I have had literally dozens of people ask me if there is anything they can do to increase the performance of copy when copying lots of files especially large files. I always turn them on to one of my favorite tools is RichCopy. Hint, if you want more options click View – Advanced. More on the tool when I get a chance.
Code download available at: HoffmanUtilitySpotlight2009_04.exe (5,896 KB)
Also worth noting that Robocopy is now in-the-box, and supports multithreaded copy. Particularly useful when copying large numbers of files over slow links. /MT option, plus it lets you specify number of threads. (Default is 8)
RichCopy has stagnated. It has long outstanding problems with things like long file paths. Check the comments here:
Ken Tamaru (Microsoft) said "Long path, reparse point, some missing command options, etc will be addressed in next release. It will be released in a couple of weeks." That was back in January 2010. A couple weeks has turned into the greater part of a year.
-- Thanks for sharing
I noticed that the post you referrenced was almost a year old and it specifically said the fix for it would be out in a couple weeks. I wonder if that is old news? I sent an email to the author and will post his response as soon as I get it.
I'm also a big fan of XCOPY /J in Win7/R2, when copying extremely large files. For older OSs you can use ESEUTIL /Y but it's a bit limited.
I assume you received no response from Ken regarding the fixes for RichCopy?
Correct. He is buried with new development and cannot take the time to make any changes. Sorry.