Is TeraCopy really needed for Windows7?

Vaibhav Chidrewar April 26, 2012

I feel that from Windows XP -> Windows 7 was a vast improvement in file transfer implementation and interface. And by default, file transfer is very fast now.

So if the extra features provided by TeraCopy like pause/restarts are not necessary, then is it it much system overhead using it?

  1. guthagowtham
    May 27, 2012 at 9:53 am


  2. smayonak
    April 27, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Instantfundas did a breakdown of the top three file copier alternatives that were, not strictly speaking, better than Teracopy:

    The test you were speaking of basically found that the Windows 7 default copier is the fastest out there. They still preferred Teracopy because of its rich feature set (like queuing).

    The latest tests appear to suggest that FastCopy is the quickest, but TeraCopy is still probably the king of the copiers:

    April 26, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Hello, teracopy would not use a lot of resources in your windows 7 system. I remember reading a while back that somebody did a trial using several copy programs. File transfer was done faster using windows than using teracopy. The difference was not much though.....I would say, use the program that fulfill your requirements better.

  4. ha14
    April 26, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    You can still use Windows explorer copy in the presence of teracopy, Just in the Preferences Windows uncheck Use TeraCopy as default copy handler. So now you can call TeraCopy and use it for large files to copy to external hard drive for example and you do not have to stay 2h in front of the pc, Teracopy has verify feature so you will be sure that there is no copy failure and the checksum of copied files matches the parent files.