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SyncBackSE V6.5.38.0 (June 2014)

Updated: The restore wizard option to "not delete destination only files" has been modified so it only changes the action to skip for files and folders if the original action was to delete
Updated: Xceed Zip DLL is no longer registered via installer or by SyncBack. Manifest file is relied on.
Updated: German translations
Fixed: Renaming or deleting a profile in a run queue would cause an error message when that profiles turn to run came

SyncBackSE V6.5.30.0 (February 2014)

Fixed: Scan failed (1): Incorrect function is caused by incompatible NAS drives. They are now detected automatically and alternate method is used.
Fixed: SyncBack would not start on login if a profile was also set to run on login.

SyncBackSE V6.5.22.0 (January 2014)

Updated: Fallback to backup copying method when access denied is now enabled by default
Updated: Application manifest updated to fix blurry text on high DPI displays
Fixed: Spurious FTP licensing errors when running multiple FTP profiles in parallel
Fixed: Open Source/Destination will now use supplied network credentials
Fixed: Items on File collision window may be drawn in wrong place in some situations
Fixed: Help window automatically closed when a window is opened or displayed (to stop help window locking-up)

SyncBackSE V6.5.15.0 (November 2013)

New: Able to revert from a V7 installation (currently in beta)
Updated: Global settings option to prompt when running profiles on shutdown or restart is now not available on Vista and newer
Fixed: In some cases Open Right/Destination opened My Documents folder if actual folder did not exist
Fixed: 509 error when restoring from a single zip file and nothing was restored
Fixed: Greatly reduced CPU usage while idle and have hundreds of profiles
Fixed: File and folder selections when a filename was wrapped in single or double quotes
Fixed: Improved error handling when scanning file systems
Fixed: Directory attributes and creation date were not copied when moving a file due to a rename
Fixed: File icons sometimes do not appear on Windows XP in the Differences window
Fixed: Restored missing Abort and Help buttons on File Collision window

SyncBackSE V6.5.4.0 (August 2013)

New: Option to tell Windows not cache/buffer a files contents in memory when copying it
New: -logoff command line switch
Fixed: Was not expanding and selecting profiles when started
Fixed: May fail if FTP server disconnected during creation of large Zip file
Fixed: May fail to detect case changes when using SmartSync if configured to detect them
Fixed: Groups were not run in reverse when supposed to, e.g. during restore
Fixed: Time shown for dates and times where time is exactly midnight
Updated: The FTP alternative file list parser can now also be used when using MLST
Updated: Open Right/Destination will also open optional full backup directory

SyncBackSE V6.4.3.8 (June 2013)

Updated: Profile schedule window on Vista and newer redesigned to reduce height
Updated: Help file
Fixed: If a profile run as part of a group and set to abort if too many files deleted then it did not abort group if run as part of group
Fixed: In rare cases, and only on Windows 8, if an HTML log file or other external program is run from SyncBack then it waited for external program to terminate before continuing
Fixed: Was not running profiles on logout when set to (bug introduced in V6.4.3.0)

SyncBackSE V6.4.3.0 (May 2013)

New: Run a profile without allowing changes (useful for Fast Backup profiles that use Versioning)
New: New "Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed" option in Vista and newer task scheduler
New: Restore wizard now also checks when a profile was last run successfully
New: Option to copy short filenames
New: -nochanges command line parameter
New: Port mode for active FTP connections
Updated: SyncBack now opens and reads the local files when sending via FTP instead of component
Updated: The file system properties list in the log file expanded to include more file system attributes
Updated: ReFS support
Updated: Automatic profiles backup option split so can choose to backup if attended and/or unattended
Fixed: Problem with Technical Support Wizard if profile name is sorted before *Program* entry
Fixed: Tray icon will reappear if Windows shell (explorer) is restarted
Fixed: Does not prompt twice in succession to remove blank password restriction
Fixed: For FTP if automatically switching to active mode from passive mode then active settings were not being used
Fixed: Looping forever in some file operations when file system lies, e.g. about having removed read only attribute
Fixed: FTP looping forever reconnecting when a non-data transfer command is sent
Fixed: Eject and Load of media was wrong for restore
Fixed: The details for a file or folder that is a symbolic link will be from the destination and not the symbolic link itself

SyncBackSE V6.3.13.0 (February 2013)

New: %SBLATESTVERSION% and %SBNEWVERSION% variables
Updated: Progress column is not visible by default
Fixed: Sometimes get access violation when importing profiles

SyncBackSE V6.3.7.0 (January 2013)

New: Email services can be selected for easier email configuration
New: -shutdownforce command line parameter
New: -rebootforce command line parameter
Fixed: Path to event log DLL in registry corrected on 64-bit versions of Windows
Fixed: On Vista the folder selection dialog would give child folder name twice if double-click folder and click Select Folder
Fixed: Manifest file so that the compression DLL does not need to be registered
Fixed: When zipping and log set to only warn if files missing then it was not recording a warning
Updated: When-Insert and When-Login,Logout profile settings window update to not show if background backups disabled
Updated: Help file

SyncBackSE V6.2.30.0 (December 2012)

New: Wake to run option when creating and editing schedules on Vista and newer
Fixed: Watch Programs settings corrupted if profile edited, could cause high CPU usage when profile run
Updated: If a folder or cannot be scanned because the folder cannot be accessed (apart from not existing) then now a critical error instead of non-critical
Updated: Default filters updated
Updated: Help file

SyncBackSE V6.2.26.0 (December 2012)

New: Option to not email the log if the profile is run manually
New: Progress feedback when saving or loading the Fast Backup or SmartSync data
New: Open Folder in Differences window will now highlight the file in Explorer
Updated: Faster loading and sorting of Differences window
Updated: HTML log file now shows which group profile is run from
Updated: When a profile is aborted because it is already running then log file now has more details
Updated: Files to go progress now includes skipped files
Updated: Help file
Fixed: Email body when emailing log may say there is 1 non-critical error even when not mentioned in the log
Fixed: Saving profile defaults when using a custom email body failed
Fixed: Option to enable custom email body is no longer a shared setting as the email body itself is not a shared setting
Fixed: %CRITICALERROR% variable was not being expanded in custom email body when emailing logs
Fixed: Sometimes profile result and log incorrectly showed success when restoring from a single zip file and it actually failed
Fixed: On History page of profile settings showed wrong translation string if there was no failure and English not being used
Fixed: Tray icon was not resetting when viewing latest log file (if there was more than one log file)
Fixed: Was not resetting some dialogs so you are reprompted when using Italian
Fixed: Tab stop order on some windows was wrong

SyncBackSE V6.2.15.0 (October 2012)

Fixed: Sometimes does not expand LABEL or SERIAL variables when Run Before is mounting a new drive
Fixed: Versioning settings cleared when modifying profile

SyncBackSE V6.2.14.0 (October 2012)

New: %WARNINGSTOTAL% variables
Fixed: When uninstalling and set to run on login then run on login is now removed in Windows

SyncBackSE V6.2.11.0 (October 2012)

New: Option in FTP settings to not fallback to an unencrypted connection if encrypted connection attempt fails
New: Option in FTP to force use of LIST command instead of MLST
New: Can define the LIST command to use
New: Option to use alternative LIST parser so can use old and rare FTP servers previously not supported
New: /NoBackupPrompt installation command line parameter to stop prompting about V5 profile backup folder
New: /SNU and /SNU2 installation command line parameters now update registry even if already set
New: -silent command line parameter
New: Profiles can be queued to run serially in order
New: Profiles can be run unattended from main user interface
Fixed: Profiles were created in same folder as program settings instead of where they were defined to be stored
Fixed: Some empty folders (had sub-folders but not files) were wrongly shown in Differences window
Fixed: Differences window was not showing destination filename when using others attributes and there were no case differences
Fixed: Add programs dialog in versions previous to Windows Vista caused crash
Updated: Improved the performance when excluding many files in the Differences window
Updated: Improved program startup time and display refresh time when there are profiles with schedules
Updated: The log will now show which profile in the group caused the group to fail and why
Updated: Danish translations

SyncBackSE V6.2.0.15 (August 2012)

New: Ukrainian translation (thanks to Ambartsumyan Eduard)
New: Can use volume GUID paths for the source and destination (unmounted volumes can now be accessed)
New: Technical support wizard can now export group profiles (and includes all the profiles in the group)
New: -noselect and -nofilter command line parameters
Updated: Find Serial Number button added to About window
Updated: SmartSync logic changed for deleting folders when folders decision is set to Automatic
Updated: File collision window updated to resize better, shorten filenames, hint if text is truncated, etc.
Updated: On Vista and newer schedules can now be set to run just once
Updated: Google Storage option in new profile wizard
Updated: Help file
Fixed: Drive does not exist error when a base directory is a mount point and there is no V: drive
Fixed: Sometimes crashes when switching from Scripts to Easy mode in profile configuration
Fixed: Floating point division by zero crash when showing Differences window and lots of directories but no files
Fixed: Rare cases of List index out of bounds (0) errors when checking for a new version
Fixed: Main user interface no longer shows profile time limit countdown if profile is run as simulated or restore
Fixed: Auto-close may fail if run unattended
Fixed: Versions drop-down list now displays scroll-bar so no selection problem if many versions
Fixed: On Vista and newer can now have a profile set to run on login and scheduled

SyncBackSE V6.1.1.22 (June 2012)

New: Special links in HTML log files to exclude files and folders and to modify the profile
New: Option to verify files serially instead of in parallel (can fix rare problem on some systems) hen creating directories
Fixed: 'Drive not found' bug with some junction points when it is the base directory
Fixed: In some situations changes in folder case are not detected
Fixed: Silently fail if destination cannot be reached would cause profiles not to run if using cloud
Fixed: Windows handle leak when using compression
Fixed: Could get corrupt file and folder selections if chose skip and exclude from Differences window
Updated: In Differences window, when double-clicking an entry, will now open file/folder if there is nothing to compare with
Updated: Warning to clear history if switching compression on or off and using a SmartSync profile
Updated: The file and folder selection tree now correctly saves case changes for folders
Updated: On Vista and newer it now uses a more modern directory selection dialog
Updated: Small tweaks to installer and default scheduled task settings for Windows 8
Updated: All action prompt decisions must now be made before any copying or deleting is done
Updated: madExcept exception handler
Updated: Debug log now includes CPU usage
Updated: On XP and 2003 more VSS error codes are recognized and reasons for retry increased
Updated: The option to not compare files in parallel added (same as verify files in parallel setting)

SyncBackSE V6.1.0.5 (May 2012)

New: Russian translations by Igor Pavlov
New: Option to view FTP and email communication messages
New: The email character set can now be chosen
Updated: On Vista and newer, when creating a schedule it will fall-back to creating a logged-on-only schedule if it cannot create a schedule with a password
Updated: On Vista and newer, when setting SyncBack to start with Windows, it no longer prompts for login password
Updated: Variables can now be used in email settings for To, CC, BCC, From, Reply-To, and Receipt
Updated: If FTP server returns 451 error when getting a directory listing then it will try again
Updated: Gives error message if schedule interval is too short or too long when using Windows Vista or newer
Updated: Can choose to be prompted for many of the file and folder decisions when using fast backup
Updated: Restricted some file decision options when using archive attribute fast backup
Updated: History grid redesigned
Updated: The logic for deciding if the destination/right files and folders are shown in the selection tree has been changed
Updated: Warning given if set to delete every file in a folder to make it empty
Fixed: File and Folder selection window had checkboxes enabled to filter content when it should not
Fixed: Click Choose sub-directories or Choose Filter with certain profiles types, and when using the cloud, failed
Fixed: FREEMBYTESDESTBEFORE variable was not being set and FREEKBYTESDESTBEFORE was in mbytes and not kbytes
Fixed: Not recognizing some alternate shells and so not displaying Differences window etc.
Fixed: Rare cases where Stop! button causes button panel to resize
Fixed: History is now correctly listed from newest to oldest (was oldest to newest)
Fixed: Was create and deleting empty directories twice in some cases
Fixed: Junction or mount points pointing to disconnected or missing drives are now correctly detected
Fixed: Sometimes a locked/open file could not be copied if it was inside a junction/mount point
Fixed: If base folder is a junction or mount point then deleting all empty folders setting will not delete the junction or mount point itself

SyncBackSE V5.20.0.0 (March 2012)

Fixed: Crash when exporting all profiles on exit
Fixed: Other minor bugs

SyncBackSE V6.0.12.0 (January 2012)

New: RUNRESULT variable for text of profile result (to use for emailing log, for example)
Updated: Wording of text related to case changes on the file and folder decisions settings pages
Updated: Email sending and receiving components
Updated: Help file updated to explain what happens with identical files but different dates and times or attributes
Fixed: Taskbar progress fixed (was broken in V6.0.3)
Fixed: Case renaming now renames files instead of re-copying files (if the file is not empty and unchanged)
Fixed: Space bar can now again be used to continue when Differences window appears
Fixed: In rare cases emailing the log may result in a sending data error 5
Fixed: May crash when using DISKLABEL, DISKSERIAL, or DISKHWSERIAL
Fixed: Compressed file contains a different file than expected non-critical error on versioned compressed files
Fixed: File and folder selections no longer cached when profile run as may have slowed performance in some cases
Fixed: Issues related to minimizing and restoring window
Fixed: WmiPrvSE.exe service using high amount of CPU. It will still use CPU time if profiles are set to watch for program starts and stops.
Fixed: Event log wrongly recording that trial has expired
Fixed: Display refresh timer functionality changed to avoid rare Not enough timers available errors
Fixed: Was not deleting a temporary file (live run-time log)
Fixed: Mirror left/right button on Differences screen was sometimes just copying attributes instead of actual file

SyncBackSE V5.17.0.0 (January 2012)

Updated: Email sending component
Fixed: File and folder selections no longer cached when profile run as may have slowed performance in some cases
Fixed: Issues related to minimizing and restoring window

SyncBackSE V6.0.3.3 (November 2011)

Updated: Installer to get around rare case of translation files being locked during install (because SyncBack is still running)
Updated: The logic on getting version information from a versioned file
Updated: Shows Insert in background column if profile is set to run on insert of a drive/disk
Updated: Small improvement in email performance
Fixed: May corrupt a child profile when running a group via the interface
Fixed: Was not showing filename in lower-left panel in Differences window
Fixed: Was not skipping folders already found but with different case
Fixed: Help file window may lock-up if help displayed from two different windows while keeping help window open
Fixed: Now correctly restores SyncBack window if trying to run a second instance
Fixed: -posreset will now correctly reset the main user window

SyncBackSE V6.0.0.15 (October 2011)

New: Detect changes in file and folder name case and optionally correct them
New: SmartSync options to skip and ignore changes
New: Can choose what to do when you are not prompted for action
New: Option to not log successfully copied, moved, or deleted files
New: Option to not send log email if simulated run
New: Can encrypt log file when emailed
New: -log command line parameter to display latest log file for a profile
New: -clearss command line parameter to clear SmartSync data
New: -monoff command line parameter to switch monitors off
New: -importprofile and -importscript command line parameters to import multiple profiles or scripts using wildcards
New: -sbmssync command line parameter and appropriate exit code
New: -profbackup command line parameter
New: -winpassword to specific Windows login password
New: Copy symbolic links as-is
New: Email bodies can now be plain text and/or HTML
New: Profiles can now be stored in the users roaming application data folder
New: Option to ignore NTFS encrypted files
New: Uses Windows 7 taskbar features
New: Can stop Windows sleeping while profile is running, e.g. when burning CD
New: Can use hardware serial number for drive insert detection and in new variables
New: Groups can also have time limits
New: When running a profile because of file or folder changes then can set how long to wait with no changes before running profile
New: Many new variables, e.g. HWSERIAL
New: Regular expressions now treat the backslash character as a line separator
New: Group settings main window lets you filter profiles listed
New: Profile run history can be seen in profile setup window
New: /max prefix to maximize window when running programs in Run Before and Run After
New: On Vista and newer, and if the locking application supports it, it can report the application that has a file locked
New: Profile result shows if profile aborted because too many files would be deleted
New: Stop, pause, and resume buttons in progress panel

Updated: New schedules are not limited to 1 day run time limit
Updated: On Vista and newer, profiles set to run on shutdown/logoff always run unattended
Updated: Versioning filename format changed so filename is before version information
Updated: Can now specify percentage of files deleted to trigger warn or abort
Updated: Old log files can be viewed for a profile while it is running
Updated: When pausing a profile, it will now pause the FTP upload/download
Updated: Silent fail now tests connection by connecting to the port on the server instead of pinging the server (as many servers disable WAN pings)
Updated: Detection of a profile already being run also checks other sessions
(with same user)
Updated: Tweaks to make user interface better with terminal services connections
Updated: Next run date and time column takes into account the next run date and time of parent group(s)
Updated: U3 support dropped as SanDisk began phasing out support for U3 Technology in late 2009
Updated: Text log file format updated so easier to find errors
Updated: FTP resume of upload or download when disconnected will use MD5 hashing instead of CRC32 if server supports it
Updated: Shows if schedule is disabled and does not ignored disabled schedules on Vista and newer
Updated: When profile settings pages now warn if SyncBack is not set to start with Windows
Updated: Log contains warning if profile replaces group level variables and variables setup window also warns user
Updated: Numerous other small changes, fixes, and optimizations
Updated: Numerous interface tweaks to ensure translations are not truncated and translated when possible
Updated: HTML log file creation quicker
Updated: Log file now shows Fast Backup variable and its value if its a rescan
Updated: Renaming profiles is quicker
Updated: Window auto-close now returns windows actual caption on failure
Updated: Window forcibly auto-close more likely to work with non-admin users
Updated: Alternative paths list functionality improved
Updated: Action menu items in Differences window now in main pop-up menu for quicker access
Updated: Differences window and File Prompt now detect if the profile has been aborted, e.g. from tray icon
Updated: New scheduled tasks and imported schedules are now set correctly for Windows 7 or Vista as appropriate
Updated: Will now prompt to remove blank password restriction if set to do so when importing a profile with a schedule
Updated: Option to be prompted to remove Windows blank password restriction is disabled if user does not have access rights to change it
Updated: When importing a profile on pre-Vista versions of Windows it will change the schedule user account and prompt for the login password
Updated: New profile wizard is quicker to populate location drop-down lists
Updated: Tweaks to improve safe copy performance when copying from filesystem to filesystem
Updated: ExtremeCopy component updated to V2.0.1
Updated: Help file now includes details on SyncBack Management Service
Updated: Clears recent and frequent jump lists on Windows 7
Updated: Source and destination folder icons flash to help user know where to click
Updated: Adds bug report file to tech support zip file if it can be found
Updated: Improved speed of saving FB and SS data
Updated: Email addresses can now be separated by commas as well as semi-colons
Updated: Restore wizard displays error immediately when trying to restore from ISO or email backup
Updated: Change in logic for files that have the same date and time and "Use newer" or "Use older" is selected as the action
Updated: After program start the user is prompted if they want to delete corrupted profiles if any are found
Updated: Schedules tasks logon type changed so can run if user logged in even if schedules stored password is wrong
Updated: Fewer screens on installer (especially if already installed) and splash not shown if silent install
Updated: Installer will reboot computer if needed if a file can only be replaced or deleted via a reboot
Updated: Display refreshing optimized to reduce overhead
Updated: Newer version of madExcept exception handler
Updated: Differences window provides progress info

Fixed: Was not allowed to choose roaming folder for profiles if no access to program folder
Fixed: Drive hardware serial profile settings were not being saved
Fixed: Lock-up when testing FTP if it needs to reconnect with different settings
Fixed: Skip and Exclude is not allowed if file and folder selections are disabled
Fixed: Skip and Exclude was not shown in drop-down Action menu in Differences window if it was already selected
Fixed: Dropping files and folders onto main window on Vista and newer
Fixed: On pre-Vista versions of Windows it will attempt to update imported schedules so they use the correct program path and working directory
Fixed: Profile run on login setting can now exported and imported and copied from other profiles
Fixed: Will automatically retry UTF8 encoding if login fails for FTP/SFTP server (as username or password may be Unicode)
Fixed: Detects if FTP server has truncated directory listing
Fixed: Records error if SFX Zip file is too large to be executed by Windows
Fixed: When importing profiles with schedules created by administrators it will now import the schedule instead of giving access denied error
Fixed: Profiles run unattended, e.g. via scheduler, did not run
Fixed: Changes to support screen readers
Fixed: Default colours setting now applied to all windows
Fixed: Was giving access denied errors instead of folder not empty errors
Fixed: NTFS blocked files in destination were getting current date & time for last modification when versioning used
Fixed: If EXE had expired (not same as trial period expired) was not uninstalling everything
Fixed: The users chosen font is now used in the profile configuration window
Fixed: Default location labelling when new profile wizard completed early
Fixed: Showing shortcut keys in Chinese translation
Fixed: Filters not prefixed with *\ if starts with question mark
Fixed: Was creating empty folders even when set to delete all empty folders
Fixed: Pop-up menu on Differences window now hides menu items that cannot be clicked because nothing has been selected

SyncBackSE V5.13.0.5 (October 2011)

New: The installer is now Unicode enabled and uninstaller is signed
Fixed: German translation error (thanks to Joerg Toellner)
Fixed: FTP upload may upload zero bytes if file locked and VSS disabled
Fixed: SFTP folder creation may fail
Fixed: Was not setting directory create date when moving files due to rename
Fixed: Cannot use file hash value comparison with FTP and compression
Fixed: Could not use square brackets with IMAP folder names
Fixed: Can now use SERIAL and LABEL variables when watching for changes
Fixed: Main window minimize and restore problems
Fixed: In some rare cases split/span Zip could not be selected on Decisions->Files settings page visited
Fixed: "You cannot update a zip file and let the zip file span. (510)" when split size very large
Fixed: Was not saving fast backup data when set to save fast backup data for each destination folder
Fixed: Was retrying upload to FTP of file when file is missing
Fixed: Scripts that are not installed are not run
Fixed: Passing command line parameters to installer sometimes failed
Fixed: Resuming of upload of multi-zip files to FTP servers did not resume
Fixed: Incorrectly stated file copied when copying to FTP using safe copy and FTP file locked
Updated: Can detect a rollback from V6
Updated: Improved uninstallation
Updated: Improved scan performance due to in-memory caching of file and folder selections
Updated: Exception (bug report) handler

SyncBackSE V5.11.3.0 (March 2011)

Fixed: Silently fail did not work in some situations
Fixed: Crash at startup if two or more profiles have the same hot-key
Fixed: Sometimes did not email log if profile was aborted
Fixed: Reverts to default filters when only have one filter and change it to a filter that is incomplete and is auto-corrected
Fixed: Conversion of DOS filters to regular expression filters, also stopped forcing double backslash to beginning of reg expr filters
Updated: German translations (thanks to Sascha Brathe)
Updated: Spanish translations (thanks to Jordi Rodellar)
Updated: Very rare exception related to GetProcessImageFileNameW
Updated: The help section on regular expressions has been changed
Updated: Help file

SyncBackSE V5.9.4 (November 2010)

Fixed: Wrongly stated cannot use compression if backup to Zip files on FTP and set to delete destination only files
Fixed: Copying some locked files to FTP may fail in rare cases

SyncBackSE V5.9.3.16 (November 2010)

Fixed: Loading defaults for new groups
Fixed: Unable to save defaults on Compare Options settings page
Fixed: Drag & drop exception
Fixed: Will copy file instead of applying attributes if using Fast Backup and hashing comparison and destination is set to be deleted if not rescan
Fixed: No longer clears FTP checkbox when selecting FTP shared settings for a profile that was previously not using FTP
Fixed: Problem running groups within groups in parallel. Now a group that contains groups only run serially.
Fixed: Single zip compression to a drive fails if there is a file called SYNCBACK.CAT in the root folder
Fixed: Cosmetic bug where window caption showed unregistered while changing serial number
Fixed: LZMA compression sometimes failing
Fixed: Help File does not show all images
Updated: Timer resolution increased to meet Windows 7 energy efficiency guidelines
Updated: Enhanced detection of FTP servers that have restrictions on data channel encryption
Updated: Scheduled tasks now use normal priority instead of default lower priority

SyncBackSE V5.9.2.8 (August 2010)

Updated: Split single Zip file upload to FTP/SFTP improved to reduce renaming steps
Updated: Retries when renaming file on FTP server and FTP server says file is locked
Fixed: Exception when profile set to detect changes and file selections are disabled
Fixed: Path not found error when copying from shadow volume and using ExtremeCopy
Fixed: Deleting files on FTP server when server disconnects during delete
Fixed: When transferring several tens of thousands of files from FTP server one file may fail to transfer
Fixed: When set to delete all files on folders on FTP server it sometimes (rarely) wrongly reports that it was not able to

SyncBackSE V5.9.1.11 (June 2010)

Updated: Italian and Dutch translations
Updated: Refined change detection for files when profile set to run on change
Fixed: Error in Swedish translations causing a crash
Fixed: Network login failure
Fixed: Naming destination versions wrongly when using multi-zip compression
Fixed: Restoring versions on FTP when versions stored in root folder and folder where file is restored to does not exist
Fixed: Sometimes not deleting old versions when using FTP and multi-zip
Fixed: FTP filename translation with trailing spaces
Fixed: Sometimes failing to unzip files when restoring from multi-zip on FTP
Fixed: No longer uses fast scanning method on Windows 7 as incompatible with some NAS devices
Fixed: Ignores CRC32 hash values from Serv-U if hash value is not 8 digits long
Fixed: Sometimes creating root folder in sub-folders in FTP
Fixed: Maximum compression encryption password length is 79 characters
Fixed: Entering some Unicode characters into input box dialogs
Fixed: Importing profiles which have Unicode names that may be regarded as corrupted
Fixed: Using wrong filename when doing external program open or comparison with a version of a file

SyncBackSE V5.9.0.13 (March 2010)

New: Much faster expressions filtering which will reduce profile run time
New: Much faster file verification with large files (6MB+) when copying from filesystem to filesystem and different physical drives
New: Much faster file hash comparison with large files (6MB+) when copying from filesystem to filesystem and different physical drives
New: -procpriority command line parameter
New: %DAYOFQUARTER% and %WEEKOFQUARTER% variables
New: %64@...% to read from 64-bit registry on 64-bit versions of Windows and 32-bit registry on 32-bit versions of Windows
New: Can set the number of log files to keep on a per-profile basis
New: Can stop an individual profile without stopping all the other profiles in the group
New: Finnish translations by Jarkko Mäkineva
Fixed: NTFS permissions were not being copied to UNC paths (was broken in V5.8.7.23)
Fixed: Socket timeout error when sending email using SSL on Windows 7
Fixed: Stop All Profiles will now stop profiles passed on command line still waiting to be run
Fixed: Double warning about Zip encryption password change
Fixed: Folder icon and icon for files with no extension now shown correctly on Vista and Windows 7
Fixed: Stop profile names that are too long for filesystem
Fixed: Tray hint text no longer truncated if too long
Fixed: Source and Destination labels when aborting New Profile wizard early
Fixed: Stack overflow and crash in cases where copying file and cannot get attributes of file to be replaced
Fixed: Sometimes emailing previous log file if profile aborted due to timelimit
Fixed: Detects FTPshell servers automatically so uses plain LIST command
Fixed: Error dialog from Windows 7/Vista when choosing files and folders and disk/card not in drive
Fixed: Was naming versions files wrong if profile previously used compression but no longer does
Fixed: Sibling groups not started automatically if previous group profile set to run in parallel
Fixed: Text log was not including total number of bytes copied, moved, or deleted
Fixed: Restore wizard updated to not be confusing when restoring to FTP, script, email, etc.
Fixed: Correctly handle linguistically identical filenames which are not ordinally identical
Fixed: Records error when FTP server has case sensitive filesystem and there are files/folders with names that differ only in case
Fixed: If profiles stored in a junction point then junction point not deleted when renaming, copying, or importing profiles
Fixed: Was not copying from shadow volume with multi-zip compression when profile configured to only use shadow volume
Fixed: Access Denied exceptions and other problems when INI settings files are hidden
Fixed: Comparing shortcuts when shortcuts are automatically updated
Fixed: About window does not fade in if using Windows Terminal Services
Updated: If using hashing to compare files for differences, and cannot hash a file, then now will be treated as different instead of just recording an error
Updated: An FTP URL can be used in the FTP hostname field (wizard and profile setup)
Updated: Schedule window shows SyncBack error description for Status
Updated: Dutch, Swedish, Portuguese, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, Norwegian, French, and Catalan translations

SyncBackSE V5.8.7.23 (December 2009)

New: While profile is running can click on number of errors text in main window to display text file containing list of errors so far
New: %ISUNATTENDED% variable
Fixed: Backup to multi-zip on FTP where modification date & time of file was before 2000
Fixed: Backup to multi-zip on FTP where file size was over 2GB
Fixed: Cannot use archival fast backup with multi-zip on FTP
Fixed: Was not deleting destination only files on FTP when using multi-zip
Fixed: Some FTP servers cannot rename files if the destination file already exists
Fixed: Meaning of a single backslash with FTP servers changed to mean root folder instead of login folder (now use period for that)
Fixed: Test for free space on network drive now done only after connection is made
Fixed: If running on Windows 2000 then detects bug where directory listing is not returned from server
Fixed: Get around Internet Explorer bug where it does not open some log files when asked to open many at the same time
Fixed: No longer requires at least 3% free disk space on external drives when creating Zip files
Fixed: GetFolder exception when importing profile on Vista and newer
Fixed: On Vista and newer it will automatically correct the program path when importing schedules
Fixed: Wrongly stating a group was recursive
Fixed: Group and profile selections and expansions retained between runs when using nested groups
Fixed: If erasing CD/DVD and unattended and configured not to prompt then it will erase instead of aborting
Fixed: Was using VSS when told not to
Fixed: Maximum Zip filename length back to 512 from 260
Fixed: Work-around for Windows 7 reporting wrong locale and so date and time formatting incorrect
Fixed: Various minor fixes and improvements
Updated: Uses new Windows features for potentially faster directory scanning on Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2
Updated: Improved unzip performance when restoring from a single zip file
Updated: Global Options now includes the FTP buffer sizes
Updated: Profile rename no longer collapses all profiles
Updated: Differences window and collision prompt no longer steal focus (unless "Keep window on top of all others" ticked)
Updated: Added option to skip prompting before erasing CD/DVD
Updated: Option to record warning instead of error for missing files now also applies to copying from FTP
Updated: Dutch translations
Updated: Help File

SyncBackSE V5.8.6.1 (October 2009)

Fixed: Various and random crashes related to memory issues

SyncBackSE V5.8.5.0 (October 2009)

New: Backup to multi-zip files on FTP
New: Support for FTP proxy type used by McAfee Web Gateway (formerly Webwasher)
New: Support for UTF8 storage of filenames in Zip files (compatible with WinZip 12)
New: Can now view all the logs in a group
New: On Vista or newer pop-up balloon appears if scheduled profile failed to run due to wrong password
New: Warning if exiting and have profiles set to run on logoff
Fixed: Text log file now includes total kbytes copied and deleted
Fixed: Delay after resuming from hibernation/sleep now applies to when periodic profiles are run after waking computer
Fixed: Some pop-up menus were not translated on Vista or newer
Fixed: Keep window on top of all others option in Differences window now works as expected
Fixed: If using FTP server then FTP server is scanned first so filename case from FTP server is used
Fixed: File and folder selections are refreshed to use the case when viewed
Fixed: After Differences window is displayed the network is tested to see if a reconnect is required, if so auto reconnects
Fixed: Sometimes failed to create versions base folder with FTP
Fixed: Occasional access violation (at address 00540D9A)
Updated: Automatically stops using ALLO (allocate) command with FTP servers if they do not require it
Updated: How network connections are made
Updated: Dutch translations
Updated: Help File

SyncBackSE V5.7.5.34 (September 2009)

Fixed: Manifest file changed to stop Windows XP SP1 and SP2 crashing

SyncBackSE V5.7.5.33 (September 2009)

New: Backup to single Zip file on FTP server
New: New variables
New: Can specify email encoding method for header and body
New: -noprofbackup command line parameter
New: Option to skip offline files
New: Last Scheduled Run Error column
Fixed: Sometimes might miss a drive insert immediately after a reboot when set to run on login
Fixed: Updated manifest file so compression (and profile export and import) works when run from external drives
Fixed: SyncBackSE uninstaller now correctly uninstalls SyncBackSE Windows Application event log
Fixed: Reduced CPU usage when sending and receiving email and burning to CD/DVD
Fixed: Was not using VSS with Windows Explorer file copying method on Vista or newer when file locked
Fixed: Sometimes VSS would fail with Windows 7 and give an "Unknown error." error message
Fixed: Problems with FTP servers, e.g. LiveDrive, that do not like trailing slash when creating directories
Fixed: Problems with some FTP servers not liking absolute paths when creating or deleting directories
Fixed: Was not deleting FTP folders that were potentially empty, i.e. only contained files that could be deleted to make it empty
Fixed: In rare cases some source files sizes may be reported as being twice its actual size
Fixed: Uses parent group variables now in all cases
Fixed: Silently fail if source or destination not reachable was not silent
Fixed: If chose to silently fail on both source and destination then only source was checked
Fixed: Various minor bug fixes and tweaks
Updated: Run Before program now run before shadow volume is created
Updated: Can use variables for FTP hostname and username
Updated: Help File

SyncBackSE V5.6.0.34 (July 2009)

Fixed: Imported and old profiles had versioning enabled on destination

SyncBackSE V5.6.0.32 (July 2009)

New: CSIDL variables
New: Option to filter out files Windows itself believes should not be included in a backup
New: Differences window filter option to just list files to be replaced or delete
New: Can change serial numbers
New: Can limit profile run-time
New: Support for repeating in scheduling for Vista and newer
Fixed: Timeout for FTP connections when there are tens of thousands of files and FTP server has a short timeout
Fixed: Rare FTP filename parsing problem with an FTP server on some NAS devices
Fixed: Problem when running a group profile that contains a sub-group that only has one disabled profile
Fixed: Failing to copy file attributes when using backup file copy method
Fixed: Exporting or importing profile to or from external drives stopped safe removal of that drive
Fixed: Shift and PageUp or PageDown now selects a block of files in Differences window
Fixed: Skip and Exclude for files in folders not yet expanded in file and folders selection tree
Updated: Support for SOCKS5, SOCKS4, SOCKS4A, and HTTP proxy servers with FTP, FTPS, and SFTP
Updated: Added PGPWDE01 to default exclusion filter
Updated: Max filename length when using Zip reduced to 512 characters to reduce memory usage
Updated: Can use Windows environment variables for On Insert settings
Updated: Many edit controls now support dropping a filename or folder onto them
Updated: Run Before and Run After date and time variables now expanded to the current date and time
Updated: Log file now shows if fast backup was a full-backup/rescan
Updated: Log file shows recent FTP communication history when there are errors
Updated: SyncBackSE can export all profiles for SyncBackPro to import even if expired
Updated: Japanese translations
Updated: Chinese translations
Updated: Help file now includes a glossary and a new introduction page
Updated: Extensive screen shot updates and text corrections to help file

SyncBackSE V5.5.0.9 (April 2009)

New: Option to always calculate hash values for file comparison
Fixed: File modification date and time problem with WinSSHD SFTP server
Fixed: Cannot open zip file. (503) error when doing automatic profile backup
Fixed: Last Result was wrongly set to Aborted if empty differences window shown and profile configured not to show empty diff window
Fixed: Choosing email folder with backup to email
Fixed: Versioning for multi-zip
Fixed: Deleting files to make a folder empty when using wildcards
Fixed: Window positions on multi-monitor setups
Fixed: Shared profile settings corrupted when profiles run in parallel that use same shared settings
Fixed: Alternative path button causes crash if path has invalid colon character in filename
Updated: Dutch translations updated by Sander Lambregts
Updated: Automatic filename translation for FTP can be switched on or off (used to be on always)
Updated: If a files last mod date and time cannot be retrieved then an empty date and time is used instead of ignoring file
Updated: SyncBack variables, e.g. %_Source%, can now be used in custom log email body
Updated: Can now revert to factory settings for filters
Updated: Help file

SyncBackSE V5.4.0.7 (March 2009)

New: Versions folder can now be a single sub-folder of the base folder instead of in each folder
New: Option to Skip and Exclude files and empty folders in Differences and File Collision window
New: Option to automatically close the Differences window if it is empty (due to filters)
Fixed: Show previous details of the files checkbox in Differences window is now disabled until a file is clicked
Fixed: Detecting changes on a removable drive after removed and re-inserted
Fixed: Can now safely remove external drives when being watched for changes
Fixed: Was not silently failing when asked to if source and/or destination cannot be accessed
Fixed: Was not using user defined profile variables in source and destination with filters and file and folder selections
Fixed: Was creating all the folders on the last disk when burning to CD/DVD or creating ISO
Fixed: Bug when downloading files with %20 in their filename
Fixed: Cannot write to zip file. (507) error when using UNC path for Zip file
Fixed: With SmartSync profiles it was sometimes creating empty folders when it should not have
Fixed: Can now use ^ in regular expressions
Updated: A version of a non-existent file can now be restored and copied/moved in one step
Updated: Windows Event Log not used by default (for new installations)
Updated: Prompt for shutdown/restart decision done before profiles are run instead of after
Updated: Help file

SyncBackSE V5.3.0.18 (February 2009)

New: Profiles can now share some settings, e.g. FTP connection settings
New: Option to use HOST command with virtual hosts (FTP)
New: Option to use LIST command without parameters (FTP)
New: %MONTHOFQUARTER% variable
New: Can prompt for passwords, e.g. FTP login password, instead of storing them in the profiles settings
New: Groups can be part of other groups
Fixed: Confusion when setting not to minimize to tray on close but does if previously told it to via dialog and not to prompt again
Fixed: When deleting files from FTP it was not trying to CHMOD the files so that can be deleted if told permission denied
Fixed: Connection not timing out when using SFTP
Fixed: File and folder selections not recorded correctly with files and folders that have leading spaces in their name
Fixed: Will immediately abort the profile run if the connection to the FTP server is lost and cannot reconnect
Fixed: File date & time set correctly with zFTPServer when using SFTP (note: at time of writing you must use unstable version of zFTPServer)
Fixed: Item heights on file prompt window
Fixed: Sometimes did not know if running from USB or firewire drive
Fixed: FTP XCRC bug with Serv-U FTP server
Fixed: Was not deleting files being moved to Zip files
Fixed: Run on changes re-enabled for Windows 2000
Fixed: Description of when files are skipped based on last modified/created date
Fixed: To avoid confusion defaults cannot be used on decisions files and folders settings page
Fixed: Remembers unzip passwords so does not keep prompting if password is already known
Fixed: Problems with SFTP servers where base directory does not begin with a backslash
Fixed: NTFS security copied if file system says it supports ACLs (previously only did this if real NTFS was used)
Fixed: Can now use equals (=) in value for user defined profile variables
Fixed: Tries to detect SMTP servers that do not like to say HELO or have problems with IP addresses being used with HELO
Fixed: Not deleting destination versions in some cases when using Fast Backup profiles
Fixed: Not displaying file prompts or differences window on 64-bit Windows when alternative shell is used
Fixed: Some internal SyncBack variables not expanded in Fast Backup rescan evaluation
Updated: Automatic filename translation when using FTP to avoid problems with invalid filenames
Updated: When using FTP or SFTP, initial connect will use the retry attempts number in the FTP settings instead of 5 times
Updated: Safe copy filenames will not use certain extensions, e.g. EXE, to avoid problems with security software
Updated: Will try to correct/fix NTFS security on folder where program settings are stored
Updated: Error message given in SyncBackSE if attempt to use a SyncBackPro serial number is made
Updated: The profile pause is not done if the profile is run on Windows shutdown/logoff
Updated: Can force file and folder selection tree to show source and destination files
Updated: Help file

SyncBackSE V5.2.1.0 (November 2008)

Fixed: Run on Insert for Vista
Fixed: Importing SyncBack freeware profiles

SyncBackSE V5.2.0.0 (November 2008)

New: Option to delete profiles log files in profile configuration
New: Log includes average file compression ratio
New: Option to add files and folders to selection tree
New: Global option to be prompted to run profiles on shutdown/restart
New: Clear History button on the Decisions - Files settings page (for SmartSync profiles)
New: Self-correct option in FTP settings to try and ensure the FTP server sets the correct file date and time
Fixed: Now prompted again for compression password when Apply button pressed
Fixed: "The file exists" errors when creating directories that already existed
Fixed: FTP debug log is now not deleted when reconnecting
Fixed: Unable to enter serial number once evaluation expired
Fixed: Selection tree auto cleans invalid entries if option enabled and folder expanded and contains invalid entries
Fixed: Compression 999 errors (were caused by filenames being too long)
Fixed: Max time to keep file versions was ignoring fractions of days
Fixed: File and folder selections in folders with large number of files
Fixed: When using FTP and active connections, now uses IP router to try and get external IP address
Updated: Zip filenames now limited to 4096 characters in length instead of 260 (MAX_PATH)
Updated: Ejection of disks and safe-removal of removable devices
Updated: FTP and SFTP connections automatically set send and receive buffer sizes
Updated: Files to delete to make folder empty can now include wild cards
Updated: Scheduled profile information now shows any error message from last attempt to run profile
Updated: Help file

SyncBackSE V5.1.1.0 (October 2008)

New: Option to record warning and not failure when a file cannot be copied because it has been deleted/renamed before it can be copied
Fixed: You cannot update a zip file and let the zip file span. (510) error when backup to split Zip and set to delete destination
Fixed: Folder icon in profile setup (and full fast backup) will open an ISO file instead of a folder when backup is to ISO file
Fixed: When a group is auto-deleted because it is empty, the groups schedule (and other files) are now also deleted
Fixed: ISO files were incorrectly limited to 1024MB when splitting
Fixed: Log file showing wrong destination information when using backup to single zip on Email or CD/DVD
Fixed: Some paths, e.g. when using variable, not working when profile is set to run on changes
Fixed: File & folder selections when not using filters
Fixed: Email was sent if profile was run and is disabled, now not sent
Fixed: Unable to expand folders in file and folders selection window when copying from FTP and FTP path without trailing slash
Fixed: The drive does not exist error message now shows variable (e.g. LABEL or SERIAL) if set to silently fail and fails
Fixed: Norton Internet Security 2009 corrupting menus (shortcut key in menus now not shown if corrupted by NIS 2009)
Fixed: User defined variables in profile used when clicking Test button in Run Before and Run After
Fixed: Did not resume FTP upload or download if FTP server did not support XCRC
Fixed: Multi-zip compression was using shadow volume when did not need to
Fixed: List index out of bounds (-1) error in file prompt window
Fixed: FTP/SFTP component updated
Fixed: Rare looping problem trying to delete empty directories from 'broken' NAS devices
Fixed: Min and max sizes were ignored if value over 2GB
Updated: German translations
Updated: Will check to see if ISO filename is an existing folder
Updated: Ctrl-U will unselect all profiles
Updated: Faster minimize when minimize on close enabled and program closed
Updated: Error message displayed if try to view log that does not exist
Updated: Versioning now works with DriveHQ.com (work around limitation in FTP server software)
Updated: Backup to multi-zip (or split single Zip) on network drive may now be faster
Updated: Run unattended via hotkey, on shutdown/logoff, disk insert, and periodically, now possible with group profiles
Updated: Help file

SyncBackSE V5.1.0.0 (August 2008)

Updated: Catalan translations
Updated: Warning given in log files if FTP server does not support hashing and profile has verification enabled
Updated: File & folder icons in File and Folder Selection Windows not ghosted if unchecked and SmartSync profile
Updated: When testing UNC connections it will now say if there is already a connection (because if so then the username and password cannot be used)
Updated: Log is no longer displayed if the Result column is clicked
Updated: Differences window shows total number of unchanged files
Fixed: Installation failure of AOSMTPEX DLL on Windows 2000
Fixed: Fast Backup and Smart Sync data no longer updated if disk burn or email upload failure
Fixed: Could not send log to SMTP with SSL unless "Only send the email if an error occurs" was ticked
Fixed: Versioning filters always switched off
Fixed: Access is denied error message when using UNC path

SyncBackSE V5.0.0.13 (August 2008)

New: Search profile settings
New: Traditional archive bit backup (incremental and differential)
New: Can specify a different folder to use for full backups
New: Can get registry values using variables, e.g. %@HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox\CurrentVersion%
New: Clicking on Result column will display profiles log file
New: Prompted for confirmation when mirroring files in Results window
New: If all files & folders are to be deleted then user now prompted first (if attended)
New: Last mod date & time of multi-zip files now set
New: Can rename multiple profiles
New: Easy/Expert (shortcut) node in profile configuration tree
New: Re-adding a filter that already exists will now re-apply the filters
New: Can right-click on file/folder in file & folder selection tree to select it
New: Can speak (or play WAV) when profiles start, finish, or require attention
New: View Log sub-menu shows if profile aborted (for profile run using this new version)
New: A profile run at different priority when run manually
New: Can log the drives serial and model
New: -countdownmsg command line parameter
New: Restore versions pop-up menu items on Differences window
New: User definable variables (also at group level that can be used by profiles in the group)
New: New main menu item to shutdown computer once all profiles have finished
New: File versioning filter (can now decide what files to version or not)
New: Copy from shadow volume only (snapshot)
New: Can add notes/comments to a profile. Notes are also displayed when importing a profile (not if unattended import via command line)
New: Option to copy desktop.ini files correctly
New: Option to hide the button panel
New: Filename extension column in Results window
New: Many new variables
New: Mirror right or left quick config buttons on Decisions - Files profile config page
New: Main window shows mirror right or left profile type if that is the profile type
New: Can set local computer name to send to SMTP email server
New: When a profile is selected in the main window the same profile(s) in other groups are also highlighted
New: Uses MFMT automatically when FTP server supports it
New: Can detect file renames with SmartSync profiles
New: Option not to record skipped files in log file
New: Option not to pause profiles when computer is suspended
New: Option to silently fail profile if the source or destination cannot be reached (network down, drive does not exist, or not disk in drive)
New: Aternatives given for the source or destination path, e.g. using disk serial number instead if external drive
New: Option to only run Run After program if any file changes made
New: Option to open folder of file in the Differences window
New: If an attempt is made to move, replace, or delete a Windows protected file then the error message in the log indicates it is a protected file
New: KBps is now shown when copying files (no longer just with FTP)
New: Remembers which profiles were selected in main window
New: Tray icon indicates if profiles have failed (optional)
New: File and folder selection tree shows if a file or folder exists in source and/or destination (sync profiles only)
New: Option to stop using Windows Event Log
New: Can switch off filtering for increased performance
New: Can switch off file and folder selections for increased performance
New: Can now use /silent or /verysilent command line param with uninstaller
New: Can set number of seconds to sleep after system wakes from hibernatin/sleep
Updated: Faster HTML log file creation
Updated: Faster filtering with DOS expressions
Updated: Ctrl+Enter can also be pressed to modify a profile (alternative is Ctrl+M)
Updated: HTML log files have source and destination paths at top of every page
Updated: To improve performance FTP resume only hashes last 128K to check for corruption when resuming upload or download
Updated: Special failed profile result if log of email fails to be sent, even if profile backup is switched off by default. Error also recorded to Windows event log.
Updated: Max waiting time for shadow volume creation is now 5 mins (was 2 mins)
Updated: Can also single click tray icon to hide or show main window (previously could only double-click)
Updated: Hostname can now be used for external IP address in FTP
Updated: Status shows if verifying/comparing source or destination
Updated: Run After can be run after log is closed
Updated: File system Properties in log file now lists more properties
Updated: Non-critical error record if connected to network but using default instead of supplied username and password
Updated: Can now schedule monthly on Vista
Updated: Files modified since filter now supports weeks, months, and years
Updated: %NONCRITICALERRORS% variable no longer exists
Updated: Will encrypt data channel if FTP server requires it
Updated: In file and folder selection window can choose to show or not files and folders in both source/left and destination/right
Updated: If SHIFT key is pressed on exit then a backup of all the profiles is made
Updated: Only one serial number entry window (and program has expired dialog) no matter how many instaces of program are running Updated: The safe filename extension is now random to avoid profiles stepping on each others toes when running at the same time in the same folder
Updated: If the safe copy file is locked then a new safe copy filename is used (avoids NAS bug where it holds the lock)
Updated: The safe filename extension is now random to avoid profiles stepping on each others toes when running at the same time in the same folder
Updated: The countdown window now has an OK button to skip the countdown
Updated: On XP or 2003, if a VSS snapshot cannot be taken because there already is one then it will keep trying until a time limit expires
Updated: Differences window shows how much disk space will be used
Updated: When adding to Auto Close list user given a choice of existing Window titles
Updated: Log shows total time in days, hours, minutes, and seconds (no longer just in seconds)
Updated: Option in Run Before to not create a log file or record an error if return value is not as expected
Updated: The source/left and destination/right labels are automatically changed to reflect the settings (if the default labels are used)
Updated: Records warning if file skipped because unattanded run and user cannot be prompted
Updated: The FTP send and receive buffer sizes have been changed so that in some cases file transfers are much faster
Updated: Improved performance in XP when there are many profiles
Updated: Variables can be used in Zip filename when emailing log files
Updated: Unselect All pop-up menu item on Differences window
Updated: If "Force date & time" is ticked, and using Fast Backup, then the files date & time on the FTP server
will be updated
Updated: Extensive help file updates
Fixed: Prompt for Zip password, and can also abort profile when prompted for Zip password
Fixed: File and folder decision choices when using fast backup
Fixed: Uses Windows Event Log correctly
Fixed: Cancelling restore to or from selection now does not move on to next step
Fixed: Re-checks if drive/card removed or network connection lost after scan and before copying, deleting, etc.
Fixed: Scanning of sub-folders when folder selected in selection tree and parent folder cannot be scanned
Fixed: Open Left/Right Folder pop-up menu item now expands variables when opening folder
Fixed: Using Delete key on Differences window now faster when multiple files selected
Fixed: Delete All Log Files button in Logging Settings will also delete all the debug log files
Fixed: Cannot have log history if appending to text format log files
Fixed: Update of "partial" icons in file and folder selection tree
Fixed: When profile set to run on changes then now not triggered if change is in a folder that is excluded
Fixed: Now only connects to source or destination first only if Run Before on UNC path of source or destinat
Fixed: Recursive prompting when SERIAL or LABEL variables used and disk not initially available and prompting if disk not available enabled
Fixed: Access Denied when creating NTFS encrypted folders on shares

SyncBackSE V4.5.16.0 (July 2008)

Fixed: Some menu items not translated when using Vista
Fixed: Was assuming no desktop when using a shell replacement
Fixed: Access violation with hints on main window under certain conditions, e.g. using UltraVNC
Fixed: Unable to load settings exception
Updated: Potentially faster hashing over networks

SyncBackSE V4.5.15.0 (June 2008)

Fixed: Corrupted main menu display on Vista when language not English

SyncBackSE V4.5.14.0 (June 2008)

Fixed: DST problems with NAS devices that report their file system as NTFS
Fixed: May incorrectly assume a directory that has just been deleted still exists (FTP)
Fixed: Creation of folders on FTP servers when using Fast Backup folders
Fixed: Japanese installer now shows correct ReadMe information
Fixed: FTP proxy authentication
Fixed: Now records error if moving files from FTP, using verification, and FTP server does not support XCRC
Fixed: Will reconnect correctly on some FTP servers that say they have closed the connection but have not (with error code 421)
Fixed: If closed when unattended then will no longer prompt to ask if want to minimize instead
Fixed: Profiles terminated immediately instead of waiting for Run Before or After programs to complete
Fixed: Profiles terminated when program closed, e.g. by Windows task scheduler
Fixed: New windows and dialog boxes will appear on the same monitor as the main window

SyncBackSE V4.4.14.0 (April 2008)

Updated: Network reconnection code
Updated: Profiles that are paused due to computer being suspended are now automatically resumed when computer is resumed
Updated: Catalan translations updated
Updated: Minor corrections to French and Spanish translations
Updated: If scheduled task is run as a different user than the one logged in then user is warned
Updated: If the user forgot to click the Set Password... button in the scheduler then the user is warned
Fixed: Bug related to safe copies and read-only files
Fixed: Log not displayed if there is no desktop to display it on
Fixed: Profile and program run on login for Vista
Fixed: Disable hibernate/standby works on Vista (note: only stops it sleeping due to idle time-out, not if case closed, for example)
Fixed: U3 version now works on Vista (it is not run elevated)
Fixed: Work-around for NAS devices that temporarily lock the SBSE____.TMP file
Fixed: Minimum and maximum file size filters now have an increased maximum value of approx 931GBytes
Fixed: Gives failure reason when a scheduled task cannot be created (for pre-Vista versions of Windows)
Fixed: Tray icon reappears if Windows Explorer restarts (Vista)
Fixed: Profiles with a name that has a trailing full-stop can now be exported

SyncBackSE V4.3.2.1 (February 2008)

Fixed: Rare "divide by zero" exception when using FTP
Fixed: The archive attribute of a file is no longer reset if the safe copy fails to be renamed
Fixed: Auto-switch to active mode if file transfer fails even though directory list worked
Fixed: U3 installation now includes compression component

SyncBack V3.2.18.0 [Freeware] (February 2008)

New: Make safe copies option
Updated: Profile names cannot contain a hash characters (avoids problems with HTML)
Fixed: corrects a Vista scheduling problem

SyncBackSE V4.3.1.5 (December 2007)

New: Option to send NOOP command sent to FTP server every 30 seconds to try and avoid time-outs during long transfers
Fixed: Rare SmartSync issue when copying locked files and later assumes file copied to has been changed
Fixed: OLE error 800A0183 error when doing drag & drop with multi-zip on Differences window
Fixed: FTP bandwidth throttling was incorrectly global to all connections instead of connection specific
Fixed: FTP connection problems introduced in previous version due to bug in FTP component

SyncBackSE V4.3 (October 2007)

Fixed: Open/locked files can now be copied on Vista x64 (they can already be copied on 64-bit versions of XP and 2003)
Fixed: Progress bar flickering on Vista
Updated: Dutch translations (thanks to Hans Fraiponts)
Updated: Help file

SyncBackSE V4.2.7.0 (September 2007)

Fixed: Spurious memory related errors
Fixed: Re-registers FTP COM object to avoid problems with SmartFTP on Windows 2000
Fixed: Other minor cosmetic bugs
Updated: Help File (Program and PDF Version)
Updated: Certificates used on SyncBackSE executable etc.

SyncBackSE V4.2.5.0 (August 2007)

New: Uses SITE UTIME on Pure-FTPD servers (if supported by server)
Updated: Will automatically switch to or from passive mode when using FTP and initial directory list times out
Fixed: Self extracting Zip files that contain filenames with Unicode characters will now extract when run
Fixed: Self extracting AES encrypted Zip files will now extract when run
Fixed: Can now select 0 in versioning settings to specify setting is to be ignored
Fixed: Recursive junction point testing not done if junction points are being ignored
Fixed: Wrongly deletes restored file if not using safe copy with FTP and file is copied from FTP
Fixed: Wrongly deletes restored file if not using safe copy with FTP and file is restored from single Zip
Fixed: Random access violations when changing actions in Differences window
Fixed: Bug in FTP component where it sometimes returned wrong information for empty folders
Fixed: "If the FTP server cannot set a files date & time..." setting should not be used if Fast Backup profile
Fixed: Scheduling profiles with an ampersand in their name in Vista
Fixed: Some NAS devices do not copy across read-only file attributes
Fixed: Access Denied when using safe copies and some NAS devices

SyncBackSE V4.2.4.0 (August 2007)

Updated: Temporary folders in Vista filtered out by default
Updated: Junction points are now ignored by default on Vista
Updated: The file and folder selection tree will not show junction points if profile is set to ignore them
Updated: Help file
Fixed: Splitting of Zip files
Fixed: Skipping folders and files on Vista when a folder contains a junction point
Fixed: Copying locked files inside junction points to a single zip file

SyncBackSE V4.2.3.1 (July 2007)

New: Japanese translation by Ikuo Karatsu (also a Japanese translation of the entire help file)
Updated: Czech translations
Updated: %DAYOFMONTH% can be used instead of %DAY%
Fixed: Access violation when using Portuguese and going to Fast Backup page of profile configuration
Fixed: Bad variable type error message when using Windows 2000 and exporting profiles or using Zip files
Fixed: Next Run column shows next run if set to run in background
Fixed: Dialog about new version available is stay-on-top to avoid it being hidden behind main window
Fixed: Exception when a filename in a versions folder starts with a period
Fixed: Was using wrong network login username and password when restoring
Fixed: Restart/shutdown setting now shown in Global Settings->Expert if not using Vista
Fixed: File date & time now unchanged when shortcuts updated
Fixed: Excess versions now deleted when using FTP
Fixed: Removed "cannot use VSS" warnings from log files as they confused many
Fixed: Split Zip files can now be larger than 4GB
Fixed: Ctrl-Shift-R, -S will not force the Differences window to appear (Ctrl-R, -S still will)
Fixed: Resume of FTP upload/download modified to handle local file open errors better
Fixed: The selections and filters can now be changed if the source cannot be reached
Fixed: Open/comparing files in Differences window will now open currently selected version while changing it
Fixed: Cannot choose a filename for a single Zip file that is an existing folders name
Fixed: Renaming of the destination when changing to and from single zip compression
Fixed: Missing links to other log pages

SyncBackSE V4.2.1 (May 2007)

Updated: Chinese translations
Fixed: Recursive loop when deleting old versions
Fixed: Old/excess versions were deleted during simulation
Fixed: Files not copied with multi-zip compression and safe copies option not enabled

SyncBackSE V4.2.0.99 (May 2007)

New: File Versioning
New: Command to copy newer files over older in Results window (Ctrl-N)
New: Can specify client certificate to use for SSL/TLS FTP connections
New: -affinity command line parameter
New: -posreset command line parameter
New: Can stop, pause, and resume all profiles from main menu and tray pop-up menu
New: Can start and stop a profile from tray pop-up menu
Updated: 3 new FTP proxy types supported
Updated: The filename prefixes used in the Differences and File Prompt window now use the location label
Updated: Fast Backup and SmartSync dates & times stored in GMT/UTC to avoid timezone change problems
Updated: New variables for previous and next days, months, and years
Updated: New Profile wizard will copy all FTP settings, not just hostname, username, and password
Updated: Tech Support Wizard now includes background and drive monitor debug logs
Updated: Can now recognise infinite recursion caused by junction/mount points
Updated: Drag & drop from Differences window can be both files (if icon dragged), or just source or destination (if filename dragged)
Updated: In Vista the users schedules go into their own schedule folder
Updated: Numerous help file updates and corrections
Updated: Automatically uses split instead of spanned Zip files if Zip is not on removable media
Updated: Warning about using network drive letters
Updated: Log filename extension automatically changed if log type changed
Updated: Program filename highlighted in red in External file comparison tools window if program does not exist
Updated: Failure to delete an empty directory is now a warning and not a non-critical error
Updated: Faster single zip compression and ability to abort during compression
Updated: Default is now to disconnect from network share
Updated: If Run Before is on a same network drive as source or destination then connection is made before program is run
Updated: Will try to use SET UTIME FTP command if MDTM does not work
Updated: Tech Support Wizard will default to currently selected profile
Updated: Tray icon bitmap shows if all profiles paused and also if background runs disabled
Fixed: Disabled profiles were still run when set to run periodically
Fixed: Can now have local files date & time changed if not using Fast Backup and destination/right is FTP
Fixed: Last page of HTML log may be missing when sent via email or using tech support wizard
Fixed: If folder with a close square bracket is selected in selections then it is skipped
Fixed: Files not replaced (file systems and FTP) when verifying and using
safe-copy and verification fails
Fixed: The delete all files options are used correctly on a restore
Fixed: The folder decisions are used correctly on a restore
Fixed: Warning about open files when zipping no longer cause failure profile result
Fixed: Empty folders deleted when moving files to a single Zip file
Fixed: Hung (very slow) when importing freeware profiles with very large numbers of excluded files
Fixed: In Restore Wizard pressing the escape button now closes the wizard
Fixed: Vista Scheduling problem when profile name contains characters like å, ä or ö
Fixed: Captures quota exceeded error message on Verizon FTP servers
Fixed: Error message saying file does not exist when log file is displayed
Fixed: Running profiles at shutdown/logoff on Vista
Fixed: Refresh of display when profiles run in Vista (only applicable when run elevated)
Fixed: Program and profile run on login now uses scheduler on Vista so not prompted after login to allow it to run elevated
Fixed: Locked files in junction points are now copied (if they are on the same drive)
Fixed: When only one text log file was kept it was deleted when the profile was run
Fixed: Renaming profiles no longer resets any schedules it had
Fixed: Delete all files on FTP
Fixed: Prompted if file locked and adding to Zip file
Fixed: Files skipped if file sizes are the same and file decision settings are use larger or smaller
Fixed: Hashing files with filenames over 255 chars
Fixed: Font selection now applied after restart
Fixed: Empty directories may not have been deleted even when they contained only files that are allowed to be deleted
Fixed: Deleting spanned/split Zip files when extension is not .zip
Fixed: Leading and trailing space characters are removed from source and destination in profile setup
Fixed: Now works with SnapOS FTP servers
Fixed: Recursive loop bug when using single Zip compression on folders containing junction points
Fixed: VSS errors and access denied errors when running a profile after importing or exporting profiles
Fixed: With a Fast Backup profile, if the filters or file and folder selections are changed, then a rescan is now required
Fixed: Will now automatically switch to active connection if FTP server doesn't allow passive
Fixed: Memory leak when copying file & folder NTFS security

SyncBackSE V4.1.3 (January 2007)

Fixed: Destination file deleted when backup copy method is used in a profile
Fixed: Access Violation going to Fast Backup page in Profile Setup with Portuguese translation

SyncBackSE V4.0.12 update for Windows 98SE, ME, and NT 4 only (January 2007)

Note that V4.0.x versions are only for Windows 98SE, ME, and NT 4. SyncBackSE V4.1 and newer are for Windows 2000, XP, and Vista and do not support 98 or NT.

Fixed: Date/time file comparison sometimes said there was a difference when it should have been ignored due to "ignore DST" setting
Fixed: VSS_E_MAXIMUM_NUMBER_OF_SNAPSHOTS_REACHED error on volume x:\
Fixed: Network connect can be aborted quicker so avoiding problems when running profile on shutdown and network connection not available
Fixed: Folders sometimes not deleted with SmartSync profiles
Fixed: Double-clicking .. in FTP folder selection browser now gives error if FTP server disconnected
Fixed: 526 errors with no error message when compressing to single zip file
Fixed: Stopping a profile in a group that hasn't yet started just stops that profile

SyncBackSE V4.1.2 (January 2007)

New: If CTRL key kept pressed when exiting then no backup of profiles is made
Updated: More robust detection of lost network connections so a retry is made when copying/deleting files
Fixed: Regular expressions
Fixed: Incorrect pop-up menu caption for mirroring to source
Fixed: Incorrect password error when editing or creating schedule in Vista

SyncBackSE V4.1.1.0 (December 2006)

New: Supports SSL/TLS connections to SMTP servers (both direct and via STARTTLS)
Updated: Can now schedule profiles and edit schedules in Windows Vista
Updated: Profiles re-sorted when profiles are run
Updated: Log file says computer and username
Updated: Log file shows U3 device information if run from U3 device
Updated: Simple description in profile setup shows expanded source & destination if it contains variables
Updated: Last Result column for a group profile shows running if any group in the profile is running Updated: Help file
Fixed: Lock-up when testing FTP settings
Fixed: Error when testing encrypted FTP settings
Fixed: Failed to access the shadow volume (X:\). Error (2147942403): The system cannot find the path specified.
Fixed: Empty non-critical errors page
Fixed: Error when viewing "Decisions - Files" page in profile setup in Spanish
Fixed: Only profiles of the first admin user to run new version of SyncBackSE are converted
Fixed: FTP resume check would incorrectly report no resume on some FTP servers
Fixed: Dialogs hidden behind Differences window
Fixed: Index out of bounds exception when configured to delete folders when files deleted or moved from them
Fixed: Progress shown if a profile is running and is not currently selected profile
Fixed: Lock-up/crash when expanding large folders, e.g. System32, in file & folder selection tree

SyncBackSE V4.1.0.166 (November 2006)

Fixed: Error when modifying a profile
Fixed: Performance issues when creating, modifying, or running profiles when there are 100+ profiles
Fixed: Profiles sometimes leave group

SyncBackSE V4.1 (November 2006)

A significant update of SyncBackSE provides many under-the-hood changes, a new Profile Wizard, a completely redesigned Profile Setup Window, and major expansion to the help file. Review the full list of updates below:

New: Profile wizard
New: Restore wizard
New: Spanned Zip files
New: Split Zip files
New: Option to move files
New: Differential backup
New: Can be prompted if it should be a full backup (rescan)
New: Log file can be Zipped on emails
New: Option to run profile on Windows login
New: Option to Zip open (but not locked) files
New: Option (enabled by default) to abort profile run if all files will be deleted
New: Can choose where to put log files
New: Log can show why files are skipped
New: File change monitoring (run profile if files in source and/or destination change)
New: Can drag files from Differences screen to desktop, compare files, and open files
New: If using FAT32 then warned if copying files over 4GB
New: Option to delete a file from the source and/or destination if it's only in that location and is older than x days
New: Last Successful Run column
New: Can name the source & destination, e.g. My Backup Drive
New: Can compare files, e.g. using WinMerge
New: Can ignore hidden & system files
New: When using Fast Backup you can mark a file as unchanged (lets you rebuild Fast Backup data)
New: Shortcuts can be automatically updated
New: Can use backup file copy method if access denied
New: Warn if profile hasn't run successfully for x days
New: Allow simulated runs from command line
New: Can pass profile password on command line
New: Command line option to delete a profile, so you can now import, run and delete a profile on the command line
New: Can specify source/destination on command line
New: Option to load source/dest media before profile is run
New: Option to run programs on simulation (default is not to run when simulating)
New: when doing a restore you are prompted if you want to run the before/after programs (if there are any configured)
New: -replace/delete in-use files on reboot
New: -donotexit command line parameter
New: -reboot command line parameter
New: -rebootifreq command line parameter
New: Multiple profiles can be entered using / as delimiter, e.g. \abc\def\*/*\filter.txt/blah.txt etc.
New: In filter screen can press Cltr-C to copy all to clipboard
New: In filter screen can press Cltr-A to select all
New: In filter screen can copy all filters (including filter type) from another profile by right-clicking anywhere on window
New: Option to not send email if there are no differences
New: Option to restart or prompt instead of shutdown when profile is run on shutdown/restart (to fix a bug in windows where we don't know if to shutdown or restart)
New: Can specify the default filters to use for new profiles
New: Options to delete all files & folders in source and/or destination
New: Option to not pop-up the dialog box at end of a profile run if there are any errors
New: Option to only attach the log file if it fails
New: The source and destination settings are checked to see if they contain invalid variables or an odd number of percentage signs
New: Tech support wizard to create a Zip file containing all the information on a profile
New: Automatic backup of profile(s) on program exit (enabled by default)
New: When a profile is renamed it also updates all the schedules it is in
New: Open source or destination folder for a profile
New: Can enable/disable profiles
New: Display dialog on success option (can be switched off)
New: Option to make Differences screen a StayOnTop window
New: Option to run unattended when inserting a disk and run on shutdown/logoff
New: Setting to set local files date & time to match that on FTP server. Off by default for new profiles.
New: FTP warning if FTP server does not support MDTM set
New: if FTP or email password changed offers to update other profiles using same server and username
New: Prompted on exit of Differences screen if files are going to be deleted (can be switched off)
New: Warning given if not enough free disk space
New: -priority command line parameter
New: remembers which profiles were expanded
New: Many other minor additions
Updated: Help file with all new screenshots, pages, and revised text.
Updated: No longer requires DLL for serial number authentication
Updated: The Next Run shows next run date & time based on schedule & if set to run in background
Updated: Provides feedback on calculation of MD5/CRC32 hash value (so user can also abort)
Updated: Now just 1 progress bar which also shows elapsed time and estimated time
Updated: No longer uses registry. All settings stored in files.
Updated: File size & file attributes shown in file & folder selection tree
Updated: Log file creation progress is shown, and it can now be aborted
Updated: Two new FTP proxy types supported
Updated: CRC32 calculation is three times faster (improves performance of hashing & verification)
Updated: A message is recorded in Windows Application Event Log when run unattended - helps find scheduler problems
Updated: VSS warning on first page of log is no longer a warning (just info)
Updated: When creating a new profile (or renaming or copying) if the profile is corrupted you are prompted if you want to delete it
Updated: Log file contains total number of kbytes copied, moved, and deleted
Updated: Messages in log file to make it easier to understand where files are copied or deleted to and from
Updated: Text log file now shows if error, warning, etc.
Updated: Shows profile conversion progress
Updated: Feedback given when creating/deleting empty directories
Updated: When exporting/importing profiles, no longer shown error messages unless -i parameter is used
Updated: Default filter type is now DOS (was Borland - old style)
Updated: Variables can be used in filters
Updated: 5 attempts made to prepare source/destination. 5 seconds delay between each attempt
Updated: If source or destination changes prompted if fast backup data or smart sync history should be cleared
Updated: Zip empty folders for single zip compression
Updated: If a file cannot be verified or hashed for comparison then the reason why is recorded
Updated: Safe copies option enabled by default (unless FTP server does not support it)
Fixed: Stop FTP directory list recursively repeating forever when timing out because firewall is blocking list
Fixed: Uses username and password from FTP settings in FTP proxy if none provided
Updated: Can copy file creation date & time (previously only possible if backup copy method used)
Updated: In file & folders select tree option to show or not show src/dest only files
Updated: will delete files first, then copy/move files
Fixed: Does not show Running status if profile not actually running
Fixed: If a file cannot be transferred because the connection is repeatedly broken then that file transfer is aborted instead of repeatedly retrying same file
Fixed: If verifying and a copy is not the same as the original then it is now a critical error
Fixed: No longer always prompted to save changes even if none made when canceling folder & file selections
Fixed: if have 2 monitors and detach 1 then SyncBack/SyncBackSE may restore window positions off screen
Fixed: Uninstall now removes schedules
Fixed: Schedule not deleted for newly created profiles where create was aborted
Fixed: For smart sync profile if you rename a folder then it copies files to destination then recreates the old empty folder on the source
Fixed: A profile cannot be run more than once at the same time on the same computer
Fixed: Self-extracting AES encrypted zip files cannot be selected
Fixed 'The drive ?: does not exist!' and 'Source drive ?: does not exist!'
Fixed: integer overload when very long background intervals, or modified/created in, values are set

SyncBackSE V4.0x for Windows 98SE/ME/NT 4

Following Microsoft's update policy, SyncBackSE is now only available for Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, or Windows Vista. V4.0.x versions are now only for Windows 98 and NT.


SyncBack V3.2.14 (October 2006)

Fixed: For some files incorrectly gave error "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process."
Fixed: Norwegian release (was using IT instead of NB folder)
Updated: New icon
Updated: Minor changes in preparation for Vista
Updated: Minor user interface changess


SyncBackSE V4.0.11 (September 2006)

New: Norwegian translation by Kjetil Birkeland Moe
Fixed: Import of old SyncBack freeware profiles with space character in filters
Fixed: FTP was using UTF8 when configured not to
Fixed: Error message when inserting an external drive and SyncBackSE running and a profile is configured to watch for drive inserts
Updated: Small user interface changes


SyncBack V3.2.13 (September 2006)

New: Norwegian translation by Kjetil Birkeland Moe
Updated: Source file is checked to see if it is locked before it is copied
Updated: Warning when configuring profile to delete files
Updated: When deleting a file on the Differences screen it goes back to the page and item instead of first page
Updated: Small user interface changes


SyncBackSE V4.0.10
(July 2006)

Updated: Warning when using FTP about MDTM
Updated: Can copy locked files from FAT32 (if internal drive and also have an NTFS volume on an internal drive)
Fixed: Topfield ftpd server returns an error if a folder is empty
Fixed: Empty FTP folder name causes recursive loop
Fixed: Single quotes in profile name may display it first in group order even if not (run order is not affected)
Fixed: /Counter installation parameter did not work as expected (was reset when program was run)

SyncBack V3.2.12 (July 2006)

Updated: Warning when using FTP about MDTM
Updated: New graphics in profile setup

SyncBackSE V4.0.9 (June 2006)

New: Czech translation
New: Prompted to visit program introduction page when first run
New: Can use /language="XX" command line parameter with installer to set language (for use with /verysilent)
New: Can use /UpdCheckDays="30" command line parameter with installer to set update check interval (or disable it with 0)
New: Can use /SN="XXX" command line parameter with installer to set serial number
New: Can use /Counter="1" command line parameter with installer to not be prompted to visit introduction page when first run
Updated: Can now switch off 'safe copies' option when using FTP to avoid problems with some FTP servers
Updated: Improved serial number entry form
Updated: FTP component
Updated: anonymous username is used by default with FTP if no username provided
Updated: New Zip filters
Updated: Can stop serial nag until 7 days before trial expires
Fixed: CRC values read correctly from FTP server
Fixed: Fast Backup data saved when a full backup is done via command line
Fixed: Gets file size from FTP when server does not support SIZE or MLST commands
Fixed: Order of profiles in group may be incorrect
Fixed: Email address used as name in From (as per previous versions)
Fixed: Incorrectly states Zip extraction fails when NTFS security settings cannot be set on extracted file
Fixed: Stealing focus
Fixed: Reconnects to FTP server if connection timed out during scan of source
Fixed: False positive about key logger
Fixed: Folders have closed square bracket may be ignored if selected in
folder selection tree

SyncBack V3.2.11 (June 2006)

New: Czech translation
Fixed: Steals focus when run from scheduler
Fixed: Buttons on Group window are now moved correctly when window is resized
Fixed: Compressing to single zip file may say file added when file did not exist

SyncBackSE V4.0.8 (April 2006)

Note: SyncBackSE V4.0.7 - Not officially released, used as a base for V4.0.8

New: Catalan translation (thanks to Jordi Rodellar Fustero)
New: Progress feedback on profile conversion from old versions
New: -source and -dest command line parameters
New: Bandwidth throttling (not just FTP)
New: Completely new FTP engine to resolve socket errors and other FTP problems
New: Completely new Email engine
New: Filters shown in Profile Setup summary
New: %SBVERSION% variable
New: Option to delete certain files to make a folder empty, e.g. thumbs.db
Updated: Italian translation modified (thanks to Massimo Pedrazzoli)
Updated: Removed "nag" window on program close
Updated: No countdown timer on Evaluation button
Updated: Days left in evaluation shown in Window caption bar
Updated: Exceptions/errors from profile setup can now be caught
Updated: Minor internal fixes/changes
Updated: Prompted when uninstalling so settings are not lost
Updated: Can use arrow keys on Group Profile window to move profiles, and also can tab to profile boxes
Updated: Safe copies made even if destination file doesn't exist
Updated: Will not ask to create new profile on startup if no profiles
Updated: Default exclusion filters updated
Updated: Changed re-scan evaluation so numbers match correctly, e.g. %DAY%=1 and not just %DAY%=01
Updated: File collision window changed to remove hints which may hide filename
Updated: FTP download of file is resumed when connection lost and reconnected (if supported by FTP server)
Updated: FTP upload of file is resumed when connection lost and reconnected (if supported by FTP server)
Updated: Help file
Fixed: SmartSync data is now specific to the drive (based on serial number) as well as the folder
Fixed: Now compatible with other Zip programs when using international filenames
Fixed: Not saving settings correctly for folders with a closed square bracket in name
Fixed: Fixes to a number of translations that may have caused errors
Fixed: Invalid image size error on file/folder selection
Fixed: Default font in HTML log changed so pinyin characters now displayed correctly in Internet Explorer
Fixed: Settings saved while SyncBackSE running and Windows shutdown/restarted
Fixed: On Win98 sometimes failed when saving file/folder selections
Fixed: Auto-clean in file/folder selection window
Fixed: Crash on exit when trying to close any help windows
Fixed: Destination hidden & system when copying from root and copying file security
Fixed: Minimize to system tray now works again on NT 4
Fixed: In rare cases the profile gets stuck freeing memory (happens when attempting to copy open files)
Fixed: Rename of profiles also updates name in group profiles
Fixed: Zip encryption options were in the wrong order for some languages
Fixed: DST changes not ignored in some cases, e.g. using UDF
Fixed: Local temp safe copy file deleted when FTP transfer aborted
Fixed: Multiple dialog boxes/windows are not shown at the same time
Fixed: Waiting for VSS to become available when more than one profile needs to copy an open file at the same time

SyncBack V3.2.10 (February 2006)

New: Help file has been updated to CHM format from old HLP format
Fixed: URL typo in help file for SyncBackSE
Fixed: Resets window positions if off desktop (now works correctly with multi-monitors)
Updated: Differences and prompting windows now brought to front to avoid problems of them being hidden behind main window
Updated: Can use arrow keys on Group Profile window to move profiles, and also can tab to profile boxes

SyncBackSE V4.0.6 (November 2005)

Updated: Exception/error handling
Fixed: Zip file may not be updated under specific circumstances (deleting files that do not exist in Zip file, using incremental Fast Backup, Zip file on a slow device, and making a local copy)

SyncBackSE V4.0.5 (November 2005)

New: Pressing Ctrl+Z will copy information about Windows and SyncBackSE to the clipboard
Updated: When doing a Restore prompted about deleting files and replacing older files with newer
Updated: New memory manager for increased performance and lower memory usage
Updated: Digitally signed installation
Updated: Profile password is now masked when prompted for and set
Updated: Installer now prompts if not Administrator
Updated: \Windows\Prefetch\ is filtered by default for new profiles
Updated: Added 'Forgot Serial Number' button to serial prompt window
Updated: Option to delete empty folders in source and/or destination even if profile run fails
Updated: Warning message in log file about not being able to copy locked files (because not XP or NTFS) is no longer highlighted
Updated: Visual tree component updated
Updated: Improved performace for Backup file copy method
Updated: Profile Setup description takes into account use of Backup file copy method
Updated: Help file now allows for searching
Fixed: Lockup/deadlock problem with multi-core/dual CPU computers
Fixed: Potential problem when scanning network drives and assuming no directory because network connection lost
Fixed: No file size limit with FTP (was 2GB)
Fixed: Uses 0% CPU time while idle and minimized
Fixed: Stopped accessing floppy drive if non-running profile is using floppy drive as source/destination
Fixed: FTP directory parsing with IIS FTP server
Fixed: FTP directory parsing with Hawking NAS (I-Drive FTP server)
Fixed: Scanning of files in single Zip file
Fixed: Open/locked files can now be copied on Windows Vista
Fixed: Uses correct font on Windows Vista
Fixed: Calendar exception when creating/modifying a profile on Vista
Fixed: Two memory leaks (when choosing drop-down in results display and file & folder selection tree)
Fixed: Error message not displayed if scheduling service cannot be started due to security restrictions
Fixed: Free disk space reported in log file wrong when using temp folder, single zip compression, and slow destination

SyncBack V3.2.9 [Freeware] (November 2005)

Updated: Empty folders will be created/deleted even if profile fails
Fixed: Potential problem when scanning network drives and assuming no directory because network connection lost
Fixed: Lockup/deadlock problem with multi-core/dual CPU computers

SyncBackSE V4.0.4 (September 2005)

New: %DISKLABEL% and %DISKSERIAL% variables to get the disk label and serial number
New: %THISPROGRAM% variable to return path and filename of SyncBackSE program
New: Can check return value of Run Before program
Updated: New exception handling
Updated: Ignore NTFS Junction Points is now enabled by default
Updated: 30 day expiry instead of 15, nag screen only shown on exit and not every time a profile is run
Updated: Can now schedule with trial version as nag screen and serial number prompt not shown when unattended
Updated: French & Polish translations updated
Updated: Help file
Fixed: Memory leak related to the Windows Task Scheduler
Fixed: %BYTESCOPIED% and %BYTESREPLACED% values were incorrect
Fixed: %PROFILEFAILED% is now equal to 1 on failure (was previously set to zero)
Fixed: Ignore NTFS Junction Points was not ignoring junction points
Fixed: File attributes were set wrongly if archive & read-only attributes were to be cleared but not both were already set

SyncBackSE V4.0.3 (August 2005)

New: Can press F2 on filter screen to modify currently selected item
New: Profiles can be password protected against modification and deletion
New: Can now export profiles from the command line
New: %PROFILEFAILED% variable that can be used in Run After
New: New copy method: Backup
New: Can now create own email body
New: Numerous new variables (mainly for use in email body)
New: Option not to attach log file to email
New: Right-click in Profile Setup to copy settings from another profile
Updated: Fast Backup can now again be used when compressing to a single zip file
Updated: Shortcut keys on filter screen to add/remove exclude items
Updated: If NTFS security cannot be copied/retrieve to/from Zip file then no error message is given
Updated: NTFS security stored in Zip files only if shell used, or set to copy security, and NTFS is being used
Updated: Crash Test menu item removed
Updated: Differences screen highlights deleted stats in red (bottom right box)
Updated: Differences screen shows count of files to be prompted on and also file collisions
Updated: Quick selection keys for prompt screen
Updated: If SHIFT key is pressed when Restore button is clicked then user not prompted to select source and destination
Updated: Can now send email to SMTP systems that use SASL, One-time-passwords, and CRAM-MD5 for authentication
Updated: Minor user interface changes to support German translation
Updated: When a profile is imported, copied, or created, it becomes the currently selected profile
Updated: Help file
Fixed: Stopping shutdown/reboot
Fixed: Cannot have empty exclude filter
Fixed: %PROFILENAME% and all variables are now expanded when testing from Profile Setup
Fixed: Files are correctly hidden in folder/file selection tree
Fixed: Root folder security copied
Fixed: Text logs now correctly appended to
Fixed: Port 21 can now be used for Implicit FTP SSL connections
Fixed: Missing files on an FTP server no longer cause a delay
Fixed: When English is selected it will be in English when restarted
Fixed: No warnings when zipping from FAT32 or on Windows 98
Fixed: Failure not shown for group profile when one of the profiles has no last result
Fixed: Sometimes abort does not work with some FTP servers
Fixed: Connection close gracefully errors when disconnecting from some FTP servers
Fixed: When a directory cannot be scanned all files in it are now ignored
Fixed: When a files security settings cannot be copied a warning is recorded instead of an error being given
Fixed: Buttons on main window resized (if required) when language changed
Fixed: Correctly creates FTP directories when fast backup data exists but is empty
Fixed: The display is updated periodically, e.g. Next Run time is refreshed

SyncBack Freeware V3.2.8.500 (August 2005)

New: German translation now available (thanks to Stefan Aicher)

SyncBackSE V4.0.2 (June 2005)

New: Hungarian version now available (thanks to Jozsef Tamas Herczeg)
New: Select which language you want displayed
New: Debug information can now be switched on/off without needing to download a special version
New: Bug reports can now be created without needing to download a special version
New: Can now change the ignore/include setting for multiple folders in the file & folder selection window
New: Differences screen now has mirror of files to right or left options
New: Can choose to skip Differences window from within Differences window
New: Four new variables: %DAYOFWEEKNAME%, %MONTHNAME%, %LABELALL%, %SERIALALL%
New: Reason why open/locked files cannot be copied is shown on first page of log file
New: Group profiles now show Success (if all ran with success) or Failure (if one or more failed)
New: Countdown timer shown when copying open/locked files - also allows for immediate abort
Updated: MD5 calculations now twice as fast (speeds up verification, except when using FTP or compression)
Updated: Group profile window now resizes both boxes so can see long profile names
Updated: Language selected during installation will be the language used for SyncBackSE when run
Updated: The variables %LABEL% and %SERIAL% no longer query the disks in drive A or B (use %LABELALL% and %SERIALALL% instead)
Updated: The ignore/include settings in the file & folder selection window are shown even for unselected/unexpanded folders
Updated: If unable to connect to networked destination then you can now select from source only
Updated: FTP directory selection now uses current directory value to guarantee validity
Updated: Fast Backup/Smart Sync not available when compressing to single file
Updated: Some warning messages for compression are now considered errors
Updated: Various small changes to interface to support German and Hungarian translations
Updated: Restore does not update Fast Backup data
Updated: Restore scans destination instead of using Fast Backup data
Updated: Expert Mode is selected automatically when creating new profile to backup an FTP server/Zip file
Updated: SMTP connection and read-timeout increased to 60 seconds
Updated: Now waits up to 2 minutes for open/locked files to be available on shadow volume
Updated: PDF help file: http://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/SyncBackSE-PDF.zip
Updated: Help file
Fixed: If FTP server connection times out while Differences screen is shown then it now reconnects automatically
Fixed: SSL FTP connections can now be used on Windows 98 and 2003 (DLL was missing)
Fixed: MLSD used on FTP servers where previously not used, e.g. beta of Serv-U 6
Fixed: When using SmartSync deleted directories are deleted automatically on opposite side
Fixed: Empty read-only directories are now deleted
Fixed: Correctly reports error if Zip filename is too long (max length is 260 characters) when scanning and zipping
Fixed: AES encryption fixed
Fixed: "Unknown errors" when using single Zip file - correct error now shown
Fixed: "Parameter is incorrect" error resolved
Fixed: Multiple browser windows opened when using illegal serial number
Fixed: Countdown parameter
Fixed: Profile import for older profiles

SyncBack (freeware) V3.2.8.400 (June 2005)

- New: Hungarian translation (thanks to Jozsef Tamas Herczeg).
- Fixes: minor changes and fixes.

SyncBackSE V4.0.1 (June 2005)

- Complete Italian translation
- Increased VSS time-out to avoid problems when copy locked files on slow computers
- Fixed bug where attempt was made to connect to network drive even if it is FTP
- Fixed bug where in some instances the filter was not applied
- Fixed bug where exception raised if using verification on single zip file
- Fixed bug where inserting/removing USB device may raise exception
- Help file updated

SyncBackSE 4 (June 2005)

- Smart synchronisation: SyncBackSE knows if a file has been changed both in the source and the destination, unlike the freeware version of SyncBack. This helps you decide on what course of action to take, or to let SyncBackSE make the decision for you.
- Fully Unicode: file and folders with their name in any language can now be copied. Previous versions used Multi Byte Character Set (MBCS) and so were restricted to their current locale (and English).
- Faster and improved Zip compression (now Zip64 with AES encryption): a completely new compression engine is now being used. This improves compression ratios, removes size limitations, and increases compression speed. It also adds AES encryption to secure your files.
- Complete control over which files & folders to backup and restore.
- Clear & complete control over what to do with changed & new files.
- Powerful regular expression support to filter out (or in) files and directories: files and folders can now be included, or excluded, based on their name by using powerful regular expressions.
- New log file format to clearly show the results of a profile run: the new log file format lets you clearly see which files were copied successfully and which ones failed.
- More profile configuration options.
- New folder & file selection tree to allow for complete control over what files & folders are included in a profile.
- Improved Fast Backup options.
- Completely revised and extended Help File.

SyncBackSE 3.2.7.480 (May 2005)

- minor bug fixes
- updated help file

SyncBack Freeware v3.2.8 (May 2005)

- minor bug fixes for the Differences screen
- Minor modifications [V3.2.8.200]
- updated help file
- Catalan language version now also available

SyncBackSE Version 3.2.7.470 (April 2005)

- Fix for auto-update check
- Fix for freezing on some systems when Differences screen is displayed
- FTP SSL encryption option disabled on Windows 95/98/98SE/ME
- Help file updated
- Other minor fixes

SyncBack/SE Version 3.2.7 (February 2005)

- Fixed slow copy on Windows 2000 [V3.2.7.440]
- Fixed 'Invalid parameter' error when using Shell to copy files on Windows 2000 [V3.2.7.440]
- The Delete and F5 keys are ignored if Shift, Ctrl, Alt, etc. are also pressed [V3.2.7.440]
- Fix to resolve very slow compression speed when using single file Zip compression [V3.2.7.100]
- Minor fixes [V3.2.7.200]
- Minor FTP enhancements [V3.2.7.300]
- Update check fixed [V3.2.7.410]
- Large number of new variables added [V3.2.7.410]
- Can copy NTFS encrypted files to non-NTFS volumes [V3.2.7.410]
- Fix for getting wrong date & time from Titan FTP server (if in different timezone) [V3.2.7.410]
- FTP enhancement to better reconnect under certain conditions [V3.2.7.410]
- Stricter checks to make sure VSS is only used when it can be [V3.2.7.410]
- When copying profiles the user is asked if they want to copy fast backup data [V3.2.7.410]
- MD5 and CRC32 hashing now has more chance of hashing file if it is being used [V3.2.7.410]
- Fix for form position on multi-monitor systems [V3.2.7.410]
- Can restrict debug output in debug version (using debug.ini) [V3.2.7.410]
- Debug output also created for profile setup [V3.2.7.410]
- Help updated [V3.2.7.410]

SyncBack Version 3.2.7 (January 2005)

- New -shutdown command line parameter
- Aborting an FTP transfer is now much quicker
- Improvements to the method empty folders are created/deleted
- Profile now exports strings with double-quotes
- Included support for any future Greek translation
- If a folder cannot be created an error message on the reason is returned
- Semi-colons can now be used in filenames with compression
- HTML log file colours changed
- Fixed index out-of-bounds error (was related to columns in tree)
- FTP profiles are not aborted before their time-out setting (was previously set to 30 seconds)
- Stop button on tree is ghosted instead of disappearing when stop button is pressed
- Empty zip files (when using single file compression) are correctly deleted
- Compression progress shown when using multi file compression
- By default, new profiles will not use the Windows shell for file copying and deleting
- By default, new profiles will have Passive enabled for FTP
- By default, new profiles will not disconnected from network shares after a profile is run
- If a form doesn't appear on the screen (e. g. resolution is lower) then it will be reset to appear on screen
- A new version of SyncBack cannot be installed while it is running
- Help file updated

SyncBack Version 3.2.6 (December 2004)

- Now available in French and Spanish (Argentinean)
- Interface changes to support new languages
- The blank password restriction (for XP Task Scheduler) can now be removed by SyncBack automatically when a profile is scheduled
- Bug fix for some FTP servers returning date and 999ms as time
- Bug fix for some FTP servers returning wrong file sizes and modification dates
- Bug fix so local files date & times are not set invalid when using FTP and ignoring modification date & time
- Bug fix so source and destination directory can be same when using FTP
- Bug fix so invalid date & times are not shown in Differences screen
- Bug fix for single file compression failing on Windows 95/98/ME when destination is a slow device, e.g. network drive
- Possible fix for problems some users are getting zipping to a networked drive (cannot be confirmed because cannot be replicated)
- Possible bug fix for a bug not yet reported or replicated: the log may fail to be sent (via email) on fast computers

SyncBack Version 3.2.5 (December 2004)

- Italian version released
- User interface changes to support Italian version
- FTP part now identifies symbolically linked files/directories
- Fixed resizing of Profile Setup screen
- Log file will record if a filename is too long should an error occur (> = 254 characters)

SyncBack Version 3.2.4 (November 2004)

- Fixed compression problems on some Windows 98 (due to bug introduced in V3.2.3)
- Fixed bug where tasks with a period in them could not be scheduled
- Fixed bug where the setting to use the supplied network username & password for the destination was incorrectly being saved for the source
- Text version of log file now records if there were no changes

SyncBack Version 3.2.3 (October 2004)

- Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese translations released
- Interface changes to support Chinese and make room for translated text
- Background tasks do not start for at least one minute after SyncBack started
- Profiles can now be saved even if disk or drive not connected
- Invalid file dates in single zips now caught
- Fixed problems where Chinese strings were sometimes being truncated, e.g. profile names
- Changed HTML log file so it doesn't use English by default
- Default font changed to improve readability for non-English versions (now uses Tahoma)
- Can now detect quota & credit exceeds on Titan and Raiden FTP servers
- Help file updated

SyncBack Version 3.2.2 (September 2004)

- Fixed bug which causes single zip profiles to run very slowly
- Fixed bug where auto-update did not check build number (the last part of the version)
- Non-English strings no longer embedded in non-English versions of
SyncBack

SyncBack Version 3.2.1.3

- Fixed empty directory creation/deletion issue when certain settings are chosen
- Fixed AV bug when compressing to single file and deleting files from destination
- Fixed FTP root directory problem when doing a restore
- Fixed potential problem with multi-language versions
- Fixed potential problem when FTP server disconnects while retrieving current directory

SyncBack Version 3.2.1.2

- Fixed problem of having multiple compression profiles running at same time causing "File Open" errors
- When a scheduled task is created the 'Wake computer' option is enabled by default
- Run before/after programs are wrapped in double quotes (if the folder button is used)
- Can double click on profile in group profile screen to quickly add/remove profile to/from group
- Sub-directory delete/create fix
- Fixed bug where UNC paths were not automatically created
- Fixed bug where a simulated run of a single zip profile would fail
with unknown error
- Fixed bug where a duplicate filter item could be added if it was same as first item
- Fixed bug where profiles where not imported if they contained ']'
character
- Disk serial number shown in correct format in log
- Small memory leaks removed
- Window sizes saved correctly if maximized
- Other minor fixes and interface changes to support non-English
languages

SyncBack Version 3.2 (August 2004)

-Directories can now be filtered based on their name
-Empty directories are now handled correctly
-The sub-directories list can now also include directories in the destination
-The sub-directories list is created faster (and faster again on 2K/XP using NTFS)
-%DATE% environment variable can now be used
-Warning given when filename contains a non-standard apostrophe (')
-If a copy fails the destination file is deleted - this avoids problems of corrupt files in the backup
-When not using the shell, the progress of a file copy is shown
-When not using the shell, stopping a profile is now immediate when copying a large file
-Handles selecting scripts for before/after runs better
-Link to mailing list web page in Help menu
-Link to SyncBackPro web page in Help menu and on main window
-Option to automatically check for updates in Preferences menu
-Increased performance when setting date & time on a read-only file on FTP server
-Milli-seconds shown on Differences screen
-First instance of SyncBack now restored from tray when second instance run
-Fixed bug where date & time of files may have been reported 1 or 2 seconds off on NTFS
-Fixed bug where file verification used with single zip backups would cause backup to fail
-Fixed bug where specifying a temp directory to use with compression caused stack overflow
-Fixed "Scan failed (2): The system cannot find the file specified" problem when scanning CD's
-Fixed MDTM and CHMOD to work correctly with Serv-U FTP server
-Fixed "out-of-bounds" bug when using single zip file compression
-Fixed bug where profile status is returned as success when it was really a failure (when using single zip file compression)
-Fixed column moving bug
-Fixed "103" error when creating log files
-Next Run column now correctly sorted by date & time and not alphabetically
-Updated tree view component, which may remove 'External exception' errors
-New RotateBackup VBScript included
-New RemoveSourceAfter VBScript included
-Installation looks sexier :)
-Help file updated
-Various minor bug fixes and enhancements

SyncBack Version 3.1.2.0 (July 2004)

Two known minor bugs in V3.1.2.0 will be fixed in the next release:

- If you specify a temporary directory to use for compression SyncBack will do a stack overflow and crash. For a temporary fix, do not specify a temporary directory.

- If you use single file compression and specify that you want copies to be verified then the compressed file is never created. For a temporary fix, do not specify you want file copy verification.

The following changes have been made:

- Multi-language ready
- Increase in FTP performance
- Reduce chance of FTP "lock-ups"
- Increased stability of FTP sync/backups
- New FTP option to force the FTP server into Binary mode before every file transfer
- The FTP read-timeout value is set to 15 seconds by default
- Warning given if option to delete/copy empty directories is enabled when using FTP (can reduce performance)
- Fixed bug where log files where not emailed when using text format
- The font selection is now used everywhere, not just for filenames (but the style, e.g. bold, is not used)
- New menu item (in Preferences) to re-associate SyncBack with .SPS files
- If SyncBack is forcibly closed while profiles are still running, the running profiles last result will be set to 'Aborted' instead of being left as 'Running', for example
- Removed a possible memory leak
- When a 'Run Before' program is set, it will now be run before the network connection to the source and destination are made, and before any FTP connection is made
- Media is now ejected before the log file is displayed
- If a file cannot be deleted because it is locked then the user is prompted (if requested for in the profile settings)
- 500 files are now displayed per page in the Differences screen (was 250)

SyncBack Version 3.1.1.0 (June 2004)

- 'File time is not GMT/UTC' is now visible on the FTP tab [V3.1.0.382]
- Emailed log files now contain all the error messages [V3.1.0.387]
- File sizes > 2GB now reported correctly (now 64bit) [V3.1.0.404]
- Fixed FTP Reconnection exception [V3.1.0.404]
- Fixed background backup bug when starting SyncBack with Windows [V3.1.0.450]
- Option to not disconnect from network drive (to fix problems with Novell) [V3.1.0.450]
- Option to change temp directory when using compression [V3.1.0.450]
- Option to not make a local copy of a Zip file on a slow drive [V3.1.0.450]
- New menu item to make a bug report online [V3.1.0.450]
- Temp file specified for compression is also used to make temp copy when using slow device on destination [V3.1.0.460]
- 'File is locked' error message now reports a more accurate error, e.g. 'Access denied' [V3.1.0.460]
- A number of minor user interface changes, including fixing title in HTML log file [V3.1.0.460]
- Help file updated [V3.1.0.460]
- Scheduler started automatically in Windows 95/98 when creating/modifying a schedule [V3.1.0.460]
- New interface when using Windows XP [V3.1.0.470]
- Temp zip file now moved instead of copying (can improve performance when temp directory is on same drive as Zip file) [V3.1.0.470]
- Can now resized Schedule window (fixed problem when using large fonts) [V3.1.0.470]
- New Read Timeout property for FTP (may fix some lockup problems) [V3.1.0.470]
- Warning when using FTP quote character as this breaks many FTP servers [V3.1.0.470]
- Help file and ReadMe updated [V3.1.0.470]

SyncBack Version 3.1 (May 2004)

- Fixed a number of minor bugs including sporadic out-of-bounds error and tree problems
- Fixed a out-of-bounds error when using an FTP server that doesn't support MDTM command
- Text log file now correctly appends
- When canceling settings, only given warning if any settings were changed
- New option to email log file only if errors occur
- Fixed access violation and runtime 216 errors (mostly related to CPU frequency)
- Log file now created and written to before scanning starts
- Fixed bug where log file was empty if user aborted during compression when using single file compression
- Network connections are retried to try and reduce the chance of a profile failing because of 'Network errors'
- New option to ignore files that have not been modified/created within a certain time frame, e.g. last 7 days
- The display now clearly shows if a profile is configured as Group, Backup, Synchronize, Restore or Custom
- Can now export AutoClose settings. AutoClose settings will now be exported on pre-XP systems.
- Can now use quote characters to wrap file and directory names that contain spaces (for FTP)
- Automatically detect IE proxy server and port number for FTP settings (not if using a script)
- Automatically retries file copy 1223 errors (related to temporary network problems)
- The sub-directory selection option on profile setup has been changed from a checkbox to a drop-down list
- The email subject will be prefixed with [Failed] if the profile run failed
- The profile description (in Profile Setup) will now say if the profile will run slowly due to its settings
- When reading and writing files to an FTP server, SyncBack will automatically change the files permissions as required to do the get/put and then revert them back
- System wide hotkeys can be assigned to profiles (including group profiles) so they run automatically when pressed
- Fixed date encoding error
- Reintroduced the old (V2) method of file copying & deleting as an option (fixes problems with Novell networks)
- Option to tell SyncBack if FTP server is using GMT/UTC or local time
- Fixed bug where all files skipped if option to skip modified files was enabled
- Program caption (and About dialog caption) now say exactly which version of SyncBack it is
- Now identifies changes in file attributes
- Checks if the Windows Task Scheduler service is installed and running (NT/2K/XP only)
- Warning given if Zip file contains more than 65,535 files
- Seconds difference is now 2 by default. This is to avoid problems with FAT and UNIX drives (which are not as accurate as NTFS)
- Option to clear archive attribute of source and destination files when copied
- Fixed a bug in MDTM FTP code
- Network connect can be configured to use supplied username and password before default one (for NT/2K/XP only)

SyncBack Version 3 (March 31st 2004)

- Can automatically import profiles by double-clicking .sps files
- Option to abort the profile if the before program fails
- Option to run the after program even if the profile fails
- New icons in Differences screen to help show what the differences are
- Can now choose not to show Differences screen again from the screen itself
- More minor bug fixes and user interface changes, e.g. more hot-keys

SyncBack Version 3.0 RC 2

- Numerous minor bug fixes and user interface changes

SyncBack Version 3.0 RC 1

- Now uses a tree view so you can see what profiles are in a group (and other benefits, e.g. columns can be moved)
- Programs can be automatically closed before a profile is run, e.g. close Microsoft Outlook
- Numerous user interface changes (many new button bitmaps and a major change to the main screen)
- Fixed SHELL32.dll access violation on exit if folder browse button is used on Windows 95/98
- A new option to force the file modification date & time to be correct (useful for use with SAMBA shares)
- Bug fix for SyncBack stopping Windows shutting down
- Bug fix for SyncBack minimizing to tray on Close even when option not selected
- Alt-X hotkey for Exit on main window
- Message dialog displayed when selecting Minimize on Close option to explain to user what its for
- Can now forcibly exit even if backups still running (they may be stuck trying to contact FTP server for example)
- Fixed FTP passive bug (it was not being used)
- Fixed New File prompt bug (if you just clicked OK it incorrectly thought user aborted)
- Fixed bug where empty directories are created/deleted in simulation
- Option to wait for only a fixed number of seconds for the before/after programs to finish
- Numerous other minor bug fixes, improvements, and user interface changes

SyncBack Version 3.0 Beta 4

- Log files can now be in text format (and appended to). Option to not create log files.
- Can auto-reconnect to FTP server if connection dropped
- New/deleted files options completely changed to allow for better synchronisation control
- New file collision option (Use Destination)
- Never Delete Files option removed (no longer required due to changes)
- Now records if user cancelled a file copy or delete
- FTP allocate command now optional
- Apply button in profile settings
- Other minor fixes and changes
- The New Profile dialog has been modified to allow creation of backup, sync, and group profiles
- Only one instance of SyncBack is run, except when command line parameters are used

SyncBack Version 3.0 Beta 3

- Increase in performance (especially on first run of a backup/sync)
- Fixed bug where not exiting when scheduled/using command line parameters
- Fixed "Drive does not exist" bug for network drives

SyncBack Version 3.0 Beta 2

- Fixed bug where an attempt to copy an open file indicated that the user aborted
- Option to minimize on close instead of exiting
- Can select files to delete from the Differences window
- Can ignore file modification date & time changes
- Can ignore file size changes
- New File dialog box can now be resized
- File Collision dialog box can now be resized
- Will prompt user to insert disk/media if it is not present
- Option to retry a file copy if it is locked by another program and cannot be copied
- Can automatically minimize/hide when a profile is run
- More columns in display, can chose columns to display, and column widths saved
- The Differences Summary column in the Differences window is now the second column
- Fixed FTP connect bug (affected UNIX systems)
- Files really are deleted when prompted and user wants file deleted (the Never Delete Files setting is ignored)
- The New File dialog box has been redesigned. Now allows for finer synchronisation control.

SyncBack Version 3.0 Beta 1

- Now supports Zip compression with encryption (option to compress each file or compress all to one archive)
- Now supports FTP
- Can supply username and password for network shares
- Profiles can be run in parallel (threaded) and have a priority
- Group profiles can run all profiles in group in parallel or serially
- Can email log file after a profile is run
- Option to delete or not delete empty directories
- Option to copy or not copy empty directories
- Option to ignore new directories
- No longer forced to backup/sync parents of selected sub-directories
- Can ignore files in base directory
- Can use environment variables in the source and destination directories, e.g. %WINDIR%
- Option to run a program before and/or after a profile is run
- Menu item to visit online discussion forums
- Ability to check for program updates
- If the local help file is unavailable the option is given to view the help online
- Fixed profile export bug
- Increased performance when getting sub-directories in profile setup
- Windows positions and dimensions are kept between sessions
- Can skip display of Differences screen
- File copy/delete method now uses the Windows shell (no longer an option)
- Option to minimize to the tray or not
- Fixed bug where can try to view log for a group (groups do not have log files)
- A no-install single executable version now available
- Log file is not displayed on abort if it is only to be displayed on error
- Can start SyncBack with Windows
- Can drag profile to desktop to create a shortcut
- New command line parameter (-p) to run profiles in parallel
- New command line parameters (-hibernate and -standby) to power-down computer after running a profile (Windows NT, 2000, and XP only)
- Option to stop computer going into standby or hibernate while a profile is running
- Will automatically suspend all profiles if battery power is low

SyncBack Version 2.2.1 (January 2004)

- Fixed bug where deleting files in destination directory is extremely slow where there are a large number of files in the directory
- Profile names must be valid filenames
- Now reports correct total scan time
- Can import and export profiles

SyncBack Version 2.2 (January 2004)

- Specific sub-directories (and their files) can be backed-up/synchronised or not
- Can ignore file modification time differences, e.g. 2 second differences can be ignored (helpful for when destination drive is not on a Windows system, e.g. using SAMBA)
- Considerably faster directory scan time, therefore backups are much quicker (especially for backups with many files and directories and/or where file masks are used)
- Options to let Windows shell copy and delete files (allows deleted files to be moved to recycle, aborted copies, etc).
- File hashing is now only performed if no other changes detected and both the source and destination file can be read (results in quicker backups)
- Profiles can be ordered in a group profile (no longer forced to be alphabetically ordered)
- Can now perform a simulated restore
- A profile can be run mimized (using -m command line option before profile name)
- Profiles run via the Windows Task Scheduler are now created to run minimized by default
- New log file format, more detail, and log file is now automatically split into seperate files (pages)
- If a profile is renamed, and it has a schedule, the user is prompted to change the schedules parameters (future versions may do this automatically)
- Numerous minor changes to handle scheduled tasks that run more than one profile
- The items shown in the Differences form can be filtered, the column widths are set automatically, and the form caption displays profiles name and if it is a simulated run or restore
- Can now abort a scan earlier
- Aborting a group profile aborts all the profiles in the group not just the current profile
- Can now delete multiple profiles in one go instead of just one at a time
- Can now display log file for multiple profiles in one go instead of just one at a time
- When a profile is copied, the last run result and status are not copied and neither is the log file
- A backup, restore, or sync is aborted if a directory cannot be scanned
- The profile setup screen includes a description (in English) of the profile settings to help users understand what the profile will do
- Fixed bug where a path could be added as a file mask
- Fixed bug where empty directories in destination directory were sometimes not deleted
- Fixed DPI and font size problem with some forms (if Windows DPI was not default of 96 and normal font was not used some forms were corrupted)
- Directory selection dialogs now always centered in screen
- Help file expanded and updated
- Uninstall now completely removes registry entries (HKCU\Software\MJLSoftware\SyncBack), settings files, and log files for all profiles

SyncBack Version 2.1 (December 2003)

- PayPal external image removed from log file
By default, files (files in the destination but not in the source) are not deleted for backup profiles
- The profile result now indicates if the last run was a restore
- An extra warning is given if running a profile as a restore and last result was not a success
- Warns if an attempt is made to create a profile to backup an entire drive
- Serious bug fix where files from the source directory are deleted if the destination directory has a trailing backslash and the source directory does not
- Minor bug fixes

SyncBack Version 2.0 (December 2003)

- Now includes a help file
- Can run a simulated backup/restore to check a profiles settings
- Integration with Microsoft Windows Task Scheduler to help schedule backups
- Copied files can be verified to guarantee files copied correctly
- Minimize to tray
- HTML now used for log file, and log file more detailed and simpler to read
- Log files can be displayed automatically after backup/restore
- Double-click configuration
- Profiles can be sorted on any column
- Empty directories automatically deleted
- Profiles can be renamed and copied
- Media can be ejected after profile is executed
- Minor bug fixes and user interface improvements

SyncBack Version 1.X (October 2003)

- Original version

       

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