FastCopy v3.54 Updated

billon on 9 Aug 2018
  • 599KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Aug 2018
  • Suggested by pplknownothin

FastCopy is a file copy and synchronization tool with a variety of available extras. It uses different strategies (multi-threading, buffering) to help ensure maximum device throughput, as well as optional verification to make sure data is transferred correctly. It does not use the system cache, so other processes do not get bogged down during the copy process and a speed setting is also available, including pause. It supports Unix-style include/exclude wildcards filters.

Alternatively,'s FastCopy Portable available.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract it to a temporary folder
  2. Launch the installer
  3. Select 'Extract only' during the install process and extract to another temporary folder
  4. Copy FastCopy.exe and FastCopy.chm to a folder of your choice
  5. Launch FastCopy.exe
What's new? See:

40 comments on FastCopy  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

webfork 2018-09-03 12:28

Judy: could you post a screenshot in forums? The dev sometimes checks in on our site.


JudyGarland 2018-09-02 07:17

v 3.54 tries a 'low level access' to my hdd. Previous versions did not show this behaviour. This 'new feature' is not mentioned on release notes.


webfork 2018-07-25 20:09

Thanks zorro. Updated entry.


zorro 2018-06-15 14:36

The newly introduced installer writes to the registry when choosing "extract only" (key: HKCU\Software\HSTools)


JudyGarland 2018-04-08 07:06

It's fast and solid, but it doesn't check file content. It compares files size and date but NOT the actual content.
For example, it happens that you have a file with same age and size but different/updated content (some applications are able to generate such containers, with constant dimension and untouched last modified date).
This way, I lost my data. After several years, I file like described upon suffered a sort of corruption. Not a big problem, I thought, and I overwritten it with the backupped copy. I discovered later it wasnt never updated, the file was just like I copied at first time, original state lets say. Also, since the file was overwritten there was no way to recover even the faulty one.
OK, my fault. The author specifies the rules correctly, size and date. But not everybody is aware about that. So, if you have such files, be carefull and use another app, like winmerge or similar.
Furthermore, FC is able to verify the backupped files hash, but it doesnt verify in any way the actual files in source/destination folder or partition.


ammandaaaaaloriiiii 2018-03-28 14:41

I've was able to copy about 10 GB of files from an aging and extremely noisy and slow hard drive via a USB adapter -- Would have gotten a head ache had I copied from windows explorer, or tried to. PS. 0/42 flagged by virus total, it's clean. PSS. Development seems to have slowed down but there's a beta floating that adds some features / fixes some issues...some other tools are better than TC like gsrichcopy 360/fast copy/robocopy


TP109 2017-12-31 05:34

Good program and stable operation. Recently tested this again on XP. Really fast scanning and updating of big folders with thousands of files. A 16GB folder with over 100k files took about 95 seconds to update (only a few kBs needed updating). A complete copy of 14GB took about 10mins, but still significantly faster than many other apps or Windows built-in copy.


vubogia82 2016-10-19 07:20

Version 3.25 released


webfork 2016-01-31 00:56

@ripu: I misunderstood your question - I'd recommend Dsynchronize with "Ask before replacing files" checked, though it won't help with the rename element.


ripu 2016-01-30 23:00

@webfork I tried that, but it did not give any option. It just overwrote without asking. What I would like is, if there are files with same name, give me option in popup. Sometimes I will overwrite, sometimes I will cancel it and otherwise I may want to rename it.


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