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Author Topic: Windows copy & paste only 30mb per second. Fixed with Robocopy or richCopy  (Read 1585 times)

Tony Edge

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Today I had a question from one of my music pals Peter.
Please can you help I needed to backup my Windows 7 music files on drive D:  to my new and freshly formatted Sata 500GB disc drive E:   I used Windows 7 copy and paste the copy has been running for 12 hours and is no where complete. Finally I aborted the copy.
Windows copy performance was about 30mb per second.
Can I do something to increase the copy speed?

Hi Peter yes we can speed this up almost 100 times faster.
Microsoft have a command line tool called robocopy
This can be launched from a command prompt.
ROBOCOPY D:\  E:\  /E /R: /MIR
This is very fast but is a little difficult to verify the copied files.

I would advise you to use RichCopy This simple tool was written by a Microsoft team named Derk Benisch and RICHCOPY Version 4.0 Developed by Ken [Kenzaburo] Tamaru

Tech Net Magazine wrote a very good article
Utility Spotlight
Joshua Hoffman

The direct Download.
 HoffmanUtilitySpotlight2009_04.exe (5,896 KB)

This simple graphical interface is simple to use and need no explanation.

I sometimes use Windiff.exe to compare the two disks but needs to be run in compatibily mode for Windows 7.


Good luck
« Last Edit: February 23, 2016, 11:14:08 PM by Tony Edge »