7 Super Tools For Faster Windows File Copy / Move Process

June 11, 2008 – 9:02 pm

Looking for a faster way to copy or move your files between folders and partitions in Windows? If you think that the default Windows file copy tool is too slow for such a simple task, try one of these 7 cool alternatives to speed up your Windows file copy / move process. In my test, FastCopy is the fastest, followed by BurstCopy and TeraCopy.




1- FastCopy

FastCopy claims to be the fastest copy/delete software on Windows.



2- TeraCopy

TeraCopy is a compact program designed to copy and move files at the maximum possible speed, providing the user a lot of features like transfer pause and resume, error recovery, shell integration, interactive file list and more.



3- CopyHandler

A small tool designed for copy/move files and folders between different storage medias. Claims to perform 6-7 times faster than the standard Windows operation.



4- SuperCopier

SuperCopier makes the Windows file copy dialog box a little bit snazzier. It adds more functions like pausing, skipping a file, copy lists, and file transfer speed throttling.



5- Total Copy

Copies file slightly faster than Windows (approximately 10% locally). Installs itself as an additional option to the Windows file copy function.


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6- BurstCopy

This utility that can speed up transfers on your hard-drive by up to 200%; so it claims. Simple yet intuitive interface.



7- CopyFaster

This software bypasses Windows 2000′s file cache to speed up its file transfer process. Works with Windows 2000 only.


If you know more tools and tips to speed up the Windows file copy process, share your thoughts by leaving a comment or two below. Let us shall make our Windows works much faster than ever!


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  1. 31 Responses to “7 Super Tools For Faster Windows File Copy / Move Process”

  2. Nice compilation :-)

    By hongkiat on Jun 13, 2008

  3. @hongkiat: Thanks man!

    By Syahid A. on Jun 13, 2008

  4. Still have one more tool,killcopy.Slow to move ISO file only.

    By WongSK on Jun 13, 2008

  5. Cool tips. I once used Tera Copy. It is nice.

    By Silki on Jun 16, 2008

  6. Out of all these I have useed only teracopy, and I found it very annoying. So got rid of it.

    By Pallab on Jun 17, 2008

  7. @Pallab: Try FastCopy. It is a separate application that does not bother with Windows original file copy application.

    By Syahid A. on Jun 17, 2008

  8. Nice Compilation, currently I’m using Tera Copy on my Vista.

    By Nirmal on Jun 20, 2008

  9. Thank you, I needed to move 70 GB of work files from one computer to another. and Windows Copy or Xcopy always fail for somereason.

    Tool is awsome I used FastCopy and it got the job done :-)

    By Mustafa on Feb 4, 2009

  10. its a very nice compilation, yet what we need is comparison between these tools.
    all of them are awsome, we must say it, yet, as i have used fastcopy, teracopy and supercopier.
    - i font like that fastcopy is not automatically integrated (maybe it is !).
    - teracopy and supercopier, are both cool, they goes high up to 20MB/s transfer, yet teracopy reached 80MB/s, i know that depends on some files. so ingeneral i like teracopy.its simple and fast and it has a free version thats not at all different from the pro one.
    ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much. and thanks again for this post.

    By soobra on Apr 18, 2009

  11. ExtremeCopy also a super faster file copy tool

    By tyeen on Sep 12, 2009

  12. Thanks :-)

    By aneess on Dec 24, 2009

  13. You can also make a tea when default windows copy-tool working.

    By Razz on Mar 7, 2010

  14. The tools listed here for copying the files between Folders or Partitions are good and the good thing with them is that most of them are free of cost.

    By computer repair on May 16, 2010

  15. Nice list of file copy programs.

    One more program I know is called Copywhiz (earlier known as Piky Basket) – http://www.conceptworld.com/Copywhiz

    By Gautam Jain on May 29, 2010

  16. I used FastCopy but cannot get the Jobmng to work. I select the option and enter job name and press execute but nothing happens. Any clues on how to get it to work. thanks Danny

    By Dan on Jul 15, 2010

  17. FastCopy is the fastest of all. Its only 600 kb in size . I got it here ( direct link) – *ttp://adf.ly/16Luk

    By Rames Singh on Apr 6, 2011

  18. Is their an application that copies only the files and not the folder also,in to one folder.

    By Jose on May 1, 2011

  19. Nice app. An amazing collection of 7 tools to make your Windows file copy or move process much faster and speedier.

    By John Lloyd on Jun 13, 2011

  20. 1.22 GB file copy test and the results are:

    FastCopy 2.08 – 35 sec.

    ExtremeCopy 2.0.5 – 35 sec.

    KillCopy 2.85 – 45 sec.

    SuperCopier 2.2 Beta – 47 sec.

    Copy Handler 1.32 – 50 sec.

    RichCopy 4.0.211 – 50 sec.

    Windows XP (classic copy) – 52 sec.

    FFCopy 1.0 – 58 sec.

    TeraCopy Pro 2.2 – 1 minute 15 sec.

    Ultracopier – 1 minute 25 sec.

    By coder on Aug 8, 2011

  21. I have been using SuperCopier2 for some years. It is a fantastic program to use for copying files on a computer or to an external hard drive. However, it has a major bug with trying to copy files over a network. It says it has copied the files, but they don’t exist. Repeat the copy with SuperCOpier2 and it says the files exist and what do I want to do, even though the files aren’t there. Turn off SuperCopier2 and copy the files with Windows Copy and Windows does not say the files already exist and it copies them properly. I hope they fix this bug, because it’s a really good program for use on a computer and with an external hard drive, it just doesn’t work properly over a network.

    By Dundathu on Aug 19, 2011

  22. My little test
    transfer a folder with 36.000 files heavy 1, 7 gb from pc to ext hard disk
    with fast copy = 5 minutes
    with teracopy = 10 minutes
    with extreme copy (64 bit version on win 7) = 4,21 minutes

    By Salvy on Sep 3, 2011

  23. the most reliable and fastest copy paste freeware application i ever used is Microsoft Richcopy you can download and try free

    By noname on Oct 3, 2011

  24. Thanks rames for link .i too downloaded fast copy from link u gave above ttp://adf.ly/16Luk

    By rahul on Nov 11, 2011

  25. I just downloaded the free version of TeraCopy. It installed a bunch of adware, browser hijacks and malware but not TeraCopy itself. Definitely do not install the freeware version of TeraCopy. I’ve tried FastCopy in the past and found it to be no faster than Windows Explorer so I’m just relying on regular windows copying at this point.

    By Mecklin on Oct 5, 2012

  26. Great work dude

    By Samer on Feb 26, 2013

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