does it require internet and is unbuffered copy?

Hadjiev 2 years ago updated 2 years ago 7

I have couple questions.

Does Teracopy require internet connection to operate? I mean to check license etc. I plan to use it on a private computer with no internet (or at least most of the time).

Also does it use unbuffered copy? I need unbuffered copy for very large files over a 10G network where Windows copy fails miserably with abysmall speeds.

Also, is Teracopy still developed or abandonware?


First of all, this website is about new and/or enhancing features of TeraCopy, not a FAQ. The latter can be found over at https://codesector.kayako.com/category/3-teracopy

Second, regarding your questions:
- No Internet connection required, since licence is stored in a local file.
- Copying is done faster due to "dynamically adjusted buffers" as stated on CodeSector's website.
- Are you kidding? See https://ora.pm/project/14026/kanban

Hence, 👎 for your "idea(s)".
  1. The FAQ you are referring to is a poor FAQ, only the very basics. No answers to my questions and I didn't find where to "ask" there. I found no forum, just a blog.
  2. Thanks for the "no internet required", the only positive answer to my question in your comment.
  3. Your link points to codesector's homepage. There are No words about how technically they perform the copying. Nor did I find this in subpages in my not so short scanning of the site. So another thumb down on your comment. I was specifically asking about unbuffered IO. Dynamically adjusted buffers (if mentioned anywhere) has nothing to do with what I asked.
  4. Your link points to a place I visited many times. The last activity I found is from March and until then I see there was more frequent updating of the program etc. An virtually nothing after that. Another thumb down.
  5. Thanks for replying, I guess you are not from the program's team so I'll conclude it is abandonware until some more polite answer from the staff comes out. I inteded to buy a license, that's why I asked here because I found no easier place I could ask. I run my own softwares etc. and I guess you didn't because you don't know how to treat current or future customers even if they haven't asked in the most appropriate place on your site, because there isn't other highly visible place or forum where one could ask simple things.

Regarding your replies:

- While that might be true, this sub-site is still the wrong place for questions. You should submit a support ticket, if your questions aren't answered.

- I didn't even intent to be "positive". I found your whole "idea" rude and disrespectful and I hoped my reply would indicate that. To me, you seem like a stubborn child, just trying to push it's will upon others.

- My link exactly _does_ point to how "technically they perform" as I even quoted the relevant statement; besides, it's not open source software (yet), hence nobody can (and CodeSector probably never will) tell you how exactly TeraCopy works. While you seem to ask technical specifications, you seem unable to understand what "dynamically adjusted buffers" really means. Therefore, I suggest you switch over to Google and Wikipedia, get yourself the proper knowledge about memory buffers and then the question will be answered all by yourself. I won't do your homework, period.
- So, you're claiming you read (almost) the whole website? Then, why didn't you click "list" at the top (or the smaller slide-in menu at the upper-right corner), just to find the last acitvity is from August, 14th and therefore just a couple of weeks ago?

- Of course, I'm not with CodeSector as I'm not Oleg. He responds as "CodeSector" and I thought you'd know that already. You only need to buy a licence if you're using the program commercially. Also, what easier place do you expect than submitting a support ticket? Seriously, how can you claim to "run [your] own software" and also be almost being a DAU? But please, go ahead and regard TeraCopy abandoned as that'll make it easier for us all regarding you.  

Lastly, I don't even care about your childish "thumb down" comments. I'm neither here or elsewhere to get likes for what I do or say.


You started this childish "thumb down" story. It was not enough to mark -1 but you had to specifically mention it in your post. Enough said.

You call "rude" innocent questions, even if they were asked here?! Seriously...

I tried the "How can we help you?" bit on their site before. No answers. Asking here I hoped for other users to read and answer from their experience if nothing else. And I would accept a calm recommendation where I can ask users and staff, forum or etc.

You started being rude, not me. So I hope you are not part of the codesector team, it would be a very poor statement for them. Very.

Where's the forum I can ask questions? A simple forum is worth 10 minutes to install and 20 minutes to setup.

- Your link points to their homepage. Period. I asked a very simple question and "unbuffered" is not a secret. I wanted to know whether it will perform efficiently with large files over a very fast network - I'm stunned this bit of information is qualified in (in other words) by you as secret or something.Please just stop talking BS.

One week was more than enough for some of the staff to answer with 2 lines and be done with it. And get another $25.

So, it is not abandonware?!

How rude is all this attitude after all..

- Memory buffers is one thing, windows cache/unbuffered copy is another. I suggest you read before posting BS and accusing others. You are not talking to someone totally absent in this stuff.

- Continuing to be aggressive, No, I didn't read the whole website. I don't know who who is here, who is Oleg etc. All I know I didn't find a forum or an easy place to ask two simple questions. Finally I found one and all I got is you. What else can I say.

Support tickets doesn't seem to work here or are very slow. A forum is what I would expect, what 99% of the software sites do to at least let users help each other. If codesector's products are so popular that they couldn't support a forum and answer millions of questions there, I'd undesrtand. If it only was available to judge by.

About me going away, don't worry. I guess codesector makes millions $ to never care about the single potential customer's opinion and what such "thread" like this could cause with its attitude to him/her.

"You only need to buy a licence ..."

- Yeah, right. Call this rude and we found a winner.


If we take your point about the status of the development, why are you acting as kind of moderator and take such aggressive attitude and not just let the staff kick in and delete my questions from here?! Almost 10 days later!

Or are they so busy developing the next version? This wasn't ironic, it was directed at you to think about.

The more, one does show you how wrong you act, the more you seem to misunderstand. Oh, boy..

I''ll try it a last time, just to counter your accusations:

- Your questions aren't innocent. They prove your childish acting: you're impatient, your stubborn and you demand something from someone while you don't even show support for his work in the first place.

- If Oleg doesn't answer, there's a reason: he's got another job, other task or may he's on vacation. Nobody knows. TeraCopy worked and works for years: I bought Pro about 10 years ago just to support him, because I hadn't any commercial usage scenario at the time. Nobody - except you - demands instant answers here. Oleg will answer and release when there's a need for it. Meanwhile, its superb software just works.

- Stop crying and deal with reality: there's no forum. It would require moderation and Oleg surely has his reasons for not providing one. There's a support ticket system and if you don't receive a reply, there's a reason (see above), period.

- Glad, you finally admit my link points a) to their homepage and therefore b) to the answer for your question. So, now I get your bullshit about me making a secret out of (un-) buffered file transfers: I stated that since TeraCopy is no OSS, its actual code (and hence actual implementation) remains unknown. I can't even express how arrogant and "hit in the face-worthy" I find your demand for a reply within 1 week. Did you pay for it? No! Do you have any right to demand something from Oleg? No! Does this legitimate you to call such an awesome software abandoned? No!

- So, you (once again) claim to be of knowledge about buffers. How can you even dare to separate memory buffers from Windows' cache? Windows has a mystical secret buffer in the unknown depths of its kernel, or what? Boy, get your knowledge right, then come back here - for apology that means.

- CodeSector is a (small) company, run be Jeff Freeman who named himself Oleg back in the Google+ days. Abusing a brainstorming platform for FAQ-related question is simply unacceptable, period. What you can say? Well, for a start, you could apologize for the abuse, delete your "idea" as it just messes up a great place and then either wait for a reply or research for CodeSector's mail address and write him a plain mail. But leave out all your crying about "waiting a week for a reply" as it's just embarrassing.

- If "99% of the software sites" do, then I welcome you to the other 1%; although that (again) seems quite ridiculous in our days of GitHub; TeraCopy is so perfect, it simply needs no big FAQ or even a forum: you install it, set 1 or 2 options to your different liking and from that moment on, you simply use it. It's almost unbelievable to which amount you blow such an (already answered) question out of proportion.

- Did you _ever_ though about CodeSector not doing this for money and selling TeraCopy Pro (like in professional) for compensation of domains, servers, traffic, etc.? Oh, I guess, your whole world crashed now. Sorry for that.

- If you quote me, then do it correctly (or ask for further explanation, if you can't understand it)! I wrote you need a licence in case of commercial usage of TeraCopy. But then again, you using TeraCopy professional is something I can't imagine, because that would require you to be dealing with software professionally in the first place.

- I'm no "moderator", but instead a user; not like you of course, because I a) honor CodeSector and love TeraCopy for years now. Again, I won't do your homework and it's definitely not you who decides what people do in their (spare) time. If you can't delete your "idea", we'll have to wait for Jeff to decline it.


Oh boy, you can call to your ... some relative.

This discussion (started by you) is nothing but offensive and counter productive. I'm tired of pointing your own flaws, while I know my flaw - asking 2 normal questions in probably not the very right place.

I didn't demand anything. I asked, then you showed up acting aggreessively and I "demanded" the staff to take care of eventually wrong post instead of you acting as a member of the moderator team! Then I mentioned 10 days later there is no answer, and adding the facts there is no visible activity for long time (given the old versions how frequent they were) thus asking if the app is still developed. Could you comprehend this simple fact?! Obviously not.

Buffers.... I'm sorry you dare to speak of this. Obviously "buffer" is just one and only thing for you, no matter how or when it is used. Done with this nonsense arguing about that. Go with the buffers on the train station where you only see them and leave it alone to who actually used it on PCs.

There is zero sense in how long you "loved" a program or company. I see this as a tool to do something useful. I've never accused or otherwise had anything bad in mind about anyone at Codesector. You implied all the BS as if I had it in my mind. How miserable is this..

I'm sure the author would have never reacted or acted like you if he were the first to chime in here. I'm in for reporting hundreds of bugs in tens if not hundreds of applications to different authors, asked thousands of "sites" about features etc... for more than 25 years. Never ever stumbled upon such aggressive attitude. Well, maybe once or twice, both were from some russian software companies. But you... Unseen, honestly. And you are not even a moderator here. You are not doing any good to your "beloved" software bit and company. Love for a software.... I long ago lived through such childish feelings!

Keep up the pace, if not me, you'll find another "victim" for your loser-type complexes. It wasn't me who started unsulting. I'm sorry for you.

Edit: Wow, at the top of this page the main link says "Forums". The "ideas" in the URL doesn't span solely to "feature requests" as someone might have thought about it. Many people like to get an idea of some of the featuers.

How low you have to be to show up and start all this nonsense against someone that adheres to such logical assumption..

And... hehe, clicking "Thumb down" on every of my posts... this is childish, just like in the stupid facebook.. Revealing the facebook generation.

Ok, now I tested the program on the machine where I intended to use. Although it seems functional and copies fast, it's slow to start (it's gonna be used with xyplorer) - 5-600ms lag. When copying often within the file manager, it starts the executable everytime, and multiply that by the thousands of invocations daily and this adds up a considerable time. With normal (native) copy routine when I press Ctrl+V it starts (and finishes for small copy jobs) instantly.

So, an "idea" is to remove some bloat and make it start almost instantly, it's only about 3MB executable. And no, it's not an old age machine, it's ryzen with 16Gig/3Ghz memory.

I guess I'll try to write my own simple copy handler, I have a simple working test app.