Automatically shut down computer after copying files in Windows

Often, copying files (especially backing up files) can take several minutes to several hours. Imagine, it is time to go home and you want to shut down your computer. But you discover that the file backup task is still running. Such situations are not uncommon. Leaving your computer run for the whole night is waste of power. How about automatically shutting down your PC or hibernating it, once your files have been copied successfully?

Yes, Copywhiz can shutdown your computer automatically after the files are copied. It provides multiple shutdown options such as Log off, Restart, Sleep, Hibernate and Shut down.

Watch a short video depicting this feature:

Here is the screenshot of the window that lets you to configure various shutdown options in Copywhiz:

Automatically shut down computer after copying files in Windows

Do nothing: Completes the file copying process and does nothing.

Log off: Shuts down your user account only. The desktop itself will remain powered on and will revert back to the login screen for the next time you or someone else logs in.

Restart: The computer saves your information to the hard drive, turns off the computer for a moment, then turns it back on again.

Sleep: This uses very little power, your PC starts up faster, and you’re instantly back to where you left off once all the files are copied.

Hibernate: Saves all your open documents and applications both in memory and on your hard disk, and then puts your computer into a low-power state, allowing you to quickly wake the computer and resume your work.

Shut down: Closes all running programs and completely shuts off your machine, once the file-copying process is finished.

Please note that these options can be configured only when the file copy process is in progress. While the files are being copied, click on ‘Pause’ (optional) and then go to Options–>On Completion from the menu. Set any “On Completion” action that needs to be performed after file copy. Click on ‘Resume’ (if you have paused earlier) to continue copying files.

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