window for multiple file transfer operations.
  • “Save bandwidth” mode

TeraCopy 3 beta is expected to be released early next year.

Update from December 7:

The new copy engine is ready and shows a good speed with both large and small files. Testing was done with a single 8 Gb file and 9 000 small files (300kb in size). In both cases speed was on a par or slightly faster than in Windows copy. MD5 hash calculation was on during the large file copy. Small files copying speed improved a lot after disabling Windows Defender.

Update from December 12:

TeraCopy now can avoid UAC prompts while reading files usually requiring elevation. This will eliminate possible ‘access denied’ errors in a middle of the copy process. For security reasons this feature will be available only to non-elevated administrators, users with a ‘standard account’ will still be required to start TeraCopy with admin privileges.

Update from December 17:

Copying using Volume Shadow Service is ready. Used usually in backup applications, it allows you to copy files locked by other applications.

TeraCopy 2.3 + 50% discount

The final version is just released with minor bugfixes and UI improvements. Please test big files fragmentation, it should be lower now.

Download: codesector.com/files/teracopy.exe

New Google+ Community for TeraCopy:
plus.google.com/communities/100455438528927551175

50% discount is available at Bits du Jour this weekend (December 7-8):
www.bitsdujour.com/software/teracopy

We’ll be running another sale at the end of this month, stay tuned!

TeraCopy 2.3 beta 2

  • Added: Support for Total Commander 8.01 x64.
  • Added: Auto-splitting files on FAT32 file systems.
  • Added: Additional check for trimming file, useful on D-Link NAS devices.
  • Added: ‘Confirm drag and drop’ option.
  • Fixed: Removing files from filelist when not enough disk space.
  • Fixed: Skip button now works on error files.
  • Changed: Flashing window instead of tray notification.

Download: codesector.com/files/teracopy23beta2.exe

TeraCopy 2.3 beta

What’s new:

  • Added: Choose between TeraCopy and Explorer on every drag-drop operation.
  • Added: Moving files within the same drive without launching TeraCopy.exe.
  • Added: ‘/Report’ command line key.
  • Fixed: Problem copying some locked files.
  • Fixed: Unnecessary verification of skipped files.
  • Fixed: Conflict with Google Chrome on Windows XP.
  • Fixed: Dropping files into TC window now possible in Waiting mode.
  • Fixed: Use %UL instead of %L in Total Commander buttons for Unicode support.
  • Added: Resolving linked network folders to the real path on Windows XP.
  • Added: Option CopyCreationTime to ini file.

Probably fixed VMware problem as well. Please use carefully, it’s not fully tested.

Download: codesector.com/files/teracopy23beta.exe

Update: to reactivate the new drag-drop confirmation dialog in this beta version, set parameter ConfirmDrag to 1 in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Code Sector\TeraCopy with Registry Editor.

A rather useful tip from Andy Malcolm, you might want to test it, even if you have another AV:

Just a quick note to recommend that you suggest to your customers that they list teracopy.exe as an exclusion in Avira Antivirus on-access scanner. The reason being that I noticed full CPU usage when using your product with Avira and it was the Avira process wasting cycles, when I excluded your program from avira on access, your program, which had been somewhat unstable, started copying files 8 to 10 times faster than it had been before, my CPU usage dropped off to a more reasonable level and it seems to have resolved stability issues.

TeraCopy Portable

Version 2.27 was updated the server with a new installer – now you can easily install a portable version as well. Just point the installer to your flash drive and select ‘Portable version’. Start menu shortcuts will not be installed and no changes to registry will be made. This also means no drag-and-drop integration.

Black Friday discounts are coming, stay tuned.

TeraCopy 2.27

What’s new:

  • Added: ‘Remove other’ to remove non-selected files from the list [Pro].
  • Added: Better handling multiple copy processes.
  • Added: Multiple retries to delete source files and folders after moving.
  • Added: Tray notification when adding files to the existing process.
  • Fixed: Problem with some non-Latin filenames.
  • Fixed: Copied files now have a correct creation time.
  • Added: WaitBeforeMinimize option to ini file.

Download: codesector.com/files/teracopy227.exe

TeraCopy 2.22

What’s new:

  • Added: Export filelist to HTML (sortable columns) and CSV files [Pro].
  • Changed: Graphical buttons instead of pseudo-graphical.
  • Changed: If the Shutdown option is selected, the batch file PowerOff.cmd will be launched.
  • Fixed: Transfer.log now written in Unicode.
  • Fixed: Renaming multiple files with the same name.
  • Fixed: Waiting for other processes to finish testing after copying.

All .exe files and the installer now digitally signed, it means fewer problems with anti-virus software. If you have a problem with AVG please update virus definitions.

Download: codesector.com/files/teracopy.exe

TeraCopy 2.2 beta 3

What’s new:

  • Added: Better USB devices ejection.
  • Added: Option ‘CardReader’ to ini file.
  • Added: Option ‘ForceSameDriveMode’ to ini file.
  • Added: New language strings.
  • Fixed: Crush when testing md5 files.
  • Fixed: Always test target folder and request admin privileges if needed.

Specify a device name (e.g. CardReader=Multi-Card reader) to unmount volumes instead of ejecting a card reader device.

Download: www.codesector.com/files/teracopy22beta3.exe

TeraCopy 2.2 beta

What’s new:

  • Added: Multi-language interface.
  • Added: Prevent system to enter the sleep state.
  • Added: Moving files on the same drive w/o enumerating files.
  • Added: Option to eject removable drives.
  • Added: New browse for folder dialog.
  • Added: Ignore system reparse points.
  • Fixed: Auto-resume all files.
  • Fixed: Windows reported wrong file sizes on Mac drives.
  • Fixed: Moving file with the same name as a folder.

Download: codesector.com/files/teracopy22beta.exe

TeraCopy 2 nightly builds

Dec 26:

  • Changed: When moving, source files are deleted immediately (after comparing size).
  • Changed: Buffer for small files increased.
  • Fixed: Sizes in TB not displayed correctly.

Dec 27:

  • Fixed: TeraCopy now keep folders’ timestamp when copying.

Dec 28:

  • Changed: Files added to the end of queue if target folder is the same.

Jan 14:

  • Added: Manager that allows you pause/resume/switch to other TeraCopy windows.
  • TeraCopy Manager

Jan 31:

  • Fixed: Files added to the end of queue if target folder and operation is the same.

Feb 12:

  • Added: Favorite target folders [Pro].
  • Added: Auto-switch to Admin mode for UAC-protected folders.
  • Added: Warning about FAT32 4gb file size limit.
  • Fixed: Waiting processes now starting in correct order.
  • Fixed: Same/different drives detection under Vista.

May 31:

  • Added: Progress indicator in Windows 7 Taskbar.
  • Added: Auto-hiding waiting TeraCopy windows.
  • Added: Clearing read-only attribute when copying from optical drives.
  • Fixed: Problem with 7-Zip.
  • Fixed: Trim file errors.

June 10:

  • Added: Support for Total Commander 7.5b4, Windows 7 Explorer.
  • Added: SetFileValidData function to avoid file fragmentation.
  • Added: /Close switch.

June 16:

  • Added: CheckFreeSpace option in options.ini file.
  • Added: handling long file paths (>256 characters).
  • Added: ini file settings: MaxPathLimit, NoClose.

June 18:

  • Added: “TeraCopy…” entry in the 64-bit Explorer context menu.

June 21:

  • Added: Additional check if Admin mode required to write files to the root folder.
  • Added: TeraCopy Links helper app:
    TeraCopy Links