The following are changes currently implemented in next build of Cyotek Copy Tools. Please note that these changes are not final and may be removed prior to the next release. If you have any comments about these forthcoming changes, please contact us.

Nightly builds featuring these changes are available from the Downloads page.


  • Added a new mode for deleting files matching the profile criteria
  • Added new settings for processing files within a given date range, either absolute or sliding
  • Added the ability to copy files to and from FTP servers
  • Added a new setting to control how long CopyTool waits after starting before running any profiles
  • The delay for which CopyTools waits before running profiles after the computer wakes from sleep can now be configured via the UI
  • Added a new setting to control the priority of execution and preview threads
  • Preview window now shows the reason why a particular file operation is occurring
  • New CLI tool for running or previewing profiles via the command line
  • The Preview Profile dialog now allows viewing the properties of source or destination files
  • Added a new scheduling option - After Profile. This option allows you to chain multiple profiles to run after each other, optionally preventing profiles from running if the previous profile failed
  • Added a new flag for profiles allowing them to use a separate log file derived from the profile name
  • Added a new flag to exclude reparse points from directory scans
  • Added a new View Log option to the context menu for a profile, allowing you to easily view the log file containing the results for the selected profile, regardless of if using the global or a per-profile log
  • Added a new option to specify the maximum number of directory scanning threads
  • Added new /summary switch for the CLI, for use with the existing /preview switch. When set, only summary totals will be displayed
  • Added new options for retrying failed operations, or for automatically cancelling failed profiles


  • Now requires Microsoft .NET 4.6
  • Engine rewrite
  • Major performance improvements when determining which files to copy
  • Profiles can now be manually run even when the scheduler has been suspended
  • Profile Editor dialog is now sizeable
  • The Create Desktop Icon option in setup is no longer checked by default
  • Performance improvements when calculating files to copy
  • The global UseMultipleThreadsForScanning option has been removed, and is now available on a per-profile basis.
  • The Log Viewer window now displays the name of the currently open log
  • Setup should now automatically uninstall previous versions
  • Filters are now sorted after using the configure filters dialog


  • Removed the setup option for creating a Quick Launch icon
  • Due to offline help always being outdated due to the general weakness of the product manuals, the offline help files are no longer included in the setup, and requesting help will always display the online version


  • Fixed a regression where v1 filtering could incorrectly match directory names that contained the match name instead of equaling
  • Configure filters dialog overwrote existing filters with only the current dialog selection (nightly regression)
  • Profiles can now be correctly cancelled at the analyse stage
  • New profiles no longer have the "Run at Shutdown" option set by default
  • Exporting a log to RTF incorrectly included a UTF8 BOM that prevented the RTF file from being open in Word and other similar program* Fixed a fatal crash that occurred trying to run a profile from the notification icon when CopyTools had been suspended
  • Fixed a fatal crash that occurred when trying to load CopyTools and an existing profile set could not be loaded
  • Some dialogs only supported local help requests and were unable to show help if the local help file was not available
  • Fixed an issue where the Next Run column could be displayed using a different date format that the Last Ran column in profile lists
  • Delete tallies displayed at the end of profile jobs are now correctly incremented when files are moved. Previously only the copy tally was incremented for a moved file.
  • Log files are no longer permanently locked while CopyTools is running
  • Fixed an issue where the main profile list didn't update after modifying a profile
  • Fixed an issue where under some circumstances changes made to a profile weren't saved
  • CopyTools didn't parse command lines of Before/After Profile Run programs correctly if the file name contained spaces and was enclosed in quotes
  • Attempting to exclude files by specific paths, e.g. \myfiles\log.txt, did not work correctly
  • A newly required dependency was accidentally omitted from setup
  • Profiles with multiple source locations may not be sorted correctly
  • Progress was not calculated or updated correctly for profiles containing delete actions


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