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Oct. 28, 2012 Folders excluded using regular expressions are now grayed-out in folder tree views.

Oct. 27, 2012 Enabling look-backwards date filters forced replication empty directories, even if it was manually disabled.

Oct. 10, 2012 Catalan translation, by Sebastià Sureda. Gràcies!

Sep. 05, 2012 Run Create Synchronicity immediately after the setup.

Aug. 29, 2012 Add a percentage progress indicator in task bar and window title.

Jun. 27, 2012 Profiles name overlapping in some cases (#3515300).

May. 26, 2012 Norwegian translation, by Jim Leirvik.

Version 6.0

Mar. 11, 2012 Create Synchronicity 6.0 comes with prettier logs, a much faster preview list, 8 new expert settings, 6 new languages, post-sync scripts, and lots of updates and fixes.

Feb. 21, 2012 Pressing alt and double-clicking an entry in the preview list now opens the corresponding destination file.

Feb. 14, 2012 "File not found" exception upon start-up in some rare cases.

Feb. 06, 2012 Stop updating speed while copying a large file.

Feb. 05, 2012 Seldom UnauthorizedAccessExceptions when syncing to a recently reconfigured NAS.

Jan. 31, 2012 The year part in %MMMYYYY% didn't expand correctly.

Jan. 30, 2012 (Hidden setting) Customizable delay between queued profiles.

Jan. 09, 2012 (Hidden setting) Auto-include new subfolders of non-recursively selected folders.

Dec. 31, 2011 Change the way arguments are passed to diff programs (see the manual)

Dec. 15, 2011 Send logs by e-mail (see "scripts/mail.bat /?" for more info).

Dec. 14, 2011 Improve hook scripts support.

Dec. 13, 2011 Rework duration estimates; show deletion speed while cleaning up the destination.

Dec. 13, 2011 Show a tray notification when a backup completes.

Dec. 12, 2011 (Hidden setting) Log all synchronization errors to a separate profile-name.errors.log file (#3448527).

Dec. 11, 2011 Use a VirtualMode preview list, saving up to 12% scanning time, and using a good 60% less memory. Also, loading the preview list is now instantaneous.

Dec. 02, 2011 Detailed view now contains a history of last backups (Ctrl+L)

Nov. 27, 2011 Prettier logs : alternating rows, cleaner layout, direct shortcut to latest entry.

Nov. 07, 2011 (Hidden setting) Preview-only profiles (#3089839).

Nov. 04, 2011 Subtle, non-critical corner-case bug: "Strict Mirror" sometimes remained on although syncing incrementally.

Nov. 04, 2011 Sync all profiles in a group from the command line.

Nov. 01, 2011 100'000 downloads!

Oct. 27, 2011 (Hidden setting) Forget (discard) files older than a custom number of days.

Oct. 25, 2011 Create profile groups to keep your profiles organized.

Oct. 25, 2011 Restrict the "propagate updates" to expert mode.

Oct. 21, 2011 If Verdana is broken, use another font.

Sep. 29, 2011 (Hidden setting) Exclude hidden files.

Sep. 23, 2011 Japanese translation, by Masahiko Kuroiwa. ありがと!

Jul. 15, 2011 (Hidden setting) Optionally disable auto-completion in Settings window.

Jul. 11, 2011 (Hidden setting) Post-sync actions.

Jul. 11, 2011 Turkish translation, by muska. Sağ olun!

Jul. 08, 2011 #3357854: Allow case-only changes in profile names and fix sorting after rename.

Jul. 05, 2011 Some users reported an error with the write-permissions file.

Jun. 10, 2011 Command-line switch to sync all profiles (/all).

Jun. 10, 2011 Greek translation, by Stathis Grigoriadis. Ευχαριστώ!

Jun. 07, 2011 Slovene translation, with parts by Tomaz Valh. Hvala!

May. 28, 2011 Amharic translation, by Elfalem Alemu. አመሰግናለሁ!

May. 18, 2011 Chinese (traditional) translation. 謝謝!

Version 5.2, 5.2.1

May. 03, 2011 Create Synchronicity 5.2 bundles improvements to the threading engine (~+12% in scanning performance), 7 new expert settings, 4 new translations, a few bug fixes, and a wealth of discrete updates.

Apr. 24, 2011 Improved settings parsing.

Apr. 24, 2011 Cancelling a catching up, or shutting down while catching up, does not mark the profile as caught up.

Apr. 24, 2011 Better exception handling.

Apr. 23, 2011 Reworked threading system.

Apr. 23, 2011 Improved error reporting.

Apr. 12, 2011 Hungarian translation, by Lajos Toldy. Köszönöm!

Apr. 12, 2011 (Expert setting) Estimate remaining time (experimental).

Apr. 07, 2011 Private key binary signining.

Apr. 01, 2011 (Expert setting) Optional text-only logs.

Apr. 01, 2011 Rewrite part of the settings handling engine, enforcing stronger type checking.

Mar. 05, 2011 Check for partially locked files before copying.

Feb. 13, 2011 (Expert setting) Copy integrity validation using md5 checksums.

Feb. 13, 2011 (Expert setting) On-the-fly BZip2 compression.

Feb. 12, 2011 Chinese (simplified) translation, by ycysuk. 谢谢!

Feb. 11, 2011 (Expert setting) On-the-fly GZip compression.

Feb. 03, 2011 Pressing Ctrl+L in main window will display a list of profiles instead of a tile.

Feb. 02, 2011 (Expert setting) Show diff for modified files.

Jan. 26, 2011 (Expert setting) Compare file size in addition to last modified date.

Jan. 21, 2011 Korean translation, by S.G.Park. 감사합니다!

Jan. 07, 2011 Bulgarian translation. благодаря!

Dec. 24, 2010 Automatic log cleaning. Default set to keeping 7 log sections.

Dec. 23, 2010 Fix catching-up interval miscalculation for monthly backups, spotted by Tim Coysh. Thanks!

Version 5.1

Dec. 19, 2010 Create Synchronicity 5.1 introduces lots of productivity upgrades, a new threading system, cosmetic improvements, and 3 new translations.

Dec. 19, 2010 Fix #3130676.

Dec. 18, 2010 Fix #3037531 (display times as HH:MM instead of HH:M).

Dec. 09, 2010 Revision 1000!

Dec. 08, 2010 Introduce automatic creation of destination root in expert mode.

Dec. 08, 2010 Create an Expert mode, deprecate hashing.

Dec. 07, 2010 Polish translation, by forum user matczar. Dziękuję!

Nov. 27, 2010 Save main window location and size on exit (patch #3120708).

Nov. 20, 2010 Add a clock icon to identify scheduled profiles in the main window.

Nov. 06, 2010 No need to restart to change language anymore.

Nov. 03, 2010 Auto-start the scheduler when needed, eg. after a change in scheduling settings.

Nov. 03, 2010 Prevent multiple of the same scheduler (same path, same file name) to run.

Nov. 02, 2010 Complete rewrite of the threading system, for better efficiency and precision.

Nov. 01, 2010 Estonian translation, by Andres Aule. Aitäh!

Oct. 29, 2010 Language selection screen at first launch.

Oct. 29, 2010 Danish translation, by Bjørn Karlstrøm. Tak!

Version 5.0

Oct. 25, 2010 Create Synchronicity 5.0 brings various bug fixes, 3 new languages, easier folder selection, new command line options, and implements many feature requests.

Oct. 25, 2010 Open log when clicking related balloon messages.

Oct. 19, 2010 Full PDF manual.

Oct. 17, 2010 Cleaner failure on "destination not found" when synchronizing a scheduled profile.

Oct. 14, 2010 Replace server builds with a "/silent" switch. Implies "/quiet" and "/log".

Oct. 14, 2010 "/log" command-line switch: forces the creation of an application log.

Oct. 13, 2010 "/help" command-line switch.

Oct. 10, 2010 Special server builds.

Oct. 09, 2010 Pop-up list to suggest path in settings dialog.

Oct. 09, 2010 Preserve the "name"\path\ format when using the "browse" dialog. (#3081522)

Oct. 07, 2010 Localized installer, in most of the supported languages.

Oct. 05, 2010 Hebrew translation, by Gush Katif Laad. תודה!

Oct. 05, 2010 Minor display glitch in settings screen.

Sep. 21, 2010 Pressing F1 opens the manual.

Sep. 12, 2010 Invalid preview list when syncing a complex folder architecture, in some special cases.

Sep. 12, 2010 Reworked italian translation, by Sergio Chiapperini. Grazie mille ;)

Sep. 07, 2010 Czech translation, by Jiří Stuchlík. Díky moc!

Aug. 30, 2010 Russian translation, by an anonymous blog author. Thanks!

Aug. 26, 2010 Better support for implicit paths.

Aug. 26, 2010 Path translation bug occuring in edge cases. (#3052979).

Aug. 26, 2010 Selection bug when using paths in the form "MyDrive"\MyFolder.

Aug. 25, 2010 Mishandled command-line argument (#3053379, #3053239).

Version 4.3

Aug. 17, 2010 A few bug fixes, bringing more stability and more performance, along with two new languages, Swedish and Dutch.

Aug. 17, 2010 Prettier display of About/Settings link.

Aug. 17, 2010 Donation button.

Aug. 17, 2010 Show profile name in title bar when synchronizing.

Aug. 17, 2010 Postpone catching up to next major release.

Aug. 17, 2010 Error when opening the log file for writing (bug id: #3037574).

Aug. 8, 2010 Dutch translation by John Van Amstel. Bedankt!

Jul. 31, 2010 Swedish translation by Hampus Bengtsson. Tack!

Jul. 24, 2010 Changes in scheduling settings would sometimes fail to be updated.

Jul. 24, 2010 Add a setting to catch up missed backups (when a scheduled backup has been repeatedly missed, forces its immediate execution).

Version 4.2

Jul. 24, 2010 Create Synchronicity 4.2 can tell the scheduler about your configuration changes immediately, without waiting for a reboot. Except for this, this release is mostly a bugfix release, including a large rewriting of non-vital parts of the code.

Jul. 23, 2010 Changes in the scheduling configuration are now transmitted seamlessly to the scheduler, without requiring a reboot.

Jul. 23, 2010 Rewrite a large part of the scheduling engine, factor out some code for faster and more streamlined execution.

Jul. 23, 2010 Small display glitch in the scheduling settings screen.

Jul. 22, 2010 Queing mistakes when more than 3 profiles were scheduled.

Jul. 22, 2010 Rewrite part of the logging engine.

Jul. 22, 2010 Fix a possible freeze when writing log files.

Jul. 19, 2010 "Mirror empty directories" setting wasn't always remembered.

Version 4.1

Jul. 18, 2010 Various usability/interface improvements, installer fixes, and heavy optimization of vital backup routines to achieve a largely noticeable speedup (~10/15%).

Jul. 17, 2010 More user-friendly installer: detect when the program is running and thus cannot be updated.

Jul. 15, 2010 Improve log formatting for better readability (use actual tables).

Jul. 15, 2010 Generate XHTML-compliant logs.

Jul. 13, 2010 Add two reload buttons to reload directory structures.

Jul. 3, 2010 First step towards heavy optimization of synchronization/backup routines.

Version 4.0

Jun. 14, 2010 Create Synchronicity 4.0 brings huge usability and feature improvements, along with 1 new translation (to Italian). It supports new paths formats, displays built-in help tips, and implements proxy support, better logging, and a nicer interface.

Jun. 13, 2010 Welcome Jaime Roquero among translators :)

Jun. 5, 2010 Built-in help link.

Jun. 5, 2010 Usability improvement: Help tooltips.

May. 25, 2010 Small bug with root path display.

May. 25, 2010 Italian translation by Marco Medri. Mille Grazie!

May. 18, 2010 System credentials are now used by default when checking for updates through a proxy.

May. 15, 2010 Error messages now include file paths.

May. 13, 2010 If you have a drive labeled "MyUsb" for example, then you can now refer to it using "MyUsb"\MyFolder\MySubFolder etc. Create Synchronicity will automatically translate this path to use the right drive letter.

May. 13, 2010 Open folders from preview list by holding Control while double-clicking.

May. 13, 2010 Added proxy support.

May. 13, 2010 Sorting bug at scheduler startup.

May. 13, 2010 Permissions-related bug when copying write protected files with DST correction enabled.

May. 12, 2010 Welcome Pedro Silva among translators :)

May. 12, 2010 Changed right-click behaviour in main window to simply display the menu.

May. 11, 2010 Improved log display.

May. 10, 2010 Clarify preview screen.

May. 10, 2010 Even nicer progress display (show more info on created/deleted files and folders).

May. 10, 2010 Make "rename" accessible by right click.

May. 9, 2010 Display root path as base node in source and destination folder tree view (aka nicer directory path display/selection).

May. 9, 2010 Sort preview list by clicking column headers.

May. 9, 2010 Open files from preview list by double-clicking.

May. 9, 2010 Nicer progress display.

May. 8, 2010 Easier directory inclusion/exclusion.

May. 7, 2010 Small scheduler date miscalculation.

Version 3.5

Apr. 20, 2010 3 new translations, lots of new features (including scheduling, profiles queuing, and new path formats), and usability improvements.

Apr. 18, 2010 Improve installer compression, decreasing installer size by 15%.

Mar. 27, 2010 Support for queuing profiles (using the command line).

Mar. 25, 2010 Spanish translation by Teo Rojo. ¡Muchas gracias!

Mar. 20, 2010 Portuguese translation by André Modesto. Obrigado!

Mar. 13, 2010 Improve application reactiveness when running scheduled tasks.

Mar. 13, 2010 Better handling of manually modified config files.

Mar. 8, 2010 Keyboard navigation.

Mar. 7, 2010 Rename profiles by right-clicking.

Mar. 6, 2010 Full scheduling support, including fully customizable schedule settings (including a GUI).

Mar. 5, 2010 Initial, command-line only support for task scheduling.

Mar. 3, 2010 When running from a write-protected directory, display a warning if configuration files were found. Fixes a privileges-related bug on Windows Vista.

Mar. 1, 2010 Native support for relative paths, such as "..\..\Documents"

Feb. 28, 2010 Native support for UNC paths (paths to network drives such as "\\dlink-6A4EA4\Documents").

Feb. 26, 2010 German translation by Florian Haag. Thanks!

Feb. 26, 2010 When running from a write-protected directory, store settings in the ApplicationData folder.

Feb. 26, 2010 New "swap" button, to swap left and right folders.

Version 3.0

Feb. 25, 2010 Major update: translations, full regex support, cosmetic updates and a few new options.

Feb. 21, 2010 Add a menu item to clear logs.

Feb. 20, 2010 Better command-line support.

Feb. 17, 2010 Full regex support for file inclusion/exclusion.

Feb. 17, 2010 Better-looking icon.

Feb. 13, 2010 A few cosmetic updates.

Feb. 13, 2010 Add a "Strict time check" advanced option which, when disabled, allows file times to differ by up to 2 seconds before forcing an update.

Jan. 31, 2010 French translation.

Jan. 23, 2010 Create Synchronicity can now be translated to other languages.

Nov. 4, 2009 Small performance increase using a new way to calculate file size.

Version 2.2

Oct. 26, 2009 A few new options, including time offsets, and a nicer log display.

Oct. 26, 2009 Add a "Time Offset" property to compensate for summer/winter time changes.

Oct. 20, 2009 Nicer log display (HTML Logs)

Oct. 18, 2009 Automated installer for Create Synchronicity.

Version 2.1

Oct. 17, 2009 Many bug fixes, a few small improvements, better log handling.

Oct. 12, 2009 Update the way attributes are copied, to avoid "Access denied" errors.

Oct. 11, 2009 A few changes in the way flenames are handled, fixing an uppercase/lowercase-related bug.

Sep. 28, 2009 Better handling of filetimes.

Sep. 28, 2009 Add a "Strict" option for the "mirror" action, to revert files that were modified on the right.

Version 2.0

Aug. 29, 2009 Various speedups (281% speed increase), more accurate algorithm, and propagation of file attributes.

Aug. 27, 2009 Folder selection bug in settings screen.

Aug. 27, 2009 Support of command-line arguments "/quiet" and "/run".

Jul. 25, 2009 30% average speed increase by rewriting the syncing module (test scan: 31 to 24s).

Jul. 25, 2009 Create Synchronicity now copies file attributes.

Jul. 21, 2009 Final fix for a FAT-related bug: file copies from NTFS to FAT are now accurate and not redundant. See and/or

Jul. 14, 2009 More accurate folder selection.

Jul. 13, 2009 Partial fix for a FAT-related bug: if the time difference between files is below 1.0s, consider the files are the same.

Jul. 13, 2009 Windows is packed up with bugs of all kinds: allow multiple instances of the application to run, as the opposite made the application unstable on some copies of XP.

Jul. 13, 2009 By using a new way to calculate the scanning speed, Create Synchronicity is now 3 times faster. (test scan: 74 to 31s)

Jul. 12, 2009 A new mechanism is used to store configuration.

Jul. 12, 2009 Create Synchronicity can now check for updates automatically.

Jun. 21, 2009 Option to not propagate updates, fixing a windows-related bug (when copying a file, 2 seconds are added to the actual last-write date).

Jun. 21, 2009 Create Synchronicity can now compute MD5 hashes.

Version 1.0

Jun. 22, 2009 First stable release, including lots of bug fixes, and speedups.

Jun. 21, 2009 Better display for errors list.

Jun. 20, 2009 Speed up preview list display.

Jun. 20, 2009 Change settings file format a bit.

Jun. 20, 2009 Create settings validation function - better error handling.

Jun. 18, 2009 Deleted directories were emptied but not deleted.

Jun. 16, 2009 Load preview list in a separate thread, speeding up the display of the preview list.

Jun. 16, 2009 Fix settings loading bug.

Version 0.2

Jun. 14, 2009 Many updates and bug fixes. An icon was found :)

Jun. 14, 2009 Overflow bug.

Jun. 13, 2009 Sorted Lists are not used anymore, resulting in a performance gain as far as settings loading/saving are concerned.

Jun. 13, 2009 The full directory tree is not loaded anymore when displaying settings screen, so that lots of time is saved.

Jun. 11, 2009 Nodes were sometimes displayed twice or more in settings screen.

Jun. 11, 2009 Invoke was called before window handle was created, resulting in a crash.

Version 0.1

Jun. 10, 2009 First release of Create Synchronicity. Functionality and design are done and working. Lots of testing are still needed.

Many thanks to mohican, Fabien Delpierre, Mauricio Leyzaola, Jamie Schembri, Tim Coysh, Mathias Weinert, Frank Klassen, André Modesto, and Armando Herraz Durango for tireless bug reports, suggestions and testing, and thanks to Florian Haag, Mauricio Leyzaola and André Modesto for their impressive efficiency in completing translations.

Copyright (c) Create (Clément Pit--Claudel) 2012
Tags: backup, archiving, data, synchronization, synchronicity, open source
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