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Changes for v8.6.6.3 - v9.0.7.10

  • 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



Changes for v8.3.16.0 - v8.4.5.0

  • Updated (Pro): OneDrive service interface updated
  • Updated (SE/Pro): Prompts to get Upgrade Assurance details when serial number entered
  • Updated (SE/Pro): The 32-bit installer advises that the 64-bit version is used if using 64-bit Windows and 32-bit version not already installed
  • Updated: Status bar for text, e.g. debug mode, instead of changing main window caption
  • Updated: Help file
  • Fixed (Pro): May get timeout changing directory on broken SFTP V6 servers
  • Fixed: In some cases was always minimizing to tray



Changes for v8.3.6.0 - v8.3.16.0

  • Fixed: Missing Linked Cloud Accounts menu item in Preferences main menu for SE/Lite/Free
  • Fixed: When changing settings encryption it may fail to re-encrypt settings
  • Fixed: URL handler for links in log file was not always registering
  • Fixed: Multi-threaded FTP scanning may return licensing error
  • Fixed: Scanning a local OneDrive folder will not cause files to be downloaded
  • Fixed (Pro/SE): 64-bit installer now correctly skips ReadMe window if already installed
  • Fixed (Pro): Fixed methods to get file lists and file info from Box
  • Fixed (Pro): Rare date time conversion issue with OneDrive
  • Fixed (Pro): Properly handle renames on Cloud when using delta
  • Fixed (Pro/SE): Properly abort profile execution when connection to SyncBack Touch server was permanently lost during file transfer
  • Fixed (Pro): Comparing same filenames with different char case on Dropbox
  • Updated: Editing file/folder selections doesn't show nag dialog if no changes have been made
  • Updated: Compatibility with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
  • Updated: No longer ignoring OneDrive placeholder files
  • Updated: Better at importing corrupt profiles
  • Updated (Pro): Allow SAS to include account policy (Azure)
  • Updated (Pro): Performance improvement getting file lists from OneDrive



Changes for v8.2.11.0 - v8.2.18.0

  • New (Pro): For cloud services can now choose which TLS encryption to use
  • Fixed: DST time conversion
  • Fixed: Try to fix SQL error 5 for the selections DB by enabling shared caching and WAL.
  • Fixed: Threaded copy sometimes got stuck
  • Fixed (Pro): Google Drive API - Ignore files that are not downloadable (e.g. maps) from folder listings
  • Fixed (Pro): OneDrive API Do not pass AUTH token during a resumable upload or download
  • Fixed (Pro): Also set Last Modified time during the same API call when doing a Rename/Move
  • Fixed (Pro): Filename case for parent folders may be wrong when copying from Dropbox and using delta scan
  • Fixed (SE/Pro): MTP Remote write error: Unknown error -2147024809 ($80070057)



Changes for v8.1.1.0 - v8.2.8.0

  • New: Optional Windows Notifications for profiles starting and finishing
  • New: On group config window can filter to show only profiles not already in a group
  • New (Pro): Cloud username is in log file and on Simple profile config page
  • Fixed (Pro): Ignore OneNote package files
  • Fixed (Pro): Set timestamps on OneDrive (V2) when we copy details from source
  • Fixed (Pro): Change upload method for OneDrive (V2)
  • Fixed (Pro): JSON parsing issue for OneDrive (V2)
  • Fixed (Pro): AV errors when using Google Drive
  • Fixed (Pro): Cloud database not updated in some cases where not scanning all files in one go and not using delta
  • Fixed (Pro/SE): Was not using BZip2 compression method when encrypting filenames
  • Fixed (Pro): When using Amazon Cloud Drive, sometimes the file modified date was used for the file creation date
  • Fixed (Pro): Repeating upload to OneDrive for Business when using multi-zip
  • Fixed (Pro): Backup email test will fail if using username and password and not OAUTH
  • Fixed (Pro): Sometimes Box needs to be re-authenticated
  • Fixed (Lite/Free): Missing DLL's for Gmail authentication
  • Updated: When a profile is set to force file dates and times to be correct then it will be as accurate as Windows allows
  • Updated: Czech translations
  • Updated: French translations



Changes for v7.6.74.0 - v8.0.1.0

  • New (Free/Lite/SE/Pro): Ransomware Detection
  • New (Free/Lite/SE/Pro): Can specify to abort profile run if too many files are going to be updated
  • New (Free/Lite/SE/Pro): Gmail OAUTH2 email authentication
  • New (Free/Lite/SE/Pro): Central cloud OAUTH credential storage
  • New (Free/Lite/SE/Pro): Can choose to delete unticked folders from destination (or source) when profile next run
  • New (SE/Pro): 64-bit
  • New (SE/Pro): Secure Zip support (filenames are encrypted)
  • New (SE/Pro): SyncBack container (a virtual drive) and VHD/VHDX support
  • New (SE/Pro): Faster FTP scanning
  • New (SE/Pro): Can choose a specific folder to use to store settings and profiles
  • New (SE/Pro): Via command line can specify a folder to use to get settings and profiles from for just that run
  • New (SE/Pro): New file copying methods
  • New (SE/Pro): Option to automatically decrypt NTFS encrypted files
  • New (Pro): Using new OneDrive and 365 API with delta changes
  • New (Pro): Using new GDrive API with delta changes
  • New (Pro): Using new Dropbox V2 API, much faster at getting list
  • New (Pro): Using delta changes with Amazon Cloud Drive
  • New (Pro): Using latest Azure REST API, supports new Resource manager storage accounts, cold storage and Shared Access Signatures
  • New (Pro): Amazon S3 Transfer Acceleration supported
  • New (Pro): Glacier tier retrieval speed option
  • New (Pro): OpenStack (Rackspace)
  • New (Pro): Backblaze B2
  • New (Pro): Google Storage (now native API not S3 emulation)
  • New (Pro): New scripting component, new example scripts (e.g. corrupt.pas) and script editor with auto-completion, parameter hints and syntax highlighting
  • New (Pro): File integrity checking
  • New (Pro): For backup to email it uses pipelining extension (if server supports it) to improve performance
  • New (Pro): Faster cloud (S3, Azure, Google Storage, Backblaze, OpenStack) scanning



Changes for v7.6.64.0 - v7.6.74.0

  • Fixed (Pro): Touch profile could not be aborted if Touch server not available
  • Fixed (Pro): When using database internally to store directory information then may assume a directory does not exist when it does
  • Fixed (Pro): For some cloud services, if multi-threaded upload and download is used, it may fail to retry on failure
  • Fixed (Pro): Fast Backup of emails may not work correctly
  • Fixed (Pro): Correctly upload files to Google Drive if throttling occurs during the upload process.
  • Fixed (Pro): Better handling of socket error retries with cloud services
  • Updated: If too many log files for pop-up menu (>=30) then a pop-up window is displayed so can choose log to display



Changes for v7.6.50.0 - v7.6.64.0

  • Fixed (Pro): May fail to upload or download files to Dropbox when non-Latin characters in filename are used on a computer using Chinese (Traditional) system locale
  • Fixed (Pro): Touch profile could not be aborted if Touch server not available
  • Fixed (Pro): When using database internally to store directory information then may assume a directory does not exist when it does
  • Fixed (Pro): For some cloud services, if multi-threaded upload and download is used, it may fail to retry on failure
  • Fixed (Pro): Fast Backup of emails may not work correctly
  • Updated: Update check is now every 30 days instead of every 15 days



Changes for v7.6.45.0 - v7.6.50.0

  • New: Greek translations by Kostas Basileioy
  • Fixed: Help window was not automatically closed when new SyncBack window closed or opened
  • Fixed (Pro): Failed to download files over 10GB in size from Amazon Drive
  • Fixed (Pro): Cloud database had incorrectly defined table. Not applicable to S3 or Azure.
  • Fixed (Pro): Failed to upload files with a hash in the filename to OneDrive (if file is 100MB or larger), Office 365 and Amazon Cloud Drive
  • Fixed (Pro): Failed to upload files with an ampersand in the filename to SugarSync and Azure
  • Updated: Uses less resources when file icons shown in Differences window



Changes for v7.6.36.0 - v7.6.45.0

  • Updated: Windows XP is no longer officially supported
  • Updated: When using screen reader the auto-collapse option in profile config window is not enabled
  • Updated: Warning text in profile config window now a tab stop to help with screen readers
  • Updated: New pop-up menu and shortcut keys to select source (Ctrl-F2) and destination (Ctrl-F3) versions from Differences window
  • Fixed: On Vista and newer, if profile was set to run on logout, shutdown or restart, and it was Windows shutdown aborted, then SyncBack did not close properly
  • Fixed: French help file may not display
  • Fixed: The attributes and dates are now from the target file when compressing symbolic link files



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