Version 2.34.19.0 9th September 2022

Recommend security update

In this release we’ve updated the way GhostVolt secures your passwords to use the latest security recommendations for 2022.

Technically speaking, the way your passwords and encryption keys are strengthened have changed to counter brute-force password guessing and other known attacks. Since FIPS compliance is a requirement for some of our customers, we're using PBKDF2 with a minimum work factor of 100,000 and set with an internal hash function of HMAC-SHA-256.
Additionally, all users have their own unique salt to counter rainbow table attacks.

This update also includes a bunch of minor updates and bug fixes.

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Version 1.33.19.0 5th July 2022

Critical security update

A potential security flaw has been identified where an attacker could theoretically login to GhostVolt without valid credentials (a user substitution attack). Critically, although unauthorised access is granted, the attacker does not have access to of your data, including files and notes.

Additionally, this update includes:

  • New setting to automatically check and alert you if your GhostVolt login password has been breached
  • Updated login window to include a link to view your password hint
  • Fixed a bug where encrypted Blender files were not opening correctly
  • The usual UI and minor bug fixing

Version 1.32.19.0 10th June 2022

For this release we’ve mostly improved GhostVolt Business, particularly around auditing and security.

  • Add an extra layer of protection to your repository with two-factor authentication.
  • Manage your audit history with new audit settings, including the ability to delete your history, view all audit records across all assets.
  • Audit history now includes the ability to visualise as a line graph. Useful for spotting trends.
  • File statistic report now include the ability to filter by audit type and number of records.
  • New audit events when users run reports, purges audit history etc.
  • Fixed a number of bugs where users were given access to areas of GhostVolt without the correct permissions.
  • The usual UI and minor bug fixing

Version 1.31.19.0 16th April 2022

Fixed a bug introduced in version 1.31.18 where switching your color theme from light to dark crashed the GV each and every time you logged in.


Version 1.31.18.0 14th April 2022

  • We’ve added a new option to exclude all secure note clipboard operations from landing on the Window Clipboard history. See why here
  • You can now add tables to your secure notes.
  • The usual minor tweaks and fixes.

Version 1.30.18.0 2nd April 2022

In this release, we’ve mainly concentrated on bug fixing but also squeezed in some performance improvements and a couple of new features. Check them out.

  • GhostVolt will now automatically clear your clipboard when a Secure note content is copied. Includes new admin option and ability to manually clear the clipboard via the taskbar.
  • Added Print to File time line reports (Business only).
  • New audit event when searching file contents (Business only).
  • Better performance when searching folders for files or file Tags.
  • Fixed a bug where global file search was not finding files in your root repository folder.
  • Fixed a bug when refreshing your repository whilst searching the App would become unresponsive.
  • Fixed a bug when searching file contents and an automatic logout event occurs. In this scenario, GhostVolt would become unresponsive.
  • Fixed a bug when moving your repository and GhostVolt does not find an additional disk to move to.

Version 1.29.18.0 8th March 2022

  • Fixed a bug where exporting your files from the repository root folder would fail.
  • Support for repositories stored on removable or virtual disks when their disk letter changes.
  • Minor UI changes including the ability to minimise the logon window and adjustments to Secure Notes.

Version 1.28.17.0 25th February 2022

  • You can now view your entire GhostVolt longin history when using GhostVolt Solo
  • Updating Secure note to include hyperlinks, printing to PDF, highlight text, better formatting and minor UI fixes.
  • Bug fix: When connected to OneDrive, It was not possible to retrieve your password hint.
  • Minor UI and bug fixes.

Version 1.27.17.0 3rd February 2022

  • Quick fix: Fixed a bug when editing a file and GV would always show the Open With window.
  • Minor UI and bug fixes.

Version 1.27.16.0 10th January 2022

We've taken the first step in our journey to make GhostVolt Solo fully cloud aware. First stop, Microsoft OneDrive. With this version, you'll be able to fully utilise the power of OneDrive to backup and sync your protected files across your Windows based computers.

How do I migrate to OneDrive?

We'll be taking a different approach for GhostVolt Business and OneDrive for business. More soon…



  • Full integration with Microsoft OneDrive - GhostVolt Solo only
  • New Check repo feature which allows file integrity tests and checks
  • Updated file timelines to include creation
  • Improvements to Cut and Paste within GhostVolt Explorer
  • Added shortcut keys to Secure notes for saving and closing a note
  • Renamed Download files and folders top Export
  • UI Improvements to Admin dashboard including better scrolling
  • Fixed file timelines not showing the event type on an event node
  • Fixed a bug where file comments were not showing in GhostVolt Solos file explorer
  • Minor UI and bug fixes.

Version 1.26.15.0 10th November 2021

  • We've included a new utility to move your GhostVolt repository to a new location.
  • Quickly view your file history events with file statistic graphs.
  • Updated audit trail report so audit categories are easier to find and searchable.
  • Audit trial timeline performance improvements for big datasets.
  • You can now filter your audit timeline by users.
  • Fixed a bug when loading file timelines with a large amount of data. The progress indicator failed to show correctly which made the timeline appeared to hang.
  • Minor UI changes.

Version 1.25.15.0 27th October 2021

Open file manager

  • Improved UI and now more responsive to save/discard requests
  • You can now safely unlock files remotely without the need to completely close the App that has your document open
  • Adding spell checker to Notes
  • Adding font colour to Notes
  • Fixed a security issue when GV is set to run in the background when you manually logout and close the App. In this scenario, GV would automatically log back-in despite the fact you explicitly logged out. Now, in the above scenario, you’ll be asked to login. Closing GV without first logging-out is unaffected
  • New file history timeline. Visually view your files important events as a chronological timeline
  • Refreshed auditing report window for easier use including new date selection controls
  • Updated all audit events to include the client computer name on all file operations
  • Moved Folder audit from the file explorer toolbar to the folder explorer toolbar
  • Made all audit event dates culture aware
  • Added sorting to columns
  • Loads of small UX fixes and minor bugs fixes

Version 1.24.15.0 29th September 2021

  • GhostVolt Solo now includes file comments
  • Minor update to how Master keys are generated
  • Added addition security checks when backing-up your GV encryption keys
  • Minor UI and Tour fixes

Version 1.23.15.0 9th July 2021

  • You can now share your GhostVolt encrypted files with any other GhostVolt user. Simply drag your shared encrypted files into GhostVolt, enter your shared password and that’s it!
  • Better duplicate file handling when attempting to add the same file to a folder more than one.
  • Fixed a bug when deleting folders and GhostVolt would not allow you create a new folder with the same name as those you just deleted.
  • Fixed a bug when deleting multiple files and occasionally GhostVolt we blow up.
  • Minor UI and Tour fixes

Version 1.22.14.0 5th May 2021

  • Your encrypted files can now have their contents searched for words, patrial words or phrases.
  • Bug fix: Global filename/Tag searching caused a crash when attempting to download the files to your local computer.
  • General bug fixing

Version 1.21.14.0 15th March 2021

We highly recommend you take this update as it includes a number of security enhancements.

  • Security enhancements and fixes including better file corruption detection.
  • Due to customer requests, we’ve reintroduced the ability to explicitly open a file for viewing only.
  • We’ve renamed Add Files and Add Folders [from Windows Explorer] to Import Files and Import folders.
  • Enhanced the File Open to allow greater control of your currently open files.
  • Faster response times for file statuses when you’re finished editing or viewing a file.
  • Fixed Bug : When dragging mixed files and folders from Windows explorer into your repository not all files were included.
  • Fixed Bug: When attempting to import a file to your GV repository when the file is currently open the wrong message was displayed.
  • Fixed a bug when attempting to open a file for Edit and the file does not open.
  • General bug fixing

Version 1.21.13.0 7th February 2021

  • Share files directly to your OneDrive account.
  • You can now choose which App to edit and View your files with the new ‘Open with’ feature.
  • We’ve updated file tagging so you can add Tags to multiple selected files.
  • You can now share and download folders (including sub-folders and all contained files) directly from Folder Explorer.
  • When editing a file, the file status shown is now 'Editing' rather than 'locked'.
  • We now speak Italian, German and French.
  • Filenames are now encrypted. Note: Only available for new files which are added to your reposiotry. You'll still be able to see the original filename in your GhostVolt
  • Fixed a bug where global search did not work correctly when your GhostVolt repository was not located on Drive 'C'
  • General bug fixing

Version 1.20.13.0 23rd December 2020

This update includes several minor UI fixes and the inclusion of Spanish and Portuguese language packs.

  • Fixed an issue when running GhostVolt solo and some GhostVolt business features were showing on the main toolbar.
  • Fixed a number of UI bugs when taking a tour of the App
  • GhostVolt now speaks Spanish – GhostVolt agora fala espanhol
  • GhostVolt now speaks Portuguese - GhostVolt agora fala português
  • General bug fixing

Version 1.19.13.0 4th December 2020

This release includes a very important bug fix.

  • [Important] Fixed a bug where it was no longer possible to delete files from your GhostVolt File Explorer.
  • Fixed a bug when taking a file tour where it was not possible to navigate beyond step 12.

Version 1.19.12.0 25th November 2020

This release includes several important security bug fixes and a lot of general UI improvements including a new Light theme.

  • Security enhancements and bug fixes
  • Light theme
  • UI improvements
  • General bug fixing

Version 1.18.11.0 1st November 2020

  • New Feature We’ve added a fully featured Secure Notes platform to GhostVolt.
  • The Tag system has been fully updated to include Access Rights, New Tag Editor, Global searching, plus much more.
  • Added additional security checks when deleting or resetting Team member accounts
  • Creating new Team members UI has been refreshed
  • Folder explorer breadcrumb control is now fully interactive
  • Updated Share Files UI and included the ability to share to a Zip file
  • GhostVolt Reader has been Retired. We now use GhostVolt Start for reading shared files
  • As usual, we've improved the UI and fixed a number of minor issues

Version 1.17.10.0 21st April 2020

  • Productivity You can now minimise GhostVolt to your system tray for quick access. Perfect for those who use the App throughout the day and don’t want to continually login.
  • Performance: We’ve updated our encryption library which should see speed improvements of up to 10%.
  • Privacy Previously, when your team members were denied access to a folder, they were still show the folder in a disabled state with a locked icon. Now, non-accessible folders are completely hidden from those whom do not have access.
  • Team access Adding user access rights for File comments and File Tags
  • Privacy Previously, when your team members were denied access to a folder, they were still show the folder in a disabled state with a locked icon. Now, non-accessible folders are completely hidden from those whom do not have access.
  • Improvements to the audit report management.
  • You can now toggle password visibility when typing passwords.
  • As usual, we've improved the UI and fixed a number of minor issues

Version 1.16.10.0 14th March 2020

  • fixes Minor UI and bug Fixes

Version 1.15.10.0 9th February 2020

  • You can now add 'Tags' to your files for better organisation and searching
  • Minor UI and bug Fixes

Version 1.14.10.0 25th January 2020

  • You can now add encrypted notes, comments and conversations to your files.
  • All settings, repository statistics and options are now presented in a single Admin Dashboard.
  • New feature to opt-out of automatic updates.
  • Minor UI and bug Fixes

Version 1.13.10.0 31st December 2019

  • Improved Backups: You can now choose to unlock all files within your backups
  • Retired ‘Clone Repo’ as the new Backup feature caters for all your backup and cloning scenarios
  • New repository ‘Dashboard’ where you can view all details and statuses of your repository in a single screen
  • Renamed the ribbon tabs from ‘Home’, ‘Administrator’ and ‘Users’ to ‘File Manager’, ‘Admin’ and ‘Team’ respectively
  • Improved User access rights window so you now see detailed information on each available feature when hovering your mouse
  • Updated User searches to include email addresses and be case insensitive
  • Updated User view context menus to be aware of the current selection
  • Fixed a bug where you could not set new User access rights for changing Master Keys
  • Minor UI and bug Fixes

Version 1.12.10.0 12th December 2019

  • You can now preview your documents directly from GhostVolt file explorer
  • GhostVolt file explorer now displays file type icons which are sortable
  • GhostVolt now scales correctly on monitors set to 200 DPI
  • Updated UI for accessibility particularly those with low vison
  • Updated GhostVolt file monitor to detect when files have not been correctly closed on your local computer
  • Smarter File Explorer context menus. Rather than showing you all available options, your context menu now shows only the relevant actions based on your current selection
  • Minor UI update to Folder Explorer – Pinned and locked folders now show an icon with hover information
  • Fixed a bug: Resetting a user account loses access to folder which they previously had access to
  • Fixed a bug: During a Cut and paste operation, the paste was delayed
  • Minor UI and bug Fixes

Version 1.11.10.0 24th November 2019

  • You can now drag files and folders from Windows Explorer directly into GhostVolt
  • Fixed a bug when resetting your account password and access to previously available folders was lost
  • Fixed a crash bug when searching your GhostVolt history
  • Fixed a crash bug when attempting to open Network Discovery on 4k monitors
  • Minor UI and bug Fixes

Version 1.10.10.0 16th November 2019

  • Improvements to Network browser. Your network browser can now detect all attached computers on your network
  • Updated user interface. GhostVolt no longer uses Windows standard grey message windows
  • Minor bug fixes

Version 1.10.9.0 27th August 2019

  • Updated security engine which includes perfromance improvments
  • Added 'Add file' and 'Add folder' to your project folders context menu
  • GhostVolt now uses the .Net framework version 4.7.1
  • Simplified on-boarding wizard
  • Created new ‘First steps’ guide when opening the App for the first time
  • Minor bug fixes for the interactive tours
  • The App now shows an indicator when an update is available
  • Improved toolbar feedback when selecting files and folders
  • Fixed a bug which was preventing users from resetting their login password

Version 1.9.9.0 (recommended update) 10th August 2019

This release focuses on a couple of serious UI related bugs that was preventing key functionality from being accessed. We’ve also thrown-in a couple of minor UI updates too.

  • Fixed a bug where user were unable to select (and view) deleted folders from their GhostVolt folder view
  • Fixed a bug where users were unable to add files and folders to the root ‘Repository’ folder
  • Minor UI improvements

Version 1.9.8.0 5th August 2019

  • Pin your most frequently used folders with the new ‘Quick access’ feature
  • Improved accessibility by adding shortcut keys to all buttons and commands
  • Fixed a bug when attempting to resize the filename column with double click which resulted the width being changed AND GhostVolt attempted to open the selected file
  • Improved information when searching your users
  • Minor UI improvements

Version 1.8.8.0 28th July 2019

For this release we’ve improved your ability to search for files and folders and improved folder filtering feedback.

  • Added global search which allows you to search your entire GhostVolt for any file or folder
  • When performing a local folder filter, your search term is now highlighted in your search results
  • Minor UI tweaks and bugs fixes

Version 1.7.8.0 17th July 2019

For this release we’ve included some of the familiar Windows Explorer functions, including:

  • Added ‘Breadcrumb’ toolbar to help navigate your project folders
  • Added Cut and Paste to your project for Files
  • Select all/none/invert added for convenient document selection
  • Additional audit points added for moving files
  • Access restrictions added to context menus

Version 1.6.8.0 1st July 2019

For this update we’ve concentrated on making the UI a little slicker including better feedback when hovering your mouse over your GhostVolts file and folder views and a number of minor UI issues.


Version 1.6.7.0 7th June 2019

For this release we’ve significantly improved the performance of GhostVolt in many areas. You can expect savings of around 30% when adding large numbers of folders and files to your GhostVolt, 50%+ when opening large projects and massive improvements to performance when adding or editing your team members. We’ve also added a few UI tweaks to keep you informed of what GhostVolt is doing in the background and fixed a number of medium level bugs.

  • Improved performance when loading GhostVolt with a large amount of folders.
  • Improved performance when creating and editing Users
  • Improved speed when adding a large amount of folders to GhostVolt
  • Add a new icon to status bar to indicate GhostVolt is busy performing background tasks
  • Minor bug fixes

Version 1.6.6.0 19th may 2019

  • Adding Excel and PDF support to your Document Access report
  • Improved design for Document access report window
  • Because monitoring stale user accounts is very important we’ve added Last login date to your user control window
  • Minor UI fixes

Version 1.5.6.0 15th may 2019

  • *Added a new feature which allows you to report what documents your users have write access to
  • Tighter security around how you access your Folder Share keys
  • Improved feedback when creating and editing user who have access to a large amount of documents
  • Fixed a number of minor UI irritations

*Requires GhostVolt for Business


Version 1.4.6.0 27th April 2019

  • Fixed a bug where users could not validate their user account via email
  • Minor UI changes

Version 1.4.5.0 26th April 2019

  • Fixed a bug where access to Key Rotation was denied to all users

Version 1.4.4.0 25th April 2019

  • Security enhancements including authentication hardening e.g. tighter controls on who can access certain server functions
  • Fixed a bug where new users were not able to activate their account during the first attempt
  • Minor UI improvements and bug fixes

Version 1.4.3.0 18th April 2019

For this release we’ve exclusively focussed our attention on Ghostvolts reporting. We’ve improved a lot of areas the headline features being:

  • New report window, take a look here
  • You can now export your reporting data to Excel*
  • Filter your reports by audit type
  • Clean-up your reporting folder right from your reporting Window
  • Additional audit data point added to your audit trail
  • Cleaned-up User report tables
  • Fixed a bug where PDF record details were being truncated
  • General bug fixing

*Requires Microsoft Office or Open Office to be installed on your computer


Version 1.3.3.0 3rd March 2019

  • Bug Fix: Occasionally when low network speeds have been detected GhostVolt was dropping the connection to the server. This version updates the timeout period to reduce such occurrences. Add checks to Have I Been Pwned when entering passwords

Version 1.3.2.0 27th Jan 2019
  • Add checks to Have I Been Pwned when entering passwords
  • Weekly bugfix

Version 1.2.1.0 17th Jan 2019
  • Weekly bugfix

Version 1.2.0.0 15th Jan 2019
  • Users can now create an Emergency login kit which can be used for recovering their Ghostvolt account
  • When setting up GhostVolt, administrators can now optionally validate the email address associated to their GhostVolt account (high recommend for account recover purposes).
  • Improvements to account encryption key recovery and management.
  • Minor bug fixes and UI improvments

Version 1.1.0.0 9th Jan 2019
  • Customer master encryption keys can now be user created
  • Minor bug fixes and UI improvments

Version 1.0.1.0 1st Jan 2019
  • Minor bug fixes and UI improvments