Tip: Perform Multithreaded File Copies with Robocopy in Windows 7

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Windows included the popular Robocopy utility, which offers powerful file copy capabilities in a command line interface. Robocopy is included in Windows 7 and features a new multi-threaded copy option. To perform a multi-threaded copy, you use the new /MT[:n] switch, where n indicates the number of threads to be used. By default, n is 8 when you use the /MT option, and can be any value from 1 to 128.

Note that the multi-threaded option is not compatible with the /IPG and /EFSRAW options.

Tip by Matthew Graven, a Senior Editor at TechNet Magazine.

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