Robocopy – A cool way to copy bulk files

Robocopy is a cool way to copy the files instead of using Windows explorer or  using copy and xcopy commands and it supports Multithreading in Windows 7 & 8.

Robocopy provides the ability to

  • Resume copy from where it left off (Both local & network)
  • Copy file data and attributes correctly
  • Mirror the folders from Backup drive to main drive. – I use to backup by photos & Music (Eg. Robocopy c:\myfiles e:\myfiles /MIR)
  • Skip files that already appear in the destination folder with identical size and timestamp.
  • Copy file and folder names exceeding 256 characters.
  • Specify the number of threads to use (Max. 128) (Eg. Robocopy c:\myfiles e:\myfiles /MIR /MT:10)

For a full set of command line options check it here.

Try it out.  If you want a more advanced option than what robocopy provides try RichCopy.