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Thursday, 23 August 2012

Summer Discounts/Coupon Codes

Until the end of September we have the following promotions.

File Viking - 50% Discount

Use File Viking to automate your Drag & Drop actions for files. Always copying, moving, zipping or uploading to the same destination? Save some time with File Viking! File Viking is available in English, German, French and Spanish. 64-bit and 32-bit supported.
Use the discount-code FVSUMMER12 in our webshop to get the discount.

WxRemote - 25% Discount

If you already own multiple WatchDirectory and/or WatchFTP licenses WxRemote is a perfect add-on. Remotely start and stop tasks from your webbrowser, mobile phone or from a dedicated Windows Program.
WxRemote is available in English, German, French and Spanish.
Use the discount-code WXSUMMER12 in our webshop to get the discount.

Never Ending Discounts for Customers

WatchDirectory and WatchFTP customers can get a 15% discount on WatchFTP! Contact Us for a discount-code.

WatchDirectory and WatchFTP customers can get a 15% discount on WatchDirectory! Contact Us for a discount-code.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

WatchFTP v3.1 beta 4

Just uploaded a new (and probably last) beta for WatchFTP v3.1. We expect this beta to be released early September.

  • Fixed: In some cases WatchFTP did not remove the empty FTP folder (when the task was configured to remove the empty folder).

You can find more info and the download on our forum.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Print downloaded PDF files automatically with WatchFTP


A customer asked how he can automatically print PDF files downloaded by WatchFTP.

WatchFTP can start a batch file after downloading so we use a script to run Foxit Reader to print the file. One extra feature was needed: he wants to print invoices on one printer and tickets on another.

Here is an example bat file you can use for this:

SET FOXCMD=C:\Program Files (x86)\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\Foxit Reader.exe
rem the printer for INV- files (printer names exactly as on your "Printers" control panel applet)
SET PRINTER1=Local Printer1
rem the printer for TIC- files
SET PRINTER2=\\Server\ServerPrinter 1
rem the printer for everything else
rem a log file (taskname_yyyymmdd.log)

rem check for valid file type, only PDFs are supported

rem get the first 4 positions of the filename
SET P4=%WF_FILE_N:~0,4%

IF /I "%P4%" EQU "INV-" (
IF /I "%P4%" EQU "TIC-" (
echo [%time%] printing %WF_FILE% to printer %PRINTER% >> "%LOG%"
IF %errorlevel% GEQ 1 GOTO :PrintFails
echo [%time%] printed >> "%LOG%"

echo [%time%] ERROR - FILE WAS NOT PRINTED >> "%LOG%"

Thursday, 16 August 2012

WatchFTP v3.1 Beta

New and changed in this beta:

  • New: 64Bit versions of WatchFTP are now available
  • New: You can configure an email address to receive administrative alerts
  • New: If WatchFTP can not access a directory on your FTP server, the directory will be blacklisted (skipped) and WatchFTP will continue.
  • Fixed: In some cases WatchFTP tried to create illegal filenames

You can find more info and the download on our forum.

See Also

WatchFTP v3.0 released.

Monday, 13 August 2012

WatchFTP v3.0 released

We just released WatchFTP v3.0, a major new version of our FTP download automation tool. New in this release is support for the SFTP protocol. Download it here.

Free Upgrade

This new version is a free upgrade for all customers. Please note that you will need a new license key for this new version. Lookup your License here.

Beta Users

If you are using one of the beta versions of WatchFTP v3, you need to take a few steps to get your (updated) tasks into the new release. This is explained here.

Spanish, German, French versions

The German translation is already available at The French and Spanish versions will follow soon.
Update: The French version is also online:
Update: The Spanish version is also online:

Do you like it?

If you appreciate this free upgrade, please consider making a donation to the Alzheimer's Association or your own favorite charity.

Coming soon

64 bit release. v3.1 will be in beta soon and officially released later this year. Free upgrade for customers.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

WatchDirectory v4.6.7 released

We just released a new version of WatchDirectory, see the list of changes below. All customers who have a v4 license key can upgrade for free by installing the current evaluation version "on top" of their current install. Download it from our webpage.

  • Improved: When using the Scheduler, QUIET events were not handled properly.
  • New: The FTP Upload task has a new "Strict" option for Passive connections. This helps when the FTP server lies (!!) about its IP address in response to the PASV command.
  • Improved: Small improvements to the ZIP component preventing it to hang on illegal filenames.
  • New: UTF-8 support for the email component. This is now the new default for message encoding when you create a new email task.
  • Improved: Implemented "Clear Command Channel" for FTPS protocols
  • Fixed: The Upload Files task will now retry to connect when it receives a 40425 error
  • Fixed: The Environment variable WD_FILE_E was not properly set for files without extensions
  • Fixed: WatchDirectory crashed (or just didn't work) on Vista and Windows-7 when not running as an Administrator
  • Improved: The WatchDirectory Control Center is more efficient (cpu and resources)
  • New: Filter Events can now also filter with bat scripts for complex filter situations.
  • New: A new plugin to Remove the Oldest Files from a Directory: Use it to delete old log files while keeping the 10 newest.
  • New: The Zip File task can now be used as a Subtask.
  • Fixed: The task that Upload Files to an FTP Server would send false email warnings when renaming files.