Version 2.11.0 – March 12, 2013
Version 2.11.0 corrects an installer problem in 2.10. It will now auto-start properly.
Version 2.10.0 – March 9, 2013
- Corrects a defect where sometimes a directory on the backup would have the Hidden and System attributes set.
- Adds a facility to the Synchronise function that corrects any directories on the backup that have had Hidden and System attributes set by mistake.
- Adds a new log viewer in preparation for the version coming that supports running by limited users.
- Changes buttons to have a “hot” colour that is active when the mouse is over them – making the button you might click easier to see.
- Improves the looks of some visual parts of the main program screen.
Version 2.9.0 – November 9, 2012
- Added support for Windows 8.
Version 2.8.0 – August 7, 2012
- Fixed a regression where 2-way sync was not creating folders on the PC in some cases.
Version 2.7.0 – July 22, 2012
- Fixed a fault where when setting logging to “deferred files”, the setting was lost when the program was restarted.
- Cleaned up the installer so that upgrading from a previous version is much simpler.
Version 2.6.0 – July 9, 2012
- Fixed a fault where windows explorer context menus got broken on some operating systems.
Version 2.5.0 – June 10, 2012
- Synchronise will now duplicate empty folders to the destination.
- Fixed a fault where offline operation would sometimes not work as expected.
- Fixed a fault where the shell right-click option to restore would sometimes not locate a file, when there were multiple backup sets, some disable.
- Improved logging of deferred operations.
- Allow a user to select the “huge file” size and interval between copies when VSS is being used.
- Fixed broken tab order, and prevent ability to type into the “Files to Copy” memo on the main page.
Version 2.4.0 – January 30, 2012
- Fix problem where watched folders would sometimes cause a file to be copied more than once for only a single change (on Win 7)
- VSS improvements where large files copied infrequently no longer cause a VSS snapshot to be created even if the file is not copied
- Memory leaks corrected.
- Better logging.
Version 2.3.0 – April 19, 2011
- Fix auto-start on Vista
- Files starting with the name “recycled” are now copied
- Renaming to an excluded name – now does not copy the affected file
- Further VSS improvements
Version 2.2.0 – March 7, 2011- Show available space on backup drive
- “Do not show again” errors are now persistent
- VSS retries to reduce number of VSS Errors
- Show file size for file being copied; highlight current file being copied.
- On registration, prompt to set Snapshots
- VSS Huge File Delay default value corrected
- Registration state shown in title bar now changed when registering
- Add More exclusion paths
- Fixed Exceptions on startup when deferred files saved
- Fixed issue of Showing failure when all working
- Will now auto-start if installed on drive other than C
Version 2.1.0 – November 11, 2010
- Add option to warn a user when destination is getting full
- Each backup set can now have the format of the destination path chosen between the full source path (as before) or a trimmed form of the source path
- Add support for and management of operating system suspend / resume
- Allow fast rename optimisation to be disabled, having it enabled can mean that old versions of Word / Excel 2007 files are difficult to locate on the backup
- Improvements to handle a NAS drive where the disks spin down to save power
- Major fixes and improvements when the source location is on a remote machine
- New utility added to allow scrubbing a backup device of old versions of files
- Corrected the number of files counted in a sync so that folders are not included
- Detect and notify user if multiple instances are run across terminal services sessions
- Fixed an auto-start problem on Windows Server 2003
- A Manual sync no longer prevents an automatic sync running later the same day
- Corrected a fault where automatic sync would not run under some combinations of circumstances
- Add “Make Folder” option to forms that allow a folder to be selected
- Log removal of old versions from the backup
- Add warnings and translate to UNC when a source location is a network drive
- Settings saved as an XML file to improve support
Version 2.0.6 – August 2, 2010
- Faster shutdown when PC is shutdown or when a very large file is being copied (the file copy will be terminated, the original file on the destination will remain)
- Update exclusions for Chrome & Firefox when running on Vista and Win7
- Improved sync between NTFS and FAT formatted drives.
Version 2.0.5 – June 18, 2010
- fixed a rare crash at start time.
- when changing the setup, the deferred list is cleared
- startup delay can be longer for those who turn on NAS at same time as PC
- setup auto-translates a drive letter to a UNC path, to handle the case where windows 7 especially can lose the association between drive letter and its network path (partial solution)
- improvements to help
- made the “please wait, checking” appear for long enough to be readable
- improved wording of the shutting down dialog
- fixed typos
Version 2.0.4 – May 16, 2010
- fix an very rare crash that happened when clicking “Clear Log”.
- wording on the Setup->Exclusions tab has been improved. Entries can now be edited, and copy / paste of entries is now supported.
- Some small changes have been made to logging, the information logged has been improved slightly.
- A section has been added to the help describing restoring using the Windows Explorer / Shell integration.
- fix a very rare crash that happened when verifying a copied file.
- fix a case where for the 2nd (and subsequent) backup sets, files on the backup could not be located and explored.
Version 2.0.3 – April 30, 2010
Add support for Windows 2003 Server.
Version 2.0.2 – April 2010
- Corrected a rare exception related to making the tray icon shown or not shown.
Version 2.0.1 – April 4, 2010
- Animated Tray Icon is now an option.
- 30 day evaluation was broken in some cases – fixed.
Version 2.0.0 – March 29, 2010
Major New Features
- Support for 64-bit Operating Systems – including integration with the Windows Explorer in all versions.
- Up to 10 backup sets can be used for setting up sources and destinations.
- Open Files can be copied using the Volume Shadow Copy (Disk Snapshot) services in Windows XP, Vista and Win 7.
- When using Disk Snapshots (VSS), a file can be verified after the copy is complete.
- 2-Way synchronise is available as an option.
- Exclusions can now work by file name extension as well as by pattern.
- Watched operations can be saved (offline mode) – for laptops taken away from the backup device, and will be applied when the backup device is attached again.
- Operations now work better with very long path names through files and folders.
- Auto-start on login now fixed for Vista and Windows 7.
Minor New Features
- The number of older versions of a file that can be stored on the backup is increased to 20.
- New synchronise option for day-of-the-month has been added.
- The User Interface has been revamped and more information is displayed.
- All users of a PC now share the same settings.
- Deferred operations can be cancelled.
- The tray icon is now animiated when QuickShadow Backup is active.
- More options for control now on the Tray Icon menu.
- The Setup pages have been improved with better layout, better explanations, and better on-line help.
Version 1.2.6 – November 21, 2009
- Fix an exception where sometimes the tray icon could not be created, especially just after machine start or login.
- Fix a fault with the synchronisation cleanup/delete option, which was not deleting some files, some of the time.
Version 1.2.5 – October 22, 2009
- Fix an exception which happened for users of Italian Windows, where they could also not save settings.
Version 1.2.4 – September 16, 2009
- Fix an exception for certain Windows XP users only when run as a limited user.
(XP Administrators and Vista users have no need to upgrade)
Version 1.2.3 – September 12, 2009
- Performance Counters check is not done if use of counters has been disabled in setup.
- during synchronise, Vista reparse points skipped, avoids an infinite loop in c:usersAppDatalocal.
- Auto-start for watch/sync delayed a few seconds more to cater for slow machines.
- Fix error pop-up when run by a limited user on XP.
- Dialogs now fixed size, can’t be resized.
- Major improvements to watched folders and files – new Temporal Chains(TM) added.
- Everything digitally signed.
Versions 1.2.1 and 1.2.2 – August 28, 2009
- A number of minor updates and refinements
Version 1.2.0 – August 26, 2009
- Synchronise is now independent of watching for file system changes
- Synchronise adds an option to allow the backup to be identical to the source (which may delete files from the backup)
- Windows Explorer Shell integration to locate a file on the backup
- Tray Icon is held off being displayed for 20 seconds when started with user login – to handle busy, slow PC’s
- Detection and notification that the backup drive is present and operating properly
- The backup drive can have an optional username and password
- Number of files checked is shown during a synchronise
- Proper on-line help
- Can check against the web site for new versions
- Can check automatically against the web site for new versions
And for registered users:
- Up to 9 previous versions on the backup [Registered users only]
- Scheduled synchronisation [Registered users only]
- Easy restore of multiple versions from the backup using Windows Explorer right-click [Registered users only]
Version 1.1.0 — June 28, 2009
- Add a “force defaults” button to the Exclusions page
- Add PICASA database location to default exclusions
- Check performance counters are enabled in installer and program
- Performance counters are language independent
- Use of performance counters is now an option on the destination tab
- Improve synchronise operation & checking
- Add Manifest – Vista users don’t need to Run As Administrator
Version 1.0.0 — June 13, 2009
- Correct spelling errors in warning dialogs.
- Even better backgrounding of the copy operations when the PC is busy.
- Add the /QUIET command line option to aid corporate deployments.
- Installer can now run silently with /VERYSILENT option, and will use sensible defaults.