Foldr for Windows

Posted on 3rd December 2018

What’s new in Foldr for Windows?

– Map a drive in Windows Explorer to present on-premise or cloud storage areas from a single drive
– Administrative MSI options to configure the app when it is deployed
– Support for native Google G-Suite files in Windows Explorer. Double click a Google Doc, Sheet or Slide and start editing immediately.
– Removable and Network drive types
– Supports password change and two factor authentication
– Quick Import / Upload option available from the system tray context menu. Upload from your desktop to any storage location in Foldr.

Foldr for Windows Release Notes

Version 1.1.15 (3rd December 2018)

  • New sign-in dialog
  • Wait / retry silently if no network connection is available
  • Remove the user option to ‘sign out on exit’
  • Fixes an issue affecting the app updating
  • Fixes an issue with the OneDrive client removing the Foldr icon overlays
  • Removes the automated network refresh on network change. Manual refresh of My Files via system tray context menu is available
  • Logging improvements
  • Support for tristate appliance side security settings (on | off | not configured)
  • Warn on all platforms when opening legacy .ppt files
  • Support for update credentials prompt

Version 1.1.13 (12th October 2018)

  • Removes notifications when a .tmp file is queued for upload (Office saves)
  • Build in tolerance for SharePoint Online & its automatic 6Kb modification of uploaded Office Files
  • Deal with illegal/invalid characters in the Drive
  • Fixes an issue that may result in empty directories when server takes too long to respond
  • Fixes an issue that can affect saving Word documents on Win7
  • Fixes an issue that could result in an SSO infinite loop
  • Fixes an issue where files my are falsely reported as in-use
  • Fixes an issue where .docx files may be repeatedly uploaded on Win 7
  • Fixes an issue with the Notification window

Version 1.1.11 (12th September 2018)

  • Detect network changes and automatically refresh My Files inside the drive. Requires Foldr appliance version
  • Support AV definition updates without disconnecting the drive
  • New context menu layout

Version 1.1.9 (6th September 2018)

  • Further enhancement to AV Grace feature. Allows a configurable update grace period window so a workstation can update it’s AV definitons. See the Windows deployment article for more information
  • New security tab in app settings

Version 1.1.8 (30th August 2018)

  • Improved upload performance
  • New anti-virus grace period feature
  • Direct downloads from OneDrive and SharePoint
  • File in-use notifications
  • Improve operability on a degraded network connection
  • Tweak process blacklist/whitelist feature
  • Push the modified date for uploads
  • Case sensitive filenames may causes problems for specific client applications
  • Reachability/offline behaviour when starting up the app

Version 1.1.1 (13th July June 2018)

  • Support for client process whitelists / blacklists. Requires Foldr servers running v4.9.3.2 and higher
  • Optimise MS Office Check In/Check Out & other saving operations
  • Additional client logging
  • Fixes an issue where retrieving a file’s attributes may provide wrong information
  • Assign a read-only attribute to files that are checked-out by another user
  • Case sensitive filenames may causes problems for specific client applications

Version 1.0.55 (1st June 2018)

  • File system driver performance improvements
  • Advise 32 bit clients when interacting with legacy PowerPoint *.ppt files to save into .pptx format
  • Advise 32 bit clients when interacting with legacy PowerPoint *.ppt files to save into .pptx format
  • Additional logging

Version 1.0.53 (1st June 2018)

  • Fixes a listing / performance issue on read only shares
  • Fixes an issue with expired Kerberos tickets. If an expired ticket is detected, the app automatically disables SSO

Version 1.0.52 (26th April 2018)

  • Detect if a reboot is needed at point of installation and notify if required
  • Add ‘Notification’ history to support bundle
  • Other performance improvements

Version 1.0.51 (15th April 2018)

  • Fixes an issue that could cause Explorer to hang when accessing the drive
  • Improves the behaviour of pointers when signing in/out
  • Add additional logging for pointers

Version 1.0.50 (10th April 2018)

  • Provides support for ‘Pointer’ Shares
  • Provides support for Bookmarks
  • Provides an option in the app settings to enable & disable Bookmarks/My Files
  • Provides support for password policies set on the Foldr appliance
  • Fixes an issue with the icon overlay not updating when checking a file in or out
  • Fixes an issue with CAD Software causing Foldr to crash
  • Fixes an issue where the Foldr drive can be disconnected when Windows hibernates
  • Other general performance improvements / bug fixes

Version 1.0.40 (1st February 2018)

  • Will indicate if a file in the upload queue is still ‘In Use’ (open)
  • Fixes an issue with saving from certain specialist applications, such as Autodesk Revit
  • Other general improvements / bug fixes

Version 1.0.39 (9th January 2018)

  • Fixes an issue with Kerberos SSO if SSO_LOGIN_BY_DEFAULT=1 MSI option is used

Version 1.0.38 (7th January 2018)

  • New – Kerberos Single Sign-On support

Version 1.0.37 (19th December 2017)

  • IMPORTANT – Please reboot after installing this release
  • New – Updates the file system driver to provide support for Windows 10 Falls Creator Update
  • New – ‘Import’ option in the context menu to provide an easy upload mechanism without using the local cache
  • Fix – Slow network detection method and notifications adjusted to stop repeated prompts

Version 1.0.32

  • Add fault tolerance for slow networks

Version 1.0.30

  • Fix – Resolves a Foldr Service error when updating the app

Version 1.0.27

  • New – Option to ignore Windows shortcut files to speed up browsing
  • New – Detect slow connections
  • New – Admins can prevent users from changing the Windows drive letter
  • Fix – Saving legacy Office documents
  • Fix – Illegal characters in share names
  • Fix – Security settings when running on Windows Server (Terminal Services)

File Streaming
Version 1.0.22

  • New – Get to your files quicker! Foldr will now open files immediately by streaming downloads.
  • New – Icon Overlays. See whether a file is checked out. You’ll see whether a file is being worked on right inside Explorer

Need more help?

Get in touch with our friendly help desk who will be happy to assist you,