[Changelog] Backup4all 4

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[Changelog] Backup4all 4

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Below is the changelog for the public builds of Backup4all 4.0 - Backup4all 4.9. This version was first released in August 2008 and development ended in July 2013. It is currently NOT SUPPORTED, support ended in December 2015.

If you are looking for the latest version of Backup4all, you can download it here:
http://download.backup4all.com/download ... p-full.exe

Changes in Backup4all 4.9.291 (4-July-2013)
  • New: Added TLS, a new encryption type for sending emails
  • New: Use environment variables in email notifications (title and message)
  • New: Default email notification title was updated
  • Fix: Missing .png file warning when backing up the program configurations
Changes in Backup4all 4.8.286 (3-October-2012)
  • Fix: Fixed a problem occurring when backing up open files on 32-bit OS
Changes in Backup4all 4.8.285 (24-September-2012)
  • Fix: Built-in scheduler was not created on Windows 8
  • Fix: "Backup open files" was not working correctly
Changes in Backup4all 4.8.282 (31-August-2012)
  • Fix: If the option to "Start at Windows Start-up" was checked, in certain conditions when the computer exited the hibernation state, Backup4all would freeze
  • Fix: When starting up, the window showing quick actions was displayed behind the main program window, making it unusable
  • Fix: Backup4all froze when starting a scheduled task with "Close after run" set as an action
Changes in Backup4all 4.8.278 (13-July-2012)
  • Fix: Password was encrypted twice in some cases, causing problems on restore
  • Fix: Large split files weren’t deleted from the destination when the option to do so was enabled
  • Fix: After the second execution of a fast mirror backup an error might occur when testing even if the modified files were correctly backed up
  • Fix: Error when using the “Yes, limit number of file versions”
Changes in Backup4all 4.8.275 (21-June-2012)
  • New: Important backup speed enhancements
  • New: Improved source filter matching
  • New: Faster file access functions while archiving
  • New: Detailed log creation speed is faster
  • Fix: Restoring a file from a mirror with zip had a different modified time
  • Fix: Cannot force a different backup type for a backup shortcut
  • Fix: The BD-R disks were not 100% filled when the sources were on multiple drives
Changes in Backup4all 4.7.270 (10-May-2012)
  • Fix: Problems when backing up files/folders with Korean characters
  • Fix: Problems when backing up files/folders with Chinese characters
  • Fix: Some fixes for SFTP destination.
Changes in Backup4all 4.7.268 (11-April-2012)
  • Fix: For some FTP/SFTP servers, there was a warning about files uploaded with a different size.
  • Fix: Catalog file was not renamed on some FTP/SFTP servers.
  • Fix: Backup russian characters from Russian OS and restore to English OS problem fixed.
Changes in Backup4all 4.7.265 (23-03-2012)
  • New: Added new transfer types for FTP uploads: Binary, Ascii and Auto
  • New: New option that allows customizing the list of file types to transfer in ASCII mode
  • New: Time for scheduled jobs is now in the same format as the one on the Windows machine where it's defined
  • Fix: Scheduled tasks created via the new backup wizard did not start in certain situations.
Changes in Backup4all 4.6.263 (17-02-2012)
  • Fix: Backup4all did not run at start when using a domain user account.
  • Fix: Customized filters couldn't be modified after creation.
  • Fix: Using independent splits when backing up to FTP caused an invalid warning.
Changes in Backup4all 4.6.259 (20-10-2011)
  • Fix: Outlook accounts with special characters in their names were not backed up
  • Fix: Backup destination was not changed when opening a catalog from USB
  • Fix: Layout.ini file was not correctly recreated
  • Fix: The test for predefined FTP configuration did not work in the new backup wizard.
Changes in Backup4all 4.6.254 (18-07-2011)
  • Fix: In some cases, the scheduler password was asked again when saving the job
  • Fix: Backup on demand using OTB button was not working
  • Fix: When a backup was aborted because the action before it failed, all buttons for that job were grayed out
  • Fix: When using Mirror backup, the folders were not removed from FTP destination if they were deleted from sources.
Changes in Backup4all 4.6.253 (27-05-2011)
  • Fix: Successful email was sent even if external drive was disconnected
  • Fix: Cache size for burner engine was increased
  • Fix: The merged files will be deleted only after the resulting zip is uploaded to destination
  • Fix: Scheduled tasks cannot be created if user name contains a space
  • Fix: Properties window was not displayed completely for large fonts with small resolutions
Changes in Backup4all 4.6.250 (18-04-2011)
  • New: Added a Backup4all gadget for Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • New: The CD/DVD/Blu-ray burning engine was updated
  • New: An exclamation sound is played when the CD/DVD/Blu-ray needs to be changed
  • New: New backup tags were added for hour, minute and second
  • New: When forcing a shutdown during the backup, you will be notified that "Shutting down will corrupt current backup"
  • Fix: Excluding a file from sources lead to removing the entire folder
  • Fix: If the upload of a file failed, the retry caused the progress to exceed 100%
  • Fix: Clean backup was executed on external drives even if those were disconnected
  • Fix: Filters could not be changed from Include to Exclude
  • Fix: The application did not start when computer was idle
  • Fix: When backing up to a CD/DVD/Blu-ray, the fist execution date was not correctly imported after the second session
  • Fix: If "Test after backup" option was not used, the application was still asking for the disk
  • Fix: Importing backup jobs in Professional or Standard from Lite was not working
  • Fix: "After backup" action was not executed if running from command line
  • Fix: The zip name in log error messages was empty in certain situations
  • Fix: The log was not open with the selected Log Viewer in all cases
  • Fix: In the backup list, the last selected group was not saved after a restart
  • Fix: The dot character was not allowed in a tag name
  • Fix: The default backup type couldn't be changed in scheduler
Changes in Backup4all 4.5.241 (23-02-2011)
  • New: Switching between languages will hide the history
  • Update: Environmental variables are for destination folders on FTP/SFTP too
  • Fix: Some fixes for backup to FTP and SFTP destinations
Changes in Backup4all 4.5.236(24-01-2011)
  • Update: French language update
  • Update: When proxy was not available, check for updates stopped but now tries without proxy too
  • Fix: Backup jobs were not imported if a job with the same name already existed
  • Fix: Some errors fixed when backing up to SFTP
  • Fix: Scheduler at system shutdown did not work correctly when the backup settings were set to All Users
  • Fix: Changing the scheduler from Main interface to Command line removed the task
Changes in Backup4all 4.5.231(28-10-2010)
  • Fix: There was a "permission denied" error when backing up to some SFTP servers
Changes in Backup4all 4.5.230(26-10-2010)
  • Fix: Limit number of file versions did not work for FTP/SFTP
  • Fix: Canceling backup in Progress View was hanging the process in some cases
Changes in Backup4all 4.5.226 (14-10-2010)
  • New: Added "Progress view"
  • New: The progress bar contains now more details
  • New: New GUI translation added (Finnish)
  • New: Scheduled jobs now show an extra icon in the backup list
  • New: Added command line parameters for "Difference Viewer"
  • New: Added "Active" checkbox for filters
  • New: Scheduled tasks can be created via Remote Desktop
  • New: Shutdown pop-up notification is shown even if backup is running in background
  • New: Repair function from "Control Panel" works even if installed from exe
  • Fix: Changing the destination folder name was not updated on FTP
  • Fix: Pause during merge was not working properly
  • Fix: Brief view was not showing the correct details for new open jobs
  • Fix: Backup jobs from CD/DVD cannot be open because of read-only attribute
  • Fix: Sheduled backups at 00:00 or 12:00 AM were not correctly listed in Backup view
  • Fix: Restore Preview page showed the UTC time, not the local time
  • Fix: Shutdown after backup did not work if no user was logged in
  • Fix: Standalone scheduler does not run at startup or at logon
  • Fix: Command line Access Violation when local catalog was not used
  • Fix: CD/DVD was not refreshed after backup
  • Fix: User intervention was expected for scheduled groups
  • Fix: In some cases, the application did not start at Windows startup
  • Fix: Message not clear when the CD/DVD was missing for a scheduled job
Changes in Backup4all 4.4.218 (31-08-2010)
  • Fix: Fixed problem with long "Preparing shadow copy" message during the backup
  • Fix: Removed false errors during restore of NTFS files with permissions
  • Fix: Copy NTFS permissions problem fixed
  • Fix: Dll problem fixed for Windows 2000 server
Changes in Backup4all 4.4.214 (30-07-2010)
  • Fix: Vscsrv2008 crashes under Windows Vista/7/2008 32 bit.
Changes in Backup4all 4.4.213 (29-06-2010)
  • Fix: Temporary files were not deleted during the restore of multiple splits.
  • Fix: Scheduled backup at system shutdown was asking for a password in some cases.
  • Fix: "Invalid request id" warning when backing up to SFTP.
  • Fix: Backup view not expanded correctly in some cases.
  • Fix: Cannot open catalog from a mapped drive.
  • Fix: Vscsrv.exe crashes under Win XP 64-bit.
  • Fix: SQL Server Backup was automatically triggered when using backup open files option.
  • Fix: Rename backup jobs from removable drives.
  • Fix: Select folder and driver destination does not indicate the specified folder.
  • Fix: Job was not renamed after changing the destination from CD to local.
  • Fix: "Exclude from backup sources" option does not work for new files.
Changes in Backup4all 4.4.206 (5-05-2010)
  • Fix: File/folder icons were not correctly displayed in Explore View.
  • Fix: Error while restoring Microsoft Outlook backups to original location.
  • Fix: AV when backing up to CD/DVD using command line.
Changes in Backup4all 4.4.194 (2-03-2010)
  • Fix: SSL settings were not correctly saved.
  • Fix: Some language updates.
Changes in Backup4all 4.4.188 (20-01-2010)
  • New: Option added to open backups from specific locations (Local, Network, FTP/SFTP)
  • New: Backup jobs can now be moved in the backup list(drag-and-drop)
  • New: Test runs after the merge operation too
  • Fix: The number of warnings in email notification was not correct
  • Fix: Backup4all froze while paused for a longer period of time
  • Fix: Mirror backup to CD/DVD/Blu-ray spaning on multiple disks
  • Fix: Warning message when cannot open read-only catalog file
  • Fix: "Backup all groups" scheduler did not work correctly
  • Fix: Restore with problems from "Getting Started" page
  • Fix: "Filter by action" under Scheduler page did not work correctly
  • Fix: Some fixes when backing up open files
  • Fix: AV when backing up to CD/DVD/Blu-ray using command line
  • Fix: "Open" and "View with Notepad" options fixed
Changes in Backup4all 4.3.175 (25-11-2009)
  • Fix: Hidden scheduled tasks not starting.
  • Fix: Deleted or excluded files were restored all the time
  • Fix: Notification sounds not reflecting the backup status.
  • New: Estonian language was added.
  • New: SFTP host keys are also backed up with Backup4all configurations plugin.
Changes in Backup4all 4.3.173 (20-11-2009)
  • Fix: Problem when switching between backup limitation options
  • Fix: Deleted files were restored all the time
  • Fix: "Backup all groups" radio button does not correctly work
  • Fix: Sort files after size does not work correctly
  • Fix: Backup open files problem fixed
Changes in Backup4all 4.3.168 (5-11-2009)
  • New: Backup to SFTP was added
  • New: Added a new option that lets you Backup all groups
  • New: Option to split files larger than a specific size for FTP backups
  • New: Select the scheduler priority
  • New: Split the backup according to a number of files/folders
  • New: Change the scheduler username and password for multiple jobs
  • New: New option to "Store temporary catalog data in memory"
  • New: "Minimize to tray when finished" added for backup on demand
  • Fix: Pressing Cancel during the Clean operation is not possible anymore
  • Fix: "Last Backup" and "Last backup status" from Brief view will be updated even if no files were backed up
  • Fix: Cancel backup during catalog upload will not result in a corrupt catalog
  • Fix: Test with warnings for Backup4all configurations plugin on Vista
  • Fix: Index out of bounds during independent test for mirror
  • Fix: Backup4all did not close after run for backups on demand
  • Fix: Standalone scheduler fix (was not starting if application was not started)
  • Fix: Backup open files on 64-bit OS
  • Fix: Desktop.ini file was modified after backup on Windows 2008 R2
  • Fix: The scheduled task was not created if switching to another application during setup
  • Fix: Incorrect OTB device detection fixed
  • Fix: Skipping files from disconnected source drives is faster
  • Fix: Restoring file with non-English characters
  • Fix: Backup at system shutdown was not turning the computer off
Changes in Backup4all 4.2.156 (28-08-2009)
  • Fix: Volume Shadow Copy problems on Windows 2003
  • Fix: Some files were not correctly backed up using mirror type
  • Fix: Faster actions for large number of versions
  • Fix: Command line speed improvements
Changes in Backup4all 4.2.155 (24-08-2009)
  • Fix: Volume Shadow Copy problems
  • Fix: Microsoft Outlook plugin
  • Fix: Faster catalog loading for large number of versions
  • Fix: Some tags were not working for Mirror backup
  • Fix: Empty folders were not removed from FTP backups
Changes in Backup4all 4.2.154 (12-08-2009)
  • New: Bulgarian language was added
  • New: Czech language was added
  • Fix: Excluded folders were not removed from FTP destinations
  • Fix: Test after backup had false warnings in some cases
  • Fix: Backup open files fix
  • Fix: Backup to CD/DVD/Blu-ray fix
Changes in Backup4all 4.2.153 (7-08-2009)
  • Fix: New backup jobs using existing plugins had wrong paths in sources
Changes in Backup4all 4.2.152 (6-08-2009)
  • Fix: In certain cases installation would stop with an "Ended Prematurely" error
  • Fix: Changing user settings during installation would result in backup jobs not being imported from the previous version
  • Fix: Crash when using the Outlook Express or Microsoft Outlook plugin
  • Fix: Scheduled jobs would return an AV in particular cases
Changes in Backup4all 4.2.150 (30-07-2009)
  • New: Added Unicode filename support (files with non-standard characters can be easily backed up now)
  • New: Backup4all is now compatible with 64-bit operating systems too
  • New: Environment Variables can be used when defining new filters (e.g. %temp%, %SystemRoot%)
  • New: File versions can be compared now
  • New: Added "Select columns" option in the right-click menu of the versions section (Explore View)
  • New: Added option to select new filetype for log files (.txt is accepted now too, given that .log files cannot be opened on Blackberry devices)
  • New: Added option "Remove from sources" when right-clicking a file in Explore View
  • New: Added "Run With" and "Job Type" in schedule lists
  • New: Added a new button for "Ignore all" during restore
  • New: Added message for mirror backups to FTP when splitting large files and there is not enough space in temp (Ftp allows files of max 2GB)
  • New: Added notification if the CTM gets corrupted (ask user to reinstall application)
  • New: Added an option to force the after backup action execution
  • New: Interface now available in French, German, Malay, Portuguese too
  • Update: If the notification email has an attachment larger than the sending limit, only the email is sent (without attachment)
  • Update: Sources can be modified now even after selecting a Predefined Backup job (this way a backup job can be used as a "template" for future backup jobs)
  • Fix: Various fixes for mirror backups (with zip) to removable drives and FTP
  • Fix: In particular cases the .bkc got corrupted
  • Fix: Fixed an error when using "Create full paths (including drive letter)" option
  • Fix: "Destination error" when using the Mirror backup type with a plugin
  • Fix: The zip split is adjusted to the destination media even if is set to a larger size
  • Fix: SQL errors were showing in some particular cases
  • Fix: Some unicode characters were not zipped correctly
  • Fix: Cannot use a mapped drive as destination in New Backup Wizard
  • Fix: Changing the time zone caused the back up of all files
  • Fix: The standalone scheduler was not starting the backup
  • Fix: Several Access Violations were fixed
  • Fix: Folders were not erased from FTP using "Remove excluded and deleted files" option.
  • Fix: Several Access Violations were fixed
  • Fix: An invalid task resulted when creating a scheduler to load backup job via command line
  • Fix: Multiple files selection was not working correctly
Changes in Backup4all 4.1.139 (13-05-2009)
  • New: Files with names up to 255 characters (or special characters such as ;) can be added on CD/DVD/Blu-ray without trimming
  • Fix: An AV occured after starting a Backup Group when a backup job was already active
  • Fix: Using CD/DVD/Blu-ray destination from command line generated an AV
  • Fix: The Merge operation was not using the correct temporary folder
  • Fix: Testing mirror to ftp with subfolder prefix did not work
Changes in Backup4all 4.1.138 (8-05-2009)
  • New: "Backup Day of Week (locale)" - number that takes into account the regional settings
  • New: "Backup Day of Week (name)" - short name of the day in week
  • Fix: Minimum zip split size was not enforced to 512 KB
  • Fix: Catalogs were inconsistent after runing cleanup on imported backup jobs
  • Fix: Corrected some issues related to spanning backup on multiple DVDs
  • Fix: An access violation was triggered in some cases when running mirror with zip
  • Fix: Corrected volume shadow copy service issues for jobs using plugins
Changes in Backup4all 4.1.137 (29-04-2009)
  • Update: The "Prepare files list" operation was optimized so the backup time is reduced
  • Update: Test operation is now faster for large files
  • Update: Italian and Spanish languages were updated
Changes in Backup4all 4.1.136 (24-04-2009)
  • Update: If the user cannot write to Folder locations paths, the default path will be used.
  • Update: Selecting the backup job after changing the CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive letter, displays a wrong message.
  • Fix: When backup limit was reached, the zip splits were not always deleted from destination
  • Fix: The default installation language was not English if the OS was in another language than English
  • Fix: Cleanup action was not working when using command line
  • Fix: Changing from Fast mirror to Full mirror was not correctly done in catalog in some cases
  • Fix: Sometimes there was a problem when loading an imported catalog
  • Fix: Restoring a single file to a different location was recreating the entire path
  • Fix: Merge backups was not working for application configurations
  • Fix: Some SSL problems fixed for email notifications
  • Fix: In Explore View, when right clicking a file version, the "Open" and "Open with Notepad" options did not work
  • Fix: Backup was not deleted from catalog after clean if moved from local destination to FTP
Changes in Backup4all 4.1.135 (6-04-2009)
  • Fix: Backup to spanned CD/DVD/Blu-ray had a wrong date or the date was missing
  • Fix: When restoring a selective file to another location, the entire original file path was added
  • Fix: In some cases, importing jobs from version 3 did not add them in the backup list
Changes in Backup4all 4.1.134 (31-03-2009)
  • Update: On Vista, the "Code error: 0x8007052E" message is now more explanatory
  • Update: Spanish interface language added
  • Update: Notification emails are sent without attached log if the file size is too large
  • Fix: Reduced Backup4all start time when using network sources
Changes in Backup4all 4.1.133 (26-03-2009)
  • Update: Russian language available for the user interface
  • Fix: "No argument for format %s" error was displaying for some scheduled backup jobs
Changes in Backup4all 4.1.132 (25-03-2009)
  • Update: Scollbar for Language box in Backup Properties
  • Update: Improved selective restore from a spanned backup on CD/DVD
  • Fix: Uploading files larger than 2GB on FTP using Mirror with zip, did not work
  • Fix: Fixed several "Access volation" errors
  • Fix: Drive A: and B: were not allowed as a CD/DVD/Blu-ray destination
  • Fix: Fixed an error in "Always use temporary folder" for backups to removable drives
  • Fix: False error message in the cleanup log when there were no files to clean
  • Fix: Standalone scheduler did not start in specific cases
Changes in Backup4all 4.1.131 (20-03-2009)
  • Update: Obsolete plugins are detected and removed from the Plugins folder on startup
  • Fix: An access denied error was returned when trying to access MyDocuments folder in Vista in some particular cases
  • Fix: An access violation was shown when the destination was set to a CD/DVD/Blu-ray without writing capabilities
Changes in Backup4all 4.1.130 (17-03-2009)
  • New: Backup to Blu-ray discs and HD-DVD (or from Blu-ray/HD DVD) is now supported
  • New: Added support for backing up to dual layer DVDs
  • New: Added plugin to backup Microsoft Outlook automatically
  • New: Added show excluded file no. and excluded folder no. (in Test/Cleanup window, Backup View, Restore/Choose backup numbers window)
  • New: Added text description field for selected filter in Options->Filters
  • New: Predefined global filters are added automatically to new backup jobs
  • New: Added new predefined splits for Blu-ray and dual layer DVDs
  • New: Show text description for selected filter in Options->Filters
  • Update: Optimized "Update catalog" process for jobs with many backup numbers
  • Update: Before/After actions now allow shortcuts
  • Fix: When using mirror with zip, files with long path were not copied
  • Fix: "Delete sources after successful backup" did not remove folders from sources
  • Fix: ICO images with resolution over 32x32 and alpha blending were not loaded as backup job icons
  • Fix: Filters containing absolute paths were ignored
  • Fix: Testing a mirror backup (with zip and AES encryption) to FTP returned errors even when successful
  • Fix: Timeout while waiting to stop expand
  • Fix: In specific cases, "Close after run" was ignored for scheduled groups
  • Fix: Disabled schedulers were still executed on Vista
  • Fix: Files were not deleted during incremental backups set to keep only 3 versions
  • Fix: Use existing FTP configuration in New Backup Wizard
  • Fix: "Limit number of backups" and "Merge backups" are now taken into account when backing up to USB flash drives (if the backup is not spanned)
  • Fix: Scheduled jobs for other users were available for the current user too
  • Fix: Miscelaneous fixes for filters
  • Fix: When running a full backup to an external drive, no error was shown in some cases if the drive was disconnected
  • Fix: Bandwidth limitation was ignored when set through the Options-Ftp window
  • Fix: When using the Merge backups option, files that only have one version and have the status excluded will be deleted
  • Fix: Pause during a restore operation was ignored
  • Fix: Security password is not enforced when switching from current user to all users
  • Fix: Changes to a general predefined filter were not propagated to locked backup jobs using it
  • Fix: Changes to a general predefined ftp configuration were not propagated to locked backup jobs using it
  • Fix: When cancelling a backup to a removable drive during merge, a temporary folder was kept in the destination
  • Fix: Restoring deleted files from a mirror backup wasn't working in certain conditions
  • Fix: Too many tests were performed for a spanned back-up to CD/DVD
  • Fix: Standalone scheduler was still executed if disabled
  • Fix: Importing (from version 3) a backup job based on a plugin was not importing the plugin too
  • Fix: Status progress bar inaccuracies when backing up registry files
  • Fix: Show only Active jobs filter was not working correctly
  • Fix: "Backup4all could not find the locally cached backup catalog for..." error fixed
  • Fix: Catalog folder pointed to the wrong folder when reinstalling with different setup options
  • Fix: Folder filters when performing a restore were ignored
  • Fix: Restoring from an Outlook Express backup was not working correctly if the Windows username was different
Changes in Backup4all 4.0.126 (23-12-2008)
  • Fix: Merge problems when using plugins
  • Fix: The visualization mode was ignored
  • Fix: Filter by date was not correctly working
  • Fix: New tags were not inserted in the correct order
  • Fix: Test was not correctly performed after a backup to FTP with independent splits
  • Fix: Sometimes, after backup, "Format '%s' invalid or incompatible with argument" error was shown.
  • Fix: Failure when performing computer shutdown after backup
  • Update: Faster "Expand all" in Backup View and Explore View
  • Update: Faster catalog update after backup
  • Update: Plugins are listed in alphabetical order
Changes in Backup4all 4.0.125 (12-12-2008)
  • Fix: SQL error (primary key constraint violation) when removing deleted files from backup
  • Fix: In some cases, the new files were not displayed in Explore View.
  • Fix: Sometimes the zip was not correctly split on FAT32 hard drives.
  • Fix: Independent test was not canceled on removable drive when drive not accesible.
  • Fix: SQL error "UPDATE TempVersionDelete SET StartSpan = -1 ..." when deleting backup numbers.
  • Fix: Av when creating a new backup job while another backup job is writing a CD\DVD
  • Fix: "Backup name" was terminated abnormally. Press OK to reindex the backup catalog
  • Fix: Fixed some minor gui errors when using custom dpi (120 dpi)
  • Update: Explorer like multiselect handling in Backup View / Explorer View
Changes in Backup4all 4.0.124 (8-12-2008)
  • Fix: Restore stops when a file cannot be overwritten
  • Fix: Sometimes an AV appears in Backup View after backup is finished
  • Fix: "No argument for format ..." error when deleting backup versions
Changes in Backup4all 4.0.123 (5-12-2008)
  • Fix: Error when backing up to FTP using XCRC
  • Fix: Sometimes an AV appears when loading a job after the backup has finished
Changes in Backup4all 4.0.122 (4-12-2008)
  • Fix: The Restore button was not disabled during the backup execution
  • Fix: The Standalone scheduler was running even if disabled
  • Fix: Restoring the configurations did not add the jobs in the backup list
  • Fix: Sometimes the application froze when running a scheduled backup
  • Fix: Fixed "Cannot exit aplication when busy" message after running a backup group using shortcut
  • Fix: Some files were not restored if using the advanced restore configuration
  • Update: Added text box on the Compression page, informing about the encryption feature applicability
Changes in Backup4all 4.0.121 (28-11-2008)
  • New: "Check all"/"Uncheck all" buttons were added to Restore Wizard.
  • Fix: "Duplicate Object index" error fixed
  • Fix: "Invalid backup numbers specified" error when running the cleanup action with command line
  • Fix: "Backup is already running" erorr when running a cleanup from command line
  • Fix: Sometimes the application froze when running a scheduled backup
Changes in Backup4all 4.0.120 (21-11-2008)
  • Fix: "Zip the files" option from Mirror page was not saved
  • Fix: History window was not listing the backup actions
  • Fix: Fixed a "Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window" error
  • Fix: Files were not found because of a double slash in path on some FTP servers
Changes in Backup4all 4.0.119 (18-11-2008)
  • Fix: Fixed an AV when choosing an .exe file as a job icon
  • Fix: Testing a backup (created using plugins) returned an error if registry keys were missing from the source
  • Fix: The Outlook Express plugin didn't work correctly
  • Fix: Mirror backup was running slow in some cases
  • Fix: Fixed a "Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window" error
  • Fix: The catalog wasn't removed from the old location when changing the destination folder for an FTP backup
  • Update: During open file backup, if a file is not found via the shadow copy volume service, it looks for it directly in the source
Changes in Backup4all 4.0.118 (11-11-2008)
  • Fix: Running a shortcut for a backup group using a bat file didn't do anything
  • Fix: Group filters were ignored when the backup list was switched to the icon view
  • Fix: Fixed a "Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window" error occuring in some cases when clicking the calculate statistics button
  • Fix: Fixed a "Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window" error occuring in some cases when clicking the view log file button from the Logs and history window
  • Fix: Fixed "Cannot connect to the FTP server" error occuring when merging files for a backup having FTP as destination
  • Fix: Fixed an AV occuring when trying to edit the filter in Backup View
  • Fix: "Copy files in a subfolder" option sometimes erase destination folder
  • Fix: The "Remove excluded or deleted files from backup" option did not work for the first mirror backup
  • Update: Optimized the speed for backup jobs that were created using predefined plugins.
  • Update: Modified the merging procedure when using independent zip splits
Changes in Backup4all 4.0.117 (4-11-2008)
  • Fix: Fixed SQL error (sqlite_close, database is locked) occuring when a scheduled group backup was executed
  • Fix: Command line version didn't unblock the bkc file after backup displaying an error "Catalog file ... does not have a valid signature."
  • Fix: Fixed bug occuring when testing a mirror backup to CD (with compression)
  • Update: Drastically reduced the time needed to reindex the backup catalog (after a backup terminated abnormally)
Changes in Backup4all 4.0.116 (30-10-2008)
  • Fix: The "Allusers" setup command line parameter was ignored
  • Fix: When using the merge backups option, the custom split size was not respected
  • Fix: Backup to FTP didn't work in certain cases (created an infinite loop)
Changes in Backup4all 4.0.115 (28-10-2008)
  • Fix: Fixed AV that occured when finding files (in some particular cases)
  • Fix: For a protected backup, the password was corrupted starting with the second backup run
  • Fix: Fixed error that occured when backing up to CD without using local catalog
  • Fix: Fixed error that occured when backing up to removable drives without using local catalog
  • Fix: Fixed "Application seems to be frozen" error
  • Fix: File size was different in destination than in source for full, incremental and differential
  • Update: Automatically detection and conversion of backup catalog from version 3 to 4 (when needed)
  • Update: Added command line parameters for setup
Changes in Backup4all 4.0.114 (22-10-2008)
  • Fix: Several Volume Shadow Copy errors occured (.pst file was not always copied in the destination)
  • Fix: "Size of file in destination different than in source" error message fixed
  • Fix: If the interface was locked and update check enabled at application startup, update didn't work
  • Fix: When adding a new scheduled backup job, the windows logged in user was not filled by default
  • Fix: "List index out of bounds" error was shown when displaying backup job hint (some specific cases)
Changes in Backup4all 4.0.113 (17-10-2008)
  • Fix: Fixed file splitting errors for large backups
  • Fix: Import from previous versions didn't work in certain situations
  • Fix: Username for SMTP and FTP server configurations was not remembered if it consisted of over 16 characters
  • Fix: In certain situations when using mirror backup with "Remove excluded or deleted files from backup", the files were copied to the destination but deleted on completion
Changes in Backup4all 4.0.112 (16-10-2008)
  • Fix: The destination drive selection was not remembered when using the New Backup Wizard
  • Fix: Test and restore for files with chinese names did not work
  • Fix: Backup to FTP did not work correctly for files over 2GB (files were copied each time)
Changes in Backup4all 4.0.111 (14-10-2008)
  • New: Added the possibility to enable/disable automatic weekly updates during setup
  • Fix: Fixed AV that occured in some cases when displaying backup job hints
  • Fix: Fixed AV triggered by using some specific backup plugins
  • Fix: An SQL error was generated when opening some backup jobs
  • Fix: Merging backups did not work if the source was on a network location
  • Fix: Merging backups did not work after importing a backup job that had merge configured
  • Fix: The Restore, Test and Cleanup windows were not displayed correctly on Windows 2000
  • Fix: Fixed other AV errors that occured in particular situations
Changes in Backup4all 4.0.110 (9-10-2008)
  • Fix: Fixed AV that occured in some cases when using incremental backup
  • Fix: Corrected "Not enough disk space" error when backing up to FAT32 formatted destinations
  • Fix: Importing backups with plugins didn't work correctly
  • Fix: Running backup jobs with plugins
  • Fix: Exclude status for filter was not saved
  • Fix: Sometimes an SQL error was raised when 2 or more jobs were scheduled at the same time
  • Fix: Name of the merged archive did not have the prefix added (when using incremental with merge)
  • Fix: After importing from v3, past statistics were wrong
  • Fix: Locked status of filter was not saved
  • Fix: During backup, connecting to an inexisting mapped drive letter (used as source or destination) returned "Program stopped working" error on Vista
Changes in Backup4all 4.0.108 (30-09-2008)
  • Fix: Configurations lost after switching to "All Users" and restarting Backup4all.
  • Fix: Multiple filters were not imported correctly.
  • Fix: If you started the application from a different user, installed plugins were not available.
  • Fix: Slow loading of a backup job on external drive.
  • Fix: Statistics are cleared during backup.
  • Fix: "Clear archive bit" for folders did not work.
Changes in Backup4all 4.0.107 (26-09-2008)
  • Fix: Backup4all did not start on WinXP in Czech language
  • Fix: Minor bug fixed when importing from version 3
Changes in Backup4all 4.0.106 (25-09-2008)
  • Fix: "One touch backup" did not start the backup
  • Fix: Backup to FTP - executing a full after a previous mirror generated an AV
  • Fix: "Import from version 3..." didn't work if the Settings folder was redirected in Backup4all 3
Changes in Backup4all 4.0.105 (24-09-2008)
  • Update: Added a portable version for Backup4all
  • Fix: "Cannot insert file into image" error when backing up to CD without using local catalog.
  • Fix: Canceling a backup generated an AV (sometimes).
  • Fix: Testing files with limited NTFS permisions generated errors.
  • Fix: Cannot add a new filter in Backup Properties when a predefined filter is already defined.
  • Fix: Create Shortcut: show a drop-down list with the names of all defined backup groups and backup jobs.
  • Fix: Importing jobs from Lite 4 to Professional 4 generates an error.
  • Fix: Files greater than 2GB could not be uploaded on FTP (split file error).
  • Fix: Explore View/Backup View: after expand all cancel, files in the root folders were duplicated.
Changes in Backup4all 4.0.103 (16-09-2008)
  • New: Added the possibility to see passwords while typing them
  • Update: List the file paths from destination in the test log
  • Update: Mirror backup: if a source drive is not available (network share, usb stick, ...) then the files from that drive are not excluded from backup
  • Update: Scheduler: "Abort backup when network sources are not available" option applies to all types of sources
  • Fix: Pause backup during file splitting did not work properly
  • Fix: Wrong error message generated when adding the same plugin twice
  • Fix: Save the layout of the Backup View
  • Fix: Backup execution status was not changed when warnings or errors occurred during Test
  • Fix: Bkc file was not deleted from the catalog folder if a job was deleted from interface
  • Fix: Legacy comparison criteria didn't work
  • Fix: Log folder limit did not work properly
  • Fix: Allow commas in the job and group names
  • Fix: Check for updates did not run at startup
Changes in Backup4all 4.0.102 (24-08-2008)
  • New: Multiple files/folders can be selected in Sources folder tree in New Backup Wizard and Backup Properties
  • New: Added icon for selected destination and selected backup type in Backup Properties
  • New: New version automatically upgrades existing installation (no need to uninstall first)
  • Update: Updated internal CD/DVD burning engine
  • Update: Added warning on scheduling with blank passwords
  • Update: New backup group is created by default on first run
  • Update: Sources tree list resizes with window
  • Update: Mouse wheel can be used to scroll Sources tree list
  • Update: Defined folder filters now apply to full folder path too
  • Update: Plugins used in backup jobs cannot be deleted
  • Fix: Fixed creating directory structure on certain FTP servers with specific user rights
  • Fix: Backup to CD using UDF works now
  • Fix: If backup finished with errors, test will not run
  • Fix: Fixed "List index out of bounds" when using predefined backup on FTP
  • Fix: Fixed log folder size limit bug
  • Fix: Specify destination folder on install
  • Fix: User interface corrections for large fonts
Changes in Backup4all 4.0.101 (21-08-2008)
  • Update: Main windows will remember their last size and position
  • Update: Show a message when the added plugin (*.xml) is not valid
  • Fix: Fixed the "Browse" buttons from Default Settings page in the installer
  • Fix: Fixed SQL error for differential backups on FTP
  • Fix: Fixed drag and drop on the Sources page in Backup Properties window
  • Fix: Fixed AV when editing the Backup View filter
  • Fix: Fixed tab key order
  • Fix: Fixed inserting tags in zip prefix
  • Fix: Fixed AV when opening a job with an already existing name
  • Fix: Fixed AV when trying to open an non-existing backup icon
  • Fix: Fixed list index out of bounds when switching Backup List to Icons view mode
You can read the changelog for different versions of Backup4all here:
Backup4all 9.x (current version)
Backup4all 8.x (previous version)
Backup4all 7.x (older version)
Backup4all 6.x (unsupported version)
Backup4all 5.x (unsupported version)
Backup4all 4.x [YOU ARE READING THIS]
Backup4all 3.x (unsupported version)
Backup4all 2.x (unsupported version)
Backup4all 1.x (unsupported version)

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