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SyncBackSE Upgrade Policy

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Upgrades are free for SyncBackSE. This means, for example, when SyncBackSE V4 is released, you can upgrade free-of-charge from SyncBackSE V3.

Upgrades from SyncBackSE to SyncBackPro will be in line with our fair and reasonable pricing policy. Educational Institutions and Non Profit Organizations will receive the appropriate discount on their upgrade to SyncBackPro dependant on their Licensing Level (ENP1, ENP2, etc.).

Note: The remaining section of this post was edited on 05 August 2008.

This post was originally made in February 2005. The development of SyncBackPro was more challenging than anticipated. We therefore continued to provide free upgrades to all SyncBackSE licensees who enjoyed significant improvements to the program without charge - this included a major upgrade from version 3 to version 4. Many of the changes where envisioned for SyncBackPro, however we wanted to continue to provide the improvements for our customers while at the same time working on SyncBackPro.

Take a look at the changes we made between February 2005 (SyncBack/SE Version 3.2.7) and July 2008 (SyncBackSE V4.5.16.0) which follow below.

During February 2005 we stated that SyncBackSE licensees would be able to upgrade to SyncBackPro for $10, however that was well over three years ago, and the decision to provide all SyncBackSE with free upgrades rather than charging resulted in a change of pricing policy.

As of this date (August 2008) a full license for SyncBackPro will cost $49.95, and a license for a SyncBackSE to SyncBackPro upgrade will cost $19.95. We are also pleased to keep to the principle that guarantees the purchase price of SyncBackSE, plus the upgrade cost, will not exceed the price of SyncBackPro.

Lastly, we are very pleased that every SyncBackSE licensee will receive a free update to the next major release in August: SyncBackSE V5!

Kind Regards,

Mike de Sousa
2BrightSparks Pte Ltd

Power with Ease - Indispensable Utility Software

Changes to SyncBackSE between February 2005 and July 2008

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 Intelligent Synchronization 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 Intelligent Synchronization 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: 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 Intelligent Synchronization 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 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 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: Intelligent Synchronization 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: 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/Intelligent Synchronization 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: ...
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 Intelligent Synchronization 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 (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 (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]
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