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SuperCopier is a Better Alternative to Windows’ Built-in Copy Utility

Copying files in Windows 7 and lower is buggy and slow. SuperCopier is a free program that aims to fix that by replacing it, and here’s how it works.

SuperCopier is a simple program that’s designed to do one thing and one thing only — replace the built-in Windows copy utility. According to the developer, the mission behind SuperCopier is to add features they believed should have been included from the beginning. Features include the ability to pause and resume transfers, limit data transfer speed, see exact transfer speed statistics, log errors, display and modify items in queue to be copied or moved, and slightly speed up the copying process altogether. It seems like a lot to ask from a free program, so does it live up to the hype?

If you ask me it works as advertised. The interface isn’t much to look at, but neither is the default (built-in) Windows copying utility. In the basic view there are three functional buttons, which is two more than you would find on Microsoft’s file transfer software. Also in contrast to the stock tool, SuperCopier handles files over 2GB like a champ.

super copier screenshot

The pause function works without a hitch, even on very large files. After resume, the file transfers as normal and I haven’t run into any issues with small files either.

pause resume copy

Within the “Unfold” portion of the menu you can check out a list of items queued up for transferring. You can manually adjust queue by adding or removing files, or even save a copy of it for later if you need to stop a current set of transfers.

copy queue

As mentioned in the opening, there are a few options that let you track errors. But what’s more exciting is that you can actually limit transfer speeds to save your system from I/O constraints during large transfers. Defaults can also be set up for what to do when a duplicate file exists or there are errors.

super copy options

Overall SuperCopier is an excellent tool to replace the plain and rather lame default copy utility in Vista or Windows 7. The default file transfer utility in Windows 8 has been greatly improved over previous versions, but you still might want to stick with SuperCopier.

If you’d like to try it out, SuperCopier can be downloaded for free via Softpedia.

There is also a sourceforge project dedicated to the software that is more recent, but you’d need to know how to compile source code into a working program in order to use it.


6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. David Perriman  

    Bound to be compared to TeraCopy, I would think.

    • Yup. We covered TeraCopy previously — http://goo.gl/mLXRr

      I haven’t compared the two to see which is faster, but I assume it really just comes down to what you are more comfortable with. Windows 8 has greatly improved file transfer speeds over your network and between drives though. In my experience it’s been blazing compared to Win7 and earlier.

  2. Ziggy  

    Been using this program since the days of XP, and has always served me well. Particularly like the extra options that native windows does not provide. For those interested there is a portable version (1.9), which needs to be run as administrator on Win 7. This can alos be found at Softpedia (http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Windows-Portable-Applications-Portable-SuperCopier-2-Download-101063.html).

  3. Maurice  

    But does it do verification like Teracopy?

  4. Ankit  

    Great article but problem with this software is when I try to copy huge files it hangs and many a times the transfer is incomplete. I found a better alternative for this, I use GS RichCopy which overcomes all the shortcomings of this software. Additionally it has support for long file path names. I have been using it for quite sometime now and works great! Though, it’s not free – it’s worth the try!

  5. Emilee Rose  

    Yes its better than the default windows file copying utility but not good when you are working in an IT company where you need to transfer huge data daily. A more professional and better software which I found helpful is GS Richcopy 360 which works well and never disappoints me! Give it a try, to believe it!

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