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Changes for v1.3.0 - v1.4.0

  • Added new custom icons for zip, rar and 7zip file extension associations in Windows Explorer.
  • Added Simplified Chinese translation.
  • Added support for opening .xpi files.
  • Changed how compression level and update mode is set when adding files. Added new options button.
  • Changed how recently opened file lists are managed. Files are no longer removed if they dont exist.
  • Changed colour of text to grey in progress windows which was affecting some XP colour schemes.
  • Changed password and report tables. Increased row height and removed double borders on headings.
  • Changed digital certificate used to sign Bitser assemblies to the latest as it was due to expire.
  • Changed shell extension GUID.
  • Fixed some bugs in icon sizes.
  • Fixed bug in archive info window which showed archive type as unknown.
  • Fixed bug where the selected folder in 'folder view' didnt remain highlighted when losing focus.
  • Fixed bug which prevented some tar files from opening when data exists at the end of the file.
  • Fixed bug which cause slow startup if recently used file no longer existed.
  • Fixed bug when dragging from network location to root folder in archive.
  • Fixed bugs in file extension associations.
  • Fixed bug where temporary drag and drop folder was not deleted.

Changes for v1.2.0 - v1.3.0

  • Added support for opening and extracting RAR 5 archives.
  • Added support for displaying archive comments.
  • Changed compiler from Visual Studio 2010 to 2013.
  • Fixed bug which caused progress window to show behind Windows Explorer on some context menu jobs.
  • Fixed bug which caused extract jobs to ignore setting to hibernate computer after job completed.
  • Fixed bug which caused extracting of selected items to fail if certain folders already existed.
  • Fixed minor bugs and optimised some code.

Changes for v1.1.0 - v1.2.0

  • Added option to check archives for viruses or malware using's online virus scanner.
  • Added Explorer context menu option to check any file for viruses or malware using
  • Added split archive details to archive information window.
  • Added split archive file name number to progress window when creating split archive.
  • Added 'view files' button to window prompt asking to delete modified archive files when exiting Bitser.
  • Added Turkish translation.
  • Changed and improved the way in which files opened and modified from within archives are handled.
  • Changed Bitser's download zip to an exe file to allow 'setup' to extract and run automatically.
  • Bitser's setup and msi files can be obtained by extracting the exe file using Bitser.
  • Fixed bug in calculation of archive size when adding or updating existing files in archive.
  • Fixed bug which caused Bitser to not show compression progress when creating a split archive.
  • Fixed bug which caused correct password to fail when opening some split/multi-volume encrypted archives.
  • Fixed bug which could cause Bitser to crash while opening some archives.
  • Fixed bug which prevented Bitser from closing when Windows is shutting down.
  • Fixed bug in some yes/no prompts that would assume yes if prompt was closed using the "X" button.
  • Fixed bug which caused double password prompt when pressing F5 to refresh the archive.
  • Fixed bug which caused progress window to reposition itself when minimized during archive conversion.
  • Fixed bug which caused prompt to incorrectly state that no files were selected for backup.
  • Fixed minor bugs and optimised some code.

Changes for (Mar 8, 2014) - v1.1.0

  • Changed digital certificate used to sign Bitser assemblies to the latest as it was due to expire.
  • Changed progress bar style to 'marquee' when calculating archive sizes.
  • Changed Bitser's start-up code to improve start times on some systems.
  • Changed some language translation files.
  • Fixed some bugs in Bitser's multi-threading code to make it more stable.
  • Fixed bug which allowed attempts to modify split archives.
  • Fixed bug where opening files within archive immediately prompted to update the archive on some systems with McAfee Anti-virus.
  • Fixed minor bugs and optimised some code.

Changes for (Sep 4,2013) - (Mar 8, 2014)

  • Added new main progress window with many new features including hibernate, view files, pin window etc.
  • Added new progress window for explorer context menu actions with progress and logs all in the same window.
  • Added full text translation to the new progress window for non-English languages.
  • Added new right click menu to archive root node to view properties, folder and change Character encoding.
  • Added new "Properties" button to archive Info window to view archive file Properties.
  • Added ability to change destination folder When creating multiple separate archives from explorer context menu.
  • Added right click menu to archive node to support working with archives using UTF-8, Windows or DOS encoding.
  • Added warning and errors received during archive jobs to main report.
  • Fixed checkbox drawing bug on file and folder selection window in create tab on Windows XP.
  • Fixed bug in built in explorer not showing hidden items when adding files and folders.
  • Fixed issue which prevented mouse cursor from being used until Drag and drop operation complete.
  • Fixed bug which caused archives containing filenames with paths greater than 260 characters not to open.
  • Fixed bug in Custom Parameters not being applied correctly when creating archives.
  • Fixed bug in reports not showing compression ratios for extract jobs.
  • Fixed many minor bugs and improved overall performance. Large Archives with lots of files open faster.
  • Changed archives to always use utf-8 for non-ascii characters(-mcu) when created/updated in UTF-8 mode.
  • Changed recently open archives list from 6 to 10 files.
  • Changed drag and drop code to improve performance on windows 7 and above.
  • Changed Windows admin shield icons and alternate tab icon set.
  • Changed and updated built-in file and folder browsers.
  • Changed and updated some translations.

Changes for (Jun 6, 2013 Beta) - (Sep 4,2013)

  • Added - Recently opened files in the archive dropdown menu now have icons.
  • Fixed - Some folders within archives were not displaying their modified date.
  • Fixed - Opening files from archives with a "." in the path would not open correctly.
  • Fixed - Compression ratio % was not being calculated in file view.
  • Fixed - Help file would take a long time to load if offline.
  • Fixed - Profile settings no longer lost when upgrading versions (starting from last version).
  • Fixed - Minor fixes, changes and code optimisations.
  • Changed - Improved Bitser startup speed when opening archive file from Explorer, Outlook etc.
  • Changed - Main Bitser app icon and setup image have been updated.
  • Changed - Improved speed of folder browsing within archive.

Changes for (Jan 8, 2013 Beta) - (Jun 6, 2013 Beta)

  • Added - New French Translation
  • Added - New Portuguese Translation
  • Added - New Swedish Translation
  • Added - New Danish Translation
  • Added - Improved progress indicators when opening all archives.
  • Added - Improved performance and memory usage when opening archives, especially those with millions of files.
  • Fixed - Uninstalling Bitser prompted to close explorer which if selected caused desktop GUI to crash (no taskbar)
  • Fixed - The above issue will still occur when uninstalling older versions. If prompted select "Do not close application"
  • Fixed - Couldnt open some Linux archives with "." in the folder path such as rpm and tar
  • Fixed - Pressing the "enter" key when creating archives from Bitsers context menu is now the same as clicking "OK"
  • Fixed - Updated Folder and file explorers to resolve a number of bugs
  • Fixed - Many fixes, changes and code optimisations
  • Changed - Updated icons used in Bitser start menu
  • Changed - Updated Spanish and Italian Translations
  • Changed - Improved translation system
  • Changed - Updated manual with Profile info
  • Changed - Reverted Bitsers main form back to 32-bit until slow startup issues are resolved. Archiving functions will still run at 64-bit. Bitser startup is now much quicker on 64-bit systems, especially Windows 8.

Changes for v0.9.9.1 Beta - (Jan 8, 2013 Beta)

  • Bug Fix - Bitser was failing to prevent the computer from sleeping during backup
  • Bug Fix - Minor fixes, changes and code optimisations

Changes for v0.9.9.0 Beta - v0.9.9.1 Beta

  • - Added - Additional text translations for some components
  • - Added - Updated icons for Bitser and password files (.bpw)
  • - Change - Allow resizing of columns in password manager including autosizing
  • - Change - Double clicking cells in password manager copies more quickly to the clipboard
  • - Change - 'check for updates' in help menu takes u to the download page. Version check was failing with proxy.
  • - Change - Updated Bitser manual
  • - Bug Fix - Bitser would hang on Windows 8 if you tried to open an encrypted file
  • - Bug Fix - Password Manager ctrl+c in editmode would copy the entire row not the selected text
  • - Bug Fix - Password manager would not prompt to save current changes when opening or starting a new password file.
  • - Bug Fix - Minor fixes, changes and code optimisations

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