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LeoLUG
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how to copy fast to a Hard Drive

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Hi,
I have a single folder on my SSD, with more than 100.000 files, a total of 850 GB, and i need to copy it to a few Hard Drive,
what should be the fastest way to do it?
direct with TC, or any plugin, or something else?

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Re: how to copy fast to a Hard Drive

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I am also interested in reading other people's response. In the past, in addition to just using TC Copy, I also used TeraCopy and FastCopy.

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Re: how to copy fast to a Hard Drive

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You will have no Magic !

For most of my LARGE copy/move i pefer to use fastcopy integration using list file and some parameters.

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cmd=<path to>>\fastcopy.exe 
parameters=/no_exec /cmd=force_copy /auto_close  /open_window /speed=full  /srcfile_w=%WL /to="%T"
if you are confident, you can use the no_ui option

If the target is to copy to multiple destinations at once MoveQueue is also an option.

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Re: how to copy fast to a Hard Drive

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nsp wrote:
2020-06-04, 07:56 UTC
You will have no Magic !

For most of my LARGE copy/move i pefer to use fastcopy integration using list file and some parameters.

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cmd=<path to>>\fastcopy.exe 
parameters=/no_exec /cmd=force_copy /auto_close  /open_window /speed=full  /srcfile_w=%WL /to="%T"
if you are confident, you can use the no_ui option
Thanks,
Can you please explain more detailed how to use this code?

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Re: how to copy fast to a Hard Drive

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1. Install FastCopy on your PC.
2. Drag FastCopy.exe onto TotalCommander's button bar.
3. Right-click the button and select Change
4. Edit the button and add the parameters suggested by @usp starting with /no_exec....

You can also use a portable copy of FastCopy (program files copied to PC without installing it), as detailed in PortableFreeware.

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Re: how to copy fast to a Hard Drive

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risk wrote:
2020-06-07, 00:04 UTC
1. Install FastCopy on your PC.
2. Drag FastCopy.exe onto TotalCommander's button bar.
3. Right-click the button and select Change
4. Edit the button and add the parameters suggested by @usp starting with /no_exec....

You can also use a portable copy of FastCopy (program files copied to PC without installing it), as detailed in PortableFreeware.
fastcopy is portable by itself as explained in the link and no need to use any portable launcher (portableapps.com).
LeoLUG wrote:
2020-06-04, 14:10 UTC

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cmd=<path to>>\fastcopy.exe 
parameters=/no_exec /cmd=force_copy /auto_close  /open_window /speed=full  /srcfile_w=%WL /to="%T"
...
Thanks,
Can you please explain more detailed how to use this code?
The following code is to define a user command em_fastcopy or a button.
the commandd needs to point to fastcopy.exe.
the parameters are the parameter to launch fastcopy.

the parameter are the one of fastcopy all is explained in the help.
  • /no_exec let you wait and verify befor starting fastcopy tasks.
  • /cmd=force_copy define copy command.
  • [/open_window/b] show fastcopy UI if you want faster process you can use no_ui and remove no_exec
  • /speed=full full speed for same drive copy, diff mode is suitable for pendrive or slow network.
  • /srcfile_w=%WL TC pass a temporary file used to pass source files/folder to copy
  • [b/to=%T] target destination is other side of TC Only one target at the time...
If you use similar destination drive, you can take advantage of windows internal I/O cache and launch all fastcopy tasks at once.. (without forcing execution all fast copy tasks runs one after the other..)

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TOTALCMD#BAR#DATA
<path_to>\fastcopy.exe
?/no_exec /cmd=force_copy /auto_close  /open_window /speed=full  /srcfile_w=%WL /to="%T"
<path_to>\fastcopy.exe,4



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You can drag and drop this code to have a button but need to replace <path to> with the path where fastcopy is installed.

First ? is a way to have TC stop before launching fastcopy in order you can verify and/or change parrameters.

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Re: how to copy fast to a Hard Drive

Post by *LeoLUG »

thank you all, and specially *nsp for the detailed answer.
i tried to copy with FastCopy, it take'd me longer! With TC (F5; F2) it take'd me 2:40, and with FastCopy it takes 4 hours!!!

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