Toucan 2.2.1 Released

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Submitted by Steve Lamerton on December 6, 2009 - 10:55pm

Toucan logoToucan 2.2.1 has been released. Toucan is a tool for advanced users that allows you to sync, backup and secure files on your portable device. Toucan 2.2.1 is bug fix release for Toucan, including a bug that may have prevented encryption of backups in 2.2.0. Translations have been updated and Catalan has been added. Existing users are encouraged to upgrade. It's packaged in Format for easy use from any portable device and integration with the Suite. And it's open source and completely free.

Read on for more details...

Toucan is looking for translators.


Toucan Screenshot Toucan is a small utility allowing you to synchronise, backup and secure your data with more options than the built in suite utilities. Its features include:

  • Four synchronization modes, copy, update, mirror and equalize.
  • Four backup modes, complete, update, incremental and restore, in industry standard zip and 7-zip files
  • AES-256 encryption using ccrypt.
  • Command line support, allows you to create a batch file for repeated jobs

New In This Release

Toucan 2.2.1 is bug fix release for Toucan. It also updates a number of in built translations and a Catalan translation is included for the first time. Thanks as always to everyone who helps out translating. Please note that there was a bug in the Backup password protection option in version 2.2.0 and your files may not be encrypted, please reencrypt them with version 2.2.1 to fix the issue, sorry for any inconvinience. As always Toucan is looking for translators, please see this thread for more information.


There are a number of Toucan translations that are missing words and short phrases, if you are willing to help update them they can be seen here. If you wish to translate Toucan to a new language please see here.

Important Note - Differential Backup

In previous version of Toucan the Backup Differential mode supported multiple source folders, there is however a bug in this mode that meant the files were not all backed up into a single archive but spread across as many archives as there were source folders. Because of this it is no longer supported, please ensure that your backups are correct and up to date. Installer / Format

Toucan is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Toucan is available for immediate download from the Toucan homepage. Get it today!

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