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November 16th, 2014
EVACopy v7.2 is a bugfix and performance improvement release.

July 1st, 2014
By coincidence, July 1st sees the public release of EVACopy v7.1, featuring EFS support and retention!
Find it in the Configuration tool > Options and Logging tab:

Uncheck EFS to backup your files unencrypted, in case you lose the ability to decrypt.
And be sensible with retention. Do not dub it useless by setting it to something like 3 days, OK?

June 24th, 2014
Minor fixes and improvements. When you visit the Download page, note the additional step in WinMergePortable integration regarding a (highly recommended!) plugin.

June 19th, 2014
v6.0.5.53 implements a command-line switch for immediate run and quit. Usage:
  EVACopy.exe /run
  EVACopy.exe /run non_default_settings_file.ini
  EVACopy.exe non_default_settings_file.ini /run

June 11th, 2014
v6.0.5.50 implements full support for too long paths (over 260 characters), and integrates with WinMergePortable (see the Download page) for versions comparison. Also, due to runtime engine upgrade, Windows 2000 support is dropped.

May 20th, 2014
Important Notice: Due to updates to the EVACopy development environment, support for Windows 2000 is dropped. A decision is due: EVACopy can either declare dropping support for Windows 2000, or keep using the older version of the runtime engine (and even that for a limited time).
If you need EVACopy to support Windows 2000, please inform me at

August 17th, 2013
v6.0.5.41 bug fix in the exclusion condition by name, when defined as relative to the source folder root.

June 10th, 2013
Relax guys :-) v6.0.5.37 only gets some bugs squashed.

December 12th, 2012
Nederlands translation is now added to the language files - see the Download page.

December 8th, 2012
v6.0.5.28 brings yet another bug fix of undeliberately skipping the EVAC phase for all pairs.

September 9th, 2012
v6.0.5.23 brings some GUI fixes for the configuration tool.

August 25th, 2012
Well, that WAS a long time! Still, not much to tell - just some bugs squashed. As always, and even more in the past few months, your patience is greatly appreciated.

October 22nd, 2011
Some anti-virus engines report False Positive for EVACopy, due to UPX compression. EVACopy is now compiled without UPX compression (v6.0.5.11). The price of this nuisance is bloating the package to twice the size, but no performance penalty is noticed.
Also, Outlook support for Exchange mailbox is improved.

October 17th, 2011
EVACopy now supports Outlook.
More than that - a wide new range of capabilities is introduced in EVACopy v6.0 : "Add-In" technology, which I named "PREP". Have a look at the new Introduction presentation!
Too many changes found their way into this release. I thought it'd be better to split them a bit, so have a look at the new Roadmap page!

June 8th, 2011
EVACopy v5.2 is released!
After too long a wait: some bugs fixed, GUI improved, more languages for the tray menu, documntation updates. And - sys.admins, you'll love this one - a main log file for multiple clients!
Now in development:
- Major re-design for LaRVe.
- Support for Outlook Personal Store (PST) files.
Ambitious, true. But interesting...

January 5th, 2010
EVACopy v5.0 is released!
A Resident feature is introduced, allowing EVACopy to remain resident and perform backup jobs automatically. It's not quite 'monitoring' - not just yet...
FileDigger is replaced by LaRVe, a friendlier and more comprehensive restore tool.
A GUI configuration tool (EVAConfig) is also introduced.
A tray menu enables quick access to many features - see screenshots. Help translate it !

January 1st, 2010
Happy New Year !
EVACopy v5.0 is upcoming - sometime next week. It features some bug fixes, but mainly it's a whole new concept - the ability to remain resident, doing it's thing automatically.
With GUI for configuration and restore, it's now friendlier for those who hate editing .ini files manually.
Stay tuned !

October 29th, 2009
EVACopy v4.3 is released. This version is friendlier to newcomers: It enables you to select source and destination paths by GUI at first run, rather than manually typing command-line parameters or text in the settings file.
Also, FileDigger is upgraded to include latest backup in the versions list.

October 23rd, 2009
EVACopy v4.2 is released, with two minor changes for anyone who uses the errors list often, or encounters too long paths issues.
Also, another
additional tool is introduced: FileDigger is a selective search tool. Yet another in-house program, it provides a method of restoring earlier versions of a specific file, located in a specific folder. Joined with TLPD, these tools are included in EVACopy download file.

October 20th, 2009
Some complementary software products are listed in the new Additional Tools page. These programs provide some features that EVACopy currently does not support, like selective search, long paths detection, working with FTP, and more. Check it out!

October 14th, 2009
EVACopy v4.0 is released!
Many, many features were added! the ability to handle countless backup pairs, advanced paths notation, sophisticated exclusion rules, log file facelift, advanced logging modes, and much more.
MAJOR THANKS to all of you who contributed ideas and suggestions (yes, and bugs...), helped developing and testing, and generally made EVACopy better!
* The much discussed monitoring feature is still under development, but it's not fully functional yet.

September 9th, 2009
EVACopy v3.3 is released!
It features the ability to use environment variables (like %COMPUTERNAME%) and additional macros (like %MyDocuments%) in the command line parameters and in the settings file.
The users manual (EVACopy-Manual.pdf) was updated with details about this, as well as a new section explaining the settings file more thoroughly.
There's also a bug fix about folder names with extensions, so if you're using any version earlier than v3.2, please upgrade.

September 2nd, 2009
EVACopy v3.0 is released!
It features major changes to the code, for the ability to handle several source-destination pairs in the same backup job (up to 9 pairs).
This is mainly a preparation for a new feature that seems to be wanted: EVACopy will be able to remain resident, monitoring the source folder for changes. Once a change is detected, a backup job is initiated - with no user intervention. This feature will be optional, of course.
Oh, and you may want to check out the Feedback page.

August 18th, 2009
This web site is on the air !
And it's about time, too. EVACopy latest version is now 2.21, and is available to download.
It's the sixth(!) version released (since 1.0), although all versions are stable, with only few minor bug fixes.
Several new features and improvements are under development, but nothing you can't handle today.
Stay tuned !