Copywhiz

File copy app with crazy features

Have complete control when copying files in Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista

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What's new in Copywhiz 5

Welcome :)

We are pleased to launch Copywhiz 5 with new & exciting features. Features that our users have been requesting for a long time. Let us have a look at each of these features that makes Copywhiz powerful, flexible and more intuitive.

Free trial download: Download Copywhiz 5 and try it Free for 7 days.


How to upgrade? If you have already purchased an older version of Copywhiz, the new version is available to you at a discounted price. Remember that this discount will be offered for a short time only. Visit the upgrade page for instructions.



Features Added

Use shortcut keys in File Explorer to copy & paste files

You can now use Ctrl+Shift+C and Ctrl+Shift+V shortcut keys inside File Explorer (Windows Explorer) to copy and paste files using Copywhiz. These keys are configurable.

Using File Explorer's context menu to select files in Copywhiz required more mouse clicks. These shortcut keys will make things more convenient and fun actually :).

Use shortcut keys in File Explorer to copy & paste files
Use shortcut keys inside File Explorer to copy & paste files.

Selecting files is faster

The earlier version was a little slow in adding files the first time from File Explorer (Windows Explorer). But the new version adds files instantly without any delay. So it's a great relief :)

Schedule a file backup using Copywhiz

You can now use Copywhiz to backup your files at a particular time. Meaning, schedule it so that your files are backed up every week, every day or even every hour. You can configure Copywhiz to back up your files to a new folder (date wise) every time. Backing up all files to a single .zip file is also possible.

Copywhiz uses Windows Task Scheduler to schedule a backup. So you can take advantage of all the advanced features of Windows Task Scheduler.

Schedule a file backup using Copywhiz
Schedule a file backup using Copywhiz


Previewing files has gotten more useful

The preview window now shows more file details (size, type etc). When deciding which files to include and which ones to exclude, the preview window will let you quickly pick the right files based on size & type.

Previewing files has gotten more useful
Previewing files

Working with projects is easier and faster

Saving and opening projects is more intuitive now. It remembers your recently opened projects so that you can quickly run a project. You can save project files in any folder and also open them directly from File Explorer (Windows Explorer) just like any other document. The previous version did not provide such convenience.

Working with projects is easier & faster
Working with projects

Do not keep empty folders

Sometimes, when copying only certain type of files, it is possible that no files are copied to a particular folder (due to filter rules). This option allows you to remove all such empty folders so that you only have folders that matter.

Do not keep empty folders
Do not keep empty folders

Create full folder hierarchy

Copywhiz allows you to select files and folders from multiple locations before actually copying them. Two folders may be of same name. Normally, copyng those folders to the same location would merge the contents. You would use the 'Create full folder hierarchy' option to keep their contents separate. This will create the complete folder structure from the root drive. Example: When copying D:\ProjectA\Documents and D:\ProjectB\Documents folders to E:\Backups, this option will create E:\Backups\ProjectA\Documents and E:\Backups\ProjectB\Documents.

Create full folder hierarchy
Create full folder hierarchy

Create folder structure only (Do not paste files)

With the new version, you can create the complete directory (folder) structure without files in them. Meaning, copy only folders without files. This feature can be useful in multi-users scenario where the system administrator wishes to create the same folder structure without files for different users from an existing structure.

Create folder structure only (Do not paste files)
Create folder structure only (Do not paste files)

Pre-configure file replace rules

Normally when a duplicate file is encountered during a file copy, you would receive a prompt requesting for an action to be taken (Replace, Skip or Rename). But now, with the new version, you can pre-configure the action (Replace, Skip or Rename) so that are not prompted during the file copy process. This lets you to copy files without requiring your attention and without any interruption.

Pre-configure file replace rules
Pre-configure file replace rules

Copy only a subset of selected items

Sometimes you may want to keep a file or folder in a Copywhiz project but not copy it for a particular instance. You can simply deselect using the checkbox (first column in below picture) and proceed with your file copy task.

Copy only a subset of selected items
Copy only a subset of selected items

Skip same type of errors

When copying files, you may see the same error repeatedly. Example: File in use. Instead of attending to every error message, you can skip that particular type of error during that file copy instance.

Skip same type of errors
Skip same type of errors

Auto-rename is quicker

Earlier version expected a file suffix to be specified when renaming a duplicate file. But now this is optional. Copywhiz now uses auto-numbering when renaming files. The "Keep both" option (see picture below) lets you quickly rename and proceed without much thinking.

Auto-rename is quicker
Auto-rename is quicker

Taskbar shows your file copy progress

While you are busy with other applications, you can monitor the file copy progress simply by looking at the Copywhiz taskbar button in the Windows taskbar.

Taskbar shows your file copy progress
Taskbar shows your file copy progress

Easier to add multiple items

Configuring multiple items is more convenient now. Multiple folders, multiple file types etc can be added using bigger easy-to-use windows.

Easier to add multiple items
Easier to add multiple items

Download/Upgrade

So go ahead and download the free trial version of Copywhiz 5. If you are a registered user of previous versions, you can upgrade to the new version at a discounted price. Visit the upgrade page for instructions.

Customer Reviews

This product (Copywhiz) is absolutely indispensable - PERIOD!!! The product makes mass file corrections, group copying, and a host of other copy-related actions so easy as to almost defy description.

- Frank Bass

Very nice, handy, little program. I like everything about the program. There seems to be no limit on how much material you can put into the basket and since I work with large numbers of files, it's great for me. Also love piky folders.

- CNet User

Great tool that saves a ton of time. I do a lot of moving around on my computer with 5-7 drives attached to it. This tool makes it easy to navigate without having to remember where my information is. I definitely recommend this tool.

- rtshea

I’ve always wondered why there isn’t a better way to copy and paste files. Thanks for the tip off

- Leicester

First, thank you for such an outstanding utility! I use it constantly, and it works flawlessly!

- Jeff Owen

I love this program and cannot see it needing extra features. I've recently purchased a mp3 player and, of course, Piky becomes invaluble again. It's purrfect. You should be making a buck from this ... its sure worth it

- Bill

This add on adds life to the copy paste function. I wonder why Microsoft don't provide this. I always had problem while copying best photos of my baby from different folders to one common folder. Now not any more..... Many thanks to the creative developers

- GotFocus

I usually forget Piky Basket is even installed, until I want it... and it's right there waiting for me with a simple right-click! It is my opinion that this is an app that no Windows computer should be without!

- Carrmuha