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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

File Copy in Windows

Windows Vista seems to be improved its File Copy operation in SP1 according to Mark's Blog. Instead of using the traditional 64kb cached mode file read/write operation for all copy operation, now the file copy engine dynamically calculates the size of the buffer and copies in either cached or non-cached mode based on the destination.

If you are using Windows XP or Windows 200x then you can get the same benefit by using an open source project – Copy Handler.

I have been using this tool for more than one year. Apart from the faster copy operation it also supports pause, restart operations also.