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Version 15 Service Release 4 (14-SEP-2017)
SR4 fixes the following problems:
  • Could not extract contents of ZIP files if the resultant path names were longer than 256 characters
  • Custom EOL was not working in EBCDIC mode
  • The EBCDIC mapping was not always being saved after it was modified
  • Thumbnails for video files were not always displayed properly
  • "Force CSV" now works on files where the column names are on the second line
  • /T option did not work when viewing STDIN (/F option)
  • Improved crash diagnostics
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Version 15 Service Release 3 (13-JUN-2016)
SR3 fixes the following problems:
  • Using an invalid regular expression could cause V to crash
  • Some TAR files were not being displayed correctly
  • Some encrypted 7Zip files could not be opened
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Version 15 Service Release 2 (24-MAR-2016)
SR2 fixes the following problems:
  • The search bar (when viewing a file) would sometimes disappear
  • Sometimes V would not restore correctly if it was started minimized
  • Greenbar line numbering is reset at the start of each page (for paginated files)
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Version 15 Service Release 1 (14-FEB-2016)
SR1 adds Unbookmarking. This allows you to clear bookmarked lines that contain a particular string.

SR1 also fixes the following problems:

  • Highlight All would not always work after pressing Ctrl+PageDown
  • The registration expiry date was not being properly calculated
  • Searching for a regular expression from the search dialog box would crash
  • TabSets were not being saved correctly in horizontal split mode
  • Problems with XMIT files with missing aliases
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Version 15 (14-DEC-2015)
New features in Version 15 are
  • High DPI support
  • New Highlight All functionality
  • Tab Sets
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Version 14 Service Release 7 (9-JUL-2015)
SR7 fixes the following problems:
  • File position is maintained when toggling CSV mode
  • Column names were not always added to the Search Bar in CSV mode
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Version 14 Service Release 6 (31-MAY-2015)
SR6 fixes the following problems:
  • Folder shortcuts (.lnk) are now viewed in V (instead of opening Windows Explorer)
  • V would sometimes crash if a chunked file was opened at the tail
  • SR6 now uses the IPWorks ZIP DLL for ZIP file operations
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Version 14 Service Release 5 (15-FEB-2015)
Service Release 5 adds the following:
  • Improved parsing of XMIT files
  • Save as ASCII option when extracting files from XMIT/AWS archives
SR5 also fixes the following problems:
  • The French translation did not work in SR4
  • SR4 would crash if it was launched from Windows Explorer
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Version 14 Service Release 4 (18-NOV-2014)
Service Release 4 adds the following:
  • Upgraded 7zxa.dll (for .7z support)
  • Improved tooltip tracking when moving over Grid header
  • German Translation
SR4 also fixes the following problems:
  • V would sometimes crash when exiting a vertically split file view
  • Shift+Click selection sometimes did not work on XP
  • CSV header tooltip was not displayed for columns with no description
  • Problem with summing columns if some numbers were negative
  • Once the View Clipboard menu was shown as Empty, it would always stay empty
  • 2nd Explorer window sometimes not sized correctly in Horizontal split mode when maximized
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Version 14 Service Release 3 (25-JUL-2014)
Service Release 3 adds the following:
  • URL Path added to the File->Copy to Clipboard menu
  • V will now prompt for a password if you browse network paths that require authentication
  • Expand/Collapse on single click added to the Explorer Options
  • Expand/Collapse Folders options added to the right-click menu of the Explorer tree
  • FolderTabs are now multi-row with an option to make them single row
  • Multi-line CSV fields are now disabled by default with an option to enable them
SR3 also fixes the following problems:
  • Extracting from some split RAR files
  • Alternate Data Streams (ADS) for folders were not being displayed
  • Support for tar/gzip files greater than 4GB (only in x64 version)
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Version 14 Service Release 2 (25-OCT-2013)
Service Release 2 adds the following:
  • /o command line option to specify directory sort order
  • New Octal Word Hex Format
  • Use Shell Notifications for directory refresh option in More Options
  • Support for RAR 5 archives
  • Registration of portable version is now cloud friendly
SR2 also fixes the following problems:
  • x64 version could not read ZIP files that used Deflate64 compression
  • Copy to Clipboard on Unicode text files would sometimes not copy the last line of a selection
  • Attempted to fix intermittent crashes while tailing files

Version 14 Service Release 1 (8-JUL-2013)
Service Release 1 fixes the following problems:
  • V could not view some RAR files that were created on Unix systems
  • V would sometimes crash when trying to view the clipboard contents
  • Some minor bug fixes when viewing CSV files

Version 14 (25-MAY-2013)
The main new feature in Version 14 is the introduction of CSV mode.

V will now automatically recognize most CSV files (Comma Separated Values) and will display them as a table (where all the columns have the same width).

Other minor changes include:

  • RE to match path (instead of name) option added to Find Files/GREP. This option matches the regular expression mask against the fully qualified file path instead of just the file name.
  • Better recognition of UTF-8 files
  • Will now look for 4DOS descriptions in .description as well as descript.ion
  • Zip/Tar/Cab/BZip now works on files with Unicode file names
  • Fixed FolderTab display when folder name contains "&"
  • Improved crash diagnostics in the crash file
  • x64 version now uses ipworkszip9.dll for ZIP functionality

Version 13 Service Release 5 (22-FEB-2013)
Service Release 5 fixes the following problems:
  • Enabling the Display generic EXE icon option could cause V to crash
  • Problem when browsing a symbolic link to a USB drive when the drive is not present
  • V could crash while edting Gridlines
  • Exporting Gridlines to CSV did not translate the delimiter correctly if it was specified using \x notation (eg \x09)
  • XMIT Files were not parsed correctly if they contained files with a single letter name (eg, "A")

Version 13 Service Release 4 (3-AUG-2012)
Service Release 4 fixes the following problems:
  • V would sometimes crash after changing Preferences
  • The Word/Line Count (on the Tools menu) did not always work on files with non-standard end of line characters

Version 13 Service Release 3 (23-JUL-2012)
Service Release 3 fixes the following problems:
  • Icons for .LNK files would sometimes continually flash
  • GREP would sometimes crash

Version 13 Service Release 2 (2-JUL-2012)
Service Release 2 introduces the following:
  • Display generic EXE icon option in the Directory Options (which can significantly speed up the display of the directory listing on some removable and network drives)
  • Italian translation
and fixes the following problems:
  • GREP did not always find text in UTF8 encoded files
  • Some foreign characters were not always printed correctly when using TextOnly printing
  • Some display problems when using dual monitors

Version 13 Service Release 1 (20-FEB-2012)
Service Release 1 fixes the following bugs:
  • Intermittent crashes when sorting columns or selecting Favorites.
  • The ruler couldn't be dragged on some dual monitor configurations.

Version 13 (16-JAN-2012)
Version 13 is primarily a maintenance release consisting of a few minor enhancements and bug fixes. It also introduces two new features which will probably be of little use to the majority of V users. However, I hope they will help introduce V to a new audience. The major new features are:
  • Spanish, French and Russian language interfaces can now be selected from the new Language tab of Preferences.
  • An experimental Bioinformatics/DNA search which lets you search for amino acid strings and IUPAC codes in files containing DNA sequences.
  • Support for XMIT and AWS files (used in IBM mainframe environments).
Other minor changes include:
  • Better support for Unicode files containing Asian characters.
  • The ability to change the font used by the Directory/Mask/Device boxes and by the FolderTabs.
  • A change in name from "V - The File Viewer" to "The V File Viewer".

Version 12 Service Release 1 (10-MAY-2011)
This is primarily a bug fix release. In particular, an attempt has been made to fix intermittent crashes while V is tailing files.

This release also allows you to change the font used to display the FolderTab heading and the Directory/Mask history.

Version 12 (21-JAN-2011)
The main new features in Version 12 are:
  • Command Line Search/GREP
  • Support for Everything Search
  • Support for 7Zip files (.7z)
  • Synchronized scrolling option when viewing multiple files
  • Data displayed with GridLines can now be exported to a CSV file
  • Right-click on a User Command to run as Admin
  • File Mask history can now be set to 1 (effectively disabling it)

Version 11 Service Release 1 (1-MAR-2010)
The following bug was fixed in V11 SR1:
  • V would sometimes crash when expanding Windows 7 Libraries

Version 11 (19-JAN-2010)
The main new features in Version 11 are:
  • A change to the way that V scrolls a document with the introduction of a current line marker
  • The introduction of more traditional bookmarking (Ctrl+F2/F2)
  • File masks can now be used to filter directory names
  • Improved support for Windows 7/Vista (including better support for themes)

Version 10 Service Release 1 (18-MAY-2009)
Service Release 1 is primarily a Vista update. That is, it improves V's functionality under Vista (and Windows 7).

Previous versions could not modify the contents of protected folders (like Program Files). SR1 will now display the much loved Vista UAC prompt.

SR1 also fixes the following bugs:

  • Deleting files from the search results could cause V to crash
  • Assigning a command to a single letter (eg, 'c') could sometimes cause V to ignore the following keystroke(s)
  • In GreenBar mode the green lines were not always drawn correctly if the window had been scrolled
  • Double-clicking on a FolderTab goes to its root (for locked tabs that allow subfolder browsing)
  • You can now search folders with commas in their names (by enclosing the folder name in double quotes)

Version 10 (16-JAN-2009)
The main new features in Version 10 are:
  • Tabbed Browsing
  • Split File View
  • Keyboard Customization

Version 9 Service Release 1 (19-FEB-2008)
Service Release 1 adds the following:
  • A Network/UNC Timeout (in the Directory Options)
  • "Insert Date into Name" option in File Name Modify
It also fixes the following problems:
  • V9 would sometimes crash if GridLines were being used
  • Searching for hex (binary) data did not always work
  • Using "." for the search directory in GREP did not always work

Version 9 (14-DEC-2007)
The main new features in Version 9 are:
  • Better Unicode Support
  • A greenbar mode
  • U3 support

Version 8 Service Release 2 (11-MAY-2007)
V8 SR2 is primarily a bug fix release and a Vista compatibility update.

There is no need to download it unless you are affected by any of the bugs, or if you are running Vista. The following bugs have been fixed in SR2:

  • The Favorites menu would freeze when trying to display a Favorite that was located on a disconnected network drive.
  • When specifying a date range in File Search/GREP, V did not always find files that were modified on the last date in the range.
  • You could not "touch" a file with a time that contained an odd number of seconds.

V8 Service Release 1 (6-NOV-2006)
V8 SR1 fixes the following problems:
  • V8 would sometimes crash when displaying the Recent Files menu
  • V8 would not always unzip gzip (.gz) files correctly
  • V8 would sometimes crash after renaming a network folder in the Explorer tree
  • A "Create File" option has been added to the Tools menu.

Version 8 (16-OCT-2006)
The main new features in Version 8 are:
  • Dual Pane Mode
  • Thumbnails Mode
  • Multiple File Windows
  • Support for Alternate Data Streams (ADS)

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