RichCopy – Advanced File Copy Utility

We recently had a customer with a nasty piece of malware that corrupted all of their .xlsx & .docx files.  Apparently a new piece of “ransomware” Win32/Crilock.A and Win32/Buma!rts that are floating around at the moment.  They utilized ShadowProtect for their image backups which was great as we were able to recover their data to just prior to the infection.  The difficulty with this is that their docx & xlsx files were spread through 100’s of folders and simply restoring the volume wouldn’t work as we needed to filter by file extension.  Thankfully there is a great tool (formally an internal tool) from Microsoft which is an extremely feature-rich copy utility & best of all, free!  RichCopy at first glance appears to be a decent file copy program like RoboCopy, TeraCopy, etc.


The real magic begins once you enable the “Advanced” functionality under the “View” menu:


From here you see a ton more features available under the Options screen:


These include allow you to filter by file type, set throttling for transfer, change file attributes, adjust security information, issues commands, etc.

About AJ McKean

Based in sunny Tauranga, New Zealand, AJ McKean is a Senior Systems Engineer in Mt Maunganui. With over 15 years of professional IT experience working in both New Zealand and the United States, he holds several certifications including MCSE(2000-2003), MCITP:Enterprise(2008), MCSA(2012), VMware VCP-DCV5.5, CompTIA A+ & is an HP Storage Architect. He is passionate about all things IT, especially virtualization, automation & cloud technologies.

2 Responses to “RichCopy – Advanced File Copy Utility”

  1. lewis says :

    Does it have a commandline so you can script with it?

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