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I would like to know if there is a software for Windows which allows me to copy a huge file from a remote desktop network to my local PC, and if this copy gets interrupted, I would like to resume the copy process. I have tried Teracopy but its Resume feature does not work when network connection gets interrupted.

This is the scenario:

  • I connect to a remote computer using Remote desktop, sharing a local drive, so the remote computer can see my shared drive (such as U:)
  • On the remote computer I want to copy the remote file to the shared drive (U:).
  • Local computer has Windows 8, remote computer has Windows 2003
  • There is no internet connection available in remote computer

The problem:

  • connection is really slow from remote computer and when there is a disconnection, I cannot resume the copy process

is there a software which offers a resume feature to avoid copying the whole file again from scratch?

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marked as duplicate by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, magicandre1981, Tog, Kevin Panko, harrymc windows Jun 18 '14 at 8:43

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I am trying CopyFile to check if it resumes the copy If it does not work I will try those articles – Junior M Jun 16 '14 at 18:12
Oh and there's also DeltaCopy, an rsync wrapper for Windows. This implicitly supports resume. This would integrate into your currently described workflow more smoothly than DropBox. – Jason C Jun 16 '14 at 18:35
A quirky idea that got me out of a similar situation, is creating a private torrent and seed (only to yourself) from the remote machine to the local one. – Bruno9779 Jun 16 '14 at 19:20
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I found out that CopyFile works as expected. It does not show the estimated time left but shows copy progress in percentage.

It also has an input box for repeating / resuming the copy as many times as you want.

Select source, target, select the file, click Add then Start.

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