There are several situations that require you to pause or resume a file copy operation, but Windows doesn’t come with a built-in feature to accomplish this. Instead, you can try out Total Copy, a little utility designed to solve this shortcoming that was apparently overlooked even in the development of Windows 7.
Total Copy is awesome just for achieving these two little operations, namely pausing and resuming file copies. Unfortunately, it works only on Windows ME and XP, so Windows Vista/7 users cannot benefit from it.
Installing Total Copy is a breeze; being a shell extension, the default installation directory is C:\Windows. There’s no interface to this program and the only controls make themselves visible during a file copy operation.
Context menu integration
To trigger the functionality of the software, right-click on the folder to be copied and select the ‘Total Copy Here’ option. When and if you perform such an action, you will surely notice the ‘Pause’ button in the standard Windows Copy dialog.
In addition, it copies your files and folders just a little faster than Windows; the copying speed can be adjusted via the Speedlimit slider. Also, Total Copy works individually and does not interfere in any way with the standard Windows copy button.
All in all, Total Copy solves a long-existent Windows problem. When you’re in the middle of copying large files and you need to pause the transfer, the only solution is Total Copy. Unfortunately, development on this project has halted since long ago, which shuts down all hopes that one day we could enjoy its benefits on Windows 7.
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