Upgrading from 2.x to 4.0

Upgrade and save 30%

If you are a licensed user of the 2.x version of BatchSync or InstantSync, you are entitled to special upgrade pricing and get 30% off of the regular prices. Here are the upgrade prices (USD):

  • BatchSync FTP 4.0 - Single License Upgrade - $279 (Buy Now)
  • BatchSync Secure FTPS/SFTP 4.0 - Single License Upgrade - $419 (Buy Now)
  • InstantSync FTP 4.0 - Single License Upgrade - $48 (Buy Now)
  • InstantSync Secure FTPS/SFTP 4.0 - Single License Upgrade - $69 (Buy Now)

Use your 2.x unlock key to get 30% off

You will get this upgrade price by entering last 12 characters of your current unlock key in the Coupon Code - field when placing your order at our online store. Like this:

  • Your current unlock key looks like this:
    2EDCBA-654321-FEDCBA-654321-FEDCBA-654321-ABCDEF-123456

  • Take last 12-characters of it:
    ABCDEF-123456

    And enter this ABCDEF-123456 in the Coupon Code - field. Then click the Recalculate-button to see the upgrade price.

You can find your unlock key at Task Editor menu Help > About. If you cannot find the unlock key, or you have any other questions about upgrading, please contact us here.

 

Upgrade installation

You can install the new 4.0 version over an existing 2.x version without uninstalling 2.x first. But before you do that, make a backup of existing sync tasks. To make a backup, copy all *.STF and *.SDB files from your current sync task folder to a safe place. Like this:

Copy C:\ProgramData\Sync\*.* C:\Safe

Old sync tasks can be used as-is, and further edited with 4.0. But after editing, you CANNOT use the same sync tasks with an older version. Rather, you need to restore them from the backup.

The new 4.0 version cannot be installed in parallel with an older 2.x version, as the new version replaces the existing installation. So if you want to test the 4.0 version, and keep your existing 2.x installation intact, you need to install 4.0 on a separate computer.


Possible errors when using old 2.x sync task

If you get the error message "Path/File access error" when trying to save a sync task after editing, or after completing a sync run, you need to manually change the permission settings for the sync task (*.STF) and SyncDB files (*.SDB). To change the permissions for multiple files, you need an elevated command prompt.

1. Click Start-menu
2. Type: cmd
3. Right-click cmd.exe when it shows up under programs
4. Select Run as administrator
5. Change to the folder where your sync tasks are located, like CD C:\ProgramData\Sync
6. Now enter the following command:

icalcs *.* /inheritance:e

Now all of the files should inherit their security settings from the parent folder.