How can I make Windows copy faster

Copy files much faster

The higher copy speed is achieved because ExtremeCopy relies on more sophisticated algorithms than Windows Explorer. This allows files to be copied asynchronously, which speeds up reading and writing of data.


  1. To do this, select the desired file or folder via “Source File / Folder”.
  2. Then select the destination directory via “Destination Folder”.
  3. With a click on “Copy” you can then copy the selected files / folders to the target directory. If, on the other hand, you want to move the files / folders, click the "Move" button.

You can also pause the copying process at any time by clicking on "Pause" and continue it at a later point in time. This allows you, for example, to give priority to another copy operation by pausing all other copy operations until it is completed.

Via “Tool / Configuration” you get to the options of “ExtremeCopy. There you can use "As Explorer’s default copier" to specify whether ExtremeCopy should generally be used for copying and moving files under Windows. If you prefer to use the conventional and slower copying mechanism of Windows, you have to deactivate this option.

If you enable ExtremeCopy as the default under Windows, you can save yourself the three steps described above for copying or moving files and folders. Instead, you can move and copy files and folders as usual.

ExtremeCopy lets you copy and move files and folders faster on Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and XP. Both the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions of these operating systems are supported.

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