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14th October 2018: Zipware Version 1.6 Released

Click here to download this release.
Changes in this release :

  • Updated Zipware.exe to 64bit on 64bit systems.
  • Updated Zipware’s underlying 7-zip version from 16.04 to 18.05.
  • Updated Zipware’s underlying unRAR version from 5.40 to 5.60.
  • Added option to rename files and folders in supported archives.
  • Added new file extension icons based on Windows 10 zip folder icons.
  • Added option to select which file extension icon set is used.
  • Added Greek translation by geogeo.gr.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 18.05 – speed for LZMA/LZMA2 compressing was increased.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 18.05 – 8% LZMA/LZMA2 compression speed increase for fastest/fast setting.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 18.05 – 3% LZMA/LZMA2 compression speed increase for normal/max setting.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 18.05 – improvements to Zip, HFS and DMG code.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 18.05 – doesn’t use “Large Pages” on Windows 10 up to revision 1709.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 18.05 – some bugs were fixed.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 18.05 – speed for single-thread LZMA/LZMA2 decoding increased by 30% for x64 and 3% for x86 versions.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 18.05 – now can use multi-threading for xz decoding.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 18.05 – now can unpack DMG archives that use LZFSE compression method.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 18.05 – now doesn’t allow update operation for archives that have read-only attribute.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 18.05 – extracting from tar with -si switch didn’t set timestamps for directories.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 18.05 – now can unpack OBJ/COFF files.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 18.05 – xz decoder now can unpack random block from multi-block xz archives.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 18.05 – zip unpacking code was improved.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 18.05 – could add unrequired alternate file streams to WIM archives
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 18.05 – now reserves file space before writing to file
  • Updated digitally signed files with the latest SHA-256 code signing certificate from DigiCert.
  • Updated RestSharp.dll used for VirusTotal checks from 105.0.1 to 105.2.3.
  • Note: digitally certificate will show as invalid on Windows XP as SHA-256 cert is not fully supported.
  • Fixed bug that prevented the main progress bar from being updated when deleting items from an archive.
  • Fixed bug that caused the progress window to remain open after an error when extracting files via the context menu.
  • Fixed bug that would set the default colour profile on Windows 10 to Windows 7.
  • Fixed bug that caused warning output when skipping or replacing files.
  • Fixed some items not being translated.
  • Fixed minor bugs and optimised some code.

3rd September 2018: Bitser released
Version 1.5.0 released!
Click here to download
Changes

  • Added Dutch translation by Stephan Paternotte.
  • Added Traditional Chinese translation by jlgdot369.
  • Added Greek translation by geogeo.gr.
  • Added option to show Bitser’s icon on the Windows Explorer context menu.
  • Added option to calculate SHA-512 checksums from the Windows Explorer context menu and in Bitser.
  • Added option to create new folders within archive using the context menu.
  • Added option to use alternate icons for supported extensions.
  • Added the ability to search for a matching checksum value after calculating file checksums.
  • Added .zab (zipped audio book) to the list of extensions that can be associated to Bitser.
  • Added 64-bit and 32-bit versions of unRAR to improve performance on 64-bit system.
  • Added option to send anonymous feedback about Bitser. Feedback option is located in the main help menu.
  • Changed progress window so that it allows resizing when warnings and logs occur.
  • Changed progress window text to show total archive count when creating/extracting multiple archives.
  • Improved the speed of checksum calculations.
  • Improved logging to help troubleshoot issues and errors.
  • pdated unRAR version from 5.20 to 5.40 which includes valid digital certificate.
  • Updated Bitser’s digitally signed files with the latest SHA-256 code signing certificate from Digicert.
  • Note digitally certificate will show as invalid on Windows XP as SHA-256 cert is not fully supported.
  • Updated Bitser’s underlying 7-zip version to 16.04 which fixes the 2 vulnerabilities listed below.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 16.04 – Vulnerability – https://www.talosintelligence.com/reports/TALOS-2016-0093/
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 16.04 – Vulnerability – https://www.talosintelligence.com/reports/TALOS-2016-0094/
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 16.04 – now can extract ext2 and multivolume VMDK images
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 16.04 – now can extract ext3 and ext4 (Linux file system) images
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 16.04 – now can extract GPT images and single file QCOW2, VMDK, VDI images
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 16.04 – now can extract solid WIM archives with LZMS compression.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 16.04 – now can extract .zipx (WinZip) archives that use xz compression.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 16.04 – created incorrect ZIP archives, if ZipCrypto encryption was used.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 16.04 – could not correctly extract ISO archives that are larger than 4 GiB.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 16.04 – could not open some 7z archives created by another software.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 16.04 – “Compress shared files” and -ssw switch didn’t work.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 16.04 – NSIS support was improved.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 16.04 – ZIP, NSIS, HFS, AR, DMG support was improved.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 16.04 – Improved compression ratio in some 7z format for EXE and DLL files > 16 MB.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 16.04 – could not extract ZIP archives encrypted with PKWARE-AES method.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 16.04 – LZMA decompression speed was improved.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 16.04 – now can unpack UEFI BIOS files.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 16.04 – Installer and SFX modules now use some protection against DLL preloading attack.
  • Updates/fixes in 7-zip 16.04 – Some bugs were fixed in 7z, NSIS, SquashFS.
  • Fixed bug in Bitser’s file extension registration.
  • Fixed bug in archive comment text window not showing scroll bars for large comments.
  • Fixed bug in rar archive comment option having no effect.
  • Fixed bug that occassionally caused the file counter on the main progress window to show 0.
  • Fixed bug in archive info window which would sometimes show buttons off the screen.
  • Fixed bug in drag and drop from archive that caused incorrect message about user cancelling operation.
  • Fixed bug which caused Bitser to open as small blank window when user config settings became corrupted.
  • Fixed bug in context menu “Add to zip” where folder names containing “.” resulted in a truncated zip filename.
  • Fixed bug where RAR exe failed to open if in RAR4 format.
  • Fixed bug in some threaded code.
  • Fixed bug which caused Bitser to not respond when opening an encrypted file and entering a blank password.
  • Fixed bug in drag and drop that could cause it to fail.
  • Fixed minor bugs and optimised some code.

14th July 2018: iRacingConfig version 1.2 released.

Click here to download this release.
Changes in this release:

  • Added option to hide camera.ini settings.
  • Added option to hide core.ini settings.
  • Added option to launch the iRacing UI instead of the website.
  • Added option to automatically close iRacingConfig if iRacing is detected running.
  • Added check to make sure ini files are in the expected directory.
  • Moved all options and menu to a single location
  • Increased default window width to ensure all toolbar icons fit at startup.
  • Changed ini file padding for the renderDX11.ini to be the same as iRacing’s default.
  • Uploaded iRacingConfig to www.virustotal.com for scanning.

20th May 2018: Apachetail version 1.2.0 released.

Click here to download this release.
Apachetail is a Linux Apache server realtime monitoring app that runs on a Windows desktop.

4th March 2018: Folder Size Explorer version 2.0 released.

Click here to download this release.
Changes in this release:

  • New: Summary pane which can summarise files by extension, date created, modified or accessed.
  • New: Summary pane which groups files into dates by month and year.
  • New: Double click any summary pane item to start a filtered search on that item.
  • New: Search filters for date modified, date created and date accessed.
  • New: Search filters for comparison operators – greater than, less than and equal too.
  • New: Improved performance when searching files.
  • New: Improved performance when calculating folder sizes.
  • New: Improved performance when sorting items by size.
  • New: Upgraded Folder Size Explorer from .Net Framework 4.0 to 4.6.
  • New: Option to use generic icons when browsing folders to improve performance (enabled by default).
  • New: Option to show ‘Drive % free’ instead of ‘Drive % used’ in the bottom status bar.
  • New: Scroll to the current folder being calculated by double clicking the status bar progress label.
  • New: Splash screen while Folder Size Explorer is loading drives.
  • New: ‘Refresh Subitems’ item added to Folderview pane context menu (right click menu).
  • New: ‘Select All’ and ‘Select Inverse’ items added to Fileview context menu.
  • New: Custom message box created to replace the default Windows message box.
  • New: Status column showing drive usage percentage for all drives at startup or when selecting the computer node.
  • New: Sort progress status text when a large number of items listed in search results and column header clicked.
  • New: Improved error logging window that lists errors much faster.
  • New: Progress status text showing exactly what FSE is working on at all times.
  • New: Text file logging. Moved to ProgramData\FolderSizeExplorer\FSE-log.txt
  • New: File searches that are cancelled prematurely will still process items found up to that point.
  • New: Main icon used for the desktop and the taskbar.
  • Change: Windows XP & 2003 are no longer supported. Mapped network drives to these systems are still supported.
  • Change: DigiCert 2 year SHA-256 Digital certificate used to sign FSE program files. (previously Symantec).
  • Change: Bottom status bar shows elapsed time in minutes not secs if processing time is greater than 5 mins.
  • Change: Status timer now starts from the moment folder is first selected rather than when size calculation starts.
  • Change: 1.x Pro licences are valid for version 2.0. allowing free upgrade.
  • Change: Colour used for ‘disk space used’ graphic in the bottom status bar.
  • Change: Vertical spacing of items in the Folder view pane – 2 pixels per item.
  • Change: Reduced the frequency of status updates from 250 to 333 milliseconds when calculating items.
  • Change: Reduced the frequency of status updates when FSE is minimized to the taskbar.
  • Change: Reduced the delay when browsing through folders while folder size calculation is in progress.
  • Change: Normal Window state location,size and splitter distance is now remembered even if closed while maximised.
  • Change: Timeout for a slow responding network folder is now 30 seconds.
  • Change: All URLs pointing to folder-size-explorer.com now use https.
  • Change: Toolbar icons cleaned up to improve appearance.
  • Fix: Bug that could cause Folder Size Explorer to crash unexpectedly.
  • Fix: Bug that caused the status bar disk usage graphic to disappear when FSE minimized or covered by window.
  • Fix: Bug that caused the elapsed time in the status bar changed to 0 secs if FSE was minimized.
  • Fix: Bug that caused the elapsed time in the status bar displayed 0 secs if processing was more than an hour.
  • Fix: Bug that caused the folder/file count to sometimes display -1 at the start of the sizing process.
  • Fix: Bug that caused the folder/file status to show negative if processing was cancelled before finishing.
  • Fix: Bug that caused the selected items in the Foldview pane not to copy, delete or update correctly.
  • Fix: Bug that caused the bottom status bar to redraw incorrectly if items being added while main window resized.
  • Fix: Bug that caused the selected drive to change when it was right clicked and properties selected.
  • Fix: Bug that caused the right click Fileview menu to prompt with an error if no items were listed.
  • Fix: Bug that caused the incorrect path to be displayed in the title of the access error log window.
  • Fix: Minor fixes, changes and optimisations.

29th February 2018: TLS 1.0 and 1.1 disabled

Please note that TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 has been disabled on all Bazwise websites. All modern browsers support TLS 1.2 so it  shouldnt affect your browsing unless you are using unsupported versions of Internet Explorer. If you have any issues please email support@folder-size-explorer.com

17th June 2017: Zipware version 1.5 released.

Click here to download this release.
Changes in this release :

  • Added option to show the Zipware icon in the Windows Explorer context menu.
  • Added option to calculate SHA-512 checksums from the Windows Explorer context menu and in Zipware.
  • Added list of recently extracted destination paths to the extract dialog window.
  • Added option to configure password complexity settings in the password manager options menu.
  • Added progress text to the main window when saving password manager passwords.
  • Added option to send anonymous feedback about Zipware. Feedback option is located in the main help menu.
  • Changed the look of the Windows Explorer 16×16 sized icons for file extensions associated with Zipware.
  • Improved the speed of checksum calculations.
  • Improved logging to help troubleshoot issues and errors.
  • Fixed minor bugs and optimised some code.

26th May 2017: HTTPS enabled for www.bitser.org

All Bazwebsites have now moved from HTTP to HTTPS thanks to the fine and free certificate authority LetsEncrpyt. If you are linking to Bitser’s website please update your links to use HTTPS instead of HTTP. Thank you.