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WatchFTP v3.1 beta
Aug 16th, 2012, 8:42am
 
What's New
We now have a 64bit version available. Make sure to read below if you want to install the 64bit version.
On the menu "View -> SMTP Settings" you can set an email address that will receive alerts about files and directories that can not be downloaded.

What's Changed
When an FTP file has illegal characters in its name, WatchFTP automatically replaces it with underscores (in the local filename).
There was a bug in this algorythm that would also change "C:\Temp\file:1.txt" to "C_\Temp\file_1.txt" causing Windows to report an error. Thanks for reporting this Larry.
When a directory (or file) doesn't have proper permissions, WatchFTP will add them to the "blacklist" and ignore them (see "Retry problem files" at http://www.watchftp.com/wfhelp/timing_en.html ).

Further Betas?
Only bugs will be fixed for the v3.1 release. New features will have to wait for a future (v3.2) release.

64 bit hints and tips
Here are a few known issues and tips.
WxRemote The 64bit version has not yet been tested with WxRemote (http://www.gdpsoftware.com/en/wxtools/index.html) but there is no reason why it should not work properly.
If you install the 64bit version on a system where you are not running the 32bit version, go ahead, there is nothing to worry about.
If you install the 64bit version on a system where you are also running the 32bit version, read on.

Installing the 64bit version on a system with the 32bit WatchFTP version
The 64bit version will not overwrite the 32bit version as they are installed to different locations.

Follow these steps:
  • Start WatchFTP (32 bit).
  • Stop all tasks.
  • Edit each task, open the "Run Mode" tab. Make sure it is set to "Normal Program" (not to "Windows Service").
  • After you have edited all tasks, make sure no task is selected and then select the menu "View -> Task Directory".
    Write down the name of the directory that opens (typically "C:\ProgramData\WatchFTP" but it depends on your operating system).
  • Close WatchFTP (32 bit).
  • Optional: uninstall the 32bit version. If you do not uninstall you may get confused because you will have 2 versions of WatchFTP on your computer.
  • Now install the 64bit version.
  • On the window that prompts you for "Task Settings Directory" (see picture below) make sure to enter the same directory you wrote down earlier ("C:\ProgramData\WatchFTP").


Done. You can now set your tasks back to "Windows Service" if needed.

Download links
Version 3.1 is now the official release.
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Re: WatchFTP v3.1 beta 3
Reply #1 - Aug 17th, 2012, 9:43am
 
Where is beta 2? It was a private beta.

This new beta release (download links in the top post) has a fix for when timestamps of downloaded files seem strange (one or more hours different from the FTP file).

On the "Synchronization" window you can now add/subtract minutes to the timestamps of the downloaded files. For most FTP servers you can leave this at 0 but some servers do not properly report WF the timezone difference and you may want to add/subtract minutes to those timestamps.

You can enter a number of minutes in the range -1400 (24 hours ago) until 1400 (24 hours in the future). One little issue, you can not enter negative numbers directly, for that you need to use the up/down buttons.

Note if you install the 64bit version
If you have an earlier 64bit version installed, no problem.
If this is the first time you install the 64bit version, make sure to read the top post carefully!!
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Re: WatchFTP v3.1 beta 4
Reply #2 - Aug 21st, 2012, 2:38pm
 
A new beta with a bug fix (download links in the top post).

When you have the 2 options
Delete FTP file after download
and
Remove the FTP directory if it becomes empty
both selected, in some cases the FTP directory was not removed.

Note if you install the 64bit version
If you have an earlier 64bit version installed, no problem.
If this is the first time you install the 64bit version, make sure to read the top post carefully!!
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Re: WatchFTP v3.1 beta
Reply #3 - Sep 1st, 2012, 9:13pm
 
Version 3.1 is now the official release. You can download it here: http://www.watchftp.com/download.html
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