Version History of WinContig

Version 3.0.0.1:

  • WinContig may not correctly display messages and disk check results in East Asian systems. Fixed. Many thanks to Robert Choi (who pointed it out) for his continuous and commendable support.
  • Updated the Korean language module.

Version 3.0.0.0:

  • Dropped support for Windows XP. Starting from this version, the minimum supported OS is Windows Vista.
  • WinContig has a new Options dialog box.
  • Added the ability to load a profile at startup.
  • Added the ability to change the media type associated with a physical disk.
  • Added the ability to prevent the defragmentation of the files when computer runs on battery power.
  • Added the ability to filter out the files by the number of their fragments.
  • Added the ability to filter out the files by the size of their fragments.
  • [User Requested Feature] Added the ability to close WinContig by pressing the ESC key.
  • [User Requested Feature] Added the ability to highlight the row of the currently processed item.
  • [User Requested Feature] Added the ability to show the profile name on the title bar.
  • Some minor bugs fixed.

Version 2.4.0.3:

  • Disk data layout may not be correctly detected on some particular FAT32 file system partitions. Fixed.

Version 2.4.0.2:

  • WinContig may not correctly parse the command line arguments on some Windows environments. Fixed. Many thanks to Steve who pointed it out.

Version 2.4.0.1:

  • Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD (ST2000DM008-2FR102) was incorrectly identified as an SSD. Fixed. Many thanks to Brianna M. who pointed it out.
  • Some minor graphic improvements.

Version 2.4.0.0:

  • Disk checking dialog box has been improved. It now shows more information about the volumes, including the S.M.A.R.T. attribute values.
  • [User Requested Feature] Now the check for file system errors can be run on demand.
  • During the checking for file system errors, WinContig may show false positive errors on some Windows environments. Fixed.
  • Improved the search for fragmented files listed in the Fragmented files tab.
  • Changed some keyboard shortcuts to be more consistent with Windows standard.
  • Added the ability to temporarily disable Volume Shadow Copy Service during the defragmentation process to prevent growth of the VSS area storage.
  • Some minor bugs fixed.

Version 2.3.0.0:

  • Improved startup time.
  • [User Requested Feature] Now it is possible to show a message dialog box after the defragmentation or analyze process is complete.
  • [User Requested Feature] Now it is possible to automatically switch to the Errors Tab after the defragmentation or analyze process is complete.
  • Improved support for high DPI displays.
  • Some minor bugs fixed.

Version 2.2.0.0:

  • [User Requested Feature] Now it is possible to include/esclude subfolders when processing folders.
  • Some minor bugs fixed.

Version 2.1.0.0:

  • [User Requested Feature] Now it is possible to show the file count on the tabs.
  • [User Requested Feature] Now it is possible to search for files by name in the Fragmented files tab.
  • WinContig may not show file properties on some Windows environments when file names and paths are shown in separate columns. Fixed.

Version 2.0.0.2:

  • WinContig may not load language modules on some Windows environments. Fixed.

Version 2.0.0.1:

  • WinContig may crash on some Windows 10 environments during disk clean up. Fixed.

Version 2.0.0.0:

  • Better integration with Windows 10.
  • [User Requested Feature] File names and paths can be shown in separate columns in the Fragmented files tab and Errors tab.
  • [User Requested Feature] Now it is possible to set the maximum character counts for recent profiles.
  • [User Requested Feature] WinContig can now empty the recycle bin when deleting temporary files.
  • Fixed all known bugs.

Version 1.35.04:

  • WinContig may crash silently on some Windows XP environments. Fixed. Many thanks to John Connor for his continuous and commendable support.
  • When using the /CLOSEIFOK switch, WinContig may not close the main window. Fixed.
  • Added the Portuguese (European) language module.

Version 1.35.03:

  • Data layout on disk may not be detected correctly on some particular partitions. Fixed.

Version 1.35.02:

  • When using the /CLOSE switch, WinContig may not close the main window. Fixed.
  • Added the Turkish language module.

Version 1.35.01a:

  • Some issues with text colors were fixed when using a Windows color theme by which the Window background color is set to black or other blackened colors and the foreground color of text is set to white or other lightened colors.

Version 1.35.01:

  • Fixed a memory leak that may lead to a crash in a particular circumstance. Many thanks to Henri Luhtala who pointed it out.

Version 1.35:

  • Improved the defragmentation speed.

Version 1.30:

  • Maintenance release. Internal code optimizations and cleanups.

Version 1.20b:

  • Updated the Korean language module.

Version 1.20a:

  • Updated the French, Spanish and Georgian language modules.

Version 1.20:

  • Added the ability to show system and status icons next to each item.
  • Improved SSD detection.

Version 1.15a:

  • Updated the Afrikaans and Vietnamese language modules.

Version 1.15:

  • [User Requested Feature] Added the ability to analyze/defragment only the items selected in the upper pane of the main window.
  • [User Requested Feature] Added the Most Recently Used Profiles List.

Version 1.10:

  • Defragmentation of files placed on FAT16 volumes may lead to a crash. Fixed.
  • Fixed a crash that could occasionally occur shortly after pressing the defragmentation button.

Version 1.05.03:

  • Two or more consecutive defragmentations may lead to a crash. Fixed. Many thanks to Marc Corbeil who pointed it out.
  • Added the Georgian language file.

Version 1.05.02:

  • When using the /PROF: switch, WinContig could not find the specified profile. Fixed.

Version 1.05.01:

  • When using the /NOGUI switch, WinContig could provide wrong exit codes. Fixed.

Version 1.05:

  • Fixed a bug that may lead to a crash during the analysis/defragmentation process.
  • Added new command line switches.
  • Many thanks to Steve for his commendable support.

Version 1.00:

  • Fixed a GDI resource leak that may lead to screen corruption. Many thanks to Marc Klenotic who pointed it out.
  • Some parts of the Russian language module were not correctly loaded. Fixed. Many thanks to Dmitry Yerokhin who pointed it out.
  • Loading of the Swedish language module may lead to a crash. Fixed. Many thanks to Peter Runesson who pointed it out.
  • Disk checking has been enhanced.
  • Cleaning of temporary files has been enhanced.
  • Filtering of items has been enhanced.
  • Now SSD disks are automatically skipped from the analysis/defragmentation process.
  • WinContig now uses progress indicator displayed on the taskbar button under Windows 7.
  • Added the "Last Modified Date" and "Attributes" columns to the items list.
  • Some minor graphic improvements.

Version 1.00 RC2:

  • Fixed a bug which may lead to a crash. Many thanks to Tom Marriott for his continuous and commendable support.
  • Added native 64-bit version of WinContig.
  • Some minor graphic improvements.
  • Some minor bugs fixed.

Version 1.00 RC1:

  • Added Drag and Drop support for Windows Vista and Windows Seven.
  • Added the ability to highlight items based on their status.
  • Better integration with Windows Seven.
  • Now WinContig provides exit codes when using the /NOGUI switch.
  • Some minor bugs fixed.

Version 0.90:

  • Now you can exclude specific items from the analysis/defragmentation operations by masks and sizes.
  • Added the ability to pass a file/folder path in the command-line.
  • Improved overall performance.

Version 0.80:

  • Now WinContig supports 120 DPI screen resolutions.
  • Added the ability to manually choose which fragmented files to defragment.
  • Added the ability to exclude specific files/folders from the analysis/defragmentation operations.
  • Some minor bugs fixed.

Version 0.78:

  • In some rare circumstances, WinContig could enter in a infinite loop. Fixed.
  • Fixed some graphic-related issues in Windows 2000.
  • Added the ability to remove temporary files before defragmentation.
  • Added the ability to set the priority class of the program.
  • Now it is possible to defragment only the most fragmented files.
  • Added new command line switches.

Version 0.77:

  • Added more information about files.
  • Now the Analysis Report can be disabled.
  • Now it is possible to export the Analysis Report in a text file.
  • Columns can be hidden.
  • Improved the defragmentation engine.
  • Some minor bugs fixed.

Version 0.76:

  • Fixed some issues when WinContig is executed on Windows 2000.

Version 0.75:

  • Added Windows Vista compatibility.
  • Changed the way of adding folders.
  • Now it is possible to add the root folder of a volume.
  • Now it is possible to drag columns to rearrange column sequence.
  • Faster folder analysis.
  • Now the language of the GUI is changed "on-the-fly".
  • Some code optimizations.

Version 0.70:

  • Now WinContig supports Unicode files and folders.
  • Now language files are included in the distribution archive. Also, now it is possibile to choose the preferred language from the GUI.

Version 0.65:

  • In some cases, WinContig did not defragment very big files. Fixed.
  • Now options are saved in an external file.

Version 0.60:

  • Faster file analysis.
  • Now it is possibile to choose the defragmentation strategy (Quick defrag or "Smart" defrag).

Version 0.50:

  • First Public Release.