Foldr for Windows

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, two factor authentication and single sign-on (Kerberos or third party SAML IdP)
– 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 1.4.0 (9th October 2019)

  • Check BitLocker status before allowing drive to connect
  • Failed to clean the cache notifications when no cache exists
  • Force a network drive when using Terminal Services / Remote Desktop Services
  • MSI always creates a shortcut
  • Fixes an issue where Explorer may return a ‘disk full’ error
  • Further improve the handling of older or newer installed VC++ Runtimes

Version 1.3.16 (3rd October 2019)

  • *New* Updated file system driver
  • Force a network drive when using Terminal Services
  • App will prompt for reboot after installation/update
  • Refresh registry settings
  • Bitlocker check improvements
  • Update the installer – VC++ Runtimes
  • MSI can fall over with error 1001
  • Foldr context menu visibility
  • Fixes an issue with changing the ‘Number of simultaneous uploads’
  • Fixes an issue where the drive may disconnect after sleep
  • Check A/V state immediately when signing from context menu
  • SSO additions when generating the support bundle

Version 1.3.13 (16th July 2019)

  • *New* Support for Device Approval
  • 2FA deafult trust state may be set by the server
  • Override UserAgent string for Web Sign-In
  • Fixes an issue with 3rd party 2FA challenges

Version 1.3.11 (17th June 2019)

  • Fixes an issue with two factor trusted devices and web sign-in
  • Fixes an issue with file not found if My Files isn’t being displayed in the drive
  • Fixes a potential issue with failed uploads from some applications/file types

Version 1.3.8 (10th May 2019)

  • Improves the time checking mechanism against the server
  • WebSignIn: Don’t consider an auth challenge fatal
  • Check SSO is enabled in user profile
  • Remove warning messages in the logs for Process Filtering
  • Fixes an issue with Revit Dynamo scripts failing to execute
  • Improved filesystem logging
  • Fixes an issue with Windows legacy sign-in and SSO
  • Add FileSecurity methods to the FileSystem

Version 1.3.5 (24th April 2019)

  • *New* Add the web sign-in feature to the client. Supports third party (Duo) 2FA & SAML SSO. Web sign-in may be disabled on the Foldr server if required.
  • Fixes an issue prompting for LDAP password with web sign-in and SAML SSO
  • Use 24hr timestamps in the logs
  • Check appliance time and warn user
  • Ask user if they want to use SSO
  • WebSignIn: Always reports pending uploads
  • WebSignIn: Whitelist the appliance (trusted sites)
  • Fixes an issue with My Bookmarks being empty – This may be caused by invalid / broken items
  • Update how we deal with pending uploads on sign-in
  • Update “Automatically Check Out Office Documents” label
  • Network mode ~ files and upload notifications
  • Fixes an issue prompting the user about outstanding uploads when they sign-out

Version 1.2.8 (15th March 2019)

  • Fixes an issue saving .msg files from Outlook to the Foldr drive. This bug could potentially affect other applications so this is a recommended release for all users

Version 1.2.7 (13th March 2019)

  • Fixes an issue that could cause stale .tmp files to remain in the upload queue, preventing other files from uploading. This update is recommended for all users. Should there be stale .tmp files in the upload queue, allow the app to auto sign-in after upgrading to v1.2.7 and the upload queue will be processed automatically

Version 1.2.6 (8th March 2019)

  • Fixes an issue that could cause legacy .ppt PowerPoint files to be corrupted
  • Fixes an issue where the app cannot open .csv files after clearing cache
  • Fixes an issue when a file is moved in the drive to overwrite another file with the same name
  • Fixes an issue that can leave a .tmp file in the upload queue when saving Office files

Version 1.2.5 (28th February 2019)

  • *New* Simultaneous uploads. The app will now upload a maximum of 5 files at a time for significant performance improvements
  • Don’t show upload notifications for temp access files
  • Fixes an issue where the Windows may attempt to read a non-existent file on the server due to anti-virus software
  • Additional logging
  • Fixes an issue moving and overwriting a file inside the drive
  • Correct a typo in fileops/move

Version 1.2.1 (15th February 2019)

  • Further improves the saving behaviour of the app when working with Excel and other applications that hold files open.

Version 1.2.0 (12th February 2019)

  • Improves the saving behaviour of the app when working with Excel and other applications that hold files open. The user no longer needs to close the file to allow the upload to begin.
  • Allows a custom port to be used in the server address
  • Suppress the incompatible security settings prompt
  • Prevent the drive remounting as read-only upon sign-out
  • New ‘Prompt at Startup’ admin option – see https://kb.foldr.io/foldr-support/msi-options-silent-installation/
  • Add the file’s size to the log entry for a PUT request

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 4.10.2.1
  • 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

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