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Windows 7: Love affair with Teracopy coming to an end..

11 Sep 2009   #1
musiclover7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Love affair with Teracopy coming to an end..

I am in the process of re-organizing mad quantities of files, repartitioning drives, setting up all new backups, erasing dups etc..

Anywho... at the moment, I am getting horribly frustrated with Teracopy, with whom I have been having a brief but passionate love affair over the last few days.. Seems, when transferring large folders, Teracopy sometimes just stops.. and stops.. for long times.. and I am not yet clear if this is a windows thing, or a Teracopy thing.. In windows transfer, the same bogus crap seems to occur, but because of the vague progress bar, you never quite really no for sure.. With Teracopy, all the vagueness is gone, and you can see it silently choking on a single small file.. Oh the rub..

I just started a transfer 207gb in size. It is now stuck at 9.6%.. going to give it a few, and will post if it picks itself back up..

In the mean time, am open to suggestions..


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11 Sep 2009   #2
musiclover7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Joy.. it took a few minutes, but now it is chomping again.. 9.9% and counting.. any idea why it stops..??
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11 Sep 2009   #3
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
Anywho... at the moment, I am getting horribly frustrated with Teracopy,
I was wondering exactly how long the affair would last.

Move smaller chunks.
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11 Sep 2009   #4
musiclover7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

And it is stuck again at 12%...
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11 Sep 2009   #5
Antman

 

Don't use it. I once loved Tera.

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11 Sep 2009   #6
musiclover7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I see.. so you are certain it is a Teracopy issue then. As stated, windows file transfer seems to engage in the same disgusting behavior, but it all gets glossed over, because of the vague transfer bar. I think they intentionally made it that way as a sort of tribute to politicians, to give the illusion of progress, even when there really is none happening, but because the little bar keeps flashing, and the file animation plays, you could swear it is really actually doing something..

If it is a TC issue, then yeah.. I guess it will have to go. If however it is a windows thing, that TC is just nakedly exposing, then I guess I see myself as one who would rather know, than live in blissful ignorance.
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11 Sep 2009   #7
Antman

 

Move smaller chunks.
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11 Sep 2009   #8
musiclover7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

So.. I guess they should have called it mega copy rather than Teracopy to denote that it is only useful for smaller files..
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11 Sep 2009   #9
Barefoot

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I find one version of TeraCopy will fly along at almost 70mbs and the next version update will drop to 36mbs. Others have found this also. I notice the type of file and copying/moving files to same drive or a different drive makes a difference in speed.

Antman, do you have experience with similar programs? Moving smaller chunks seems counter-intuitive when moving large files, perhaps you would illuminate on the process.

One feature of TeraCopy I like is the testing of files for a crc match. At least it reports success or error.
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11 Sep 2009   #10
musiclover7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I have heard burst copy is a nice tool..
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