SpaceObServer Changelog

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Version 7.2.1

  • When editing a Post Scan Action, the options path set for this action was not restored correctly, but the default path was used. This issue has been resolved.
  • Fixed a rare issue where the SpaceObServer scan service would shut itself down with an error message "Duplicates not Allowed".
  • When creating a scan in the SpaceObServer Remote Client in case the application was not started in elevated mode, there was a problem that the scan was not started automatically. This issue has been resolved.

21 April 2022

Version 7.2

This update contains 2 Community Features from our Feature Voting Platform: Concurrent scanning and multi-factor authentication for SharePoint.

New Features

  • It is now possible to scan multiple scan targets concurrently with SpaceObServer. The SpaceObServer scan service now no longer postpones the start of a scan until an ongoing scan of another scan target has been completed. Instead, it processes both scans concurrently. As a result, they are now strictly adhered to and no longer delayed when configured schedules overlap.
  • A new dialog for renaming multiple files at once has been introduced and can be found in the "Details" ribbon using the "Bulk Rename" button. Bulk Rename offers a variety of options for renaming existing files using appropriate naming rules.
  • The user interface is now also available in Italian and Greek. Please note that we do not provide support or help files in these languages.
  • When moving or copying files into a ZIP archive, the destinations SharePoint, Amazon S3 or SSH can now also be selected as the storage location for the ZIP file.


  • The SharePoint Scan now also supports multi-factor authentication using a certificate file. In our online manual, you can find further detailed information on using this authentication method.
  • The icons of the user interface have been revised and ensure a more modern look in Windows 11 style.
  • The previously collected scan data is now automatically transferred to the new database when changing the database for the scan data of a specific scan target.
  • The "Top 100 Files" statistic has been renamed to "Top Files" and can now be found under the new name in the user interface and help.
  • The option "Reload for selected directory" of the "Top Files" list can now also be found in the corresponding options under "Top Files".
  • In the "Configure Scans" dialog, the "Show Scan Errors" function in the context menu of the list has been replaced by "Check for Scan Errors". This reduces queries to the database.
  • Minor adjustments and improvements in the context menu of the "Details" list have been incorporated.
  • Some other minor improvements have been made.


  • The "Show all files of this file extension" function from the context menu of the "Extensions" list accidentally only set the filter to the selected extension. However, did not list all the single files. This issue has been resolved.
  • Under certain circumstances, the next scan time of a scan target was not set correctly for scheduled scan, in case the running scan was aborted. This issue has been fixed.
  • A "Post Scan Action" that should send a report via email did not work correctly under certain circumstances, if additional statistics were to be included in the email. This issue has been resolved.
  • Adding new "Post Scan Actions" for a scan target for which a different database was configured under the "Expert Settings" of the scan configuration did not work properly. This issue has been fixed.
  • For scan targets with a very high space usage (3-digit terabyte range) SpaceObServer calculated and reported incorrect and possibly negative percentage values in the statistics and exports. This issue has been resolved.
  • Under certain circumstances, the same MD5 checksum was displayed in the "Details" list in the "MD5 Checksum" column for all files of the same scan target. This issue has been fixed.
  • An issue where an error occurred when right-clicking on a container in the scan settings has been fixed.
  • We have fixed a rare exception when deleting files from the "Duplicates" list that no longer existed.
  • OLE Automation: A problem with the "ListExport" method for the "Details" list has been fixed. The export now works as expected again.
  • Several minor fixes have been included.

Changed compatibilities

  • SpaceObServer now officially supports the operating systems Windows Server 2022 and Windows 11.
  • The operating systems Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 are no longer supported.

8 February 2022