So without further ado, I introduce TeraCopy: my lifesaving tool when I am on Windows. It's really kind of hard to describe what makes TeraCopy so great because it just works. Which is much more than can be said of the built-in Windows Copy system. They sound like small features, but TeraCopy implements them wonderfully:
Pause a copySuch a handy tool! If you need to access your disk for some other reason, or maybe you want to make sure that you are copying the right thing.
Skip files when errors occur instead of stopping
I'm not sure if Windows 7 added this support natively, but back in Windows XP, it was a major lifesaver. If a program is using a file, no sweat, skip it and then you can try again later, instead of stopping mid-job and trying to figure out what was copied so far without having to re-write everything again.
This really helps you keep track of where you are at! Instead of just "Copying
On top of everything else, TeraCopy claims to be faster, and I have to agree. Ever since I switched to it, I felt like my copy and move operations were given fresh energy.
There's not much else to say. After getting fed up with the default Windows copier, I switched to TeraCopy and will never ever look back. To be clear, TeraCopy is free, and even portable; CodeSector (the authors) offer a Pro version for businesses and with a few more features. The nice thing about the TeraCopy license is that it is a lifetime license, which means that if you say "thank you" to the developers, you get lifetime updates to an awesome product.
Check out TeraCopy!