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USB Image Tool 1.90

Sunday, September 25th, 2022

The new version of USB Image Tool adds a couple of new features. A new section on the info tab will show details about running backup/restore tasks (time started, estimated ending time, average speed). A new feature will check the device for fake size information by testing the whole drive data integrity. I also added a new option to list multiple volumes on an USB drive, even if they are formatted with a file system, that is not accessible from Windows. All changes and bugfixes can be found in the changelog.

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USB Image Tool 1.85

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

New USB Image Tool Version 1.85 updates the used zlib library to version 1.2.12 to implement the latest security fixes.

USB Image Tool 1.84

Saturday, April 2nd, 2022

Version 1.84 fixes the program closing unexpected, when combining backup + verify option + zipped image format.

A quick note on zlib: A recent security issue was discovered in zlib versions before 1.2.12 (please see https://www.zlib.net/ for more information). USB Image Tool still uses 1.2.11, due to some issues with the Visual Studio contribution projects in the last zlib 1.2.12 release. I’m working on a version to implement 1.2.12 in USB Image Tool, but I need to sort out the current trouble with compiling the static zlib for Win32 x86.

USB Image Tool 1.83

Sunday, March 27th, 2022

Version 1.83 fixes a handle not found error, when combining backup + verify option.

USB Image Tool 1.82

Sunday, January 30th, 2022

Version 1.82 adds some minor fixes and improvements for zipped images.

USB Image Tool 1.81

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Version 1.81 fixes non-removable USB device detection on AMD chipset platforms.

USB Image Tool 1.80

Saturday, April 4th, 2020

New version 1.80 adds support for high-res DPI settings. This requires .NET version 4.7 to be installed (instead of prior necessary 4.0 as minimum requirement). The blurry look should be gone now when using DPI zoom settings. I also fixed an issue, where the 2nd volume description was not displayed correctly.

USB Image Tool 1.76

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Version 1.76 fixes an issue with the log output window and adds the possibility to copy the log messages directly to clipboard.

USB Image Tool 1.75

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

I finalized version 1.75 and fixed some things in connection with volume locking/unlocking, that made the “Fix GPT after restore” option not working properly in all situations. I also implemented reset mode for the command line tool. Further information can be found in the prior beta version post and changelog.

Website updated to HTTPS + USB Image Tool 1.75 beta

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

As you might have noticed, www.alexpage.de has switched to the https protocol. If you encounter any problems, please let me know.

I also published a new version of USB Image Tool for beta testing. This version should fix the partition re-enumbering issue, that caused the VMWare “No hypervisor found.” message when cloning the SDCard to another with a different size (see the forum for more info). The new “Fix GPT after restore” option modifies the GPT to fit the device physical parameters, so Windows finds no reason to re-enumerate the partitions. Unfortunately this is not working 100% correctly and sometimes requires the device to be reset before restoring an image. I also made the verify option available for the GUI tool and fixed a bug, where the buffer block size setting was not used.