Foldr for Windows

Posted on 15th February 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 1.1.21 (15th February 2019)

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

Version 1.1.20 (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

Need more help?

Get in touch with our friendly help desk who will be happy to assist you, support@foldr.io