The Robocopy (Robust File Copy For Windows) is an old feature in Windows, for those not familiar with it, it is a powerful file copy method from the command line interface. Like previous versions, Windows 7 also includes this feature but with some major enhancements.
The general syntax for Robocopy is as follows:
ROBOCOPY <Directory that will be copied> <New Directory>
For the multithreaded copy, only add the /MT switch at the end of the above command and then specify the threads as an integer value, which you wish to start for this copy process, i.e
“ROBOCOPY <Directory that will be copied> <New Directory> /MT:<Integer number of threads to use>”
You can use a maximum of 120 threads. For further help, you can open the command line and type robocopy, it will display its help.
I copied a directory with the name AddictiveTips from D drive to C with 5 threads by running the following command( Please note that when I ran this command I was already present in the D drive, otherwise I would have had to explicitly define the source directory).
ROBOCOPY AddictiveTips C: /MT 5
It’s that simple. Also check out RichCopy, it is a Graphical User Interface(GUI) of Robocopy. Enjoy!