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SyncBack History of Changes

Our software has undergone extensive development and user testing since its inception. This page shows bug fixes and feature improvements that have been made since the official release dates. To see the history of changes for old (unsupported) versions, see our Changes (Old) page.

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Below are the important release dates so far for the SyncBack family of products:



V10.2.49.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (16th August 2022)

Fixed: Handling of Alt key and shortcuts in main and Differences window
Fixed: Decryption profile settings page did not allow revert or copy from another profile
Fixed: The filter hit count in the log for folders may be twice the expected result
Fixed: Will not use default new profile location, e.g. cloud, when creating new profile and cloud not used in wizard, for example
Fixed: If Errors tab is displayed, and profile prompts with error message at end, then could not click OK
Updated (Pro): Added support for new AWS S3 Hong Kong region
Updated (Pro): Improved support for IBM Object Storage (supports Tags)
Updated (Pro): Changes to properly support Contabo S3 Compatible Object storage


V10.2.39.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (29th June 2022)

Updated (Pro): Authentication method changed for Google Drive and Google Photos (new method required by Google)
Updated (Pro): RunRunAfterBefore script call can now abort the profile
Updated: More likely to be able to suggest a UNC path for a drive letter
Updated: Partial folder selection icon in File and Folder selection window tweaked to make more obvious
Updated (Pro/SE): When encrypting filenames in Zip files it is now clearer that you cannot use no compression and must use Deflate or BZip2
Fixed: Creating new shared settings may not save shared settings
Fixed: Double-clicking on a folder in the file and folder selection window was not expanding or contracting
Fixed (Pro): Compressed files were re-uploaded after a Force Rescan with Google Drive and Dropbox
Fixed: When using DevArt and UTF8 then it may retrieve filename not using UTF8 if MLST is used
Fixed: When using multi-zip a change in a folders date and time were not copied across
Fixed (Pro): Renew BackBlaze AUTH token before it expires
Fixed: Cleaned entries no longer reappear in file and folder selection window when refreshing
Fixed: In Group profile config window profiles that were in the group were not shown when filter changed
Fixed: On When->Periodically can now set an only run between times that straddles midnight
Fixed (Pro): Sharefile: correctly encode filenames containing special characters during uploads


V10.2.28.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (4th May 2022)

Updated: Full main window refresh when SyncBack becomes active window
Updated: Compiled using latest version of Delphi (11.1)
Updated: Auto-close will not try to close child windows (will only do that now if "Forcibly close" is enabled)
Fixed: Option to not copy NTFS offline files was being ignored
Fixed: Changes to Differences window to resolve small DPI issues
Fixed (Pro/SE): Under extremely high memory use there may be issues with 64-bit version
Fixed (Pro): May fail to get file details from cloud (if not uploaded using SyncBackPro)
Fixed (Pro): With cloud storage system that have virtual folders then may not see folders that contain no files
Fixed: With threaded FTP uploads, and no safe copy, files in profile base folder may upload to FTP root folder
Fixed: Do not treat reply 451 as an error when using Chilkat FTP
Fixed: Crash when Windows set to forcibly use Bottom-Up ASLR


V10.2.14.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (9th March 2022)

New: Option in profile list header pop-up menu in main window to factory reset column positions, widths and visibility
New: Option in profile list header pop-up menu in main window to auto-size column widths
New (Pro): Pascal script to only run a profile if a specific file exists
Updated: Hint shown in Settings page of Global Settings for number of profiles found in each folder
Updated: Numerous tweaks and minor fixes in user interface
Updated: Can double-click on items in Compression->Compressed to change them
Fixed (Pro): Exception in New Profile Wizard and Profile Configuration if using Backblaze B2 and exceeded caps
Fixed: Email was not sent if profile aborted and using compressed log
Fixed: Fix issues with maximized windows when non-standard DPI
Fixed (Pro): Filenames with special characters would be re-uploaded to PCloud on every run if versioning enabled


V10.2.4.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (3rd February 2022)

New (Pro): Support for Glacier Instant Retrieval storage class in Amazon S3
New (SE/Pro): Auto-incrementing variables for profiles
New (SE/Pro): -donotshowlog command line parameter
Updated (SE/Pro): Alternative paths (in Profile Configuration) available when using Touch
Updated (Pro): Default storage class for S3 changed to Standard from RRS
Updated (Pro): Change to stop retrying if getting error 401 for reasons other than invalid tokens/credentials (Backblaze)
Updated: The HTML log now shows the profile actual start time and total time when part of a group
Updated (Pro): Better support for iDrive Cloud S3 compatibility
Updated (Pro): Better key exchange support with Chilkat SFTP (Diffie-Hellman)
Updated (Pro): When creating or changing a WebDAV profile you are prompted if you want SyncBackPro to test it for compatibility
Updated: Mouse-wheel scrolling in bottom panel of Differences window
Updated (Pro): Recognizes integrity check scheduled tasks
Fixed: When copying an unencrypted (NTFS) file to an NTFS folder using encryption then the copy was decrypted
Fixed: Error message when drive missing and using SERIAL or LABEL variables
Fixed: Correctly use custom LIST command with WOD FTP
Fixed (Pro): File and folder selections with Google Photos
Fixed (Pro): Change in S3 compatibility mode when using B2, to not set the object's ACL property when uploading files


V10.1.24.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (14th December 2021)

New (Pro): Option to use LZMA compression for emailing compressed log files (decreases size of Zip by around 30%)
Updated: Czech translations
Updated: The pop-up menu in File & Folder Selection is now split vertically
Updated: Taskbar icon shows paused overlay now even if not using tray icon
Updated: Understands WSL2 path \\wsl.localhost\
Updated: Various small tweaks to the user interface
Updated: When using standard file copying, retry pause is longer with Windows error ERROR_NO_SUCH_DEVICE
Updated (Pro): Enable multi-part uploads with Signature V4 when using Google Storage via S3 compatibility mode
Fixed: Include new files pop-up menu items in File & Folder Selection window were incorrect
Fixed: Password edit boxes color wrong when editing in a dark style
Fixed: Improved FTP/SFTP server disconnection detection when using WoD
Fixed (SE/Pro): File and Folder selections not working with Touch when using variables
Fixed: NTFS security changes with synchronization
Fixed (Pro): Google Drive HTTP 500 error when reading root folder content
Fixed: Crash when scanning a folder that has junction points to drives not mounted via drive letters


V10.1.8.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (19th November 2021)

Updated: Changed to double-click for Result, Source and Destination columns
Updated (Pro): Improved feedback when creating Sharefile, Sharepoint and Egnyte profiles
Updated: Default exclusion filter now includes *\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WindowsApps\
Fixed: In rare cases the tray icon may not appear on login (due to system load)


V10.1.0.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (9th November 2021)

New (Pro): Can now choose to skip offline cloud files (as in previous versions) and/or offline NTFS files (new in this version)
New: Windows 11 styles and styles now loaded from files instead of embedded in executable
New: If using ransomware detection in source and/or destination then log shows if success
Fixed: Styled file open and save dialogs are no longer used
Fixed: Buttons in main interface not resized correctly when changing language
Fixed (Pro): Properly handle special characters in file/folder names in PCloud
Fixed (Pro): Can now upload empty files to PCloud
Fixed (Pro): Objects uploaded to Backblaze B2 with other tools (and invalid properties) may be treated as folders
Fixed: System (notification) tray icon did not reappear if Explorer process restarted
Fixed: New program version window may be too small
Fixed (Pro): Fix a problem in Dropbox and Google Drive where files uploaded by 3rd party apps, or via web, are not been detected as been changed/different
Updated: The display filters in the Differences window are now correct when copying from FTP, Touch, cloud, etc.
Updated (Pro): Can use SSE-C with Backblaze B2 when using S3 compatibility
Updated (Pro): Support new Wasabi endpoint in Japan
Updated: Recompiled using latest compiler
Updated: When copying from destination, e.g. cloud, then it is more likely to be correctly shown in interface
Updated: Icons in user interface and various updates and fixes to interface
Updated (Pro): Change in S3 to always try multipart uploads and determine if the feature is available
Updated (SE/Pro): Logging the reason was files are skipped is now enabled by default for new profiles


V10.0.4.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (11th October 2021)

Fixed: Splash window showing when run unattended
Fixed: Typo in version number in rollback text when uninstalling
Fixed: Search results in profile configuration are translated (if not using English)
Updated: French and Polish translations
Updated: The notification (aka system tray) icon will not be hidden on future updates or upgrades
Updated: When importing a group profile SyncBack will state if any invalid profiles were automatically removed from the group


V10.0.0.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (4th October 2021)

SyncBack Touch is now free for use with SyncBackPro V10 and SyncBackSE V10 (not free with V9 or older)
SyncBack Management Service (SBMS) is now free for use with SyncBackPro V10 (not free with V9 or older)
New (Pro): Support for Citrix ShareFile
New (Pro): Support for pCloud
New (Pro): Object tagging in Amazon S3
New (Pro): Customer-provided encryption key (SSE-C) support for S3 (including Wasabi and Oracle when using S3 compatibility)
New (Pro): Support for newer version of Azure API so the maximum file size has increased along with better performance
New: New FTP and SFTP engine (DevArt)
New: New FTP and SFTP engine (Chilkat)
New: You can now export file and folder selections to a text file or comma-delimited CSV file
New: When restoring you can choose the files and folders that should be checked for restoration
New: Drives tab in Global Settings that shows all connected drives and their status
New: Automatically uses newer Segoe UI Variable font if available (to give better scaling)
New: Splash progress window when starting SyncBack
New: On the main window, you can click on the Result, Source and Destination columns to view the log and open the source/destination location (if applicable)
New (Pro/SE): New variables including VERSIONSCREATEDTOTAL, VERSIONSCREATEDSRC, VERSIONSCREATEDDEST, COMPAREACCESSDATETIMETOTAL and numerous special folder variables (FOLDERID_...)
New (Pro/SE): Global Variables (user-defined variables that can be used by all profiles)
New (Pro/SE): Webhook support (for notifications when a profile ends)
New: When running profiles periodically in the background you can now specify which times it can start in and on which days of the week
New: You can now ignore, or only include, files modified and/or created within a certain time-frame
New: Experimental support for IPV6 with FTP and SFTP
New (Pro/SE): Last Access date & time for files and folders can now be compared and copied
New: Group profile can be configured to abort if any profiles fail
New (Pro/SE): Option to silently fail if no network and/or Internet connection is detected by Windows
New (Pro/SE): Can silently fail if Windows is and/or is not connected to a specific network
New: Option to email log if there are errors or no differences
New (Pro/SE): Log file records total number of versions created and also reports if a version of a file was created
Updated: When profiles are run in parallel there is a large performance improvement
Updated (Pro/SE): Regular Expression filters are much faster
Updated (Pro): Fast Backup can now be used with all cloud services (except Backblaze B2 unless used via the S3 compatibility interface) which can result in much faster backups
Updated (Pro): Improved performance with Egnyte when using versioning or safe copies
Updated (Pro): Reduced memory usage with Box, Google Drive, OneDrive Updated: Faster log file creation (if not using appended text log files)
Updated: Faster profiles backup on program exit
Updated: Faster folder expansion in File and Folder Selection window
Updated: Faster folder listing in File and Folder Selection window for FTP servers that do not support MLSD/MLST
Updated: Faster debug output
Updated (Pro/SE): Support for Rapid Transfer in SyncBack Touch (requires SyncBack Touch V1.5.0 or newer)
Updated (Pro): With SyncBackPro you can choose to use more memory to improve performance or less memory to reduce memory usage
Updated (Pro/SE): Concurrent downloads for large files (Eldos FTP)
Updated: The Windows 10 style now uses the same color icons as the Windows style
Updated: Ransomware detection is now possible with FTP, SFTP, cloud storage, MTP, VHD, remote file-systems and SyncBack Touch
Updated (Pro): TLS V1.2 is now used for all cloud services (the option to use V1.0 or V1.1 is no longer available)
Updated: The default exclusion filters have been updated
Updated (Pro/SE): New Fast Backup re-scan decision variables added, e.g. %DAY_P%
Updated (Pro/SE): Fast Backup re-scan decision can now use less than (<), less than or equal (<=), greater than (>) or greater than or equal (>=)


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