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SyncBackFree gives you:
  • Backup and Synchronize: copy files in both directions
  • Restore from backups quickly & easily
  • Email logs automatically
  • Run programs before and after backups
  • Automatically schedule backups
  • Unicode enabled for non-English filenames
  • Simple and Advanced mode
  • Runs on Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 and Vista (32/64 bit)
  • Extensive Help Documentation
  • Completely Free Windows Backup solution!
  • No registration required!
  • No strings or catches whatsoever!

V10.2.88.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (4th January 2023)
  • New: Can press F5 to refresh Differences window
  • New: Double-click can now run or queue a profile unattended
  • Updated (Pro/SE): Quick settings option in Log settings for a profile
  • Updated (Pro/SE): Can use the "Do not store password" option when creating scheduled tasks on Windows 10
  • Updated (Pro/SE): Mouse cursor changes when hovering over versions icon in Differences window
  • Updated (Pro/SE): Non-elevated version of SyncBack also installed
  • Updated: Option to forcibly disconnect network connections
  • Updated (Pro): hubiC cloud service has been discontinued
  • Updated: Italian translations and tweaks to interface for Italian
  • Updated: Can select directory when using volume GUID and not drive letter
  • Updated (Pro/SE): Ransomware protection filename for profile is changed to use drive serial instead of letter
  • Fixed (Pro): You cannot use archival fast backup when using cloud
  • Fixed (Pro/SE): FTP concurrent downloads
  • Fixed: The uninstaller displayed access violation error if uninstalling and never ran SyncBack
  • Fixed: Hash values for files over 4GB may be incorrect
  • Fixed (Pro/SE): Webhook and Pushover failure notification messages will now be sent for critical failures
  • Fixed (Pro): For pCloud, the option to delete all files and folders did not delete sub-folders
  • Fixed: Parallel compression may not work when run from schedule
  • Fixed: When compressing to a single file the NTFS security is taken from the temp directory
 

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V10.2.99.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (8th March 2023)
  • New: Will use SYNCBACKTEMP environment variable as directory for all temporary files if it exists
  • Updated: Numerous updates to creating, modifying and deleting schedules and help file updated
  • Fixed (Pro): When using shared settings the refresh token may not be updated while multiple profiles using same cloud are being run
  • Fixed (Pro): Unable to select Ransomware file when using Google Drive
  • Fixed (Pro): Was trying to delete legacy folders from Azure
  • Fixed: Rollback pop-up menu in Restore Wizard was not initialized unless History tab was displayed
  • Fixed: Fixes for DPI and small font size

 

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V10.2.112.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (18th April 2023)
  • New: %ACTUALSOURCE% and %ACTUALDEST% variables
  • New: Can scroll Advanced tab of Restore Wizard using mouse wheel
  • Fixed: Main window not maximizing on start
  • Fixed: Stack overflow (and crash) when scanning (due to getting symbolic link last access date and time)
  • Fixed: SyncBack would sometimes raise an error that a SyncBack Touch drive did not exist
  • Fixed (Pro): Change in SharePoint to try redirecting downloads with more than one redirections
  • Fixed (Pro): Do not invalidate access token if error is 403 Forbidden as it may end in a loop and cause the server to invalidate the refresh token (OneDrive)
  • Fixed: Advanced tab of Restore Wizard sometimes did not show scroll bars unless resized
  • Fixed: Windows shortcut configured to start SyncBack minimized or maximized was not starting SyncBack correctly
  • Fixed: If Windows shortcut starts SyncBack minimized then no splash windows displayed
 

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V10.2.116.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (9th May 2023)
  • Fixed (Pro): Set timestamps when using Chilkat and SSH File Transfer Protocol version less than 6
  • Fixed (Pro): Modifying SBMS connection settings
  • Fixed: Ransomware detection when restoring
 

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V10.2.122.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (23rd May 2023)
  • Updated: Possible crash on program start on pre-Windows 10, e.g. Windows Server 2016
  • Updated: Profiles that run On Change do not use too many resources when they are using invalid directories
  • Updated: Manifest file corrected so interface scales correctly on Windows Server 2016
  • Updated: Connection timeout for email (send and retrieve) changed to 15 seconds from 60 seconds
  • Fixed: Possible loop when profile run On Change and set to delete all empty directories and there are non-empty read-only directories
  • Fixed: Default settings when using Microsoft SMTP email servers
  • Fixed (Pro): Unable to change SBMS connection settings if not an SBMS administrator
 

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V11.0.0.15 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (3rd July 2023)

A new freeware SysLog server and client has been released.
  • New: Scheduler Monitor Service introduced which can help detect profiles that are not being run by the Windows Task Scheduler
  • New (Pro/SE): 7zip compatible LZMA2 compression and encryption (the Zip header can be encrypted so the contained filenames cannot be seen)
  • New (Pro): Secrets Manager to store usernames, passwords and private keys
  • New (Pro): Files can be copied from HTTP
  • New (SE): SyncBackSE now supports LZMA and BZip2 compression along with the new LZMA2 compression and encryption. This also means email log files can use higher compression (LZMA)
  • New (Pro/SE): You can automatically download files from HTTP, when using FTP, to increase performance
  • New (Pro/SE): Group Queue profiles. These are similar to the traditional Groups except you can configure how a profile in the group queue is run (e.g. an Integrity check) and the same profile can be in a group queue multiple times. They also use fewer resources.
  • New (Pro): Cloudflare R2 support (S3 compatible service)
  • New (Pro): Support for SSE-C with native Backblaze B2
  • New (Pro/SE): Option to compress network traffic (SMB, Windows 10 or better)
  • New (Pro): Script Debugging
  • New: You can now choose an action to take if two files are considered to be identical
  • New: All system volumes can be accessed with the path \\?\
  • New: New shared settings can be created from the Manage Shared Settings window. Previously they could only be created when modifying a profile.
  • New: Shared settings can be modified from the Manage Shared Settings window. Previously they could only be modified when modifying a profile that uses those shared settings.
  • New: You can rename shared settings from the Manage Shared Settings window.
  • New: Shared settings can be exported and imported from the Manage Shared Settings window.
  • New: File copying methods can be tested
  • New: In the Differences window, you can filter based on the filename or extension. Wildcards (* and ?) are supported
  • New: In the Differences window, you can configure it so that a double-click on a folder will automatically add it to the filter so only that directory and its contents are shown
  • New: In the Differences window, there are more filter options. You can also click on the Totals grid to filter.
  • New: A hotkey can be defined for SyncBack itself (the hotkey is shown in the tray icon hint)
  • New: A new profile configuration page (Links) has been created to centralize settings related to shortcuts, offline files, symbolic links, hard links, etc.
  • New: On the profile History page you can export all the history
  • New: In the Global Settings you can re-order the tabs
  • New: When modifying a group you can use drag and drop to re-order profiles in a group and to add or remove profiles from the group
  • New: The HTML log file now includes a bar chart for easy comparison of the number of files copied on previous runs (last 7)
  • New (Pro/SE): Profiles can be configured to run elevated or not elevated. When scheduling such profiles the scheduler is configured as appropriate.
  • New (Pro/SE): In Global Settings you can configure Windows to allow elevated processes like SyncBackPro and SyncBackSE to see mapped network drives.
  • New (Pro/SE): In Global Settings you can configure create a shortcut to run SyncBackPro or SyncBackSE elevated without a UAC prompt.
  • New: Console input (stdin) can be sent to the Run Before and Run After programs from a file
  • New: Console output (stdout) from Run Before and Run After can be recorded in the log file
  • New: Option to Run After only if the profile failed
  • New: Profiles (including groups) can be run automatically when the screen saver is activated or the display is powered off
  • New: You can ignore files accessed (or not accessed) between dates or since a date
  • New: For Junction Points, you can ignore all of them (as per V10 and earlier), ignore only Windows backward compatibility junction points or not ignore them
  • New (Pro/SE): File hard links can be identified and copied as hard links
  • New (Pro/SE): File symbolic links can be copied and re-mapped
  • New (Pro/SE): Directory symbolic links and junction/reparse points can be copied and re-mapped
  • New: Option to ignore hidden and system folders
  • New: Option to ignore pinned files and directories
  • New: Option to ignore unpinned files and directories
  • New: Option to ignore placeholder directories
  • New (Pro/SE): When running a profile as a Restore you can create a Windows System Restore Point.
  • New: Full (absolute) paths can now be used in filters
  • New (Pro): New script constants, e.g. HoursPerDay
  • New (Pro): New script functions, e.g. IntRoundTo
  • New (Pro): New script properties in SBRunning: LeftType, RightType, LeftIsSource
  • New (Pro): New script object SBProfiles
  • New: New variables: SERIALOF, LABELOF, HWSERIALOF, DROPBOX, HARDLINKCREATEDSRC, HARDLINKCREATEDDEST, SYMLINKCREATEDSRC, SYMLINKCREATEDDEST, COMPAREHARDLINKTOTAL, COMPARESYMLINKTOTAL, HTTPDOWNLOAD
  • New (SE/Pro): -profaffinity command line parameter
  • New (Pro): Windows Group Policy settings (ADMX) are available.
  • Updated: No more button panels for menus, instead main menus are used
  • Updated: Greatly increased group filtering performance (when listing only profiles not in a group)
  • Updated: Drives tab on Global Settings initialized faster
  • Updated: The Tree Explorer, File Collision and Differences windows show if a file or directory is a link and details on it (if the profile is configured appropriately)
  • Updated: The Differences window has been updated so when using a dark style the details at the bottom are dark
  • Updated: To save space, leading and trailing slashes are no longer shown in the Differences window
  • Updated: The New Profile Wizard lets you create Group Queue profiles
  • Updated: The Filters window shows hints for items that are too wide to display entirely, or it contains variables
  • Updated: The Restore Wizard automatically hides the History tab if there is no history for the profile
  • Updated: The scheduler window now clearly shows if the schedule is daily, weekly or monthly
  • Updated: The log file no longer includes unused filter information and instead only shows filters that have been used
  • Updated: The log file now splits up the files copied etc. into their own sections. Previously there was only one section ("Copied, deleted, renamed, and changed (123)"), but now they are split into Changes, Copied, Deleted and Renamed
  • Updated (Pro/SE): For the webhook calls, if there is no JSON then a GET call is made instead of a POST call
  • Updated (Pro): With SyncBack Touch you can now use both Windows Impersonation and SBMS for login for extra security and control
  • Updated (Pro): The Azure Speech API has been updated
  • Updated (Pro): With Dropbox the native SHA256 hash is automatically used for verification and hash comparison
  • Updated (Pro): When creating new scripts, a simple starting template is used as a basis
  • Updated: When emailing the log you can choose Direct Send for a simpler configuration
  • Updated: When battery saver is enabled in Windows, all running profile are paused and background backups are not started
  • Updated: If power is switched to a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) then it is treated as battery saving
  • Updated: When a profile is run it SyncBack checks to see if a two or more drives are using the same label or have the same serial (if you are using the label or serial variables)
  • Updated: SysLog supports RFC5424
  • Updated: Extensive improvements to creating schedules so SyncBack can detect if the user has the access rights to create schedules
  • Updated: When scheduling profiles configured to run elevated or not elevated the scheduler is configured as appropriate.

 

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V11.0.0.25 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (23rd July 2023)
  • New: You can enable or disable existing scheduled tasks for a profile
  • New (Pro/SE): %IGNORE_ERR% variable to use with %LABEL=%, %SERIAL=% and %HWSERIAL=%
  • Updated (Pro/SE): When creating shortcuts to run profile it will take into account if profile must or must not be run elevated
  • Updated: Updated French, Dutch, Finnish, Italian and Russian translations
  • Updated: Scheduler Monitor Service notifications now shows date and time profile was supposed to be run
  • Updated: Scheduler Monitor Service notifications window only appears once (and is updated)
  • Updated: Scheduler Monitor Service notifications will indicate if there is a problem updating the warnings
  • Updated (Pro): S3 regions
  • Updated (Pro): When an action cannot be performed it is now clear if it is due to SBMS or group policy settings
  • Updated (Pro/SE): Increase connection reliability with Touch on Android (V1.7.7 and newer)
  • Fixed (Pro): Change for AWS S3 to ignore socket error 10060 when in thread operation, in order to give the thread a chance to retry
  • Fixed (Pro): Incorrect alignment for Connections list in Secrets Manager
  • Fixed (Pro): Creating S3 buckets in newer regions
  • Fixed (Pro/SE): The bypass UAC task scheduler entry had same name as run on login

 

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V11.0.1.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (28th August 2023)
  • New: Chunked upload support for Box
  • Updated: About window shows some system info
  • Updated: Logging of reason why files skipped is no longer enabled by defaulthttps://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/changes.htm
  • Updated: Swedish translations
  • Updated: Scheduler Monitor service modified to try and avoid warning about schedules that were run later when missed (e.g. computer off)
  • Fixed (Pro): Stop retrying to create folders on Egnyte if it already exists
  • Fixed (Pro): Egnyte now allows files with DWL, DWL1, DWL2 extensions to be uploaded
  • Fixed (Pro): Better handling of expired access tokens when using Backblaze
  • Fixed (Pro/SE): Out of memory error when using LZMA2 with very large files and no Zip temp directory specified
  • Fixed: Sometimes crashes on variables window in profile configuration
  • Fixed (Pro): Retrieves all SharePoint Document libraries in the case the user has more than 200 libraries per site
 

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V11.2.5.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (10th October 2023)
  • New (Pro/SE): XZ and ZStandard compression
  • New: A new option on Compression -> Compressed settings page to not compress files considered already compressed
  • Updated (Pro): Compression filter (already compressed file types) can now be used with PKWare SecureZip encryption
  • Updated: Main window column widths, order and visibility immediately saved when changes are made
  • Updated: "Stop using screen reader" menu item appears in Preferences main menu if a screen reader is being used
  • Updated (Pro): Added Israel AWS S3 Endpoint
  • Updated: Splash screen removed (tray icon animates instead)
  • Fixed (Pro): "bad_request: Invalid API request path" error during a file update with Box API
  • Fixed (Pro/SE): Failure to scan Zip archives with files over 2GB in size when using LZMA2
  • Fixed: Loses column widths etc. if start minimized and do not show main window before exiting
  • Fixed: SyncBack may fail to retrieve information from Scheduler Monitor
  • Fixed: Internal changes to how windows are minimized and restored
Source: SyncBack History of Changes | Download SyncBackFree
 

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V11.2.15.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (9th November 2023)
  • Updated (Pro): FTP buffer size settings now used in all SFTP engines
  • Updated (Pro/SE): Can pass offline UA serial to installer
  • Updated: Installer shows who SyncBack will run be run as if run from installer
  • Fixed: Vertical lines at edge of list in Differences window
  • Fixed: Not starting maximized
  • Fixed (Pro): Correctly display amount of bytes being moved during object copy (S3)
  • Fixed (Pro): Treat HTTP error 400 as a throttle response to requests (SharePoint/OneDrive)
  • Fixed (Pro): Correctly set object metadata for files larger than 5 GB in size (S3)
  • Fixed (Pro): Box authorization URL
Source: SyncBack History of Changes | Download SyncBackFree
 

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V11.2.33.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (9th January 2024)
  • New: -delay command line parameter
  • New (SE/Pro): Button on Fast Backup settings not to rescan when using Archival Fast Backup
  • New (Pro): Several new script functions, e.g. LeftStr, StartsText, ReplaceStr, etc.
  • New (Pro): CustomFilter script (which makes use of new MatchesMask script function)
  • New: Option to scan neither source/left or destination/right when choosing files and folders
  • Updated: To avoid issues with multi-monitor setups SyncBack will briefly appear and minimize when set to run on login
  • Updated (SE/Free): Profiles not automatically imported if other edition of SyncBack is installed for current user only
  • Updated: Better feedback when importing password protected profiles and decryption not possible
  • Fixed (Pro): Fixes to Secrets Manager window
  • Fixed (Pro/SE): Rapid Transfer setting was ignored when testing connection to SyncBack Touch
  • Fixed: Was reverting to default Windows style when using Windows screen reader even when SyncBack configured not to use screen reader
  • Fixed (Pro): Expiring Exchange/EWS tokens with OAUTH when backing up email
  • Fixed (Pro): Problems with meta-data when files exported from Amazon S3 to other S3 compatible services (e.g. R2) using 3rd party software
  • Fixed (Pro): Scanning of R2 when over 1000 files in a folder
  • Fixed (Pro/SE): Files ignored (and warning given) if names or attributes are deemed invalid by the O/S where SyncBack Touch is running
  • Fixed (Pro): Google Docs files (on Google Drive) downloaded again even when no changes
  • Fixed (Pro): Fix throttling looping issue when uploaded file names contain illegal/invalid characters (OneDrive and SharePoint)
  • Fixed: Slow to start first time after installing
Source: SyncBack History of Changes

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V11.3.7.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (20th February 2024)​

  • New (Pro/SE): Can import profiles from profile backup (via Export / Import main menu)
  • Updated: Recompiled using latest Delphi compiler
  • Updated: Next Run column will append "(Periodically)" if profile set to run scheduled and periodically and next run is via periodical
  • Updated: Windows 11 dark mode improved (window border is dark)
  • Updated: Added and documented shortcut keys when modifying profiles in a group
  • Updated: When profile is running the Running column in main window states if integrity check, simulation or restore
  • Updated: If a remote desktop connection is being used then the style is forced to Windows
  • Updated: Installer is more likely to get the correct serial number when upgrading and more than one serial is in the system
  • Updated: Log history on main page of log file will show 7 days maximum instead of 5
  • Updated (Pro): Icon in main window shows when profile is running an integrity check
  • Updated (Pro): Retry when an error occurs during metadata retrieval (AWS S3 and compatibles)
  • Updated (Pro/SE): Warnings on When pages when using a Group Queue. Help file also updated.
  • Updated (Pro/SE): When testing file copying methods can also use compressed traffic option
  • Updated (Pro): Support for Azure Cold blob tier
  • Updated (Pro/SE): Windows System Restore Points not supported on Windows Server
  • Updated (Pro): Can use your own Google Drive Client ID and Secret. Preparation for not being able to use 2BrightSparks client ID.
  • Updated (Pro): Can use your own Egnyte Key and Secret. Preparation for not being able to use 2BrightSparks key.
  • Updated: Quicker opening profile modification window
  • Updated: Can use NT Namespaces (\\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\...) for source and destination
  • Fixed (Pro): Uploading large files (2GB plus) to ShareFile can sometimes freeze at the end of the upload
  • Fixed (Pro): Shared settings could not be used with HTTP Download
  • Fixed: Pop-up menu for group (when modifying) was available even if not a group queue
  • Fixed: If just parameters for profiles in a group queue were changed then main display was not updated
  • Fixed (Free): Checkbox to create a group queue was incorrectly enabled in New Profile wizard
  • Fixed: When restoring SyncBack window from minimized to maximized (and tray icon not used) may get black space at top of window
  • Fixed (SE/Pro): Group Queues run periodically will run many times
  • Fixed: In profile configuration may not connect to network share

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V11.3.16.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (2nd April 2024)
  • Updated (Pro): Considerably quicker initial start when using SBMS
  • Updated (Pro/SE): User interface changes to choosing profiles backup directory in Global Settings
  • Updated: French and Dutch translations
  • Updated (Pro): Change in Google Drive and Google Photos to ensure users grant all required permissions during authorization
  • Updated: When enabling or disabling a schedule you are prompted if the schedule should also be enabled or disabled
  • Updated (Pro): S3 (and compatibles) retry HTTP request if socket error 10048
  • Fixed: In the main window, a tab may incorrectly appear (called scGP...) when there are errors
  • Fixed: For WebDAV, do not retry upload if HTTP Error 507 (Insufficient Storage)
  • Fixed: Correct a problem in extracting user's name from the encoded token (SharePoint)
  • Fixed: In rare cases the minimized to tray balloon notification flickers constantly
  • Fixed: Occasional error opening Global Settings
  • Fixed: Error on start-up due to invalid entry in registry for Windows TLS
  • Fixed (Pro/SE): When using Azure Speech the sound will no longer be clipped when SyncBack or the profile ends

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