RichCopy was created by Ken Tamaru in 1996 and used internally by Microsoft until its public release in 2001. It was eight times as advanced compared to the default alternative, RoboCopy.
Although the utility program is now discontinued and no longer supported by Microsoft, there are still programmers out there updating it to evolve with the trends. Since the original utility was used internally by Microsoft programmers for five years, many of the bugs were addressed and the program ran efficiently before releasing to the public.
RichCopy is eight times as powerful than Microsoft's default option, allowing easy movement for large amounts of data
One of the most distinctive features is multithread capabilities. Instead of copying one file at a time in serial order it allows multiple threads to copy simultaneously. The end result is several files from different sources copied all to the same destination. By consolidating and copying parallel, the total operational time is decreased significantly. The acceleration has also contributed to improved network and storage device utilization.
As you can see in the features listed above, personal user preference is another unique characteristic with this utility. Users can choose to move the files directly or indirectly over the network, even pausing while out of network and resuming once in network again. Other user preferences include customizations on what attributes to retain with each file, destination source, and an easy to navigate command center powered by Graphical User Interface GUI).
In summary, Microsoft RichCopy is an essential tool for anyone downloading or moving data. Although it is unsupported by Microsoft, version of the original are still downloadable and updated by private programmers.