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Windows 7: add, or replace copy, cut, paste with robocopy in context menu?

15 Oct 2013   #1
M18XR2

window 7 64 bit
 
 
add, or replace copy, cut, paste with robocopy in context menu?

I heard robocopy/fastcopy/richcopy is much faster due to multi threaded (high queue depth) copying so I wanted to give it a try.

thing is going through cmd typing all folder directories as well as at times unable to type everything due to Chinese and Korean characters in a lot of my files/folders I find it impossible to make this work. I wanted to replace window context menu default "cut, copy and paste", or at least add new context menu for it for robocopy.

means if I just right click on the files, it'll have window copy, cut and robo copy, cut and when i right click empty space for paste it'll have window paste, and robo copy paste.

this way I dont have to worry about typing everything and use of this becomes realistically faster.

just where and how do I start?


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15 Oct 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Robocopy was never intended to replace the traditional copy/ paste function. It's a strict folder copier...not file copier. The best way to use it is for backups from a. BAT file.

ROBOCOPY - Create Backup Script
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15 Oct 2013   #3
M18XR2

window 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Robocopy was never intended to replace the traditional copy/ paste function. It's a strict folder copier...not file copier. The best way to use it is for backups from a. BAT file.

ROBOCOPY - Create Backup Script
so what you mean is, for a few most used folders, its convenient where as copy many files from different location its not as good as copy/paste?

I just did a few tests and im unsure if its because HDD bottleneck but it seems large block sequential, incompressible files copy much slower on robocopy with multiple threads where as small compressible files copy much faster, like 30x faster..

this is messed up lol

anyway back to my original thing. If I cant add copy/paste for robocopy to replace to add similar function to original copy/paste then I still should be able to do a single folder copy, and paste into another directory right?
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15 Oct 2013   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

If If you type robocopy /? at the command prompt there is some filter capability or wildcarding. For large folders, you you can specify using more threads.

I have never seen the copy and paste functionality replaced with robocopy, but perhaps some GUI plugins to robocopy offer similar functionality. You will have to try trial and error.
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15 Oct 2013   #5
M18XR2

window 7 64 bit
 
 

basically this is what i want, but seems like blogger didn't share the method how to do it.. which is why I'm here

RobAutocopy | OwlBlack

so anyways to make it something similar to that? from his screenshot, he didn't rid of original copy/paste which I intend to keep anyway since I found out that compressed large block size sequential files are much slower with robocopy i'd like to only use it for bunch of small files.
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