Microsoft heeft RichCopy 4.0.211 aan het grote publiek vrijgegeven. De voorgaande versies waren alleen bedoeld voor intern gebruik, dat nog terug te zien is in de verouderde EULA die meegeleverd wordt. RichCopy maakt het eenvoudiger om bestanden te kopiëren en te verplaatsen. Het kan gebruikmaken van verschillende opties om het process te versnellen, denk daarbij aan meerdere threads en verschillende toegangstechnieken tot de data. Versie 4.0 is de nieuwste release van het programma en is voorzien van de volgende aankondiging:
RichCopy version 1.0 was written as simple Windows dialog based application. Version 2.0 and 3.x were based on COM technology, and it supported IDispatch interface for automation needs; however IDispatch interface / automation support did not satisfy the needs of RichCopy users, but most GUI and command line. Users wants more something handy. RichCopy Version 4.0 is designed as single executable file for portability with more features business.
Improved copy performance
RichCopy version 2.0 ~ 3.5 are already much faster than any other copy tools, but RichCopy version 4.0 is faster than its early versions. RichCopy version 4.0 can cover all areas where file and directories need to be copied over the network with true based performance and features.
Profile based copy option
Earlier versions support only single state copy options. User had to change the configuration when network condition is very different from previous. RichCopy version 4.0 now supports profiled based copy options. User can create profile with any name and store different setting to each profile. User can easily switch configuration by choosing profile from drop down list box.
RichCopy version 4.0 now supports multiple sources while earlier versions and other copy tools support only one to one coy operation. For example, you do not need to run multiple copy process when source directory is different. Now you just need to specified multiple sources that need to be copied to destination directory.
Increased supported copy threads
Most of tools support up to 64 per thread. This limitation comes from known WIN32 thread management API. RichCopy version 4.0 does not have such limitation with sufficient original thread management mechanism as long as system resource allows. For example, you could run more than 256 threads.
Detail file / directory filtering
Earlier version could not filter files and directory with date/time such as creation date/time, last write date/time and last access date/time. RichCopy version 4.0 can filter files and directories with any date/time stamp with 'earlier" and 'later' conditions and 'copy' and 'not to copy' conditions.
Full command line support
All features available on GUI are also available from command option line. Also Option property displays command line parameters of current configuration, thus user can generate command parameters by setting copy options on property dialog.
Optimized copy method
These days, RichCopy is used against varied storage devices. RichCopy now supports following options:
- System cache v.s. Self-cache for device direct access
- Multiple access v.s. Serialized access for not optimized and slow device