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Shinydrive Server + Client February 2022/

Product: Shinydrive Server


Date: February 8, 2022

  • Easier Update Process: As of Shinydrive, updates to Shinydrive Server no longer require the re-creation of the configuration files. In previous versions of Shinydrive Server, updates required you to delete the contents of your existing configuration for the Profiles, Drives and Content Sources from the Shinydrive Admin panel, stored in \usr\local\shinydrive. This is no longer necessary.

  • Documentum Required Attributes: When adding a document through either drag and drop or the right click menu, you will now be prompted to fill out all required attribute fields prior to uploading the document(s) into Documentum. (Ref: SD-4034)

  • Admin Registry Setting: Shinydrive now offers a centralized location for registry settings under the Advance Settings field within Profiles. These settings include the Appearance, Enabling Auto-Reservation for the Office Plug-in, Client Cache settings, Connectivity, and more. This also provides the ability to push the settings from the server directly. Upon making changes any existing registry settings will be overwritten the next time you log in. (Ref: SD-3072, SD-3088)

  • Authentication Settings: Content Server Authentication settings have been moved from the Profile Advance Settings menu to the Drive Advance Settings within the Admin Panel. (Ref: SD-4115, SD-3994)

  • Log4J: Shinydrive is now utilizing Log4J Version 2.17.1 to mitigate any vulnerabilities from previous versions of this software. (Ref: SD-4118)

  • Expanded Default File Type: Shinydrive has expanded the default allowed file types to the following: ai, csv, doc, docx, docm, dot, dotx, dotm, ppt, pptx, pptm, pot, potx, potm, vsd, vsdx, vsdm, vst, vstx, vstm, xls, xlsx, xlsm, xlt, xltx, xltm, pdf, txt, dwg, dwf, msg, rtf, bmp, gif, jpg, jpeg, tif, tiff, html.  Allowed file types can be adjusted within the Advanced Settings of the Drives setup. (Ref: 2645)

  • Admin Password Change:  You are now able to change the admin password directly from the Admin Portal. (Ref: SD-3327, SD-2284)

  • Bug Fix: Fixed an issue where dragging the same file into two different folders within Shinydrive would result in various errors occurring. (Ref: SD-2895)

Bug Fix: Fixed an issue with the Japanese localization settings for the Web App. (Ref: SD-3232)

Product: Shinydrive Client


  • Updated Driver: Shinydrive now ships with an updated Dokan driver, which tremendously improves the speed and performance of the client. (Ref: SD-4131)

  • Multi-Authentication: Shinydrive now has the ability to connect to 2 or more repositories simultaneously. Each repository is mounted as a separate drive for the user to view and access content from. This feature includes the ability to mount differing repository types. (Ref:SD-4073, SD-3608, SD-3372, SD-4072, SD-3646)

  • Cross-Repository File Moves: With multi-authentication enabled, files can be moved between any repositories that are mounted to your file explorer via Shinydrive.

  • Improved Large File Uploads Performance: Shinydrive has made improvements to increase the reliability of large file uploads (>1GB tested). (Ref: SD-3593, SD-2714)

Note: this is highly dependent on your ECM settings - users should confirm with their Admin on the maximum file size that has been set.

  • Improved Enterprise Search Results: Enterprise Search feature now showcases more than 10 results if applicable. (Ref: SD-2898)

  • Execute .exe Files: Shinydrive can now execute .exe files from your Content Source. (Ref: SD-2732)

  • Content Server Version Support: Shinydrive is no longer compatible with Content Server 10.X.

  • LiveLink Support: Shinydrive is no longer compatible with LiveLink.

  • Bug Fix: Users that have read only permissions to a folder will no longer have the ability to add documents to said folder. (Ref: SD-2657)

  • Bug Fix: Fixed an issue where Shinydrive clients using single-sign on with Content Server were unable to change the server URL to login. (Ref: SD-4093)

  • Bug Fix: Fixed an issue where Content Server Tasks, Task Lists, and Milestones appeared as folders within Shinydrive. These items no longer are presented within the File Explorer. (Ref: SD-3459)

  • Bug Fix: Set the default maximum number of children to attempt to display in a folder to 2000.

Note: This figure may still need to be reduced further to optimize load time and usage. (Ref: SD-4060)

  • Bug Fix: Fixed an issue where you could not have a file belong to a folder with the same name. (Ref: SD-3743, SD-3945)

  • Bug Fix: Fixed an issue where a file that had been deleted from Content Server was still visible from the File Explorer view using Shinydrive. Once File Explorer is refreshed the deleted file is no longer visible. (SD-3766)

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