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Windows 7: File Copy Utilities

01 Jun 2011   #1
James Colbert

 
 
File Copy Utilities

Any recommendations for a good file copy utility that copys files accurately and speedier than Windows?

Thanks,
James


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01 Jun 2011   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i use robocopy. I like it because it only copies files that have changed between the source and the destination....so I use it for making data file backups.
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01 Jun 2011   #3
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

There's also Teracopy. But Robo would probably be better since it's already built into Windows.
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01 Jun 2011   #4
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I have had good results with Microsoft Synctoy. Once you back it up the first time it onlycopies the changed folders.
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02 Jun 2011   #5
James Colbert

 
 

Sorry for the delayed response...long day. Thanks for your recommendations. I should have been more specific, but my purposes don't require syncing (when I do, I use SyncToy). I keep many rotating and occasional full Acronis images which range in size from 10GB to 30 GB. These get regularly copied (dragged and dropped) to a backup server and multiple bare sata drives using an esata dock. Do any of these have any advantages in that scenario? Apologies for the ambiguity.

Thanks!
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02 Jun 2011   #6
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

James, I probably don't understand what you are wanting to do. But, if you use synctoy I'm sure you know that you can create as many folder pairs as you want thus sending the same backup to different locations with different folder pairs. Other than something like that, I don't have any suggestions except that I think that would be faster than drag and drop.
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02 Jun 2011   #7
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

something like Toucan.

or Teracopy
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02 Jun 2011   #8
James Colbert

 
 

I've been thinking along the lines of manual copying, as I do now in Windows, but you all have given me something to think about. Can I make syncing work for me to a greater degree, given the variety of files and backup options I use? [/rhetorical] Teracopy looks more like what I was thinking about, but I understand that RoboCopy has different GUIs? Anyway, I've got a lot on my plate these days (that's plate, not pate...), but I guess I'm just going check out the options submitted and actually think this one through . Thank you for your suggestions.

James
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02 Jun 2011   #9
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Using robocopy in a .BAT file is an option.

Regards,
Golden
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03 Jun 2011   #10
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

Using robocopy in a .BAT file is an option.

Regards,
Golden
Another good suggestion. Thanks, Golden and to all. Appreciated!

James
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