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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:



V9.4.2.15 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (5th October 2020)

Fixed: French translation causing exception in profile configuration
Fixed: Multi-threaded FTP scanning with WeOnlyDo may cause program crash
Fixed (Pro): WebDAV failing to connect to some servers
Updated: The default buffer size for file copying has been increased from 128KB to 2048KB
Updated: The backup copy method internal buffer size has been increased from 128KB to 2048KB
Updated (SE/Pro): When using a sync profile the default storage location for versions is now a sub-folder of the base folder
Updated: Estimated time left is more accurate when copying a mix of large and small files


V9.4.2.10 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (21st September 2020)

New: Edit Schedule button now has drop-down menu so can create a schedule to run only when logged on (no password required in this case)
Updated: Fewer prompts about removing blank password restriction when creating schedules
Updated (Pro): Cloud Accounts can now be re-authorized
Updated: SBCMount has been removed and will be automatically deleted when updating
Updated (Pro): Microsoft OneDrive for Business and SharePoint now use separate and different application IDs, old ones still supported
Updated: Run history now records reason profile was run (trigger)
Fixed (Pro): WebDAV not working due to change of compiler
Fixed (Pro): Folder names containing single quotes could not be created on Google Drive
Fixed (Pro): Date and time parsing for Egnyte
Fixed (Pro): Some filenames, with a percentage sign in them, on some cloud services, may not work properly
Fixed: Show/hide horizontal lines setting not remembered
Fixed: /verysilent and /silent uninstall command line parameters were prompting about keeping settings
Fixed: When creating new shared settings the settings changed on sub-pages were not initially saved


V9.4.1.1 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (13th August 2020)

New: In Burger Menu - > Preferences you can now choose to show horizontal and/or vertical grid lines
Updated: Recompiled using latest compiler
Updated (Pro/SE): Can right-click on status bar and choose to show/hide Upgrade Assurance details
Updated: When click on status bar the About window is only shown if first part of status bar is clicked
Fixed: May have crash when using OneDrive on local filesystem


V9.4.0.7 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (11th August 2020)

New (Pro/SE): Pop-up menu item in main window to force a rescan for all selected Fast Backup profiles
New: Right-click on column headers in main window to show/hide columns
New: Copy/Delete -> Warning now has option to abort profile if too many files are going to be copied/moved
Updated: When mounting VHD/VHDX files, and the file is read-only, then it is automatically mounted as read-only
Updated (Pro/SE): Can now verify and hash compare local/network files that previously gave access denied error
Updated: With the error "Cannot copy file (87): The parameter is incorrect" it will retry more and with longer pauses between retries
Updated (Pro): Changes to support Google Drive shortcuts in root folder
Fixed: Importing a profile while profile selected may create a new profile using a link
Fixed: Desktop notifications sometimes using wrong title
Fixed: As per Microsoft guidelines, on Windows 8 and newer the installers now have a single shortcut to SyncBack in the start menu, no sub-folder or other links
Fixed: Action to perform when profiles end defaulted to Shutdown after a profile was modified or global settings changed
Fixed (Pro): Egnyte timestamps format may be wrong due to different locale
Fixed (Pro): Minor fix in WebDAV to ignore progress callback if total size is negative


V9.3.40.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (1st July 2020)

New (Pro): S3 compatibility support for Oracle Cloud
New (Pro): Option to record files that could not be retrieved because they are in cold storage as warnings instead of errors
New: Can choose not to copy reparse (Junction) point files (these are often symbolic links on Windows Subsystem for Linux)
New: Option to record files that could not be copied because they are locked (open) as warnings instead of errors
New: -vgn command line parameter to run a profile as part of a group (so the group variables can be used by the profile)
Updated (Pro): With SFTP keyboard authentication, all SFTP engines will default to using SFTP password if user cannot be prompted
Updated (Pro): S3 endpoints
Updated: On Differences window, the pop-up menu now lets you choose an action even if it does not apply to all selected items
Updated: When filters are changed there are now fewer prompts to change existing file and folder selections to match new filters
Updated: SmartFTP is deprecated and will be removed in future versions
Updated: OpenSSL libraries
Fixed (Pro/SE 64-bit): The installer was not detecting if SyncBackPro/SE was running
Fixed: If the source or destination path is a symbolic link to a UNC path then it may fail
Fixed: When using multi-zip it would record missing files as errors even when configured to record them as warnings


V9.3.30.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (13th May 2020)

New (Pro): Support for S3 compatibility interface to Backblaze B2 (BETA)
Updated: The filename sort order is now the same as in Windows File Explorer (Differences, File & Folder Selection and Directory Selection windows)
Updated (Pro/SE): Client certificate support when using WeOnlyDo FTP with FTPS
Updated (Pro): Log file now shows total cloud throttling time (if there was throttling)
Updated (Pro): For Egnyte maximum worker threads, upload/download threads and scan threads is now 12
Fixed: Log file was not showing total time worker threads waited for work
Fixed: May fail to reconnect correctly to FTP server when scanning and using WeOnlyDo
Fixed: Restore Wizard may show duplicate rollback dates
Fixed (Pro): Correctly handle non-default S3 endpoints when using Signature V4
Fixed (Pro): Files may get uploaded with zero file size to some cloud services if "Access Denied" error raised when reading the file
Fixed (Pro): There was no debug log when using Google Photos
Fixed (Pro): Can now set file dates and times with SFTP WeOnlyDo when Unicode filename


V9.3.17.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (13th April 2020)

Updated: Improved auto-switching to active mode detection with FTP
Fixed (SE/Pro): Displaying the wrong error message when trying to connect to SyncBack Touch while outside its home network
Fixed: Filters were listed twice in HTML log file
Fixed: V9.3.4.0 introduced a bug where symbolic links were not recongized
Fixed: Will now disconnect from (Windows) network if configured to do so in some circumstances
Fixed (Pro): The Metadata Template ID was not set correctly causing upload failures with Dropbox


V9.3.11.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (18th March 2020)

New: New variables %CRLF%, %CR% and %LF%
Updated: New help file compiler version, but no difference should be seen in help file
Fixed: Use of SITE command with WeOnlyDo FTP was causing unexpected termination of SyncBack
Fixed: Will now correctly use SITE UTIME to set file modification date and time when using Eldos FTP


V9.3.4.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (3rd March 2020)

Updated: Full expand of a folder in File and Folder selection window can now be aborted
Updated: Faster folder expansion in File and Folder selection window
Updated: Uninstall will remind you of profile and settings backups if you select to uninstall all settings and profiles
Fixed (Pro): Hash/pound sign (#) can now be used in filenames with WebDAV
Fixed: Errors when sending email (log) to encrypted mail servers


V9.3.3.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (24th February 2020)

Updated: Much faster sorting (and loading) of the Differences window results
Fixed: When using multi-threaded scanning, and WeOnlyDo FTP engine, it may fail to download or upload files to root folder
Fixed: When using WeOnlyDo FTP, the create date and time may be wrong
Fixed (Pro): Error message displayed when switching from FTP to SFTP and already have a key file selected
Fixed: History->Detailed list blank if monitor DPI over 100% and default columns not used
Fixed: Debug flushing setting not saved on Technical Support Wizard
Fixed: SSL/TLS error when sending email


V9.2.39.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (11th February 2020)

Fixed: WeOnlyDo FTP manifest change was causing issues, reverted back


V9.2.38.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (11th February 2020)

Updated: Support for OAUTH2 with cloud-based Office 365 email
Updated: WeOnlyDo FTP details added to manifest file so DLL registration not required (useful for No Install version)
Updated (Pro): Change in OneDrive/SharePoint API, not to try to commit the large file upload manually if it fails on the first fragment
Updated (Pro): Egnyte using TLS 1.2 at a minimum. Is a requirement of the cloud service from March 2020 onwards.
Fixed: When restoring multi-zip files from FTP (and not using WeOnlyDo) then it may fail to restore some files
Fixed (Pro/SE): 64-bit installer was installing WeOnlyDo DLL's to a sub-folder
Fixed (Pro/SE): Can now access WSL shares on Windows 10


V9.2.30.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (6th January 2020)

New (Pro/SE): Profiles set to run periodically or when files are changed can now be added to the queue instead of being run immediately
Updated (Pro): TLS 1.2 is now always used with Box
Updated: The option of what to do when all profiles end is now saved
Updated (Pro): In the New Profile Wizard there is an add button to manually add a cloud bucket
Updated (Pro/SE): SSL connections are re-used with FTPS when using Eldos FTP engine (already does this with WeOnlyDo)
Updated (Pro): Better OneDrive throttling handling when an error occurs during fragmented upload
Updated: Network profile settings tab now always visible
Updated: Profile remembers what the destination was previously so can revert back to it in future via profile config
Updated: Default FTP engine is now WeOnlyDo for FTP, FTPS and SFTP
Updated: Using newer compiler (Delphi 10.3.3)
Updated: For passive connections, "always use the servers IP address" setting now for all FTP engines
Updated: Russian translations
Updated: If file and folder selections are disabled then prompted if want to reset the selections (delete selections database)
Updated (Pro): Better fault tolerance when scanning Dropbox
Updated: First column in Details list on History tab can now be resized
Fixed: Windows positions when taskbar is on left or top of screen
Fixed: You can now rename a profile to the same name but with different case
Fixed: RMDA FTP command fails when directory to delete is the base directory
Fixed (SE): The 64-bit No Install release had the wrong non-admin manifest file
Fixed (Pro/SE): When using parallel compression or cloud transfers, in rare cases it may fail to end the profile
Fixed (Pro): Failed to download empty files from OneDrive
Fixed (Pro): Now able to get symbolic link target details with WeOnlyDo SFTP. Warning! This fix means directories previously seen as files will now be correctly identified as directories. This means files not previously included in the profile may now be.
Fixed (Pro): Source file attributes lost if large number of files
Fixed: When changing filter type from default was prompted each time filter window opened
Fixed (Pro): Can get stuck in a loop when getting an error uploading to WebDAV
Fixed: Now reconnects to FTP correctly when no transfer time limit exceeded
Fixed: Selections no longer lost when using SHIFT and UP/DOWN keys
Fixed (Pro): When uploading single Zip to Google Drive, the delete to trash setting is now respected


V9.2.12.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (11th November 2019)

New (Pro): Can mute Dropbox desktop app notifications on file uploads
New (Pro): Added option to skip OneNote files or not (default is to skip them)
New (Pro): Can automatically purge native file versions on OneDrive Business, Sharepoint and Google Drive
New: Hot-tracking option in Preferences (for main window, tree explorer and differences window)
Updated (Free): Profile list is automatically refreshed when restoring from minimized
Updated (SE/Pro): Provides link to KB article on 450 TLS session of data connection errors when using SmartFTP FTP engine
Updated (SE/Pro): Improved performance when using SyncBack Monitor
Fixed: Left tab width in profile configuration remembered
Fixed (Pro): May ignore failures getting metadata from some cloud services
Fixed (Pro): With WebDAV, fails to find sub-folders with the same name as their parent folder
Fixed (Pro): OneDrive Business endpoint parser
Fixed (Pro): Backup read fallback method was not being used with Dropbox and WebDAV
Fixed: Run menu from profiles pop-up always ran attended
Fixed: Scrolled to top after last profile finished
Fixed (Pro): When using multi-threaded transfers the profile may terminate unexpectedly
Fixed (SE/Free): WeOnlyDo and Eldos FTP engines not working


V9.1.12.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (7th October 2019)

New (Pro): Google Photos (BETA)
New (Pro): Can now choose Dropbox Teams root folder instead of users home folder (Dropbox Business)
Updated: Files with temporary attribute are no longer ignored by default
Updated: When searching for files, or getting a list of files, on a drive or network share, it will retry when it can
Updated (Pro): SHA-256 used for File Integrity with FTP servers that support it and if FTP engine supports it
Updated (Pro): Can select and upload multiple profiles to SBMS service
Updated (Pro): Changes in S3 for better V4 signing support in Wasabi, plus support for Wasabi regions
Fixed (SE/Pro): Could not change number of threads to use for multi-threaded copy
Fixed (SE/Pro): Getting hash values of files on some non-standard FTP servers when using wodFTP FTP engine
Fixed: When uploading a file to FTP, and safe copy is used, the existing file permissions are retained (if the FTP server supports CHMOD extension)
Fixed: The wodFTP FTP engine did not get file permissions on UNIX systems
Fixed: Can now unlink GMail OAUTH if it was being used in a profile
Fixed (Pro): Was setting meta-data on folders to indicate they were files
Fixed (Pro): When using worker threads then may have failed to delete old Backblaze B2 file versions
Fixed (Pro): May ignore failures getting metadata from S3 and compatible services
Fixed (Pro): Unhandled exception when choosing WebDAV folder and connection details were invalid


V9.0.9.14 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (28th August 2019)

New: HTML log will show hits on filters (if default DOS filters are used)
Updated: Installer updated, modern interface and prompts, better DPI scaling, splash image no longer displayed
Updated: The installer and SyncBack executable will no longer run on Windows XP or Windows 2003 (which are not supported). V9.0.8.15 was the last version that can be installed and run on XP/2003.
Updated: Changed method to detect if a window is off-screen
Updated (Pro): Better progress feedback when getting file listings
Updated (Pro): Supports Amazon S3 in China
Updated: The default (DOS) filters are much faster
Updated (Pro): Rackspace/Openstack segments now go in a separate folder
Updated (Pro): Rackspace/Openstack segment sizes changed from 10MB to 50MB
Updated (Pro): OneDrive API now downloads files in parts to get around expired tokens issue
Updated (Pro): Amazon Cloud Drive no longer available (Amazon has stopped 3rd party access)
Updated: Gmail OAUTH2 authentication removed
Fixed (Pro): Automatically retries Backblaze B2 file download if data received is corrupt
Fixed (Pro): Could use more than maximum number of allowed parts for file uploads (Rackspace/Openstack)
Fixed (Pro): For Google Drive the file creation date and time is used if file has invalid last modification date and time
Fixed: For some multi-monitor configurations the window positions were restored wrongly

IMPORTANT! The installer, and SyncBack, will no longer run on Windows XP/2003.

IMPORTANT! Amazon Cloud Drive is no longer available.


V9.0.8.15 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (31st July 2019)

New: Can set schedule to shutdown, reboot, etc. once profiles finish
New: For passive connections, always use the servers IP address setting for FTP
New (Free): Profiles can now be password protected from modification and deletion
Updated (Pro): Can now use Glacier and Deep Archive storage class for Amazon S3
Updated: On schedule form can now press OK on Settings page
Updated: Portuguese (Brazilian) translations
Updated: Hungarian translations
Updated (Pro): The received date and time of emails can be changed when doing an email backup
Fixed: Run history is not copied with a profile
Fixed: Folders in task scheduler are not created unless a schedule is created
Fixed (Pro): If there are approx. over 175,000 files on the Differences window, it may wrongly show that they have versions
Fixed: On Differences window when selecting files with Shift-Up and Shift-Down it now updates display immediately
Fixed (SE/Pro): Does not fail to scan files when receiving invalid dates from SyncBack Touch
Fixed (SE/Pro): Sometimes crashing when using Pushover
Fixed: When using WeOnlyDo FTP engine it may crash if debugging is not enabled
Fixed: The mini-progress bar in the profile list was not updating
Fixed: Time edit controls are now 24-hour without the spin buttons
Fixed: The Add and Remove buttons were not visible on the Compression -> Compressed profile settings page
Fixed (Pro): Egnyte timestamps were ignored if no metadata available
Fixed: When Ctrl-Alt-Del pressed then SyncBack was asking to delete the selected profile(s)

IMPORTANT! If you are using Google Storage (not via the S3 interface) then you must switch to using private keys due to security restrictions Google are implementing. See our KB article for details.

IMPORTANT! Google are also implementing security restrictions on access to Gmail. If you are using Gmail with SyncBack you may need to switch to using application passwords. See our KB article for details.


V9.0.7.10 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (1st June 2019)

SyncBack Monitor first released.
New: Completely new modern and clean user interface with an optional dark mode. All the graphics have been changed. Care has been taken to simplify and modernize the interface but keeping it familiar to users of older versions.
New: Per-monitor DPI scaling, so windows are scaled depending on the monitor they are on
New: The default font is now larger, and the same font as used in Windows 10 (Segoe UI 10 point)
New: The log file has been modernized and improved to make it clearer. The HTML log file now includes embedded graphics. More summary detail also provided. It also now shows the total time a profile was paused.
New: In the Tree Explorer window, you can now include/exclude files/folders without needing to first expand the folder In the Tree Explorer window, you can now include/exclude files/folders and apply to all sub-folders
New: The File & Folder Selection window, Differences window and File Prompt window now shows the source on the left when the profile is a backup/mirror from FTP, cloud, etc. to a local drive
New: New simplified Restore wizard. Includes option not to move files on restore and other options.
New: In the main window you can filter based on the profile name
New: In File & Folder selections, you can export and import the selections
New: When profiles finish, SyncBack can now automatically exit, reboot or logout instead of just shutting down
New: The File & Folder selections window now has last modified column
New: Non-critical errors have been removed and are now warnings
New: You can now list all the shared settings, which profiles are using them (if any) and delete the unused ones
New: You can now skip a SyncBack new version. For example, if you are on v9.0 and v9.1 is available then you can ignore the new version. If a version is ignored, you will not be prompted again until a newer version, e.g. V9.2, is available. However, if you do a manual update check then it will always tell you a newer version is available.
New (SE/Pro): Delta-copy versioning when copying files from one file system to another. Only the changes between files are stored, which greatly reduces disk space for large files such as virtual machines, databases, etc.
New (Pro): OVH cloud support added
New (Pro): hubiC cloud support added
New (Pro): WebDAV support added
New (Pro): Egnyte support added
New (Pro): Supports restoring files archived in Azure
New (Pro): S3 Storage Class and new Azure Blob Tier. Previously could only set S3 Storage class, but now can do it with Azure.
New (Pro): Supports One Zone-Infrequent Access and Intelligent Tiering storage classes on Amazon S3
New (Pro): Can now use Service Account Private Key files with Google Storage
New (SE/Pro): Can use Bing speech, so native language speech supported
New (SE/Pro): Two new FTP/FTPS engines and one new SFTP engine added for improved FTP server compatibility
New (SE/Pro): Supports new faster scanning method in CompleteFTP (requires V12.1.0 or newer)
New (SE/Pro): FTP support improved (MFF, RMDA and AVBL supported). Tested again with FTP servers to improve performance and compatibility.
New (SE/Pro): FTP time zone setting improved (if you use ! as first character then it overrides what the FTP server reports, e.g. !-480)
New (SE/Pro): Can restore from multi-zip files copied from an FTP server to a local drive
New (SE/Pro): Delta-copy (over the network) upload and download to SyncBack Touch (Windows only)
New (SE/Pro): Can shutdown remote Touch server (Android only, must be V1.3.11 or newer of Touch)
New (SE/Pro): Better user feedback when searching for SyncBack Touch devices
New (SE/Pro): A new Android, SyncBack Monitor, application which you can use to stop, start, pause and resume profiles running on your computer (on the same local network)
New (SE/Pro): Parallel file multi-zip (when copying to or from internal/external drive, network share, etc.)
New (SE/Pro): Parallel local file deletes (internal/external drive, network share, etc.)
New (Pro): Parallel cloud file uploads and downloads: S3, Azure, Egnyte, Backblaze B2, Rackspace/OpenStack and Google Storage (if using private key)
New (SE/Pro): Profile backups are now much faster
New: In a profile schedule you can now view/set run time limit
New: In a profile schedule you can now decide what to do if scheduled task is already running
New: When creating new schedules, the default is not to run the schedule again if it is already running. In V8 it would run it in parallel, which can cause issues as the same profile cannot be run in parallel.
New (SE/Pro): Files the user does not have read access rights to can now be copied to the cloud, FTP, FTPS, SFTP, Touch and MTP. Also, files copied from the cloud can replace local files the user does not have write access rights to.
New (Pro): SMART checks also check the drive health. Extra detailed information about the drive is logged.
New (SE/Pro): Option to skip temporary files (enabled by default)
New (SE/Pro): Can choose to version deleted and replaced files, only replaced files or only deleted files
New: Now works with Sandboxie
Updated (Pro): Uses new Azure REST API, so can upload larger files (4.75 TB)
Updated (Pro): Dropbox API updated
Updated (Pro): Backblaze B2 API updated
Updated: The Zip option "Try and compress files that are being used" has been replaced by the Copy/Delete option "When copying files, stop other processes from modifying them during the copy". This is TRUE by default. It applies to any local copy, i.e. Zip, Cloud, MTP and Touch.
Updated (Pro): When using SecureZip, can add files with filename lengths over 260 characters. The maximum filename length of the Zip file itself is still limited to 260 characters.
Updated: When a profile is queued, the visual group it is in (if it is in one) is now used. This helps with profile variables, for example


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