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Version 3.13  (28.06.2014)

  • Fixed: Directory symbolic links whose target starts immediately with a directory are now recognized.
  • Fixed: Directory symbolic links whose target starts with a backslash are now resolved correctly.
  • Fixed: The View CSC-file window no longer confuses properties of files with the same path.
  • Fixed: The controls in the View CSC-file window is now wide enough to display the file properties.
  • Fixed: The context help now works correctly for the Options button in the Main window.

Version 3.12  (26.04.2014)

  • Added: Equal files can now be explored or marked by an external program (see Report tab of Options window).
  • Added: The new pattern %P of the export list format (see Export tab of the Options window) and the CSC-file export format (see the Export CSC-file window) allow for exporting the source pool number.
  • Modified: Moved "Execute selected file" function of the Result presentation windows to the context menu of the list of equal files.
  • Fixed: The "Override delete selection" indication in the Main window is now only shown if the Action is set to "automatically delete".
  • Fixed: When a CSC-file is created then only relevant settings in effect are now written to the log file.
  • Hard links can be created again on NTFS drives for Windows XP and Windows Vista (regression since v3.0).
  • Fixed: The silent install command line option /ALLUSERSHORTCUT works now properly.

Version 3.11  (01.03.2014)

  • Added: The system can now be automatically shut down after a scan is done.
  • Added: System sleep can now be prevented while scanning (see Priority page of the Options window).
  • Added: Some dialogs can now be configured to never show up again.
  • Modified: Mitigated database access problems if several instances of CloneSpy are run in parallel (although not recommended).
  • Fixed: CloneSpy no longer asks about saving settings when the user selects to automatically exit the program after scanning.
  • Fixed: CloneSpy can no longer be configured to exit automatically if zero length files should be presented to the user.
  • Fixed: If a folder in an inactive pool is also added into the other pool then this conflict is now resolved silently.
  • Fixed: Eliminated a bug that caused a crash while scanning or aborting a scan which happened in rare cases.

Version 3.1  (25.01.2014)

  • Added: Integrated a database for caching checksums to speed up scanning (see Database page of the Options window).
  • Added: All paths written into a batch file can now be converted into 8.3 form (see Batch page of the Options window).
  • Added: Files generated by CloneSpy can now be encoded in UTF-8 Added: CloneSpy now warns on missing and spurious command line parameters.
  • Added: Before a setting files is upgraded to the current version, the user now has the option to create a backup.
  • Added: The installer now generates a warning if the install path contains a hash character because it will block access to the help file.
  • Fixed: Added an explanation for the formerly unknown error code 80.

Version 3.04  (12.10.2013)

  • Modified: Portable and installed versions can now be run in parallel.
  • Modified: The portable version now initializes paths in the Options window relative to the CloneSpy executable.

Version 3.03  (21.09.2013)

  • Fixed: CloneSpy can now represent invalid file dates correctly.
  • Fixed: CloneSpy now supports daylight saving time when displaying file dates.
  • Fixed: CloneSpy no longer crashes if a date in the distant future is chosen in the calendar on the Time + Size page of the Options window.
  • Fixed: The list of equal files in each Result presentation window can now be sorted by the entries in the CSC-file column.

Version 3.02  (31.08.2013)

  • Fixed: CloneSpy now correctly resolves relative symbolic links.
  • Fixed: CloneSpy no longer resolves links on a network drive.
  • Fixed: CloneSpy no longer rejects mapped network drives.

Version 3.01  (10.08.2013)

  • Fixed: CloneSpy no longer crashes when a file with invalid date is acquired.
  • Fixed: Corrected the version information of the CloneSpy executable.
  • Fixed: Completed information in Windows' Add/Remove Programs.
  • Fixed: Corrected some minor visual glitches.

Version 3.0  (27.07.2013)

  • Added: Reparse points and substituted paths can now be resolved to their true paths due to use of new compiler and libraries:
    - A folder will no longer be considered more than once if it is found several times
      due to reparse points or substituted paths.
    - When hard links have to be created, a scan is only started if the true paths of all
      folders in the pool(s) are on the same drive.
    - When hard links have to be created, a sub-folder is ignored if its true path is on a
      different drive.
  • Modified: Creation of hard links no longer requires administrator rights.
  • Modified: Reduced memory consumption when deleting files to the recycle bin.
  • Modified: Reduced memory consumption when merging CSC-files.
  • Modified: Windows 2000 is no longer supported.
  • Fixed: Deactivated controls on the Time + Size page no longer complain about missing input.
  • Fixed: Deletion of hard links no longer affects the calculation of freed space.
  • Fixed: Corrected several minor visual glitches.

Version 2.7  (15.12.2012)

  • Added: The Main window now has an Options button.
  • Added: Folders entered to a pool can now be explored via the context menu.
  • Added: The summary of a log file now also shows the number of categories of equal files found.
  • Added: The scan progress window now also shows the number of categories of equal files found.
  • Added: After a batch file is created or a list file is exported, the scan progress window now shows a button to view that file.
  • Added: Files shown in the Result presentation windows can now be executed by pressing the Return key.
  • Added: Adding all sibling folders to a pool in the Add folder window can now be aborted if errors occur.
  • Added: The new command line option -i can now be used to ignore errors while scanning and to exit automatically afterwards.
  • Added: The installer now offers command line options for silent installation (specify "/?" on the installer command line for usage details).
  • Modified: The default for characters that cannot be represented in files with OEM encoding is now the same as for ANSI encoding.
  • Modified: The default for characters that cannot be represented in batch files with ANSI or OEM encoding can now be changed (see Batch page of the Options window).
  • Modified: When adding file masks in the Files or Names page of the Options window, you can now browse for or paste multiple file names.
  • Modified: Multiple file paths can now be pasted to the Manual input control in the Add folder window.
  • Modified: Windows NT4.0 is no longer supported.
  • Fixed: If a hard link cannot be created then CloneSpy tries to restore the original file.
  • Fixed: After changing the encoding for batch files or export lists, a new file can now be created without changing the corresponding file path.
  • Fixed: When searching for files with same name, the Single duplicates window now allows to preselect files based on their folder/path length.
  • Fixed: When searching for files with same name, the Action frame of the Main window now allows to automatically delete files based on their folder/path length.
  • Fixed: The default batch file format now also supports hidden file deletion (see Batch page of the Options window).
  • Fixed: When exporting a list of equal files, the correct encoding is now applied (regression since v2.62).
  • Fixed: When browsing for a file pattern from the context menu of the All duplicates window, the correct dialog is now shown.
  • Fixed: Added an explanation for the formerly unknown error code 112.

Version 2.63  (28.04.2012)

  • Added: Reparse points can now be excluded from a scan (see Folders tab of the Options window).
  • Modified: File access error message boxes now remind the user of potentially missing administrator rights for Windows Vista and higher.
  • Modified: When exporting a list of equal files and no equal files are found then this is now stated in the exported list file.
  • Fixed: When searching for files with same name, the context menu of the list box in the All duplicates window now contains options for retaining files based on folder/path length.
  • Fixed: The installer now shows the correct license agreement.
  • Fixed: Added an explanation for the formerly unknown error code 124.

Version 2.62  (24.09.2011)

  • Added: Exported lists of duplicate files can now be configured to contain a header and a summary (see Export page of the Options window).
  • Added: Exported CSC-files can now be configured to contain a header (see the Export CSC-file window).
  • Modified: Redesigned the Options window from tab-based to page-based view in order to solve scaling issues with different font sizes.
  • Modified: The options for creating batch files and for exporting lists of duplicate files are now separated into two individual option pages.
  • Modified: If started for the very first time CloneSpy now asks for saving the settings on program exit.
  • Modified: Floating-point numbers are now represented according to the user's preferred native locale.
  • Modified: Improved the error message which is shown when hard links cannot be created due to insufficient rights of the user running CloneSpy.
  • Modified: Hard links are no longer replaced by new hard links.
  • Fixed: The number of hard links that can be created is no longer limited.
  • Fixed: The command line options for changing the setting of the Mode frame in the Main window no longer cause a crash (regression since v2.6).

Version 2.61  (25.06.2011)

  • Added: The vertical size of the Main window can now be reduced (see Priority tab of the Options window).
  • Modified: Improved the error message which is shown when a file cannot be deleted due to insufficient rights of the user running CloneSpy
  • Modified: The folder "$Recycle.Bin" is now ignored by the default settings (see Folders tab of the Options window)
  • Fixed: Enlarged the fields showing the numbers of open and closed categories in the All duplicates window to hold more than four digits
  • Fixed: Improved the scaling of the tab pages in the Options window for all font sizes on Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Fixed: When resetting all settings then the most-recently-used lists of the pools are now erased

Version 2.6  (29.01.2011)

  • Added: Zero length files can now be handled as normal files (see Time + Size tab of the Option window).
  • Added: Checksums can now be exported by using %c in the export list format (see Export tab of the Options window).
  • Added: Folders in a pool can now be explored in the Add folder window.
  • Added: Default command line parameters can now be specified in the registy.
  • Modified: The tree view of the View CSC-file window is now generated faster.
  • Modified: The uninstaller now removes CloneSpy.ini for better cleanup.
  • Modified: If errors occur while all sibling folders are added to a pool in the Add folder window then more precise error messages are shown.
  • Modified: If a settings file cannot be loaded at startup then a more precise error message is shown.
  • Modified: The symbol used as digit group separator for large numbers is now taken from the locale settings of the user.
  • Modified: Windows 98se and Windows ME are no longer supported (regression since v2.5).
  • Fixed: The check boxes in the View CSC-file window are now shown in disabled state because they cannot be modified by the user.
  • Fixed: If a settings file could not be loaded at startup then the title of the Main window no longer says the opposite.
  • Fixed: The context menu in the Single duplicates window no longer shows wrong entries.
  • Fixed: Invalid file errors no longer occur when making a CSC-file from the second pool while logging is enabled (regression since v2.51).
  • Fixed: A CSC-file no longer includes an entry about itself, which occurred when the CSC-file was stored in the scanned folder.

Version 2.52  (28.08.2010)

  • Added: The list box of each Result presentation window can now be configured to show the name of scanned CSC-files via the context menu.
  • Added: The list box of the All duplicates window now has additional entries in its context menu for unmarking files in a more advanced way.
  • Added: Categories in the All duplicates window can now be opened and closed based on whether they contain marked files or not.
  • Added: Directory deletion commands are now written to batch file if empty folders should be removed (see Deletion tab of the Options window).
  • Modified: Memory management is slightly improved.
  • Fixed: The "Stop scanning" button in the Zero length files window is now working again (regression since v2.31).

Version 2.51  (10.04.2010)

  • Added: The list boxes in the Result presentation windows now have a context menu offering copy-to-clipboard operations and grid lines.
  • Added: The list box of the All duplicates window has additional entries in its context menu offering more advanced file marking and statistics.
  • Added: In the Add folder window it can now be configured whether the last visited folder in the tree view should be remembered for both pools.
  • Added: The Add folder window now has a "Remove selected folder from list" button that removes directory paths from the pool list box.
  • Added: The user now receives feedback if errors occur while files are being acquired (can be disabled in the Report tab of the Options window).
  • Added: The settings associated with a scan can now be written to the log file (see Logging tab of the Options window).
  • Added: CloneSpy can now be configured to play a sound when equal files are immediately displayed (see Priority tab of the Options window).
  • Added: File entries in the Result presentation windows can now be marked by pressing the Ctrl key plus the left mouse button.
  • Added: The installer now allows you to change the folder in the start menu or even to create a new folder.
  • Modified: The Options window now remembers the last visited tab until the next program start.
  • Modified: The All duplicates window can now be closed with the close button in the title bar.
  • Modified: Improved wording of the header written to the log file.
  • Modified: Improved readability of numbers in the log file summary.
  • Fixed: The option "Close categories above selected item" no longer affects the currently highlighted category in the All duplicates window.
  • Fixed: Controls in the Logging tab of the Options window are now correctly enabled/disabled if logging is enabled/disabled.
  • Fixed: Corrected the log file entry for deleted or moved zero length files for the case that deletion of equal files is deferred to batch file.
  • Fixed: After clicking one of the "Make CSC" buttons in the Main window unrelated error messages are no longer shown.
  • Fixed: Added an explanation for the formerly unknown error code 19.

Version 2.5  (16.12.2009)

  • Added: CloneSpy now fully supports Unicode.
  • Added: Output files can now be encoded in ANSI, OEM, or Unicode.
  • Added: In two-pool mode you can now click on the legend of the Result presentation windows to mark all files of the corresponding pool.
  • Modified: The Add folder window now remembers the last visited folder for each pool individually.
  • Fixed: CloneSpy no longer fails on finding all equal files when searching for duplicates with the same name which happened in rare cases.
  • Fixed: CloneSpy now handles files with sizes larger than 2 GB correctly.
  • Fixed: When exporting file lists the %f column now gets correctly aligned.
  • Fixed: Added version information to installer and CloneSpy executable.
  • Fixed: Added explanations for the formerly "unknown" error code 120.
  • Fixed: When adding a folder into a pool while its parent folder is in the other pool then the parent folder is correctly removed again (regression since v2.4).
  • Fixed: The "total time of scanning" shown in the scan progress window no longer resets to 00:00:00 after 24 hours.
  • Fixed: File paths longer than 255 characters no longer cause a crash.

Version 2.41  (13.06.2009)

  • Added: The expansion progress of the folder tree in the Add folder window can now be aborted by pressing the Escape key.
  • Added: The location of the CloneSpy.ini and the default output folder can now be modified through the registry (only available for standard installation).
  • Fixed: The creation of the folder for the CloneSpy.ini at program start no longer fails for users with Unicode characters in their names (only occurred in standard installation).
  • Fixed: The date format is now correctly retrieved from a settings file.

Version 2.4  (21.05.2009)

  • Added: CloneSpy now comes with an installer. Alternatively, the program can still be unpacked and executed without installing it.
  • Added: CloneSpy can now create hard links (see Deletion tab of the Options window).
  • Added: Environment variables can now be used for specifying file and folder paths in CloneSpy (see Specifying paths in the help file).
  • Added: All folders in the tree view of the View CSC-file window can now be expanded/collapsed at one time via context menu.
  • Added: If a settings file is loaded automatically (see Command line options and Automation window) its path is displayed in the main window title.
  • The date can now be displayed in ISO 8601 format (see Time + Size tab of the Options window).
  • Modified: Checking for a newer version is now activated by default (see the Menu bar of the Main window).
  • Fixed: The list boxes in the Options window (see Files tab, Folders tab, and Names tab) now allow entries that are prefixes of other entries.
  • Fixed: When merging CSC-files entries with the same name and content but different file path are no longer removed.
  • Fixed: The default text color of the pool list boxes in the main window is now no longer black but taken from the system color scheme.

Version 2.35  (18.10.2008)

  • Added: When dropping files into a pool their folders can now be inserted.
  • Fixed: The Add folder window now opens without time lag.

Version 2.34  (27.09.2008)

  • Added: The new command line option -csc inserts CSC-files into the CSC-pool.
  • Added: The new command line options -c1 and -c2 allow you to automatically start a CSC-file generation for the corresponding pool.
  • Added: If all files in the Single duplicates window or all files within a category in the All duplicates window are marked while the delete button is pressed then a warning is issued.
  • Added: The new patterns %i and %I of the export list format (see Export tab of the Options window) and %i of the CSC-file export format (see the Export CSC-file window) allow for the enumeration of file entries.
  • Added: When exporting a list of duplicates, alignment of columns can now be switched off (see Export tab of the Options window). The same holds for CSC-file export (see the Export CSC-file window).
  • Fixed: If "Make new file" is selected in the Logging tab of the Options window the View log button in the scan progress window now opens the correct log file.

Version 2.33  (12.07.2008)

  • Added: A new check box in the scan progress window makes CloneSpy close after a scan if results are exported or deleted automatically.
  • Added: If a log file is generated, it can now be viewed after a scan by pressing the corresponding button in the scan progress window.
  • Added: The date can now be displayed in different formats (see Time + Size tab of the Options window).
  • Added: Folders entered manually in the Add folder window can now be added to a pool by pressing the return key.
  • Added: If a pool cannot be scanned because of restrictions in the Options window, CloneSpy now provides a better explanation about the cause.
  • Modified: The command line option -e is now ignored if results are to be handled by the user (see the Action frame of the Main window).
  • Fixed: Solved some display problems when using large fonts.

Version 2.32  (14.06.2008)

  • Added: The command line options -p1 and -p2 can now handle multiple folders.
  • Added: The new command line options -m1, -m2, -m12, -m1c, and -m2c can be used to override the scanning mode. See the help file for details.
  • Added: CSC-files can now be merged (see the Menu bar of the Main window).
  • Added: Data from CSC-files can now be exported to text files (see the Menu bar of the Main window or the View CSC-file window).
  • Fixed: The command line options -p1 and -p2 can now handle folders that end with a backslash. See the help file for details.
  • Fixed: CloneSpy no longer crashes when the View CSC-file window is closed before the tree view is fully generated.
  • Fixed: Folders in the tree view of the View CSC-file window are now shown in the order of acquisition.
  • Fixed: Adding CSC-files to the CSC-pool now works correctly again.
  • Fixed: Solved some display problems when using 120 DPI setting.

Version 2.31  (10.05.2008)

  • Modified: If equal files are scheduled to be displayed at the end of a scan and it is aborted, then all equal files found so far are presented.
  • Modified: If the last selected folder in the Add folder tree view no longer exists then its next valid parent is selected rather than the root.
  • Modified: It is now possible to specify relative paths for the log file, the batch file, the export list file, and the move-to folder (see Options window).
  • Fixed: When exporting a list or batch file the accessibility of that file is now checked at the start of the scan.
  • Fixed: It is now possible to add large amounts of CSC files to the CSC pool at one time.
  • Fixed: Read-only files are now correctly deleted if "How to delete" is set to "Really delete" (see Deletion tab of the Options window).
  • Fixed: Deletion of an empty folder works now even if it is read-only (see Deletion tab of the Options window).
  • Fixed: CloneSpy no longer crashes if the command line option -e is used.
  • Fixed: On Windows Vista the Options window is now displayed correctly.
  • Fixed: Corrected memory leak within file comparison routine.
  • Fixed: CloneSpy message boxes now give audible feedback.

Version 2.3  (21.10.2006)

  • Added: The Add folder window has three new button for saving, loading, and merging the content of the pool.
  • Added: A right click on a pool shows a list of pool files recently saved, loaded, or merged. The list can be used for quick loading pool files.
  • Added: The new command line parameters -p1 and -p2 allow you to override the content of the pools at program start. See the help file for details.
  • Added: The settings menu of the main window now has a list of settings files recently loaded or saved. It can be used for quick loading settings.
  • Added: The list in the Ignore specified folders frame can now be saved individually (see Folders tab of the Options window).
  • Added: To include a summary containing information from the scan progress window in the CloneSpy log file, select the appropriate check box in the Logging properties frame (see Logging tab of the Options window).
  • Added: The sound playing function announcing the end of the scan can now be disabled (see Priority tab of the Options window).
  • Modified: The Automation window now allows to specify not only absolute, but also relative paths to settings files.
  • Modified: Changed button label from "Load list" to "Merge list" in the Files tab and the Names tab of the Options window as the new description suits better to the function of the buttons.
  • Modified: Improved memory management in file acquisition phase, especially when acquiring huge amounts of files from CSC files.
  • Fixed: CloneSpy does not crash any more in the file acquisition phase if the system runs out of free main memory.
  • Fixed: When scanning for files with same name and (approx.) same size, the correct file size is now used for comparison.
  • Fixed: When the Delete button in the Single duplicates window is pressed, the application will not drop in the background any more.
  • Fixed: CloneSpy can now be started in Windows XP even if the Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is activated.
  • Fixed: Added an explanation for the formerly "unknown" error code 82.

Version 2.21  (05.06.2006)

  • Fixed: When an XP-Style is activated on Windows XP all CloneSpy windows have now a context help button in their title bar.
  • Fixed: When a path is inserted manually in the Add folder window leading and trailing white spaces are ignored now.
  • Fixed: When searching for duplicates with or without same name the checksum generation progress will not exceed 100% any more.
  • Fixed: The icon next to "Sorting acquired files" in the scan progress window will not flicker any more when searching for duplicates.

Version 2.2  (09.04.2006)

  • Added: All pools are now Drag & Drop enabled so that folders dragged from the Windows Explorer can be dropped on the pools.
  • Added: A right-click on an item of the folder tree in the Add folder window will add the selected folder to the pool.
  • Modified: If the mode "Pool1/2 + CSC" and the action "Automatically delete" are selected in the main window then the option "only in Pool 1/2" is automatically chosen in the action frame as it is the only one.
  • Modified: The Single duplicates window is now closed right after the Delete button is being clicked to avoid double clickings.
  • Modified: Points are inserted between every three digits of large numbers in the scan progress window in order to improve readability.
  • Fixed: The automatic update checker does not crash any more when there is no or a bad internet connection.
  • Fixed: When folders are excluded from a scan, CloneSpy no longer mistakenly interprets those folders as files while scanning.
  • Fixed: The recursive deletion of empty folders is working now.
  • Fixed: The message that appears because a folder being added to a pool collides with the existing pool content is not corrupted any more.
  • Fixed: The icon that appears on Windows' Alt-Tab screen for CloneSpy is now the correct one.
  • Fixed: Added explanations for the formerly "unknown" error codes 31 and 32.

Version 2.11 (06.06.2004)

  • Fixed: The program now does not crash any more when exporting a list or a batch file while searching for files with same name or with same name + (approx.) same size.  

Version 2.1 (09.05.2004)  

  • Added: The Add-folder window now allows to enter folder paths manually.
  • Added: The scanning process can now be started automatically by command line parameters. The program can also be exited automatically this way.
  • Added: The priority of the scanning process can now be changed.
  • Added: Besides deleting files on shorter/longer file name, this decision can now be made according to their full path or directory path.
  • Added: CloneSpy can now be exited without automatically saving the settings if this is chosen in the Automation window.
  • Added: All batch files generated by CloneSpy now present a warning when being executed.
  • Fixed: All pools now offer a horizontal scroll bar if necessary.
  • Fixed: The scanning process can now also be paused while it acquires CSC-files.
  • Fixed: The scanning process now runs at normal speed while it acquires CSC-files.
  • Fixed: The location of CSC-files is now remembered correctly if multiple files are added to the CSC-pool simultaneously.  

Version 2.0 (28.12.2003)

Complete re-implementation of CloneSpy in order to integrate a wide variety of new features:

  • Exclude files or file patterns from a scan.
  • Case sensitive file name comparisons.
  • Advanced log file options.
  • Presentation of all duplicates at the end of a scan.
  • Presentation of duplicates together in one large list.
  • Lockable pools for faster scans if the content of a pool is used more than once.
  • Search for same-name files with same size or approximately same size.
  • File deletion decision based on length of file names.
  • Export duplicates as list to a text file.
  • Defer handling of duplicate files to a batch file in order to apply arbitrary file operations.

Version 1.51 (30.03.2002)

  • Fixed: While using the "Enhance logging" option a window showing "sdfgsdg" was displayed every time a file was deleted.
  • Fixed: CloneSpy crashed on some systems (e.g. Windows 98) when the duplicate display window was closed for the first time ("Ask which to delete" mode).  

Version 1.5 (24.03.2002)

  • Added: CSC-files can now be viewed by opening them from the File menu.
  • Added: A new option concerning the data written to the log file. It is now possible to log not only the deleted files, but also the corresponding retained files.
  • Added: A new option that allows CloneSpy to replace a duplicate file by a shortcut to a corresponding retained file.
  • Fixed: The "creeping window" effect of the duplicate window which appeared when the Windows taskbar was at the top or on the left of the screen.
  • Fixed: When scanning for duplicates with same name while using both pools all duplicates will now be found.
  • Fixed: When scanning for duplicates and using the "Override delete selection" option, the program sometimes crashed.
  • Fixed: Pressing return in the main window will not close the program any more.
  • Fixed: The "ignore folders" option did not function properly if a folder added to a pool already contained a folder name to ignore.

Version 1.41 (28.12.2001)

  • Added: A new button in the duplicate display window to skip all displayed files.
  • Fixed: Pressing the return key in duplicate display window will not mess up the displayed duplicates any more.
  • Fixed: Chicken delete did not function properly under Windows ME. It now also works under Windows XP.  

Version 1.4 (16.12.2001)

  • Added: A new option concerning chicken delete (Deletion tab):
    Choose to move files and also retain the folder structure in the chicken folder Choose to move only the files to the specified chicken folder.
  • Added: A new entry to the settings menu named Automation:
    Choose to load a specified settings file on program start
    Choose to save all settings to a specified settings file on program end.
  • Added: If files are compared to files from a CSC-file, deletion on user selection is now possible. Therefore the structure of the CSC-files changes.
  • Added: Duplicates displayed for user selection can now be executed and explored.
  • Added: Checksum files are now viewable by double clicking on them in the CSC-frame.
  • Modified: Much of the code has been rewritten in order to represent duplicates in lists. This has also resulted in considerable speed improvements.
  • Modified: Hidden files and system files are no longer scanned by default (see options).
  • Modified: An empty chicken folder will now be deleted after a scan.
  • Modified: Bigger files are now checked first in order to free disk space faster.
  • Modified: The option "Ignore folders" (Folders tab) now accepts masks for specifying folder names to ignore (see options).
  • Modified: Folder restrictions are now also applied to files imported from CSC-files. The restrictions concern the original location of the files.
  • Fixed: Zero byte files are now scanned correctly.
  • Fixed: When the user selects files to delete, the "override delete selection" is now deactivated.
  • Fixed: The option "Deletion of read-only files" (Attributes tab) now works correctly (see options).
  • Fixed: When doing chicken delete the read-only flags of moved files are no longer removed.  

Version 1.3 (02.09.2001)

  • Added: A new tab (Misc) to the Options:
    Choose if a file access problem that can be ignored should not be displayed to the user. The file will be skipped automatically
  • Added: A new tab (Folders) to the Options:
    Specify by name folders that should not be scanned
  • Added: A new tab (Time + Size) to the Options:
    Choose which time and date a file must have to be scanned
    Choose which size a file must be to be scanned
  • Modified: Merged counting files and generating compare list. CloneSpy acquires files faster now, especially when used on a LAN.
  • Fixed: Not all filename comparisions were case insensitive. When files with same names are searched now, all pairs of them should be found.
  • Fixed: File access errors should now be displayed fully in English.
  • Fixed: When scanning for duplicates with same name and using a single pool, some duplicates were not found.
  • Fixed: When doing a chicken delete and using the recycle bin an additional copy of every moved file was placed in the recycle bin.
  • Fixed: After the "scanning read-only files" check box in the options was clicked, the cancel button did not function properly.
  • Fixed: When scanning for duplicates and using both pools, the cancel button had no effect while generating checksums.
  • Fixed: When scanning for duplicates and using a CSC-file, the program sometimes crashed while generating checksums.  

Version 1.2 (28.07.2001)

  • Added: Just one more option: CloneSpy will now be able to delete a folder if the last file in this folder was deleted by it.
  • Modified: The options window now has a tab control to present the options.
  • Modified: Rearranged the menu bar. It should now look more like a menu bar rather than a row of push buttons.
  • Fixed: A bug in CloneSpy when used under Windows 95/98 leading to an incomplete scan. This resulted in whole drives not being scanned at all.  

Version 1.11 (09.07.2001)

  • Fixed: Files imported from a CSC-file will now be correctly filtered by attributes chosen in the options menu.  

Version 1.1 (08.07.2001)

  • Added: Options menu in main window:
    - Choose if recycle bin should be used
    - Choose if files with special attributes should be scanned
    - Choose how to handle duplicate read-only files
  • Added: Settings menu in main window:
    - Load all settings from the options menu and the main window
    - Save all settings from the options menu and the main window
    - Restore default settings
  • Added: 3 new buttons in the Overide-delete-selection frame and in the Restrict-to-files-or-file-patterns frame:
    - Clear file mask list
    - Import file masks from save file
    - Save file mask list
  • Added: Buttons in the main window now have small icons.
  • Added: Delete selection dialog will now show file attributes.
  • Added: a sound is played when CloneSpy has finished scanning or generating a CSC-file.
  • Fixed: Pressing the return key in the main window will not close CloneSpy any more.  

Version 1.0 (24.06.2001)

  • First release of CloneSpy.