Copy Changed Files

Simple-to-use program which enables you to copy files from one location to another according to specified changes, and view logs

Copy Changed Files is a software application whose purpose is to aid individuals in copying only changed files from one directory to another.

Hassle-free setup and well-organized interface

The installation process does not last very long, as it does not offer to download or any third-party products. Once you are done with it, you come face to face with a well-structured GUI, as it consists of a menu bar, two panes to aid you quickly reach all options available and several buttons. It becomes quite clear that all types of users can work with it, regardless of their previous experience with computers.

Comparing methods

First and foremost, you should know you are required to provide the two directories that you are interested in copying files from and to. Moreover, you should know that the two methods of comparing items. The first process the file’s contents, yet it is quite slow in most cases. While the second one might be faster, it only compares the date, time and size information. This means that the only items processed are going to be the ones changed since the date and time you select.

View logs, configure some options and save them to the drive

In addition to that, you can also set up this software tool to only copy specified formats, you can create exclusion lists, choose action if a file exists already (overwrite, append number, skip) and rescan a folder after the process is complete.
Logs can be viewed in the second tab, as well as opened with a little help from Notepad, while you can also skip certain files if they are too big, append the date and time to the directory, file or ZIP archive and save all configurations to a SETUP file to the HDD.


To wrap it up, we can safely say Copy Changed Files is a pretty efficient piece of software. It does not affect the system’s performance, the interface is user-friendly, the response time is good and our tests did not reveal any bugs or errors.