Microsoft RichCopy: Free Utility to Copy Multiple Files with Pause/Resume Function

RichCopy is a free utility that came from Ken Tamaru of Microsoft. The tool was first developed in 2001 and has been updated regularly to keep pace with evolving needs.

RichCopy is designed to help people who copy huge number of files between storage devices directly or indirectly over the network by accelerating copy performance and shorten the time people has to spend for file copy operation. This acceleration has been realized by improving network and storage device utilization with technology used for server services.


It's a multithreaded copying tool. That means that rather than copying one file at a time in serial order, RichCopy can open multiple threads simultaneously, allowing many files to be copied in parallel and cutting the total time required to complete the operation several times over.

You can also pause and resume file copy operations, so if you lose network connectivity at any point, you can just pick up where you left off.

You also get a vast array of granular controls that allow you to customize various aspects of your file copying like filtering files, saving attributes, adjusting cache size, etc.

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  • i'm using SuperCopier few years, it is much better than the standard tracer, yet see no alternative.
    SuperCopier the best and easiest to use.

  • The tool it a piece of junk.
    Confusing UI, no clean way to select a single file to copy.
    After stopping, closed AND uninstalling, it actually kept running an instance keeping a lock on the file.
    So much for "to keep pace with evolving needs"...

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