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QuickShadow Backup 2.12 Released

Version 2.12.0 of QuickShadow Backup is a defect fixing release:

Improvements & Defect Fixes

Better validation that the source locations exist

Source locations were previous checked during setup, but if renamed, deleted, or moved afterward then a sync would skip them, and the monitor would create “Watcher thread” errors.

This is now corrected with significant checking before a sync is begun, and before the watch operation starts.

If a source location is not present, an error will be displayed.

Automatic sync will not display errors in the event of missing, renamed, or moved source locations – it skips those that don’t exist and does the best it can with what it can find. This ensures automatic sync is not disruptive.

Main form size and position

The size and position of the main form is saved on program exist and restored when the program is run.

Folder selection can show Hidden Folders.

It was difficult to locate some files or locations, such as email mailbox storage, because this uses hidden folders which could not be browsed.

The folder selector is now completely re-written so that hidden folders can optionally be seen.

Verify could sometimes crash the program for large files.

Up until now, Verify used a software component that read the entire file into memory. Verify of very large files (typically 1 – 2 GB in size) would cause crashes due to running out of memory.

The applicable software component is now replaced with a lean-and-mean version which has a dramatically reduced memory usage.

Various Crashes

Sometimes the program would crash due to running out of memory (unrelated to verify), or crash on shutdown, especially if an error was being shown.

This is now improved (and hopefully completely fixed).

Minor improvements:

The Old Versions cleanup utility has had some descriptions improved and now shows a message if no files are found.