Pause & resume file copy operation in Windows using an Xcopy alternative replacement tool

This particular post will show you how to pause your file copy process for a while and resume it later from that very same point. This is not possible with Windows XCopy tool. However, you can use Copywhiz, a file copy software for Windows.

During your file copy process you may get a warning for high CPU and disk usage. The best thing would be to pause the copy for a while until the other tasks are completed. With Copywhiz, if you wish to hold the file copying process, you can pause and then resume right from the point where you paused it. This way you do not lose the integrity of the file being copied.

Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it let’s you to have more flexibility & more control over the file-copying process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

  • Copy only new or modified files
  • Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
  • Copy files to multiple folders/computers
  • Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
  • Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
  • Schedule file backups
  • Several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.
  • Using Copywhiz:

    Copywhiz lets you to pause and resume file copy in Windows. It lets automatically shutdown/hibernate/sleep after a file copy. It even silently copies files without prompts & error messages. Log file is also generated. You can Change file copy speed to improve performance. Also view progress for each file being copied.

    This is just as easy to understand and try out as shown here. Try it out today.

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    Continue file-copying even if error occurs in Windows using an Xcopy alternative replacement tool

    This post will show you how to continue copying your files even when an error occurs. Also, you can skip the same type of error so that you are not prompted each time. You can later review the log to learn why the error occurs. Although this is possible with Windows Xcopy tool, you may not find it as flexible and as user friendly as Copywhiz.

    While copying large number of files, we often see a window pop up saying ‘An error occurred while copying’. Isn’t this very annoying ? Wouldn’t it be great if instead of attending to every error message, you can skip that particular type of error during that file copy instance and continue with the rest of the copy.

    Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it let’s you to have more flexibility & more control over the file-copying process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

  • Copy only new or modified files
  • Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
  • Copy files to multiple folders/computers
  • Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
  • Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
  • Schedule file backups
  • Several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.
  • Using Xcopy

    Xcopy Source [Destination] /c command lets us to continue file-copying even if error occurs.

    For Ex: To copy files from ‘C:\project’ to the folder ‘D:\Backup‘, by excluding the files with errors, the following command line will be used:

    xcopy “C:\project D:\Backup /c

    However, using Xcopy commands are not easy to use. System administrators may be able to use. But Xcopy is not for common users.

    Using Copywhiz:

    When copying files, Copywhiz does not stop on error. Instead it lets you retry or skip that particular file & proceed.

    See the below image for clarity:

    Also, if a file is locked (file-in-use), Copywhiz will wait until you unlock the file. In fact, Copywhiz will show you which program is using the file so that you can close the program in order to continue with file copy.

    If the disk is full, Copywhiz will show how much space you need to free in order to complete the operation successfully as shown below:

    You must have now understood how Copywhiz is much easier and faster.

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    Copy files to a new folder (each time) in Windows using an Xcopy alternative replacement tool

    This article will show you how to copy files or create a backup automatically into a new folder each time based on your current date/time. Although this is possible with Windows Xcopy tool, you may not find it as flexible and as user friendly as Copywhiz.

    Whether its your critical work documents or collection of your personal photos, it is always a good idea to take multiple backups, so that the data is never lost. Data loss can happen in many ways, the most common causes are physical failure of your PC, accidental error, theft or disasters like fire, flood. Computer viruses often delete or corrupt your data. Also, multiple versions of file backups are important because users can continually update files and might need to restore a file from different points in time.

    Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it let’s you to have more flexibility & more control over the file-copying process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

  • Copy only new or modified files
  • Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
  • Copy files to multiple folders/computers
  • Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
  • Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
  • Schedule file backups
  • Several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.
  • Using Xcopy

    The Xcopy command Xcopy Source [Destination] /I copies all specified files into the new directory. This command-line option allows you to keep multiple versions of file backups.

    For Ex: To copy all the files from “documents” to the folder “New folder” we need to run the below command:

    Xcopy D:\data\documents E:\Newfolder\documents /I

    This command creates the folder E:\Newfolder\documents if it already does not exist.

    However, using Xcopy commands are not easy to use. System administrators may be able to use. But Xcopy is not for common users.

    Using Copywhiz:

    To backup specific files instantly,
    1. Copy the files from the Source folder and right-click on it and choose Copywhiz–>Copy as shown below:

    2. Right-click inside the destination folder where you wish to copy the files and select Copywhiz–>Paste Advanced:

    3. Copywhiz window will open with the destination folder already selected. You can suffix the destination folder with %date% or %datetime% to add current date to the folder name.

    4. Once the variables are added, click on ‘Paste Now’ and it will automatically create a new folder based on the current date.

    5. You can save the selected files as a Copywhiz project and schedule a backup of the same set of files by clicking on ‘Paste later (Schedule)’ button. Once clicked, the following Window will appear that will let you to set your preferred backup frequency. After setting your preferred frequency click on ‘Schedule Now’ so that Copywhiz automatically run the projects at a specified time for taking backups.

    Copywhiz is an alternative that lets you create a new destination folder (date-wise) for every file backup. This way you can ensure that multiple versions of your backups are maintained.

    It uses Windows Task Scheduler to schedule your backups. Configure Copywhiz to copy files at a particular time. Using Copywhiz’s scheduling capability you can backup your files every week, every day or even every hour. It can be used as a complete file backup solution.

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