Copying and verifying files

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A file copy operation can be started using different methods.

Drag and drop

Drag and drop files between Explorer windows or use Copy/Paste commands (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V). "Use TeraCopy as default copy handler" option should be enabled.


Explorer context menu

  • Right-click on selected file(s) and select TeraCopy... A new file list will be created.
  • Click on the Copy... or Move... button.
  • Select a destination folder on the next screen.

Start Menu

  • Press the Windows button and type TeraCopy.
  • Click More... button and select Add file/folders...
  • Click on the Copy... or Move... button.
  • Select a destination folder on the next screen.

Note: You can use drag and drop to add additional files to TeraCopy file list at any time.

Total Commander

To use TeraCopy with Total Commander, click on "Add buttons" in the TeraCopy configuration window to integrate buttons.

Directory Opus

You can add custom buttons with this command:

%ProgramFiles%\TeraCopy\TeraCopy.exe Copy *{allfilepath|filem} {destpath}

%ProgramFiles%\TeraCopy\TeraCopy.exe Move *{allfilepath|filem} {destpath}

File copy process

TeraCopy will copy files and calculate their checksums on the fly. These checksums could be used later to verify the integrity of copied files or save as a checksum file like .md5 or .sha.


Double click on the panel to expand it and access the file list.

Click on the Unattended checkbox to choose what TeraCopy should do in a case of filename collision - skip all files / overwrite all / etc.

Check the Verify option to start the verification process automatically when copying is complete.

File verification process

In order to ensure that files are written correctly, you can click the Verify button.

TeraCopy will start reading files from the destination drive and calculate checksums. After that, the checksums of source and target files will be compared.


TeraCopy shows double checkmark icon in front of verified files, as well as matching checksums.

Retrying the operation

Upon detection of any error, TeraCopy will show the file list along with error messages reported by Windows.


If you've fixed the problem and want to retry the operation, click Menu button and select Remove transferred command. After that, click on the Copy or Move buttons again.