Release Notes for WISE-FTP

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Version 10.0.7 (Released Spetember 25, 2020)

  • With some FTP servers, WISE-FTP sometimes disconnected the user and displayed an error message in the "530 You are not logged in" protocol when the user tried to navigate to a folder on the server. This error has been corrected.

Version 10.0.6 (Released Spetember 14, 2020)

  • The transfer speed of Wise-Ftp has been significantly increased: With pure FTP/FTPES protocols it now works about ten times faster.
  • Site Manager UI improved: In some cases username and password were displayed at the end.
  • Task scheduler did not send notification e-mail: This has been improved for Gmail so that it now works correctly.
  • Site Manager UI improved: It is now possible to change the folder name.
  • Fixed: The task scheduler option "Always send e-mails" did not work.
  • Fixed: Deleted items from the Task Scheduler were displayed again.
  • Fixed: Images were not downloaded if they were manually downloaded from the server to the local drive.
  • Fixed: Image files were corrupted if they were downloaded via the Task Scheduler.
  • Fixed: Fixed problem of freezing after a long period of Wise-Ftp inactivity.

Version 10.0.5 (Released June 30, 2020)

  • Correction of a problem with connections to Telekom servers
  • Correction of a problem in the user interface (resizing of workspaces)

Version 10.0.4 (Released June 3, 2020)

  • Various improvements and extensions of the Task Scheduler.

Version 10.0.3 (Released April 15, 2020)

  • Improved handling of tasks by the Task-Planner
  • Resolved connecting problem with FTP server.
  • Number of other errors were corrected.

Version 10.0.2 (Released April 7, 2020)

  • Several minor errors and surface problems were corrected.

Version 10.0.1 (Released December 20, 2018)

  • Connection problems with some types of SFTP servers were resolved.

Version 10.0.0 (Released June 11, 2018)

  • Improved and updated user interface.
  • Support of High DPI (4K monitors) was introduced.
  • Support of the most current SSL/TLS standards was implemented.
  • Collection of supported FTP servers was extended.
  • Number of other improvements, optimizations and errors corrections.

Version 9.0.4 (Released May 22, 2018)

  • Number of small errors and user interface issues were corrected.

Version 9.0.3 (Released March 16, 2018)

  • Number of small errors and user interface issues were corrected.

Version 9.0.2 (Released July 11, 2016)

  • Number of small errors and user interface issues were corrected.

Version 9.0.1 (Released May 13, 2016)

  • Number of small errors and user interface issues were corrected.

Version 9.0.0 (Released July 27, 2015)

  • New advanced user interface is which includes a comprehensive set of new themes.
  • The Task Planner was redesigned into a Windows Service; now it works in background, does not require a user to be logged on, and consumes less system resources.
  • New function 'Upload optimized for Web' allows to significantly reduce the size of HTML, CSS and similar files before uploading them to a hosting server.
  • Upload, download and deletion of large amounts of files were optimized for the best performance ever.
  • Fully compatible with Windows 10
  • Numerous improvements and optimizations in all programs areas.

Version 8.0.2 (Released January 21, 2015)

  • The Task-Planer was extended with support of some advanced features of the main program.
  • A few errors of handling repeating tasks by the Task-Planer were corrected.
  • Support of the latest OpenSSL version was added.
  • A number of other minor errors were corrected.

Version 8.0.1 (Released June 18, 2014)

  • Numerous user interface improvements were implemented.

Version 8.0.0 (Released August 12, 2013)

  • Support of IPv6 protocol was implemented.
  • Offline mode with automatic reconnect was introduced to handle server disconnections more user friendly.
  • The Task Planner was further extended.
  • Synchronization methods were optimized in the main program and Task Planner.
  • Local system shell controls were updated and optimized for the latest versions of Windows.
  • Numerous other user interface improvements and optimizations were implemented.

Version 7.0.6 (Released August 24, 2012)

  • A problem of incorrect listing directories on SFTP servers was corrected.

Version 7.0.5 (Released August 22, 2012)

  • Support of several new FTP server types was added.
  • KeepAlive functionality was improved.
  • Problems with Unicode characters on some servers in SFTP mode were resolved.
  • Problems with incorrect registration of ActiveX server for macros recording were fixed.
  • Several optimizations were implemented for faster and robust data transfers.
  • Number of other errors in the Task Planner and main applications were corrected.

Version 7.0.4 (Released March 14, 2012)

  • A new option for the interval between keepalive commands was added.
  • The speed and stability of bulk file transfer were improved.
  • Support of the SFTP protocol was improved.
  • A number of other minor errors were corrected.

Version 7.0.3 (Released July 14, 2011)

  • An error with repeating of failed transfers in the Task Planer under certain conditions was corrected.

Version 7.0.2 (Released July 8, 2011)

  • An error with the uploading of files during the synchronization execution by the Task-Planner was corrected.
  • Improved handling of repeated tasks by the Task-Planner.
  • The possibility to drag-and-drop folders from the Windows Explorer to the remote view of WISE-FTP was restored.
  • A problem with remembering the option 'Timeout' was resolved.
  • The possibility to connect to systems without read access was implemented.
  • A number of other minor problems were corrected.

Version 7.0.1 (Released April 18, 2011)

  • Extended filtering options were implemented for displaying, transferring and deleting files or folders.
  • A problem with the sounds configuration under Windows Vista/7 was solved.
  • An Access Violation on the program exit under certain conditions was fixed.
  • Several other minor errors and user interface issues were corrected.

Version 7.0.0 (Released February 21, 2011)

  • Faster data transfers: WISE-FTP will now start to transfer data, while it is still creating a list of all files to be transferred in the background. Thus, the transfer of huge amounts of data will be realized even faster.
  • Synchronized Browsing: This new feature allows you to change the directories on your PC and the FTP server simultaneously if the directory structure is identical. If you change to another directory on one side, WISE-FTP will automatically update the view on the other side.
  • New dialog for already existing files: If a file which is currently being transferred already exists on the target system, a new dialog field will allow you to choose from several options to decide how to proceed with that file.
  • Change up-/download priority: For files which are already in the tranfer queue can now set a lower or higher priority. Thus, you can move single files to the top or on the bottom of the transfer list if you are tranferring a huge number of files.
  • Improved transfer statistics: Detailed status information will now show you exactly how many files have already been transferred and how many are still in the transfer queue.
  • Improved Draq & Drop: The draq & drop of files and directories was improved, so that you can drag them to the desired target position and drop them there.
  • Improved editing of files on the server: Edit files on the server now even more comfortably in the integrated editor.
  • Improved Site Manager: Several improvements in the Site Manager make managing the FTP profiles even easier.
  • An option Program Start Mode was added which, e.g., allows you to reopen the last used connections when starting the program.
  • The program was redesigned with full Unicode support.
  • Implicit SSL and an improved support of secure tranfers via SSL/TSL were implemented.
  • Automatic detection of a server's supported features during the connecting process.
  • Improved working with Unicode-capable servers.
  • The possibility to preserve the file time after uploading on servers with support of MFTM command was added.
  • New option to change the notation of file names during the transfer to upper case or lower case.
  • Numerorus improvements of the program functions and the user interface.

Version 6.1.5 (Released January 14, 2011)

  • An error in the scripts generated by the Macros Recorder for downloading was fixed.
  • A problem with disabled menu items for editing files on server was corrected.
  • Sound schemes for Windows Vista and 7 were updated.
  • Number of other minor errors and issues were corrected.

Version 6.1.4 (Released October 28, 2009)

  • Improved compatibility with Windows 7.
  • Several other minor issues were corrected.

Version 6.1.3 (Released September 21, 2009)

  • The problem with incorrect handling of uploaded files and their statuses by the Task Planner was fixed.
  • The problem with not deleting a file after scheduled deletion in the Task Planner was fixed.
  • The file size value in the remote system view is refreshed after the file editing with WISE-FTP.
  • Several other minor issues were corrected.

Version 6.1.2 (Released August 25, 2009)

  • Improved files transfer with the integrated HTML Editor.
  • A problem with incorrect refreshing of the local view after changes made in Windows Explorer was corrected.
  • An error which occurred after deleting a recently created folder on the remote system was corrected.
  • The problem of incorrect handling of repeat interval in German version of Task Planner is fixed.
  • A number of other minor issues were resolved.

Version 6.1.1 (Released August 10, 2009)

  • A number of small corrections in SFTP transfer mode
  • New Task Planner option: Files can now also be deleted after up-/download
  • New Task Planner options to define how WISE-FTP will handle already existing files.

Version 6.1.0 (Released May 17, 2009)

  • A new option "Time Offset" was introduced for server profiles to adjust the server’s time for better synchronization between local and remote systems.
  • The problem with connection via proxy servers using SFTP protocol was resolved.
  • An error which occurred under certain conditions during synchronization was corrected.
  • A number of other errors and minor issues were fixed.

Version 6.0.9 (Released April 23, 2009)

  • The program has been completely translated to French and Spanish.
  • A number of minor issues were corrected.

Version 6.0.8 (Released April 8, 2009)

  • An upload failure during transfer of big files using SFTP to some servers was fixed.
  • Incorrect displaying of elapsed/remaining time on some systems was corrected.
  • A few other minor problems and text issues were resolved.

Version 6.0.7 (Released March 20, 2009)

  • A problem with displaying folder in the local system explorer under Windows 2000 is fixed.

Version 6.0.6 (Released March 16, 2009)

  • Improved parsing of non-standard responses of FTP servers.
  • Improved detection of the file system changes by the Local tree view.
  • Number of other minor errors and cosmetic issues are corrected.

Version 6.0.5 (Released February 12, 2009)

  • The problem with missing system default context menus in edit fields was fixed..
  • A number of other minor problems were fixed.

Version 6.0.4 (Released February 6, 2009)

  • The problem with not remembering columns widths and panel heights was resolved.
  • The process of deleting directories on FTP servers was improved.
  • A number of optimizations were made to make files transfer more fast and stable.

Version 6.0.3 (Released January 19, 2009)

  • Improved support of FTP servers with non-standard directory listings.
  • Fixed the problem with remembering of  wrong server class used.
  • The program now saves the column widths of the server and local view and restores them on the next program start.
  • An error occured during scheduled download of directories with deep sub-tree structure is corrected.
  • The problem with program sounds  under Windows Vista  was fixed.
  • A number of other minor problems were fixed.

Version 6.0.2 (Released December 22, 2008)

  • The problem with editing files with the internal editor was fixed.
  • The error with not created folders for the Quick View was fixed.
  • A number of other minor errors and cosmetic issues were solved.

Version 6.0.1 (Released December 9, 2008)

  • The problem with not disconnecting from a remote server after a macro execution was fixed.
  • The error with the Task Scheduler not sending e-mail notifications was corrected.
  • The problem with wrong extensions of generated PGP keys was fixed.
  • A number of other minor errors and cosmetic issues were solved.

Version 6 (Released November 10, 2008)

  • Increased speed: WISE-FTP 6 has been completely revised so that transfers can now be carried out even faster.
  • Optimized for Windows Vista: WISE-FTP 6 works optimally with Windows Vista while naturally also staying compatible with previous Windows versions.
  • Improved Task Planner: The Task Planner has been completely revised which makes this module now even more reliable and working with it more comfortable.
  • Numerous optimizations and new features: Many updates and add-ons, from the new favorites toolbar to the revised notes regarding server messages, complete the new version.
  • Improved optics: The Wise-FTP 6 interface has been redesigned so that working with your favorite FTP client is now an optical highlight as well.

Version 5.5.9 (Released June 19, 2008)

  • The problem with the error message "List index out of bounds (2)" during synchronization was fixed.
  • An error occurring during  drag-and-drop of items in the Site Manager was corrected.
  • Fixed the issue with illegal symbols in file names on remote servers of some types.
  • A number of other small issues was fixed.

Version 5.5.8 (Released March 13, 2008)

  • Fixed the problem with ‘Command STOR not understood’ on some servers when uploading a file edited in the internal editor.
  • The process of deleting multiple files/folders was optimized.
  • A few minor problems and text issues were fixed.

Version 5.5.7 (Released January 30, 2008)

  • Improved quick view/edit remote function with a progress dialog box and the possibility to cancel a transfer.
  • Improved compatibility with Windows Vista, in particular when the DEP (Data Execution Prevention) is activated for all programs.
  • Fixed the issue with ignoring "Confirm overwriting of identical/newer files" option during drag-and-drop operations.
  • Fixed the issue with the incorrect order of items in the “Quick connections” submenu.
  • A number of other small issues was fixed.

Version 5.5.6 (Released December 2, 2007)

  • Fixed the problem with disabled entries in the Site Manager on some user systems.

Version 5.5.5 (Released October 30, 2007)

  • Improved support of Windows Vista with active User Account Control (UAC).
  • Fixed a problem with uploading files bigger than 8 GBytes to FTP servers.
  • Several minor problems are fixed.

Version 5.5.4 (Released August 21, 2007)

  • Released new Spanish translation.

Version 5.5.3 (Released April 20, 2007)

  • Correction of a problem with language files.
  • New program icon for Windows Vista.

Version 5.5.2 (Released March 25, 2007)

  • Improved compatibilty with some firewall types.
  • A few other minor problems have been fixed.

Version 5.5.1?

  • Switched to OpenSSL 0.9.7 which is FIPS140-2 certificated.
  • A number of minor bugs have been fixed.

Version 5.5?

  • Many substantial enhancements have been realized to significantly speed up file transfer and reduce the utilization of system resources.
  • The implementation of the SFTP protocol (SSH) has been optimized to enable much faster file transfers in this mode as well. The file list on the server is no longer refreshed after each upload, but only when the transfer has been completed.
  • New Update Manager: Now shows important news and announcements in addition to available updates.
  • The listing of directory contents containing large data volumes has been improved.
  • The transfer mode for directories has been enhanced: now, directories are first added to the transfer list and then transferred. This also allows easy abortion of individual transfers.
  • Deleting files and directories on a server has been optimized and now works faster.
  • Searching for files on remote servers has been optimized. The search operation can now be aborted at any time.
  • A new program option has been added which allows you to specify a size for the folder used for temporary Quick View files.
  • Various new types of FTP servers are now supported.
  • Easier selection of a compression method for uploads/downloads.
  • Modified program behavior when a data file is dragged onto the WISE-FTP program icon (drag-and-drop): The application starts and displays the Site Manager dialog box.
  • Improved display of currently active directories to make clear which files/directories will be affected by an upload/download.
  • Faster deletion of transfers from the transfer list.
  • Enhancements of the user interface: Frequently needed commands can now be called from the context menu.
  • Paste function implemented for the local system view.
  • Improved processing of user's changes in the Site Manager dialog box.
  • Enhanced support for scripting functionality.
  • A status bar has been added to both the Local System and the Remote System views to help identify the selected objects ready to be transferred and to povide easy access to filters.
  • Several program errors and text/help issues have been fixed.

Version 5.0.2?

  • Several optimizations are made to enhance program performance.
  • Parameter '-al' for LIST command is made optional as some UNIX servers do not recognize it.
  • Fixed problems with wrong sorting in the remote system list view.
  • Enhanced support of very large files (bigger than 2 GB).

Version 5.0.1?

  • Improved Folder Synchronization Tool - it now also shows details of local and remote files to be synchronized; a synchronization error that occurred when a newer file of a smaller size was scheduled for simultaneous upload and download has been fixed.
  • Problems with incorrect images in the file list views have been fixed.
  • A number of minor bugs and purely cosmetic issues have been fixed.

Version 5?

  • More security: Supports the cryptographic protocols SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) for secure data transfer and communication with FTP servers.
  • Macro functionality: Enables you to record frequently performed actions and run them subsequently as often as you wish.
  • Fast and user-friendly transfer: first compress files directly from WISE-FTP and upload them. Alternatively, you can split large files for fast upload/download.
  • Even more security: Provides numerous encryption algorithms (RijnDael 128, 192, and 256 bits, BlowFish, TripleDES, as well as PGP) for the encryption of files to be transferred to or from the FTP server.
  • Optional special user interface for improved handling of simultaneous connections: If you are working simultaneously with several FTP servers, each server can now be represented in the FTP server window as a separate tab.
  • Direct transfer from FTP server to FTP server. The new multi-server interface supports transfer with drag & drop.
  • Enhanced support of customized commands: Integrate your customized commands in the menu, assign keys to commands and use macro parameters.
  • Improved support of FTP servers that do not work with standard response types.
  • Better integration of main program and task planner for the user-friendly scheduling of repeat transfers.
  • Various other improvements and optimizations.

Version 4.0.2

  • Improved support of symbolic links. It is now possible to point to a file/folder with absolute path. The file/folder is in this case however not accessible via FTP protocol.
  • Improved remote directory content parsing speed.
  • The integrated preview now includes a support for line numbering (see the menu View -> Line numbers);
  • Fixed bug with negative progress percentage while transferring files bigger than 2 GBytes.
  • Fixed bug with resizing in Site Manager.
  • Several minor bugs are fixed.

Version 4.0.1

  • Several minor bugs are fixed.

Version 4

  • New and improved user interface: The program has a more flexible and further advanced user interface. You may now move around individual parts of the main window, hide them or rearrange them using drag-and-dock. The program also features various skins, which you can use to adjust the user interface to suit your personal taste.
  • Integrated compression/decompression: Save a lot of time when transferring data. You can now use WISE-FTP to directly compress and decompress the data you want to transfer. The program supports the most popular archiving formats; e.g., .zip, .z, .cab, .gz, .tar.gz, etc.
  • FTP server statistics and logs: You can now generate meaningful statistics and diagrams about your FTP server. One glance will give you information about usage, traffic, errors, etc. WISE-FTP can now also permanently archive logs, even after the session has ended.
  • True file preview: The integrated preview function and the new editor enable you to display practically every popular file format directly on the FTP server, including text files, scripts, images, PDF files, MS Office documents, zip files and many more.
  • Improved Site Manager: WISE-FTP 4 now distinguishes between two types of FTP profiles; Your own and shared FTP servers! Your own servers are safely stored in your private directory. So if you share a computer with other users, only you have access to it! The shared servers on the other hand are accessible to all users of a particular computer.
  • Support for masks: You can now use program commands for an entire group of files using WISE-FTP's new file masks. For example, if you only want to download all the files that have an htm extension, enter "*.htm" into the mask instead of individually downloading each of these files from the server.  
  • Display filter for improved overview: If you work with FTP servers that have a large collection of cluttered files, you will quickly come to appreciate the new display filter. Simply enter the type of file you are looking for and the display will be filtered to show only the appropriate files.
  • Transfer queue: Instead of immediately uploading or downloading files, you can put them in a queue and set the time of transfer.
  • Improved Task Planner: The Task Planner (previously called Scheduler) is now better integrated into the main program. You can now schedule transfers directly from the main program.
  • New task type: "Synchronization" : The task planner now includes a new task called "Synchronization", which allows you to synchronize your local folders with the FTP folders .
  • Backup and restore FTP sites: WISE-FTP now enables you to back up your FTP sites. You avoid losing data and at the same time, are able to load and save various site files.
  • Files are displayed the same way they are in Windows-Explorer, including file icons and options for tiling, lists, details, etc.
  • Support for Port zones and integration with NAT routers.
  • Supports the XCRC command. Some FTP servers use this option to check a transfer and ensure that no errors occurred during the transmission.
  • Drag & Drop using the right mouse button opens a pop-up menu with a selection of various commands.
  • Multiple logon to servers using a different user account
  • Show or hide details when displaying log
  • Better explanation of Winsock error in detailed log mode
  • Task Planner can now use e-mail messages to advise task status.
  • Now possible to limit transmission speed for uploads and downloads
  • Automatic dial-up and disconnect for modem users
  • Files can now be directly renamed before uploading
  • Files can be uploaded using a command line
  • Ability to handle identifier icon links on UNIX servers
  • Quick access to "My FTP servers" using the drop-down menu under the "connect" button;
  • Now possible to transfer files larger than 2 GBytes

Version 3.0.3

  • Bug fix when displaying .htaccess files
  • Improved reconnection after being disconnected; the selected FTP directory is now shown
  • Bug fix when synchronizing local folders and several server directories.
  • Improved functionality when saving files using the "Quickview" dialog window.


  • Corrected translation error in Update Manager.
  • New program tip for deactivating the passive mode from the "Site manager" dialogue window along with a corresponding help topic.


  • Bug fix when simultaneously transferring files where umlauts, the German symbol "ß" and ss were considered equivalent.


  • Bug fix for "System error 87" message.
  • Scheduler optimizations
  • Improvements in the SFTP module.
  • Many other improvements in transfer mode.

Version 3.1.1

  • Various minor bug fixes

Version 3.1

  • Unidirectional directory synchronization: automatically update source and target files
  • The program now uses considerably fewer system resources!
  • Improved Task Planner: wild cards can be used; e.g., "*.txt", when uploading and downloading.
  • Higher upload speed
  • Workaround for older servers where authentication of users with valid private key failed.
  • Export server list to a .csv file
  • Time and date of the session saved to the FTP log file
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Version 3.0.3

  • Bug fix when displaying .htaccess files
  • Improved reconnection after being disconnected; the selected FTP directory is now shown
  • Bug fix when synchronizing local folders and several server directories.
  • Improved functionality when saving files using the "Quickview" dialog window.


  • Corrected translation error in Update Manager.
  • New program tip for deactivating the passive mode from the "Site manager" dialogue window along with a corresponding help topic.


  • Bug fix when simultaneously transferring files where umlauts, the German symbol "ß" and ss were considered equivalent.


  • Bug fix for "System error 87" message.
  • Scheduler optimizations
  • Improvements in the SFTP module.
  • Many other improvements in transfer mode.


  • Fixed Explorer integration bug that caused "Runtime Error 216".
  • Corrected bug that caused WISE-FTP to disappear when disconnecting from an SFTP server.
  • Improved transfers: increased transfer speed and fixed a number of errors that occurred when transferring data.
  • Improved Scheduler user interface: better distinction between completed operations and descriptive messages.
  • Fixed the "Access Violation Error" that occurred when transferring

Version 3.0.1

  • Fixed the bug that caused an error when canceling a transfer.
  • Considerably improved transfer speed.


  • Fixed a problem in connection with the displaying the local file folder.
  • Language selection in Explorer integration now based on operating system.
  • Fixed a number of translation problems in Explorer Integration.
  • Added context-sensitive help in Explorer Integration.


  • Fixed a bug related to language selection. The language selected for WISE-FTP will now also be used by the Scheduler.
  • Fixed the "Access violation" bug that occurred after the trial version expired.
  • Fixed the bug that caused files to be overwritten after they were renamed.
  • Fixed miscellaneous minor bugs.


  • Fixed the problem with Update Manager that caused it to continuously offer updates in certain situations.
  • Miscellaneous minor changes to the activation Wizard.
  • Corrections to the English translation.


  • Significant improvement in upload speed for SFTP transfers.
  • Updated the incomplete country list in the activation wizard.


  • Corrected an installation script issue
  • Released new French translation.
  • Fixed miscellaneous minor bugs.


  • Corrected the problem that occurred with SFTP transfers for user-defined installations
  • Simplified registration and activation of the software using a new wizard.
  • Improved directory handling in SFTP mode.
  • Optimized functionality for specific target directory when uploading.
  • Fixed miscellaneous minor bugs.