Windows – Do fast copy programs work

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Do any of the programs that purport to copy files faster than the built-in Windows Explorer file copying, really do what they claim to do? I am thinking of using ExtremeCopy and am wondering if it will really make a difference to my copying times.

Best Answer

  • Hands down the BEST large file copying utility in Windows is ESEUtil. Use the /Y switch. More info on the Technet blog here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/archive/2007/05/08/slow-large-file-copy-issues.aspx

    Here are a few of the faster-than-Explorer copying methods to try (command-line based unless noted), somewhat in order of speed from slower to faster