Transferring or coping files or folders from one location to another is a common task for the computer user. But you might not aware of such old feature of Windows that allows you to copy files from one location to another with multiple threads. It is ROBOCOPY. Actually this feature was also included in the old versions of Windows. But Microsoft has integrated that feature in Windows 7 with more enhancement.
Why should you use ROBOCOPY?
Generally when we copy some files from one location to another then only one file is copied at a time. This process is too slow. When you want to copy a big directory then ROBOCOPY can reduce time of copying files. Integrating multiple thread Robocopy copies numbers of file at the same time.
How does Robocopy work?
ROBOCOPY is a simple DOS command. Open command prompt from Windows 7 start menu or press Win + R and type “cmd”. The general syntax is
robocopy <Source directory> <Destination directory>
But ROBOCOPY multi-thread property allows you to copy files maximum 120 threads activated at a time. The syntax is
robocopy <Source directory> <Destination directory> /MT:<Number of threads>
Try Robocopy and let me know if you like it or not.