Files Inspector Version History

v. 3.40 18/09/2023

  • Applications and Games section:
    • Uninstalling multiple applications at once is now faster. If you choose to uninstall multiple applications at once, you only have to go through the uninstall screens once, rather than repeating the same steps for each application you want to uninstall.
    • These options became available for some applications during uninstall:
      • Speed Up the Standard Uninstaller by Hiding Unnecessary Windows.
      • Standard Uninstaller Only. No Traces Lookup.
      • Forced Uninstall: No Standard Uninstaller.
    • When uninstalling applications, an extra screen has been removed that suggested searching for their traces in the system. Now the search starts automatically when the standard uninstaller finishes, and you will shortly see the number of application traces found in the system.
  • Bugs fixed:
    • Installing applications with tracing could hang or fail immediately after launch (due to the influence of drivers of certain applications).
    • When reopening the application installation with the tracing window, the button at the bottom had the wrong text ("Finish" instead of "Forward").

v. 3.30 15/06/2023

  • Faster display of large folders in file system view.
  • Notification Center: A single location in the program where it collects notifications. Now you can see the information messages, tips, and hints from the program whenever you want, not just when they appear.
  • Usability improvement: Wherever possible, modal (which require a button to be pressed) information windows have been replaced with windows that appear in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, disappear automatically and require no user action.
  • Bug fixed: Applications and Games section: After updating with F5, some superfluous non-removable application entries were added to the list.

v. 3.25 26/01/2022

  • Applications and Games section: The popularity of the programs is now displayed.
  • Bugs fixed:
    • Invalid hint's arrow positioning on some items.
    • Application installed with tracing did not appear in the installed apps list if they cannot not be uninstalled with the standard uninstaller.

v. 3.22 08/09/2022

  • Fixed: Applications and Games section: The program could hang when pressing the Uninstall Application button or selecting the Install with tracing command.
  • Fixed: Sometimes the main window's upper right buttons (minimize, maximize, and close) buttons were missing, close) could disappear.

v. 3.21 07/13/2022

  • Some enhancements to the applications uninstalling function's user interface.
  • Dark theme isual improvements.

v. 3.20 06/21/2022

  • Dark theme minor visual improvements.
  • Windows Vista is no longer supported.
  • Bug fixed: The Windows Script Host error could occur when using the application uninstall with reboot function.

v. 3.19 03/24/2022

  • Applications' traces lookup algorithm changes. It is used during the applications' complete removal.
  • Social sharing blocks have been updated (not available for all languages).

v. 3.18 03/16/2022

  • The built-in updater has been improved.

v. 3.17 03/07/2022

  • Applications' traces lookup algorithm improvements.
  • Bug fixes and improvements.

v. 3.16 01/08/2022

  • Installer: In the "File version" field of the file properties the actual product's version is now displayed.
  • Applications' traces lookup algorithm improvements that is used in the complete applications removal function.

v. 3.15 10/04/2021

  • The Applications and Games section:
    • The new function "Removal tools from the developers". The developers of some applications are providing a special utility for the complete removal of the applications from the system. This function allows you to download such a utility, if one is available for the application, and produce complete removal of the application with it.
    • Getting the application's traces before uninstalling as well as determining the sizes of the installed applications has been accelerated.
  • Bug fixed: In the removed applications traces window the context menu command for opening the registry key does not work.

v. 3.10 06/04/2021

  • The Applications and Games section:
    • It is now possible to launch applications from the list as well as open their installation folders. The corresponding commands have been added to the context menu.
    • A command to open the uninstall registry key has been added to the application's context menu.
    • More accurate application sizes are now displayed. When calculating the application's size, the data files it has created are also considered.
    • Improved the multiple applications handling support. If you mark an application in the list, a floating panel appears that displays how many applications are marked and helps you to execute removing or updating them with one click.
    • A new "Refresh Window Data" command has been added to the Settings and Commands menu.
    • The applications' traces lookup algorithm has been improved.
    • Usability improvements.
    • It is shown on the final applications uninstall step how much space has been freed.
    • Bug fixed: When viewing some backups in the Undo Changes Center window, the list of files included in the backup was not complete.
  • All data is now downloaded over a secure protocol (https).
  • A new "Background Functions..." command has been added to the tray icon menu.
  • An ability to choose any of the program's unofficial translations variety has been added to Settings.

v. 3.01 10/09/2020

  • Improved a disk scanning algorithm.
  • The new version checking icon has been updated

v. 3.0 10/05/2020

  • The disks scan has been significantly speeded up.
  • It is now possible to use the complete remove ability when uninstalling the unnecessary applications. It will find and remove all application's traces from the system.
  • Installed applications updating function.
  • Improvements to various aspects of the user interface.

v. 2.03 15/08/2020

  • Visual bugs fixed.

v. 2.02 08/11/2020

  • The "Tell your friends about Files Inspector" window at program close has been removed.

v. 2.01 07/27/2020

  • Earlier when installing a new version of Files Inspector if the file could not be replaced, the error message "DeleteFile failed - code 5" used to be displayed. Now you will be prompted to restart the system in order to complete the update instead.
  • Bugs fixed.

v. 2.0 06/02/2020

  • The program has been moved to the 64-bit architecture (the previous program versions were 32-bit, but 64-bit Windows was fully supported). This gives a speed increase of up to 20% on specific operations, such as working with the system registry (if your Windows is 64-bit too).
  • Adaptation to the classic Windows theme.

v. 1.40 06/12/2019

  • A welcome window that is shown at the first program execution has been added.
  • Bugs fixed.

v. 1.32 11/22/2019

  • Improvements of the long operations progress displaying on the Taskbar.

v. 1.31 11/20/2019

  • The progress is displayed directly on the Taskbar during the long operations.

v. 1.30 11/18/2019

  • Acquiring the UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps list was accelerated by two and a half times.
  • A new setting "Skip the User Account Control warning" added. When enabled, you will be able to launch Files Inspector using the Desktop shortcut without the User Account Control warning.
  • Fixed bug: The UWP apps sizes shown in the "Applications and Games" section could be not displayed.

v. 1.20 10/22/2019

  • Notifications about the possibility of freeing up additional disk space by deleting files from the downloads folder, obsolete downloads, and compressing images without loss of quality.

v. 1.13 09/02/2019

  • Images loading in the lossless decrease preview window has been speeded up.

v. 1.12 08/29/2019

  • Images lossless decrease has been speeded up to 8 times.
  • Images loading in the lossless decrease preview window has been speeded up.
  • Bugs fixed.

v. 1.10 08/23/2019

  • The ability to free the additional space on removing the obsolete downloads and lossless pictures compression is shown directly on the main screen.
  • The new compiler is used. The program's size is reduced.
  • Windows Vista support has been added.

v. 1.05 06/27/2019

  • Downloads section: The ability to display the outdated downloads.
  • Improved light interface theme support.
  • Fixed some bugs.

v. 1.01 06/16/2019

  • Minor fixed and improvements.

v. 1.0 05/22/2019

  • First release.