Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Microsoft's free alternative to Windows Explorer copy operations

If you absolutely love working in the command shell or PowerShell, then you may use copy operations such as xcopy or robocopy in a command window. 

However, if you are like most average everyday users, you prefer to work with a GUI tool.  Of course, we have Windows Explorer file copies, but even in Windows 7, file copy operations are notoriously unreliable and there is definitely no resume support for any failed copy operations.

Fortunately, Microsoft has released a free alternative to using Windows Explorer file copies called RichCopy.  It fills in many of the gaps that are left by Windows Explorer and even supports up to 3 simultaneous file copy operations!  Whoa!!

You can download RichCopy from here:

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